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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Pernsteiner

69 2018 Chairman of the Board

Andrew Clark

51 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Royal

52 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Marc Brown

49 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Diane Thompson

61 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Vickie Schray

57 2018 Executive Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer

Anurag Malik

41 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Thomas McCarty

52 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Brent Fitch

2017 Senior Vice President - Shared Services Operations

Steve Burkholder

38 2017 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Teresa Carroll

52 2018 Independent Director

Ryan Craig

45 2003 Independent Director

Dale Crandall

76 2008 Independent Director

Robert Hartman

68 2006 Independent Director

Michael Horn

37 2017 Independent Director

Kirsten Marriner

45 2018 Independent Director

Victor Nichols

61 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Pernsteiner

Mr. George P Pernsteiner is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Pernsteiner has over 28 years of experience serving in several leadership posts in the post-secondary education system. Mr. Pernsteiner has been the President of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, which represents chancellors and commissioners of higher education from every state, from September 2013 until the present, and has announced his retirement as President effective as of August 1, 2017. Previously, Mr. Pernsteiner served as Chancellor of the Oregon University System from July 2004 through May 2013. Mr. Pernsteiner has a B.A. in Political Science from Seattle University and an MPA from the University of Washington in Public Administration.

Andrew Clark

Mr. Andrew S. Clark is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Clark also served from March 2005 to December 2008 on the Board of Trustees for Ashford University and served on the University of the Rockies Board of Trustees from September 2007 to August 2010. Prior to joining us in November 2003, Mr. Clark consulted with several private equity firms examining the postsecondary education sector. Prior to 2003, Mr. Clark worked for Career Education Corporation as Divisional Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for American InterContinental University in 2002. From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Clark worked for Apollo Group, Inc. (University of Phoenix), where he served in various management roles, culminating in his position as Regional Vice President for the Mid-West region from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Clark earned an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University.

Kevin Royal

Mr. Kevin S. Royal is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Royal resigned from the Company in October 2017 for personal reasons and has not held other employment between October 2017 to the present. Mr. Royal served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2015 to October 2017. From April 2009 to May 2015, Mr. Royal was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of energy storage and power delivery solutions. From May 2005 until April 2009, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a previously Nasdaq-listed developer and provider of application delivery network technology. From December 1996 until May 2005, he held a series of senior finance positions, culminating with his appointment as vice president and chief financial officer of Novellus Systems, Inc., an S&P 500 company that manufactures, markets and services semiconductor capital equipment. Before he joined Novellus, he spent 10 years with Ernst & Young LLP, where he became a certified public accountant. Mr. Royal received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Harding University.

Marc Brown

Mr. Marc Brown is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Brown served as the Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications for Provide Commerce, an e-commerce retailer, from June 2011 to July 2014. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Brown held various Vice President positions at PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. and Encore Capital Group in San Diego, most recently serving as VP, HR for PETCO, a retailer of animal products and services, from May 2007 to July 2011. For the 20 years prior, Mr. Brown held various human resources, training and organizational development roles in large companies, including UnitedHealthcare, Best Buy, Honeywell, The Williams Companies and Bell Atlantic. Mr. Brown holds an M.S. from American University and a B.S. from Virginia Tech.

Diane Thompson

Ms. Diane L. Thompson is Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of the Company. Prior to her appointment as Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel in October 2015, Ms. Thompson served as our Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel. From September 1997 to November 2008, Ms. Thompson served in various management roles for Apollo Group, Inc. (University of Phoenix). From November 2000 to February 2006, Ms. Thompson served as Vice President/Counsel for Apollo Group, Inc. (University of Phoenix) and from March 2006 to November 2008, Ms. Thompson served as Chief Human Resources Officer. From October 1992 to July 1996, Ms. Thompson served as an attorney in the Pima County Attorney's Office in Tucson Arizona. Ms. Thompson earned a B.A. from St. Cloud University, an M.A. from Antioch University and a J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law.

Vickie Schray

Ms. Vickie L. Schray is Executive Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer of the Company. Prior to Ms. Schray's appointment as Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy in October 2016, Ms. Schray served as our Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy and also previously served as our Vice President Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Schray has over 20 years of experience in postsecondary education and has worked at the federal, state and institutional level. From 1998 to 2010, Ms. Schray served in various leadership positions with the U.S. Department of Education, including Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education, Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of the Under Secretary, and as the Deputy Director for the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education. Before her work with the Department of Education, Ms. Schray consulted for the National School-to-Work Opportunities Office and was Deputy Director of the National Skill Standards Board. Ms. Schray earned an M.S. at Portland State University and a B.S. at Oregon State University.

Anurag Malik

Mr. Anurag Malik is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. He joins Bridgepoint from SolarCity, where he served as senior vice president of information systems. At SolarCity, Malik was responsible for new product development, quality assurance, IT and development operations, database administration, downstream analytics, and business intelligence. Previously, Malik served as vice president of data management for State Compensation Insurance Fund, where he led the development of the enterprise data warehouse and set up a big data solution. From 2011 to 2012, Malik held the position of vice president of data management & technical operations for SendMe, Inc. Prior to, he also served as senior manager business intelligence for Esurance, Inc. in San Francisco. Malik holds an MBA with a major in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Thomas McCarty

Mr. Thomas McCarty serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, from January 2013 to December 2016, Mr. McCarty led his own marketing and management consulting firm, where his clients ranged from institutions of higher education to medium-sized businesses and non-profits. From October 2007 to November 2013, Mr. McCarty served in several roles at Apollo Education Group, a private education provider, including Senior Vice President of University Strategy for the University of Phoenix and Senior Vice President Product Marketing for Apollo Group Marketing. Prior to his employment with Apollo Education Group, Mr. McCarty led Aptimus, Inc., an online advertising network, as the General Manager of the education business from 2005 to 2007. Mr. McCarty holds an MBA in marketing from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley.

Brent Fitch

Mr. Brent Fitch is Senior Vice President - Shared Services Operations of the company. Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Fitch served in the role of strategic services director at Blackboard, a company known for its widely used educational technology platform. Fitch previously also served in several roles atUniversity of Phoenix, including senior vice president of operations and senior vice president of enrollment services. Prior to his employment withUniversity of Phoenix, Fitch served as a chief intelligence sergeant in the National Guard.

Steve Burkholder

Mr. Steve Burkholder is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. He has served as the Company’s Associate Vice President, Assistant Controller since September 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Burkholder served in various roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a public accounting firm, from September 2001 to September 2012, culminating in his appointment as Senior Manager in June 2011. As Senior Manager, he led engagement teams including audit, information technology, valuation and tax professionals. Mr. Burkholder received his Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting with honors from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management and is a certified public accountant.

Teresa Carroll

Ms. Teresa S. Carroll is Independent Director of the company. She is the Executive Vice President, President, Global Talent Solutions and General Manager - Sales, Marketing and HR for Kelly Services, Inc., a position that she has held since May 2017 and has served as an officer of Kelly Services, Inc. since 2000. Ms. Carroll brings to the Board deep understanding of talent and skill challenges in the life sciences, energy, manufacturing, finance and insurance, consumer goods, and various other industries gained through her experience as the executive of a global workforce solutions company.

Ryan Craig

Mr. Ryan Craig is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Craig is a founding partner of University Ventures, an investment fund focused on innovation from within higher education. Prior to University Ventures, he founded and served as President of Wellspring, an organization providing treatment programs for overweight and obese adolescents. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Craig was an Associate at Warburg Pincus LLC in the education sector. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Craig served as Vice President Business Development for Fathom, a consortium of universities, museums and libraries. From 1994 to 1996, he worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Craig earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Mr. Craig currently serves on the boards of nine privately held companies.

Dale Crandall

Mr. Dale Crandall is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Crandall founded Piedmont Corporate Advisors, Inc., a private financial consulting firm, in 2003 and currently serves as its President. From April 2000 to June 2002, Mr. Crandall served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. From June 1998 to March 2000, Mr. Crandall served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. Mr. Crandall also serves as a director for Ansell Limited, Endurance International Group, Inc. and two private companies. Within the last five years, Mr. Crandall also served as a director for Coventry Health Care, Inc. and as lead trustee for The Dodge & Cox Mutual Funds. Mr. Crandall earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Robert Hartman

Mr. Robert D. Hartman is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hartman is currently a private investor. From 1979 to September 2005, Mr. Hartman served in various management roles for Universal Technical Institute, including President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. During the 1980’s, Mr. Hartman served as Chairman of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and was Founder and Chairman of the Western Council of Private Career Schools. Mr. Hartman currently serves on the board of one privately held company. Mr. Hartman earned an M.B.A. from DePaul University and a B.A. from Michigan State University.

Michael Horn

Mr. Michael B. Horn has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company effective as of August 1, 2017. Mr. Horn is currently the owner of Horn-Ed LLC, serving as board member, advisor and consultant to a portfolio of education companies. Mr. Horn has been the Chief Strategy Officer and Principal Consultant of Entangled Ventures and Entangled Solutions since October 2015 as well as Co-Founder, Distinguished Fellow and Board member of Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation since October 2015. Mr. Horn also joined Nextgen Venture Partners as a Venture Partner in 2017. Previously, Mr. Horn served as Co-Founder and Executive Director, Education, of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation from 2007 through October 2015. He has authored or coauthored over 20 books, white papers, case studies and policy briefs on K through 12 and higher education and written over 80 articles for major publications including the Washington Post, CNN.com, Education Week, Forbes.com and more. He has delivered over 250 speaking engagements at major education conferences on blended and online learning. Tech & Learning Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people affecting the advancement of technology in education.

Kirsten Marriner

Ms. Kirsten Marriner is Independent Director of the company. She is the senior vice president - chief people officer of the Clorox Company, a position she has held since March 2016. Prior to joining the Clorox Company, she served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Omnicare, from March 2013 to August 2015. She served in various leadership roles, including as senior vice president, director of talent management and development at Fifth Third Bank, from October 2004 to March 2013. Ms. Marriner brings to the Board her executive leadership experience and expertise on human resources.

Victor Nichols

Mr. Victor K. Nichols is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nichols is leading a transformation of this business on behalf of the owners MacAndrews and Forbes. He currently sits on public and charitable company boards and advisory committees, including Bank of Hawaii Corporation, Crystal Cove Alliance and the Economic Leadership Council of UCSD. Mr. Nichols worked at Experian, a leading global information services company, in various positions since 2007, including Chief Executive Officer, North America and Managing Director, Global Consumer Services, Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom and Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and Group President. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Nichols worked for Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company, as its Chief Information Officer and member of its Management Committee. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Nichols served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vicor Corporation, an advanced technology engineering company. From 1992 to 1994 and from 1986 to 1989, Mr. Nichols worked for Bank of America Corporation, a financial and bank holding company, in various positions, including Senior Vice President, Interstate Banking Integration and Senior Vice President, Consumer Loan Services. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Nichols worked as the President of Safeguard Business Systems, Inc., a systems and services company catering to small business clients globally. Mr. Nichols also held various sales and marketing positions with IBM Corporation, an information technology company, from 1980 to 1986. Mr. Nichols holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.