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General Finance Corp (GFN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald Valenta

56 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jody Miller

50 2017 President

Charles Barrantes

64 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Neil Littlewood

55 2016 Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Royal Wolf Holdings Ltd

Theodore Mourouzis

54 2017 President and Chief Executive Officer of Pac-Van, Inc.

Jeffrey Kluckman

55 2011 Executive Vice President - Business Development

Christopher Wilson

49 2007 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

James Roszak

75 2014 Lead Independent Director

Susan Harris

59 2008 Director

Manuel Marrero

58 2005 Director

William Baribault

71 2015 Independent Director

Larry Tashjian

63 2014 Independent Director

Lippert Heilshorn

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald Valenta

Mr. Ronald F. Valenta has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective January 1, 2018. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Valenta has served as a director and as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception. Mr. Valenta has been the Chairman of the Board since June 2014. Mr. Valenta has served as the chairman of General Finance Group, Inc. since 2008. From 1988 to 2003 Mr. Valenta served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Services Group, Inc., a portable storage company he founded. From 2003 to 2006 Mr. Valenta was a founding director of the National Portable Storage Association, a storage industry non-profit organization. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Valenta was a Senior Vice President of Public Storage, Inc. From 1980 to 1985, Mr. Valenta was employed by the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Los Angeles. Mr. Valenta’s experience in the portable storage industry, his financial and accounting background and the knowledge he acquired in managing diverse businesses provide the Board with key insights.

Jody Miller

Mr. Jody Miller has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective January 1, 2018. He currently serves as President of the Company. Since June 2015. In July 2015, Mr. Miller was promoted to Executive Vice President of the Company and Chief Executive Officer of GFN North America Leasing Corporation, and then last year as President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Miller spent over 25 years in the equipment rental industry, including at Mobile Mini, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for five years; at Mobile Storage Group, Inc. as Senior Vice President for five years; and at RSC Holdings, Inc., as Regional Vice President for seven years. Prior to that, he worked in smaller rental businesses in various leadership roles. Mr. Miller is a 1990 graduate of Central Missouri State University.

Charles Barrantes

Mr. Charles E. Barrantes is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of General Finance Corporation. Mr. Barrantes has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Barrantes was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Royce Medical Company from early 2005 to its sale in late 2005. From 1999 to early 2005, he was Chief Financial Officer of Earl Scheib, Inc., a public company that operated over 100 retail paint and body shops. Mr. Barrantes has over 35 years of experience in accounting and finance, starting with more than a decade with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Neil Littlewood

Mr. Neil Littlewood is a Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Royal Wolf Holdings Ltd. He joined Royal Wolf in March 2013 in the role of Executive General Manager, North East. Neil has over 13 years of senior experience in the rental/hire industry including executive roles at Coates Hire and Australian Temporary Fencing. Prior to this, Neil spent 20 years as an Army Officer including being in charge of recruiting for the Australian Army and retiring as Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Management from the University of New South Wales.

Theodore Mourouzis

Mr. Theodore M. Mourouzis is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pac-Van, Inc. of the Company., effective April 26, 2017. He is responsible for Pac-Van's North America leasing operations and reports directly to Jody Miller, President of General Finance Corporation. Mr. Mourouzis spent two decades in the equipment rental industry and has been with Pac-Van over twenty years, serving previously as its Vice President of Finance, Chief Operating Officer and President. Prior to joining Pac-Van, he worked in management for a 3M joint venture and as a consultant for Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Mourouzis is a 1985 graduate of Stanford University and has a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey Kluckman

Mr. Jeffrey A. Kluckman is Executive Vice President - Business Development of General Finance Corporation. Since September 2011. Prior to joining us, among other things, he held the role of vice president of mergers and acquisitions for portable storage solutions provider Mobile Mini, Inc. and, earlier, similar positions with Mobile Services Group, Inc., which was acquired by Mobile Mini in 2008, and RSC Equipment Rental, Inc. In his near 20-year background in the rental services sector, including the mobile storage, modular space and equipment rental industries, Mr. Kluckman successfully completed more than 145 transactions. Mr. Kluckman received an accounting degree from Northern Illinois University.

Christopher Wilson

Mr. Christopher A. Wilson is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Since December 2007. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wilson was the general counsel and assistant secretary of Mobile Services Group, Inc. from February 2002 to December 2007. Mr. Wilson practiced corporate law as an associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP from 1998 to February 2002. Mr. Wilson graduated with a B.A. from Duke University in 1989 and a J.D. from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1993.

James Roszak

Mr. James B. Roszak is a Lead Independent Director of General Finance Corporation. Roszak has been a director since November 2005 and our Lead Independent Director since June 2014. Mr. Roszak was employed by the Life Insurance Division of Transamerica Corporation, a financial services organization engaged in life insurance, commercial lending, equipment leasing and real estate services, from 1962 until his retirement in 1997. From 1978 to 1988 Mr. Roszak was based in Toronto, Canada and during that time served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Transamerica’s life insurance operations in Canada. In 1988 Mr. Roszak returned to the U. S. Life insurance operations as the Chief Marketing Officer and was subsequently named President, the capacity in which he served until his retirement. Mr. Roszak also served on the board of directors of buy.com, an Internet retailer and NASDAQ-listed company and also served as its interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2001 to August 2001 when it was taken private. He was also a director of National RV Holdings from June 2003 until July 2008. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Chapman University where he is the Chairman of the Finance Committee. Our board benefits from Mr. Roszak’s management and board experience and deep knowledge of finance, accounting, international business, operations and risk management.

Susan Harris

Ms. Susan L. Harris is a director of the Company. Since 2008. Ms. Harris served as a director of Mobile Services Group, Inc. and Mobile Storage Group, Inc., portable storage companies from May 2004 to August 2006 and from May 2002 to August 2006, respectively. Ms. Harris retired from SunAmerica Inc., a NYSE-listed financial services company, where she served in a variety of positions between 1985 and 2000, including her most recent position as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining SunAmerica, Ms. Harris worked for the law firm of Lillick, McHose and Charles, specializing in corporate and securities law. Ms. Harris brings to our Board broad legal experience and knowledge of the portable storage industry that provide the Board with key perspectives in corporate governance and legal matters.

Manuel Marrero

Mr. Manuel Marrero is Director of General Finance Corporation. Has been a director since November 2005. Since March 2009 Mr. Marrero has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the specialty finance companies of General Finance Group, Inc., a company controlled by Ronald F. Valenta. From January 2004 to March 2009, Mr. Marrero worked as a financial and operations management consultant with several companies, principally focused in consumer products brand management. From May 2002 until January 2004, Mr. Marrero served as the Chief Financial Officer of Mossimo, Inc. a designer and licensor of apparel and related products. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Marrero was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Interplay Entertainment Corp., a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software, and from 1996 to 1999 Mr. Marrero served as the Chief Financial Officer of Precision Specialty Metals, Inc. a light gauge conversion mill for flat rolled stainless steel and high performance alloy. Mr. Marrero has served on the boards of directors of Interplay OEM, Inc. Shiney Entertainment, Inc., Seed Internet Ventures, Inc., L.A. Top Producers, LLC, Friends of Rancho San Pedro and Tree People. Mr. Marrero’s business experiences and entrepreneurial accomplishments assist the Board in shaping the Company’s strategy and growth.

William Baribault

Mr. William H. Baribault is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as the chief operating officer and president of the Richard Nixon Foundation from 2014 to the present. Mr. Baribault has also served as an independent trustee of the American Funds from 2009 to the present and as a principal of Oakwood Enterprises, a private investment and consulting firm, from 1998 to the present. Mr. Baribault’s broad range of experience, including experience in manufacturing, retail sales, expansion of product portfolios and acquisition strategies, lead to his nomination by the Nominating and Governance Committee to serve as a director in light of the manufacturing, retail sales, product portfolios and acquisition plans of the Company’s subsidiaries.

Larry Tashjian

Mr. Larry D. Tashjian is an Independent Director of General Finance CORP. He served as a director since February 2014. He is the founder, President and CEO of CAM Capital Advisors, an opportunistic, valued-based manager in all asset classes. Prior to starting CAM Capital Advisors, he was Chief Executive Officer of Provident Investment Counsel (“PIC”), a Pasadena-based investment company that specializes in growth stocks. During his time with PIC (1981 – 2005), Mr. Tashjian was an integral part of the company’s growth. In 1995, he was intimately involved in the sale of PIC to United Asset Management, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. He would go on to serve on its board of directors. Near the end of 2000, United Asset Management was acquired by Old Mutual PLC. Prior to joining PIC, Mr. Tashjian worked for the Bank of America, both in retail banking and corporate finance, and his professional career in investment management spans over 30 years. Mr. Tashjian’s other professional activities have included

Lippert Heilshorn