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Jeffrey A. Leddy has been Executive Chairman of our Company and Chairman of our Board of Directors since April 2018 and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2013.  He served as our Chief Executive Officer from February 2017 to March 2018. Mr. Leddy previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Telematics, Inc. (formerly Hughes Telematics, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Verizon Communications in July 2012) from December 2006 until January 2015 and served as a member of its board of directors from April 2006 to July 2012.  From 2005 to 2011, he served on the boards of directors of various Hughes Communications-affiliated companies.  From April 2003 through December 2006, Mr. Leddy served as Chief Executive Officer and President of SkyTerra Communications, Inc., and he served on its board of directors from 2006 to 2008. Prior to becoming Skyterra’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Leddy served in the roles of President, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations for that company. Mr. Leddy received his BA in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

 

Edward L. Shapiro has been our Lead Independent Director since April 2018 and a member of our Board since February 2013.  He served as our Board Chair from February 2013 through March 2018.  He served as a Managing Partner of PAR Capital Management, Inc. from 1997 to December 2016. Prior to joining PAR Capital, Mr. Shapiro was a Vice President at Wellington Management Company, LLP, and before that an analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Shapiro has served on the board of directors of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) since April 2016, and he served on the board of US Airways from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Shapiro also served on the board of directors of SONIFI Solutions, Inc. from November 2010 to December 2016. Mr. Shapiro has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

 

Joshua B. Marks joined our company in August 2015 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2018. He previously served as our Executive Vice President, Connectivity from April 2017 to March 2018 and as our Senior Vice President, Operations Solutions from August 2015 through June 2016. From January 2011 to August 2015, Mr. Marks was the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Marks Systems, Inc. (d/b/a masFlight), an aviation big-data analytics company that he co-founded and that we acquired in August 2015. From February 2008 to December 2010, Mr. Marks was the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of eJet Aviation Holdings, a provider of VIP aircraft maintenance services, and the Executive Director of the American Aviation Institute, a commercial aviation policy think-tank. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Marks served as a senior executive of MAXjet Airways, a transatlantic premium airline he co-founded. Earlier in his career, Mr. Marks served as Associate Director of the George Washington University aviation institute and held key roles at two technology companies, Virtualis Systems (acquired by Allegiance Telecom) and VelociGen (acquired by SOA Software). Mr. Marks holds a BA and an MBA from Harvard University.

 

Jeffrey E. Epstein has been a member of our Board since February 2013. He is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, which he joined in November 2011. He has served on the board of directors of The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) since April 2003, and is a member of that board’s Audit Committee and its Compensation Committee; on the board of directors of Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) since April 2012, and is Chair of that board’s Audit Committee and a member of its Nominating and Governance Committee; and on the board of directors of Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) since July 2017, and is a member of that board’s Audit Committee. From September 2008 to April 2011, Mr. Epstein was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL). He also serves on the board of directors of Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Epstein has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Yale College. 

Stephen Hasker has been a member of our Board since April 2015. He has served on the board of directors of Appen Limited (ASX: APX) since April 2015 where he is a member of its Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He has been Chief Executive Officer of CAA Global since January 2018. He was previously the Global President and Chief Operating Officer of Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN) from December 2015 to December 2017, and prior to that served as Nielsen’s President, Global Products from November 2009 to January 2014. Mr. Hasker joined Nielsen in 2009 from McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner in McKinsey’s Global Media, Entertainment and Information practice from 1998 to 2009. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Hasker spent five years in several financial roles in the United States, Russia and Australia. Mr. Hasker has an undergraduate degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

 

Robert W. Reding has been a member of our Board since January 2013. He has been a consultant in the commercial airline industry since January 2012. Prior to that, from September 2007 until December 2012, Mr. Reding was Executive Vice President—Operations for American Airlines and Executive Vice President of AMR Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Reding served as Senior Vice President—Technical Operations for American Airlines from May 2003 to September 2007. Mr. Reding joined AMR Corporation in March 2000 and served as Chief Operations Officer of its AMR Eagle division through May 2003. Prior to joining AMR Corporation, Mr. Reding served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Reno Air (from 1992 to 1998) and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Regional Airlines (from 1998 to March 2000). Mr. Reding is a graduate of the United States Air Force pilot training program and served as an officer and pilot flight examiner with the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1979. He has an FAA Air Transport Pilot Rating for Douglas DC-9-MD-80 and Boeing 737 series aircraft and has accumulated over 10,000 hours as a commercial pilot. He has served as a board member of various aviation, civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Reding has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and his MBA from Southern Illinois University.

 

Jeff Sagansky has been a member of our Board since January 2013. (He also served as our President from 2011—when we were formed as a special purpose acquisition company—until January 2013—when we consummated our business combination with Row 44 and Advanced Inflight Alliance AG.)  Mr. Sagansky has served on the board of directors of Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: EAGL) since December 2017 and on the board of directors WillScot Corporation (Nasdaq: WSC) since November 2017, where he is a member of that board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and its Compensation Committee.  He served on the board of directors of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNI) from June 2008 to April 2018, and was a member of that board’s Audit Committee and its Corporate Governance Committee; Videocon d2h Limited (Nasdaq: VDTH) from May 2016 to April 2018, and was a member of that board’s Audit Committee; and Starz Entertainment (Nasdaq: STRZA, STRZB) from January 2013 until December 2016, and was a member of that board’s Audit Committee and its Compensation Committee.  Mr. Sagansky was also previously President of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company) from April 2013 until its business combination with Videocon in March 2015; President, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Double Eagle Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company) from June 2015 until its business combination with WillScot in November 2017; Chairman of RHI Entertainment, Inc. from 2009 to 2011; and Co-Chairman and interim chief executive officer of Peace Arch Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Sagansky has a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Harry E. Sloan has been our Board since 2011.  (He also served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2011—when we were formed as a special purpose acquisition company—until January 2013—when we consummated our business combination with Row 44 and Advanced Inflight Alliance AG.)  Mr. Sloan has served on the board of directors of Videocon d2h Limited (Nasdaq: VDTH) since May 2016, where he is a member of that board’s Nomination, Remuneration and Compensation Committee.  Mr. Sloan was also previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company) from April 2013 through its business combination with Videocon in March 2015.  From November 2010 to December 2013 Mr. Sloan served on the board of directors of Promotora De Informaciones, S.A. (NYSE: PRIS) (also known as PRISA). From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Sloan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., and was its Chairman until 2011.  From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Sloan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SBS Broadcasting, S.A., a company that he founded in 1990, and he served as its Executive Chairman until 2005. Mr. Sloan currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and on the Executive Board of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  Mr. Sloan has a BA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a JD from Loyola Law School.

 

Eric Sondag has been a member of our Board since March 2018.  He is a Partner at Searchlight Capital Partners, a private equity firm, where he has worked since 2011. Mr. Sondag has served on the board of directors of Gymboree Group Inc. (OTCMKTS: GMBE) since October 2017 and on the board of directors of Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc. (OTCMKTS: CNGO) since April 2014.  Mr. Sondag also serves on the board of advisors for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Prior to joining Searchlight Capital Partners, Mr. Sondag worked at GTCR Golder Rauner in Chicago in various capacities. Mr. Sondag has a BS from Georgetown University and has completed the Executive Management Program at INSEAD in Singapore.

 

 

 

Ronald Steger has been a member of our Board since April 2017 and has served as our Audit Committee Chair since June 2017. He has served on the board of directors of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) since August 2014 and currently serves on that board’s Audit Committee (as chair) and its Corporate Governance & Risk Committee. Mr. Steger previously served on the board of directors of International Seaways Inc. (NYSE: INSW) from November 2016 to June 2017, where he served on that board’s Audit Committee and its Corporate Governance & Risk Assessment Committee. Since September 2015, Mr. Steger has served as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Effectus Group, an accounting advisory firm based in Silicon Valley, and since February 2014, he has served on the Advisory Board of ATREG, Inc., a global advisory firm specializing in the semiconductor and related advanced technology verticals. Mr. Steger began his career with KPMG in 1976 and was admitted into its partnership in 1986. He served as an SEC Reviewing Partner at KPMG from 2003 to 2013 and retired from KPMG in December 2013. Mr. Steger has a BS in Accounting from Villanova University.

Eric Zinterhofer has been a member of our Board since March 2018.  He is a Founding Partner at Searchlight Capital Partners, a private equity firm, where he has worked since 2010.  Mr. Zinterhofer has served on the board of directors of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMTV) since October 2016, and is a member of that board’s Executive Committee; on the board of directors of Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) since November 2009, and is a member of that board’s Compensation and Benefits Committee, its Finance Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee; on the board of directors of Liberty Latin America Ltd. (Nasdaq: LILA) since December 2017; and on the board of directors of Roots Corporation (TSE: ROOT) since December 2015.  He previously served on the board of directors of Dish TV India Ltd. (NSE: DISHTV) from December 2009 to March 2017, and on the board of directors of General Communication Inc. (FRA: CG1) from March 2015 to March 2018. Prior to co-founding Searchlight Capital Partners, Mr. Zinterhofer was a senior partner at Apollo Global Management in New York.  Mr. Zinterhofer has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

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Jeffrey A. Leddy
Jeffrey A. Leddy
Executive Chairman of the Company and Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey A. Leddy has been Executive Chairman of our Company and Chairman of our Board of Directors since April 2018 and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2013.  He served as our Chief Executive Officer from February 2017 to March 2018. Mr. Leddy previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Telematics, Inc. (formerly Hughes Telematics, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Verizon Communications in July 2012) from December 2006 until January 2015 and served as a member of its board of directors from April 2006 to July 2012.  From 2005 to 2011, he served on the boards of directors of various Hughes Communications-affiliated companies.  From April 2003 through December 2006, Mr. Leddy served as Chief Executive Officer and President of SkyTerra Communications, Inc., and he served on its board of directors from 2006 to 2008. Prior to becoming Skyterra’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Leddy served in the roles of President, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations for that company. Mr. Leddy received his BA in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

 

     
Edward L. Shapiro
Edward L. Shapiro
Lead Independent Director

Edward L. Shapiro has been our Lead Independent Director since April 2018 and a member of our Board since February 2013.  He served as our Board Chair from February 2013 through March 2018.  He served as a Managing Partner of PAR Capital Management, Inc. from 1997 to December 2016. Prior to joining PAR Capital, Mr. Shapiro was a Vice President at Wellington Management Company, LLP, and before that an analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Shapiro has served on the board of directors of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) since April 2016, and he served on the board of US Airways from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Shapiro also served on the board of directors of SONIFI Solutions, Inc. from November 2010 to December 2016. Mr. Shapiro has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

 

   
Joshua Marks
Joshua Marks
CEO and Director

Joshua B. Marks joined our company in August 2015 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2018. He previously served as our Executive Vice President, Connectivity from April 2017 to March 2018 and as our Senior Vice President, Operations Solutions from August 2015 through June 2016. From January 2011 to August 2015, Mr. Marks was the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Marks Systems, Inc. (d/b/a masFlight), an aviation big-data analytics company that he co-founded and that we acquired in August 2015. From February 2008 to December 2010, Mr. Marks was the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of eJet Aviation Holdings, a provider of VIP aircraft maintenance services, and the Executive Director of the American Aviation Institute, a commercial aviation policy think-tank. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Marks served as a senior executive of MAXjet Airways, a transatlantic premium airline he co-founded. Earlier in his career, Mr. Marks served as Associate Director of the George Washington University aviation institute and held key roles at two technology companies, Virtualis Systems (acquired by Allegiance Telecom) and VelociGen (acquired by SOA Software). Mr. Marks holds a BA and an MBA from Harvard University.

 

     
Jeffrey E. Epstein
Jeffrey E. Epstein
Director

Jeffrey E. Epstein has been a member of our Board since February 2013. He is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, which he joined in November 2011. He has served on the board of directors of The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) since April 2003, and is a member of that board’s Audit Committee and its Compensation Committee; on the board of directors of Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) since April 2012, and is Chair of that board’s Audit Committee and a member of its Nominating and Governance Committee; and on the board of directors of Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) since July 2017, and is a member of that board’s Audit Committee. From September 2008 to April 2011, Mr. Epstein was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL). He also serves on the board of directors of Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Epstein has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Yale College. 

   
Steve Hasker
Steve Hasker
Director

Stephen Hasker has been a member of our Board since April 2015. He has served on the board of directors of Appen Limited (ASX: APX) since April 2015 where he is a member of its Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He has been Chief Executive Officer of CAA Global since January 2018. He was previously the Global President and Chief Operating Officer of Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN) from December 2015 to December 2017, and prior to that served as Nielsen’s President, Global Products from November 2009 to January 2014. Mr. Hasker joined Nielsen in 2009 from McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner in McKinsey’s Global Media, Entertainment and Information practice from 1998 to 2009. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Hasker spent five years in several financial roles in the United States, Russia and Australia. Mr. Hasker has an undergraduate degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

 

 
Robert W. Reding
Robert W. Reding
Director

Robert W. Reding has been a member of our Board since January 2013. He has been a consultant in the commercial airline industry since January 2012. Prior to that, from September 2007 until December 2012, Mr. Reding was Executive Vice President—Operations for American Airlines and Executive Vice President of AMR Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Reding served as Senior Vice President—Technical Operations for American Airlines from May 2003 to September 2007. Mr. Reding joined AMR Corporation in March 2000 and served as Chief Operations Officer of its AMR Eagle division through May 2003. Prior to joining AMR Corporation, Mr. Reding served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Reno Air (from 1992 to 1998) and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Regional Airlines (from 1998 to March 2000). Mr. Reding is a graduate of the United States Air Force pilot training program and served as an officer and pilot flight examiner with the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1979. He has an FAA Air Transport Pilot Rating for Douglas DC-9-MD-80 and Boeing 737 series aircraft and has accumulated over 10,000 hours as a commercial pilot. He has served as a board member of various aviation, civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Reding has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and his MBA from Southern Illinois University.

 

   
Jeff Sagansky
Jeff Sagansky
Director

Jeff Sagansky has been a member of our Board since January 2013. (He also served as our President from 2011—when we were formed as a special purpose acquisition company—until January 2013—when we consummated our business combination with Row 44 and Advanced Inflight Alliance AG.)  Mr. Sagansky has served on the board of directors of Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: EAGL) since December 2017 and on the board of directors WillScot Corporation (Nasdaq: WSC) since November 2017, where he is a member of that board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and its Compensation Committee.  He served on the board of directors of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNI) from June 2008 to April 2018, and was a member of that board’s Audit Committee and its Corporate Governance Committee; Videocon d2h Limited (Nasdaq: VDTH) from May 2016 to April 2018, and was a member of that board’s Audit Committee; and Starz Entertainment (Nasdaq: STRZA, STRZB) from January 2013 until December 2016, and was a member of that board’s Audit Committee and its Compensation Committee.  Mr. Sagansky was also previously President of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company) from April 2013 until its business combination with Videocon in March 2015; President, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Double Eagle Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company) from June 2015 until its business combination with WillScot in November 2017; Chairman of RHI Entertainment, Inc. from 2009 to 2011; and Co-Chairman and interim chief executive officer of Peace Arch Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Sagansky has a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

 
Harry E. Sloan
Harry E. Sloan
Director

Harry E. Sloan has been our Board since 2011.  (He also served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2011—when we were formed as a special purpose acquisition company—until January 2013—when we consummated our business combination with Row 44 and Advanced Inflight Alliance AG.)  Mr. Sloan has served on the board of directors of Videocon d2h Limited (Nasdaq: VDTH) since May 2016, where he is a member of that board’s Nomination, Remuneration and Compensation Committee.  Mr. Sloan was also previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company) from April 2013 through its business combination with Videocon in March 2015.  From November 2010 to December 2013 Mr. Sloan served on the board of directors of Promotora De Informaciones, S.A. (NYSE: PRIS) (also known as PRISA). From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Sloan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., and was its Chairman until 2011.  From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Sloan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SBS Broadcasting, S.A., a company that he founded in 1990, and he served as its Executive Chairman until 2005. Mr. Sloan currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and on the Executive Board of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  Mr. Sloan has a BA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a JD from Loyola Law School.

 

   
Eric Sondag
Eric Sondag
Director

Eric Sondag has been a member of our Board since March 2018.  He is a Partner at Searchlight Capital Partners, a private equity firm, where he has worked since 2011. Mr. Sondag has served on the board of directors of Gymboree Group Inc. (OTCMKTS: GMBE) since October 2017 and on the board of directors of Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc. (OTCMKTS: CNGO) since April 2014.  Mr. Sondag also serves on the board of advisors for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Prior to joining Searchlight Capital Partners, Mr. Sondag worked at GTCR Golder Rauner in Chicago in various capacities. Mr. Sondag has a BS from Georgetown University and has completed the Executive Management Program at INSEAD in Singapore.

 

 

 

 
Ron Steger
Ron Steger
Director

Ronald Steger has been a member of our Board since April 2017 and has served as our Audit Committee Chair since June 2017. He has served on the board of directors of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) since August 2014 and currently serves on that board’s Audit Committee (as chair) and its Corporate Governance & Risk Committee. Mr. Steger previously served on the board of directors of International Seaways Inc. (NYSE: INSW) from November 2016 to June 2017, where he served on that board’s Audit Committee and its Corporate Governance & Risk Assessment Committee. Since September 2015, Mr. Steger has served as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Effectus Group, an accounting advisory firm based in Silicon Valley, and since February 2014, he has served on the Advisory Board of ATREG, Inc., a global advisory firm specializing in the semiconductor and related advanced technology verticals. Mr. Steger began his career with KPMG in 1976 and was admitted into its partnership in 1986. He served as an SEC Reviewing Partner at KPMG from 2003 to 2013 and retired from KPMG in December 2013. Mr. Steger has a BS in Accounting from Villanova University.

   
Eric Zinterhofer
Eric Zinterhofer
Director

Eric Zinterhofer has been a member of our Board since March 2018.  He is a Founding Partner at Searchlight Capital Partners, a private equity firm, where he has worked since 2010.  Mr. Zinterhofer has served on the board of directors of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMTV) since October 2016, and is a member of that board’s Executive Committee; on the board of directors of Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) since November 2009, and is a member of that board’s Compensation and Benefits Committee, its Finance Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee; on the board of directors of Liberty Latin America Ltd. (Nasdaq: LILA) since December 2017; and on the board of directors of Roots Corporation (TSE: ROOT) since December 2015.  He previously served on the board of directors of Dish TV India Ltd. (NSE: DISHTV) from December 2009 to March 2017, and on the board of directors of General Communication Inc. (FRA: CG1) from March 2015 to March 2018. Prior to co-founding Searchlight Capital Partners, Mr. Zinterhofer was a senior partner at Apollo Global Management in New York.  Mr. Zinterhofer has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

   
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