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Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc (DHIL.OQ)

DHIL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roderick Dillon

61 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher Bingaman

51 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Line

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Lisa Wesolek

53 2014 Chief Operating Officer

James Laird

60 2014 Secretary, Director

Randolph Fortener

63 2013 Independent Director

Paul Reeder

55 2015 Independent Director

Bradley Shoup

58 2012 Independent Director

Frances Skinner

52 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Roderick Dillon

Mr. Roderick H. Dillon, Jr., CFA. is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been a director of the Company since 2001 and chairman since 2015. He served as the CEO of the Company from 2000 to 2015 and continues to serve as a portfolio manager. Mr. Dillon has over 35 years of experience in the investment management industry. Mr. Dillon received his BS and MA from The Ohio State University and his MBA from University of Dayton. Mr. Dillon also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The Board believes that Mr. Dillon’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his 15 years of experience as CEO and a portfolio manager of the Company, his in-depth knowledge and involvement in our operations and his more than 30 years of experience as an investment professional.

Christopher Bingaman

Mr. Christopher M. Bingaman has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., He was named Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2016, has been the President of the Company since 2014 and also serves as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Bingaman joined Diamond Hill in 2001. From 1997 to March 2001, Mr. Bingaman was a Senior Equity Analyst for Nationwide Insurance. In 1997, Mr. Bingaman was an Equity Analyst for Dillon Capital Management. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Bingaman held various positions at Fifth Third Bank, First Chicago NBD and NBD Bank. Mr. Bingaman has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry.Mr. Bingaman received his Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Hillsdale College (cum laude), and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Bingaman holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Thomas Line

Mr. Thomas Edward Line is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and IR Contact Officer of the Company since 2015 and also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Diamond Hill Funds. Mr. Line joined Diamond Hill in 2014. Mr. Line served as a Trustee and Chairman for Diamond Hill Funds from 2005 to 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Line was Chief Operating Officer for Lancaster Pollard & Company. Mr. Line was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for Red Capital Group from 2005 to 2012 and was Vice President and Treasurer from 2004 to 2005. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Line was President of Focused Financial Consulting, Inc. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Line was Chief Operating Officer for Meeder Financial, Inc. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Line was Vice President and Treasurer for BISYS Fund Services, Inc. Prior to 1996, Mr. Line spent seven years at KPMG in various roles. Mr. Line has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry. Mr. Line has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wake Forest University, and previously held the Series 27 securities license with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Lisa Wesolek

Ms. Lisa M. Wesolek has been the Chief Operating Officer of the Company since 2014. Ms. Wesolek joined Diamond Hill in 2012. From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Wesolek was Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager for the Asset Management Group at Wells Fargo Funds Management. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Wesolek was Managing Director and Head- Institutional Asset Management at Evergreen Investments Management. From 2004 to 2005, Ms. Wesolek was Managing Director, West Region Head for JP Morgan Asset Management. From 1994 to 2004, Ms. Wesolek was Managing Director for Banc One Investment Advisors Corporation. Ms. Wesolek has over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. Ms. Wesolek received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Franklin University and holds the Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

James Laird

Mr. James F. Laird, CPA., is Secretary, Director of Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. has been a director of the Company since 2011, Secretary since 2001 and served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company and President of Diamond Hill Funds from 2001 to 2014. Mr. Laird is currently retired. Mr. Laird has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry. Mr. Laird received his BS in Accounting from The Ohio State University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and previously held the Series 7, 24, 26, 27 and 63 securities licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Mr. Laird’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his 13 years of experience as CFO of the Company, his in-depth knowledge and involvement in our operations and his more than 25 years of experience in the financial, operational, administrative, and distribution aspects of the investment management industry.

Randolph Fortener

Mr. Randolph J. Fortener is an independent director of the Company, since 2013. He is the chair of the Audit Committee, serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee and Compensation Committee, and is an audit committee financial expert, as defined by the SEC. Since 2014, Mr. Fortener has been the CEO of Cozzins Road Capital, a private investment firm. As CEO of Cozzins Road Capital, Mr. Fortener directs all investment and acquisition activity for the company. Previously, Mr. Fortener worked at the Crane Group, a private holding and management company, based in Columbus, Ohio, from 1990 to 2014 and served as the president of Crane Investment Company from 2007 to 2014. Prior to joining the Crane Group, Mr. Fortener was a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, a big four accounting firm, providing services to investment banking firms. Mr. Fortener also specialized in estate and tax planning for privately held businesses while with Deloitte. Mr. Fortener has over 35 years of business experience, with an emphasis on corporate acquisitions and investments.

Paul Reeder

Mr. Paul A. Reeder, III, has been an independent director of the Company since 2015 and serves on the Audit Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee, and the Compensation Committee, and is an audit committee financial expert, as defined by the SEC. Mr. Reeder has been the President of PAR Capital Management, a private investment management firm, since 1990. Mr. Reeder received his BA from Oberlin College and his Master’s degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Mr. Reeder’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his substantial experience of over 30 years in the investment management industry as an analyst, portfolio manager, and a principal executive of a private investment partnership.

Bradley Shoup

Mr. Bradley C. Shoup is Independent Director of Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., He has been an independent director of the Company since 2012, is the chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, and is an audit committee financial expert, as defined by the SEC. Mr. Shoup is currently a private investor. He was a Partner at Falcon Fund Management Ltd. from 2013 to 2016. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Shoup was Managing Director of Cox Partners, Inc. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Shoup was Chief Investment Officer of Armstrong Equity Partners LP. Mr. Shoup received his BS in Civil Engineering with Distinction from the University of Kansas and his Master’s degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Mr. Shoup’s qualifications to serve on the Board include over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry.

Frances Skinner

Ms. Frances A. Skinner, CFA, CPA., is an Independent Director of Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc. She has been an independent director of the Company since 2010, is the chair of the Compensation Committee, serves on the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee, and is an audit committee financial expert, as defined by the SEC. Ms. Skinner has been a partner with AUM Partners, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in the investment management industry, since 2009. Prior to joining AUM Partners, she was a principal with Focus Consulting Group, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in the investment management industry from 2003 to 2009. Ms. Skinner also spent 16 years at Allstate Investments, LLC, where she worked on developing compensation and incentive programs for investment professionals. Ms. Skinner has over 25 years of experience in the areas of investment management, finance and consulting. She is a co-author of the book High Performing Investment Teams (Wiley, 2006). Ms. Skinner received her BA from St. Xavier University and her MBA from the University of Illinois – Chicago. Ms. Skinner also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Skinner’s qualifications to serve on the Board include her significant experience in the global investment management industry and experience in developing and consulting on matters of leadership, teamwork, performance evaluation, and compensation practices.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Roderick Dillon

1,035,400

Christopher Bingaman

3,298,960

Thomas Line

454,600

Lisa Wesolek

285,600

James Laird

1,026,800

Randolph Fortener

--

Paul Reeder

--

Bradley Shoup

--

Frances Skinner

--
As Of  31 Dec 2016

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