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M III Acquisition Corp (MIII.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mohsin Meghji

51 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Brian Griffith

42 Chief Financial Officer

Suleman Lunat

43 Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development

Andrew Farkas

Director Nominee

Osbert Hood

63 Director Nominee

Philip Marber

65 Director Nominee

Christopher Pappano

47 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mohsin Meghji

Mr. Mohsin Y. Meghji serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since inception, has also been the Managing Partner of M-III Partners, LLC since February 2014. His career of more than 25 years has focused primarily identifying the financial, operational and strategic changes needed to revive troubled companies and working with the relevant constituencies to implement those changes. He has accomplished this through management and advisory roles in partnership with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, private equity and distressed hedge fund investors. Mr. Meghji’s most recent corporate role was as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy at Springleaf, as well as Chief Executive Officer of its captive insurance companies, from January 2012 to February 2014. Springleaf was listed on the NYSE in late 2013. Prior to Springleaf, Mr. Meghji served as a Senior Managing Director at C-III Capital Partners, LLC, a real-estate focused merchant banking firm from October to December 2011. Mr. Meghji co-founded Loughlin Meghji + Company, a privately-held financial advisory firm which became one of the leading restructuring boutiques in the U.S. Mr. Meghji was a Principal and Managing Director of Loughlin Meghji + Company from February 2002 to October 2011. Mr. Meghji is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and has taken executive courses at the INSEAD School of Business in France. He has previously qualified as a U.K. and Canadian Chartered Accountant as well as a U.S. Certified Turnaround Professional.

Brian Griffith

Mr. Brian Griffith serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is our Chief Financial Officer since inception, is also a Managing Director of M-III Partners, LLC. Mr. Griffith has more than 17 years of financial, operational and advisory experience in both growth and distressed situations. Over the course of his career, Mr. Griffith served as Chief Restructuring Officer and interim VP of Finance for various clients in the finance, energy and technology sectors. His experience covers a number of industries including financial services, real estate, healthcare services, energy, consumer products, manufacturing and food services. Prior to joining M-III Partners in August 2014, Mr. Griffith spent two years as an independent advisor to companies in transition, including roles as the Chief Restructuring Officer of Yoostar Entertainment Group from April 2014 to October 2014 and as an advisor to Springleaf Holdings, LLC (NYSE: LEAF) from May 2013 to October 2014. Mr. Griffith was previously a Managing Director at Loughlin Meghji + Company, a privately-held financial advisory firm, from February 2008 to January 2013. At Loughlin Meghji + Company, he was involved with numerous transactions, including the restructuring of Capmark Financial Group, Inc., where he was responsible for the development and execution of cost rationalization initiatives. Mr. Griffith also advised Berkadia Commercial Mortgage on process improvement and cost reduction initiatives. Other roles included advising an institutional investor on a merger integration of two healthcare companies. Prior to Loughlin Meghji + Company, Mr. Griffith worked for CCV Restructuring from 2002 to 2008, FTI Consulting from 2001 to 2002 and Ernst & Young, LLP from 1996 to 1997 advising stakeholders in turnarounds, as well as providing transaction advisory services. Mr. Griffith earned an M.B.A from Fordham University and received a B.S. in Business Administration degree from Villanova University. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association.

Suleman Lunat

Mr. Suleman E. Lunat serves as Executive Vice President. Head of Corporate Development of the Company. He is our Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development since inception, is also a Partner of M-III Partners, LLC. He has 20 years of experience as an investor in public and private equity, credit and distressed special situations and investment banking. He has provided M&A, debt restructuring and capital raising services to a range of middle market and large corporate clients in North America and Europe. Before joining M-III Partners in July 2014, Mr. Lunat was a Principal and portfolio manager in the Opportunistic Credit group of Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO), a global alternative investment manager focusing on private equity, credit and real estate, from 2007 to February 2013. At Apollo, Mr. Lunat focused on managing a portfolio of special situation performing, stressed and distressed credit and equity investments in both the public and private markets. Mr. Lunat was also a member of Apollo’s Strategic Value Fund and Credit Opportunity Fund investment teams. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Lunat held positions as Senior Investment Analyst at Longacre Fund Management from 2005 to 2007 and Sandell Asset Management from 2004 to 2005, both privately-held alternative asset management firms. Before joining Sandell, he was a Vice President at Greenhill & Co. (NYSE: GHL), where he was employed from 1997 to 2003, focused on debt restructuring, M&A and principal investing. He was an initial member of the Greenhill Capital Partners private equity investment team. He began his career at Lehman Brothers as a financial analyst in the Investment Banking division in 1995. Mr. Lunat has served as a trustee of Success Academy Charter Schools-NYC since September 2014 and as a director of Centrus Energy Corporation (NYSE: LEU) from October 2014. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Economics.

Andrew Farkas

Mr. Andrew L. Farkas serves as Director Nominee of the Company. He currently serves as the Managing Member, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Island Capital Group LLC. Island Capital Group LLC is a private, real-estate oriented merchant banking firm specializing in real estate investing, real estate operating businesses and real estate securities. Mr. Farkas also serves as an officer in various subsidiaries and controlled affiliates of Island Capital Group LLC and is also regularly appointed to and holds director positions in private, non-corporate vehicles controlled by Island Capital Group LLC. Prior to founding Island Capital Group LLC in 2003, Mr. Farkas was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2003 of Insignia Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: IFS), a global real estate services company that he founded in 1990 and which was merged with CB Richard Ellis in 2003 to form the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. Prior to founding Insignia Financial Group, Inc., Mr. Farkas was employed at Thompson McKinnon Securities from 1982 to 1984 and was the founder and managing principal of Metropolitan Asset Group, Ltd., a private real estate investment banking and merchant banking firm specializing in securitized real estate transactions since 1984. Mr. Farkas served on the Board of Directors of iStar Financial Inc. from 2001 to 2003. He also served as a Managing Trustee of the Board of Trustees of Charter Mac (NYSE: CHC) from 2004 until 2007. Mr. Farkas graduated from Harvard University in 1982 with a B.A. in Economics. Mr. Farkas is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in finance, real estate, banking and business.

Osbert Hood

Mr. Osbert M. Hood serves as Director Nominee of the Company. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Advent Capital Management, LLC, a privately-held investment management firm, from June 2012 to May 2014. At Advent, Mr. Hood oversaw all non-investment functions including business development, product development, investor relations, operations and technology. Prior to joining Advent, Mr. Hood served as a business advisor from May 2010 to May 2012 and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacKay Shields, LLC, a privately-held investment management firm, from January 2007 to April 2010. Prior to MacKay Shields, LLC, he served as Pioneer Investments USA’s Chief Executive fficer and President from 2003 to 2006 and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2003. Pioneer Investments USA is the US division of Pioneer Investments S.p.A., which is a global asset management firm that is a subsidiary of UniCredit S.p.A., a leading publicly-traded European banking group. Mr. Hood was employed by John Hancock Financial Services from 1990 to 2000, where he served in roles of increasing responsibility before being named as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of John Hancock Advisors in 1997. John Hancock is the United States operating unit of Manulife Financial, a leading Canada-based financial services group (NYSE: MFC). He began his professional career at American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) in 1977. Mr. Hood has been a director of Centrus Energy Corporation (NYSE: LEU), a global energy company that supplies low enriched uranium for commercial nuclear plants, since October 2014. Mr. Hood holds an MBA from New York University and a BS from Adelphi University. He also has attended the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hood is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in finance, business and operations.

Philip Marber

Mr. Philip Marber serves as Director Nominee of the Company. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Marber served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald and Co., an investment bank and brokerage business, where he was responsible for all aspects of management of the institutional equities business. Mr. Marber joined Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. as the founder of its institutional options department in 1990 and held positions of increasing responsibility prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Marber was employed by Jeffries & Co. as an institutional equity option salesman since 1984. He was a member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals, a non-profit organization of investment professionals to which membership is offered on an invitation-only basis, from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Marber is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in finance, business and operations.

Christopher Pappano

Mr. Christopher J. Pappano serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pappano has been employed by Barington Capital Group, L.P. since April 2016, where he serves as a Managing Director and Head of Risk Management. Barington Capital Group is a fundamental, value-oriented activist investment management firm. Mr. Pappano had previously been employed by Barington Capital Group from 2002 – 2008 as a Senior Analyst. From June 2008 through February 2015, Mr. Pappano was a Managing Director at Richmond Hill Investment Co., L.P., a New York-based special situations fund, where he served on the Investment Committee. From 1996 through 2002, Mr. Pappano worked at Greenhill & Co, an M&A and restructuring advisory firm, rising from the level of Analyst to Vice President. From 1994 through 1996, Mr. Pappano was an Analyst in the M&A Group of Merrill Lynch & Co. From 1992 through 1994, Mr. Pappano was a consultant in the Business Reorganization Group of Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Pappano served on the board of Register.com (Cayman) Limited Partnership from 2007 – 2008. Mr. Pappano holds an A.B. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.