Edward L. Shapiro has been a member of our Board of Directors since February 2013 and has served as our Board Chair since that time. 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 has also served on the board of directors of SONIFI Solutions, Inc. from November 2010 to December 2016. Mr. Shapiro earned his BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Jeffrey A. Leddy has been a member of our Board of Directors since February 2013, and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2017. He 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.
Jeffrey E. Epstein has been a member of our Board of Directors 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. He also serves 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. 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 holds 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 of Directors since April 2015. He has been Global President and Chief Operating Officer of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) since 2009, and previously served as its President, Global Products. 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 holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Melbourne and has 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 of Directors 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 is a member of the President’s Council of California State Polytechnic University and has served as a board member of various aviation, civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Reding received 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 of Directors since May 2011. He served as our President from our formation as a special purpose acquisition company in 2011 until our business combination with Row 44 and Advanced Inflight Alliance AG in January 2013. Mr. Sagansky was President of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company) from April 2013 through its business combination with Videocon d2h Limited (NASDAQ: VDTH) in March 2015, and he currently serves on Videocon d2h’s board of directors and on its Audit Committee. From January 2013 until December 2016, Mr. Sagansky was a member of the board of directors of Starz Entertainment (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB), where he served on that board’s Audit Committee and its Compensation Committee. Mr. Sagansky has been President and CEO of Double Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: EAGL) since June 2015. He is a member of the board of directors of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNI), and serves on that board’s Audit Committee and its Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Sagansky served as Chairman of RHI Entertainment, Inc. from 2009 to 2011. He served as Co-Chairman of Peace Arch Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2007 to 2008, and served as its interim chief executive officer from November 2007 to July 2008. Mr. Sagansky earned a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Harry E. Sloan has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2011. He also served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until our business combination with Row 44 and Advanced Inflight Alliance AG in January 2013. Mr. Sloan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company) from April 2013 through its business combination in March 2015 with Videocon d2h Limited (NASDAQ: VDTH). From October 2005 to August 2009, Mr. Sloan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., and was its Chairman until January 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 UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors and on the Executive Board of UCLA Theatre, Film and Television. Mr. Sloan received his BA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a JD from Loyola Law School.
Ronald Steger has been a member of our Board of Directors 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 LLP in 1976 and was admitted into its partnership in 1986. He served as an SEC Reviewing Partner at KPMG LLP from 2003 to 2013, and retired from KPMG LLP in December 2013. Mr. Steger has a BS in Accounting from Villanova University.