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Global Partner Acquisition Corp (GPAC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Kerr

75 Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Zepf

52 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gary DiCamillo

66 Vice Chairman of the Board

Andrew Cook

54 Chief Financial Officer

Pano Anthos

58 Independent Director

Jeffrey Weiss

73 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Kerr

Mr. William T. Kerr is Chairman of the Board of  Global Partner Acquisition Corp. Mr. Kerr has served as the chairman of our board of directors since our initial public offering. Since May 2013, Mr. Kerr has been a partner of Eaglepoint Advisors (“Eaglepoint”), a consulting firm that works primarily with middle-market retail, consumer goods, media, technology and industrial companies and their constituencies. From 1991 until January 2010, Mr. Kerr was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and finally non-executive chairman of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) a diversified mediacompany. From January 2010 through January 2013, Mr. Kerr served as Chief Executive Officer of Arbitron,Inc. a leading media and marketing services firm. He assumed this position from his role as an independent director when the company faced a managerial crisis, and led the sale of the company to Nielsen in September 2013. Mr. Kerr has served on the board of directors of each of The Interpublic Group, a marketing solutions provider, from 2006 to the present and Penton Media, an information services company, from 2006 to November 2016. Mr. Kerr has also served on the board of directors of Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag Corporation, Principal Financial Group and StorageTek. Earlier in his career, from 1973 to 1979 he was a consultant with McKinsey and from 1979 to 1991 a Vice President of The New York Times Company. Mr. Kerr holds an M.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard University; a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a B.A. from the University of Washington. Mr. Kerr is a member of our sponsor. He is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive operational, financial and management background.

Paul Zepf

Mr. Paul J. Zepf is Chief Executive Officer, Director of  Global Partner Acquisition Corp. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception. From February 2014 to June 2015, Mr. Zepf had been a managing director and Head of Strategic Initiatives at Golub Capital. Prior to joining Golub Capital, from March 2005 to February 2014, Mr. Zepf was a managing principal of Corporate Partners II Ltd, a Lazard-sponsored private equity fund formed to acquire significant stakes in public and private companies. The Corporate Partners funds focused on making privately negotiated minority stake and control investments in companies in need of capital for balance sheet repair, growth capital, or consolidations/acquisitions. Following the February 2009 spin-off of Corporate Partners from Lazard, Mr. Zepf also served as managing principal of Corporate Partners Management LLC until February 2014. Prior to that, from 2001 to 2009, he was also co-head of Lazard North American Private Equity, and, from 2001 to 2005, a managing director of Lazard LLC. Mr. Zepf was a managing principal of Lazard Alternative Investments from 2005 to 2009 and of Lazard Capital Partners from 2001 to 2009. Previously, from 1998 to 2001, Mr. Zepf was a managing director of Corporate Partners I and of Centre Partners, a middle market private equity firm. He started his career in the Merchant Banking Department at Morgan Stanley & Co. in 1987. Mr. Zepf has since 2006 been a member of the board of directors of Ironshore Ltd, a global specialty property casualty insurance company, and since June 2015 he has provided limited consulting services to an investment management company. Mr. Zepf has also served on the board of directors of BIH Holdings and CP Financial. Mr. Zepf received a B.A. and graduated with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Zepf is the managing member of our sponsor. He is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive investing and financial background.

Gary DiCamillo

Mr. Gary T. DiCamillo is a Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as our vice chairman of our board of directors since our initial public offering. Mr. DiCamillo has since January, 2010 been the managing partner of Eaglepoint Advisors, LLC, a privately held advisor to boards and chief executive officers in matters of strategy, organization and the management of business transition issues. Prior to that he was the former president and chief executive officer of Advantage Resourcing (formerly known as RADIA International), a group of privately held technical, professional and commercial staffing companies based in Dedham, Massachusetts, from 2002 until August 2009. Previously, he was chairman and chief executive officer at the Polaroid Corporation from 1996 to 2002. He also has served as president of Worldwide Power Tools and Accessories at Black & Decker Corporation from 1986 to 1996 and before that as vice president/general manager for Culligan U.S.A., a division of Beatrice Corporation. He began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble Co., followed by several years as a manager at McKinsey & Company. Mr. DiCamillo was elected as a director of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) in 1997. He has been chairman of its audit committee since April 2013. He is also is a board member of The Sheridan Group, Inc., a digital and analog printing company, where since 2009 he has chaired the audit committee; a board member of Pella Corp., a window and door manufacturer, from 1993 until 2007, then again from May 2010 until the present, where he has chaired the compensation committee since May 2015; a board member of Berkshire Manufactured Products Corp., a manufacturer of aircraft engine parts, from February 2011 to July 2015, where he chaired the audit committee since May 2012; a board member of Universal Trailer Corp., a manufacturer of horse, livestock and cargo trailers for farm, recreational, and commercial markets, since March 2011 and a board member of Select Staffing Corp.

Andrew Cook

Mr. Andrew Cook is Chief Financial Officer of  Global Partner Acquisition Corp. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer since our inception. Mr. Cook has been a director and audit committee chairman of Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd (NYSE: BCRH) since September 2013. Since April 2015 he has also been a director and investment committee chairman of GreyCastle Life Reinsurance (SAC) Ltd. a Bermuda based entity that participates in the life reinsurance run-off space. He served as President of Alterra Bermuda Ltd. from October 2010 to June 2013, in addition to his position as EVP — Business Development. Previously, Mr. Cook served as Chief Financial Officer of Harbor Point Ltd. from 2006 until its merger with Max Capital Corp., the combination forming Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd, in May 2010. He also served from 2006 to 2010 as deputy chairman, President and Chief Financial officer of Harbor Point Re Ltd. While at Alterra, Mr. Cook was President and Chief Executive Officer of its New Point Limited reinsurance sidecar vehicles. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Cook was the founding Chief Financial Officer of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. Prior to that, he served as founding Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LaSalle Re Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Cook qualified as a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant in 1986. Mr. Cook holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Cook is a member of our sponsor. We anticipate that Mr. Cook will become a director effective upon the closing of the Business Combination.

Pano Anthos

Mr. Pano Anthos is Independent Director of  Global Partner Acquisition Corp. Pano Anthos has served as one of our directors since our initial public offering. Since August 2015, Mr. Anthos has been the Managing Director of XRC Labs and XRC Fund, a retail and consumer goods technology accelerator based in New York City and co-sponsored by Parsons School of Design and Kurt Salmon. Since October 2011, Mr. Anthos has been a partner of Eaglepoint, running their digital transformation practice. He has over 25 years of technology Chief Executive Officer and founder experience, having built new businesses in B2B and B2C markets across Web, social, mobile and gaming platforms. Since November 2012, Mr. Anthos has also been a co-founder of GatherEducation, a virtual reality classroom platform that recreates the physical classroom online to enable great teachers to teach students on low bandwidth, 3G networks. From September 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Anthos founded and ran Guided Launch, an advisory firm that incubated startups in the media and advertising spaces. From 2007 to August 2010, Mr. Anthos founded Hangout Industries, the first virtual reality gaming platform on Facebook, leveraging real world fashion brands and partners such as Conde Nast, Steve Madden and Paige Denim to generate brand experiences for over its players. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Anthos founded Pantero, a semantic web integration platform that major telecom and insurance companies use to integrate multiple disparate systems. From 1984 to 2001, Mr. Anthos co-founded and built Clearcross, a global logistics platform to manage cross border shipments for global manufacturers and e-commerce companies in over 20 countries. Mr. Anthos also served on the board of directors of FCA International. Mr. Anthos holds an MIA from Columbia University, was an International Fellow and holds a BA from the University of Delaware. Mr. Anthos is a member of our sponsor.

Jeffrey Weiss

Mr. Jeffrey A. Weiss is Independent Director of  Global Partner Acquisition Corp. Jeffrey Weiss has served as one of our directors since our initial public offering. Mr. Weiss has been an investment banker and corporate executive at public and private companies for more than 30 years. Since May 2016, he has served as chairman of WFG Holdings, LLC, a consumer finance company. For 24 years, through June 2014, he was the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DFC Global, an international financial services company with over $1.3 billion in revenues. In 1990, as a managing director in Bear Stearns’ merchant banking group, Mr. Weiss formed the predecessor to DFC to rollup US retail check cashing businesses. Mr. Weiss led the buyout of DFC in June 2014. In 1998, Mr. Weiss led the sale of DFC to Leonard Green Partners. DFC became a global provider of retail and internet financial services to the under-banked market, with revenues of more than $1.3 billion when sold to Lone Star Partners in June 2014. Mr. Weiss has also worked as a senior executive in industries ranging from publishing, air handling equipment, the foundry industry as well as financial services, in addition to having been the founding editor of Country Living magazine, an editor at Encyclopedia Britannica and Psychology Today magazine. Mr. Weiss graduated with a BA from Clark University and received a MS from the University of Chicago. Mr. Weiss is a member of our sponsor. He is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive operational, financial and management background. We anticipate that Mr. Weiss will resign from his position as director, effective upon the closing of the Business Combination.

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