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HRG Group Inc (HRG.N)

HRG.N on New York Stock Exchange

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19 Jan 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Steinberg

73 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

George Nicholson

58 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Ehsan Zargar

40 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Curtis Glovier

52 2015 Independent Director

Frank Ianna

67 2013 Independent Director

Gerald Luterman

73 2013 Independent Director

Andrew McKnight

39 2016 Independent Director

Andrew Whittaker

54 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Steinberg

Mr. Joseph S. Steinberg is appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of HRG Group, Inc. He has served as Chairman of the Board of HRG since December 2014 and as a director of HRG since July 2014. Mr. Steinberg has also served on the board of directors of FGL and Spectrum Brands since February 2015 and March 2015, respectively, each of which is a subsidiary of HRG. Mr. Steinberg is Chairman of the board of directors of Leucadia. He has served as a director of Leucadia since December 1978 and as President from January 1979 until March 1, 2013, when he became the Chairman of the Leucadia board of directors. Mr. Steinberg has served as Chairman of the board of directors of HomeFed Corporation (“HomeFed”) since 1999 and as a HomeFed director since 1998. Mr. Steinberg also serves on the board of directors of Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. Mr. Steinberg has served as a director of Jefferies since April 2008. Mr. Steinberg previously served as a director of Mueller Industries, Inc. from September 2011 to September 2012.

George Nicholson

Mr. George C. Nicholson serves as a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of HRG since November 2015. On January 20, 2017, Mr. Nicholson was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Nicholson served as Acting Chief Financial Officer from January 4, 2016 to January 20, 2017. Mr. Nicholson also serves as a director and Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer of NZCH. Previously, Mr. Nicholson was employed by HGI Asset Management Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of HRG, from May 2013 to November 2015. Mr. Nicholson served as Vice President and Controller of Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of FGL (“FGL Insurance”) from August 2007 through May 2013. Prior to joining FGL Insurance, Mr. Nicholson served as Chief Accounting Officer of Capital Bank Corporation from September 2005 to August 2007 and previously held executive positions at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and London Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Mr. Nicholson spent 10 years with Ernst & Young ending as a Senior Manager specializing in the energy and financial services industry. Mr. Nicholson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Kentucky and a B.B.A. degree from Eastern Kentucky University.

Ehsan Zargar

Mr. Ehsan Zargar serves as a Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. The Executive joined the Company in June 2011 and was promoted to General Counsel on April 1, 2015.

Curtis Glovier

Mr. Curtis A. Glovier serves as an Independent Director of HRG Group, Inc. He has served as a director of HRG since February 2015. Mr. Glovier currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PENSCO Trust Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Opus Bank, a publicly traded bank, and as Senior Executive President, Head of Wealth Services of Opus Bank and as Senior Managing Director in the Merchant Banking division. Mr. Glovier has also served on the board of directors of Opus Bank since September 2010. From May 2007 until July 8, 2016, Mr. Glovier was a Managing Director at Fortress, which through its affiliated funds, is a significant stockholder of HRG. Prior to that, Mr. Glovier served as a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Middle Market Buyout Group at Perseus, LLC. Prior to joining Perseus, LLC in 2000, he was a Managing Director of Nassau Capital. Prior to joining Nassau Capital, Mr. Glovier worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Structured Finance and Leveraged Buyout groups, and was also a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Glovier has served as a director of several companies in a variety of industries, including the financial services, branded consumer products, pharmaceutical and alternative energy areas. He formerly served on the board of directors of CarCor Investment Holdings LLC, Omnisure Group, LLC and SNAAC Investors LLC. Mr. Glovier holds a B.A. from Princeton University, a M.Ec. from James Cook University in Australia, and an M.B.A. as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Frank Ianna

Mr. Frank Ianna serves as an Independent Director of HRG Group, Inc. Mr. Ianna has served as a director of HRG since April 2013. Mr. Ianna served as director of Sprint Corporation from 2009 until August 2015. Mr. Ianna served as a director of Clearwire Corporation from November 2008 until June 2011 and as a director of Tellabs, Inc. from 2004 until 2013. Mr. Ianna served on the board of trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology between 1997 and 2007 and as chairman of its subsidiary, Castle Point Holdings, Inc., between 2006 and 2007. Mr. Ianna has also served as a director of a number of private companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. Ianna retired from AT&T, Inc. in 2003 after a 31-year career serving in various executive positions, most recently as President of AT&T Network Services. Mr. Ianna serves as a consultant for McCreight & Company, a consulting company based in Connecticut. Mr. Ianna received his undergraduate degree from the Stevens Institute in Electrical Engineering in 1971 (BEEE), and his Master’s Degree from MIT in 1972 (MSEE) and completed the Program for Management Development (PMD), an Executive Education Program of the Harvard Business School in 1985.

Gerald Luterman

Mr. Gerald Luterman serves as an Independent Director of HRG Group, Inc., since April 2013. He has served as a director of HRG since April 2013. Mr. Luterman has been a director of Florida Community Bank since January 2010. Mr. Luterman has served as a director of a number of private companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. Luterman was Interim Chief Financial Officer of NRG Energy, Inc. (“NRG”) from November 2009 through May 2010. Mr. Luterman was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of KeySpan Corporation from August 1999 to September 2007. Mr. Luterman has more than 30 years of experience in senior financial positions with companies including American Express Company, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., Emerson Electric Company and Arrow Electronics. Mr. Luterman also served as a director of NRG from April 2009 to 2014, IKON Office Solutions, Inc. from November 2003 until August 2008 and U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. from May 2006 until November 2009. Mr. Luterman previously qualified as a Canadian Chartered Accountant and graduated from McGill University in Montreal, earning a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Economics in 1965 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1967.

Andrew McKnight

Mr. Andrew A. McKnight serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McKnight was appointed as a director of HRG in July 2016. Mr. McKnight currently serves as a Partner and Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”), which through its affiliated funds, is a significant stockholder of HRG. Prior to joining Fortress in 2005, Mr. McKnight served as a Managing Director at Fir Tree Partners. Prior to joining Fir Tree Partners in 2002, he was in the Leveraged Finance group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. McKnight currently serves on the Board of Ligado Networks. Mr. McKnight holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Andrew Whittaker

Mr. Andrew R. Whittaker serves as an Independent Director of HRG Group, Inc. He has served as a director of HRG since July 2014. Mr. Whittaker has been the Vice Chairman of Leucadia National Corporation (“Leucadia”), a significant stockholder of HRG, since 2014 and has been Vice Chairman of Jefferies Group LLC (“Jefferies”), a subsidiary of Leucadia, since 2002. Mr. Whittaker has served as a member of the board of directors of Jefferies Finance LLC since 2004. Mr. Whittaker has been a member of the Jefferies Executive Committee for the past 20 years. He was formerly the Co-Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies. Mr. Whittaker has over 28 years of investment banking experience in a broad range of industries. Mr. Whittaker received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Joseph Steinberg

331,000

George Nicholson

613,250

Ehsan Zargar

--

Curtis Glovier

22,526

Frank Ianna

192,250

Gerald Luterman

197,000

Andrew McKnight

--

Andrew Whittaker

320,000
As Of  30 Sep 2017