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Easterly Acquisition Corp (EACQ.OQ)

EACQ.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Darrell Crate

51 2015 Chairman of the Board

Avshalom Kalichstein

41 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Shea

53 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

David Knowlton

58 2015 Independent Director

Neil Medugno

60 2018 Independent Director

Justin Tuck

35 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Darrell Crate

Mr. Darrell W. Crate is Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Crate is a managing director at Easterly LLC, a company established to make permanent capital investments on behalf of institutional clients with a focus on the commercialization of fast growing, non-bank finance and asset management companies. Easterly LLC is a successor company to Easterly Capital, LLC, a firm Mr. Crate co-founded in September 2009. Mr. Crate also serves as a chairman of the board of directors of Easterly Government Properties Inc., a NYSE listed company that is the successor entity to Easterly Partners, LLC, a firm he co-founded as a private real estate portfolio company of Easterly Capital, LLC. From 1998 to May 2011, Mr. Crate served as the chief financial officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company. Mr. Crate was previously a managing director of the Financial Institutions Group of the Chase Manhattan Corporation based in London and New York, focusing exclusively on investment management firms. Mr. Crate’s board memberships presently include serving as a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of Bates College, as the vice chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation, as the treasurer of the International Yacht Restoration School and as a member of the board of directors of Ivenix, Inc., a medical device company. Mr. Crate is also on the advisory board of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, an organization that advocates for children encumbered in the juvenile justice system. Mr. Crate earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA from Bates College.

Avshalom Kalichstein

Mr. Avshalom Y. Kalichstein is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Since May 2014. Since May 2014, Mr. Kalichstein has been a managing director at Easterly LLC, responsible primarily for originating and underwriting potential candidates for acquisition or investment, with a particular focus on financial services and related credit investments. Previously, in 2011, Mr. Kalichstein founded, and is the managing member of Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that jointly led the acquisition of over $900 million in specialty finance assets. Prior to forming Solel, Mr. Kalichstein was a managing director of J.C. Flowers & Co. from 2004 until 2011. While at J.C. Flowers & Co., Mr. Kalichstein was responsible for originating, monitoring, and disposing of financial services investments globally, with a focus on consumer and commercial finance, banking, and property/casualty insurance. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Kalichstein led the corporate development group of Shinsei Bank in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Kalichstein also led the capital structure team whose work culminated in Shinsei Bank’s initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Prior to his tenure at Shinsei Bank, Mr. Kalichstein previously worked as vice president, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc. and as an associate with Capital Z Partners, a financial services-oriented private equity firm based in New York. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Kalichstein earned his BA in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

Daniel Shea

Mr. Daniel Shea is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of the Company. He brings 30 years of experience in leading and advising financial organizations to the Company. Since January 2017, Mr. Shea has operated Woodcliff Advisors, a CPA advisory firm providing counsel to boards, CFOs and senior management on shareholder value preservation. Until December 2016, Mr. Shea was a Senior Vice President at Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., where he spent nearly 20 years beginning with the firm’s 1997 initial public offering. His core experience is in acquisitions, SEC reporting, internal control and the capital markets. Early in his career, Mr. Shea advised financial services firms at PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) where his clients included asset managers, banks, private equity firms, mutual funds and leasing companies. Mr. Shea is a certified public accountant and earned his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Boston College.

David Knowlton

Mr. David W. Knowlton is Independent Director of the company, Mr. Knowlton is a Managing Partner at Three Ocean Partners LLC, a firm he founded in 2011, where he advises his clients on mergers and acquisitions as well as recapitalizations and restructurings. Prior to Three Ocean Partners LLC, Mr. Knowlton was a Managing Partner at Watch Hill Partners LLC, an investment banking firm which he launched in 2003 and sold to FBR Capital Markets in 2009. Mr. Knowlton continued to work at FBR Capital Markets as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Head of the Corporate Advisory practice until 2010. Watch Hill Partners advised on over $30 billion in assignments and made several merchant banking investments. From December 1996 until March 1999, Mr. Knowlton established and ran Gleacher & Company’s financial sponsor efforts, as Managing Director of North American Investment Banking and Head of Acquisition Finance for NatWest Markets, the U.S. M&A and merchant banking arm of NatWest. He began his career with an internship with the Joint Economic Committee in Washington, DC, and then joined Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in 1980. He held a number of positions in multinational client management and oil and gas industry lending before joining MHT's Acquisition Finance Group in 1985. After the mergers with both Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank, Mr. Knowlton continued his position as Managing Director in Acquisition Finance.

Neil Medugno

Mr. Neil Medugno is Independent Director of the Company. He was a Partner of Wellington Management Company, LLP and the Chief Financial Officer of Wellington Fund Group until June 2017. Mr. Medugno was responsible for oversight of 400 funds with over $100 billion of assets under management. In this capacity, Mr. Medugno was also a member of several key firm governance committees. Mr. Medugo began his career at Wellington in August 1994. Prior to his roles at Wellington, Mr. Medugno worked in the audit practice of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), with a focus on investment management and manufacturing. Mr. Medugno is a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Six Circle Funds. Mr. Medugno earned his BA in Accounting from Boston College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Justin Tuck

Mr. Justin Tuck is Independent Director of the Company. He is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in the private wealth management group, a position he began in July 2018. Mr. Tuck earned his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from August 2016 until May 2018. Mr. Tuck worked at Admiral Capital and at Goldman Sachs from June 2017 until August 2017. Prior to enrolling at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Tuck was a professional football player, playing for the New York Giants from 2005 until 2013 and for the Oakland Raiders from 2014 until 2015. Mr. Tuck is a member of the board of directors of Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy, a charitable organization that he founded with his wife, Lauran Tuck, that promotes literacy to low-income youth in New York, New Jersey, and Alabama, and a member of the board of directors of Pure Edge, Inc., a charitable organization that develops and provides strategies to help educators and learners achieve success through focus against environmental influences of social media, peer pressure, and personal and community stressors. Mr. Tuck earned his BA in Management from Notre Dame University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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