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Leslie D. Michelson
Lead Independent Director
Mr. Michelson has served as an independent director of American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP) since October 2012. Since 2007, he has served as the Chairman and CEO of Private Health Management, a retainer-based primary care medical practice management company. Mr. Michelson is also a director of Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company developing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products for prostate cancer. He served as Vice Chairman and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest private source of prostate cancer research funding, from April 2002 until December 2006 and currently serves on its Board of Directors. Mr. Michelson served on the Board of Directors of Catellus from 1997 until 2004 when the company was sold to ProLogis. From April 2001 to April 2002, he was an investor in, and served as an advisor of, a portfolio of entrepreneurial healthcare, technology and real estate companies. From March 2000 to August 2001, he served as CEO and as a Director of Acurian, Inc., an internet company that accelerates clinical trials for new prescription drugs. Mr. Michelson served as an adviser of Saybrook Capital, LLC, an investment bank specializing in the real estate and health care industries from 1999 to March 2000. From June 1998 to February 1999, Mr. Michelson served as Chairman and co-CEO of Protocare, Inc., a manager of clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry and disease management firm. From 1988 to 1998, he served as Chairman and CEO of Value Health Sciences, Inc., an applied health services research firm he co-founded. Mr. Michelson had been a director of Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc., a NASDAQ-traded biotechnology company focused on innovative drug delivery technology, from 2004 to 2008, of Highlands Acquisition Company, an AMEX-traded special purpose acquisition company, from 2007 to 2009, of G&L Realty Corp., a NYSE-traded medical office building REIT from 1995 to 2001, and of Landmark Imaging, a privately held diagnostic imaging and treatment company from 2007 to 2010. Additionally, since June 2004, he has been a director and Vice Chairman of ALS-TDI, a philanthropy dedicated to curing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Mr. Michelson received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1973 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1976.
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Mr. Bowman currently serves as an independent director of American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP). He has over 20 years of experience in global brand and retail management in addition to retail store development. Since June 2012, Mr. Bowman has served as the Group President, Global Retail & International Business Development for The Jones Group Inc. (NYSE:JNY), a Fortune 500 Company. In this role, he is responsible for The Jones Group's global retail business as well as all international operations, licenses and strategic partnerships. Mr. Bowman founded Scott Bowman Associates in May 2009 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since such time. Scott Bowman Associates provides global management, business development, retail market and network strategies, licensing, strategic planning and international strategy and operations support to leading retailers and consumer brands. From May 2005 until September 2008, Mr. Bowman served as President of Polo Ralph Lauren International Business Development where he was also a member of the Executive Committee and Capital Committees. From June 2007 until September 2008, Mr. Bowman served as Chairman of Polo Ralph Lauren Japan. During his time with Polo Ralph Lauren, Mr. Bowman led the effort to transform the company’s business in Asia from a licensed structure to a direct, integrated subsidiary of Polo Ralph Lauren. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Bowman served as Founder and CEO of Scott Bowman Associates International Retail Consultancy. He served as an executive officer in two of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton subsidiaries from May 1998 until January 2003. From February 2001 until January 2003, Mr. Bowman served as the CEO of Marc Jacobs Int’l and from May 1998 until January 2001, he was the Region President of Duty Free Shoppers. Mr. Bowman has been the Chairman of the Board of Colin Cowie Enterprises, a multi-platform digital events and lifestyle company since its formation in March 2011. He was also a member of the boards of directors of Stewart Weitzman from February 2009 until April 2010 and The Health Back, a specialty and e-commerce retailer, from May 2004 until September 2007. Mr. Bowman received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.
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Thomas A. Andruskevich
Thomas A. Andruskevich previously served as an independent director of Cole from October 2008 until the closing of the Merger, as a member of its audit committee from May 2012 until the closing of the Merger and as chairman of its compensation committee and as a member of its corporate governance and nominating committee from June 2013 until the closing of the Merger. Currently, he is the chairman and chief executive officer of TAA Consulting, LLC and an operating partner for jewelry and timepieces at Marvin Traub Associates. Until July 2013, Mr. Andruskevich served as non-executive vice-chairman of Birks & Mayors, Inc., formerly Henry Birks & Sons, and chairman of Mayors Jewelers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Birks & Mayors, Inc. Mr. Andruskevich served as the president and chief executive officer of Birks & Mayors, Inc. from November 1996 until March 2012, when he retired. During that time, he orchestrated a merger of Mayors Jewelers, Inc. and Henry Birks & Sons in 2002 and a successful IPO of Birks & Mayors, Inc. in 2007. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Andruskevich was president and chief executive officer of the clothing retailer Mondi of America, following a distinguished career at Tiffany & Co. from 1989 to 1994, which culminated in his appointment as executive vice president of international & trade of Tiffany & Co. in 1992. Mr. Andruskevich serves on the board of directors of Robbins Bros. Jewelry Acquisition Holdings, LLC. He has served as a member of the boards of directors of Birks & Mayors, Inc., Mayors Jewelers, Inc. and Jewelers of America from 2009 to 2012.
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Governor Edward G. Rendell
Governor Edward G. Rendell has served as an independent director of American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP) since February 2013. Governor Rendell served as the 45th Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from January 2003 through January 2011. As the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he served as the chief executive of the nation’s 6th most populous state and oversaw a budget of $28.3 billion. He also served as the Mayor of Philadelphia from January 1992 through January 2000. As the Mayor of Philadelphia, he eliminated a $250 million deficit, balanced the city's budget and generated five consecutive budget surpluses. He was also the General Chairperson of the National Democratic Committee from November 1999 through February 2001. Governor Rendell served as the District Attorney of Philadelphia from January 1978 through January 1986. An Army veteran, he holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Villanova Law School.
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William G. Stanley
Mr. Stanley was appointed as an Independent Director of our company on October 27, 2009. Mr. Stanley also serves as an independent director of ARCT. Mr. Stanley is the founder and managing member of Stanley Laman Securities, LLC, a FINRA member broker-dealer, since 2004, and the founder and president of The Stanley-Laman Group, Ltd (SLG), a registered investment advisor for high net worth clients since 1997. Mr. Stanley serves on the Advisory Board of Highland Capital’s, High Cap Group. Highland Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Financial Partners (NYSE:NFP). The Stanley-Laman Group has two separate groups within the organization, the Planning Group and the Investment Management Group. The Planning Group represents high worth families and family offices specializing in business continuity and estate planning using propriety computer models and tax planning techniques that have been researched, applied and refined over 30 years. SLG represents some of the wealthiest families in the world and has recently expanded its planning practice to international client matters. The Investment Management Group manages portfolios using proprietary trading and security selection techniques along with a global economic research. SLG acts as a separate account manager for other financial advisors nationally through Charles Schwab’s Institutional Separate Account Manager Platform. Mr. Stanley has earned designations as a Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and received his Masters Degree in Financial Services from the American College in 1997. Mr. Stanley served as an auditor for General Electric Capital from 1977 to 1979 and as a registered representative for Capital Analysts, Inc. of Radnor, Pennsylvania, a national investment advisory firm that specialized in sophisticated planning for high net worth individuals from 1979 to 1991. Mr. Stanley received a B.A. from Concord University and a Masters of Financial Services from The American College. He has also received the following designations: Chartered Life Underwriter from The American College; Chartered Financial Consultant from The American College. We believe that Mr. Stanley’s significant background in finance as well as his current role as a member of the board of directors of ARCT make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
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Mr. Frank was appointed an independent director of American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ:ARCP) in July 2014. He has more than 35 years of experience providing assurance services to prominent public and private owners, investors and developers, both domestically and globally, on a wide range of real estate holding types. Mr. Frank served at Ernst & Young LLP from 1997-2014 and most recently worked as a senior partner within the assurance line of Ernst & Young’s real estate practice. Prior to Ernst & Young, Mr. Frank was at KPMG LLP for 17 years. His extensive experience has included working on initial public offerings and assisting acquirers in consummating acquisition transactions. Additionally, Mr. Frank is an active member of several advisory boards and industry organizations. He serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Mr. Frank received a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley College and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey.