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Sabre Corp (SABR.OQ)

SABR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lawrence Kellner

59 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Sean Menke

49 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Simonson

59 2018 Executive Vice President

Rachel Gonzalez

48 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Clinton Anderson

47 Executive Vice President and President, Travel Network

Wade Jones

51 Executive Vice President and President, Travel Network

David Shirk

51 2018 Executive Vice President and President, Travel Solutions

Louis Selincourt

2018 Senior Vice President - Global Development Centers

Karl Peterson

47 2016 Lead Independent Director

George Bravante

59 2014 Independent Director

Herve Couturier

59 2017 Independent Director

Renee James

53 2015 Independent Director

Gary Kusin

66 2007 Independent Director

Gregory Mondre

43 2007 Independent Director

Judy Odom

65 2014 Independent Director

Joseph Osnoss

40 2007 Independent Director

Zane Rowe

47 2016 Independent Director

Andy Pomfret

2018 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lawrence Kellner

Mr. Lawrence W. Kellner has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective Dec. 31, 2017. Mr. Kellner has served as President of Emerald Creek Group, LLC, a private equity firm that he founded, since 2010. In addition, he has served as Sabre’s Chairman of the Board from 2013 to 2016 and since December 31, 2017. Mr. Kellner previously served as Sabre’s Executive Chairman of the Board on an interim basis from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2017. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc., an international airline company, from December 2004 through December 2009. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Continental Airlines from March 2003 to December 2004, as President from May 2001 to March 2003 and was a member of Continental Airlines’ board of directors from May 2001 to December 2009. Mr. Kellner serves on the board of directors of The Boeing Company and Marriott International, Inc.

Sean Menke

Mr. Sean E. Menke is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. rior to that, he served as Sabre’s executive vice president and president of Travel Network. Before joining Sabre in October 2015, Mr. Menke served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Hawaiian Airlines from October 2014 to October 2015. From 2013 to 2014, he was executive vice president of resources at IHS Inc., a global information technology company. He served as managing partner of Vista Strategic Group, LLC, a consulting firm, from 2012 to 2013 and from 2010 to 2011. From 2011 to 2012, he served as president and chief executive officer of Pinnacle Airlines, and from 2007 to 2010 as president and chief executive officer of Frontier Airlines. Frontier Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Mr. Menke earned an executive MBA from the University of Denver and dual bachelor of science degrees in Economics and Aviation Management from Ohio State University.

Richard Simonson

Mr. Richard A. Simonson is no longer Executive Vice President of the Company, effective end of 2018. He leads our global finance organization and is responsible for the following functions - accounting, tax, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury, procurement, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. He brings a combination of experiences across global finance, business operations and capital markets focused on the technology, telecom and media sectors. Before joining Sabre in March 2013, Mr. Simonson acted as an independent advisor to private equity and venture capital firms from May 2012 to March 2013 and from July 2010 to May 2011. He served as CFO and president for business operations at Rearden Commerce, a venture-backed e-commerce company from March 2011 to May 2012. From September 2001 to July 2010 he was an executive at Nokia Corporation in several global roles based in locations around the world - Helsinki, Zurich and New York-including more than five years as chief financial officer and executive vice president, followed by executive vice president and general manager of Nokia’s mobile phones unit and head of strategic sourcing. He was a member of Nokia’s Group Executive Board from 2004-2010. Mr. Simonson’s career includes time with Barclays Capital as managing director in the telecom and media investment banking group. He also spent 16 years with Bank of America Securities in the Global Corporate and Investment Banking group based out of San Francisco and Chicago, where he held various finance and investment banking positions, culminating as managing director of Global Project Finance. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in mining engineering and holds an M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rachel Gonzalez

Ms. Rachel A. Gonzalez is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. In this role, she leads a global team responsible for human resources, corporate communications, legal strategy, regulatory affairs, corporate compliance, and government affairs. She previously served as executive vice president and general counsel from September 2014 to May 2017. Prior to joining Sabre, Ms. Gonzalez served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary with Dean Foods in Dallas, Texas from March 2013 to September 2014, and as executive vice president, general counsel designate from November 2012 to March 2013. Ms. Gonzalez joined Dean Foods in 2008 as chief counsel, corporate and securities and served as the deputy general counsel prior to her promotion in November 2012. Previously, Ms. Gonzalez was senior vice president and group counsel with Affiliated Computer Services. Ms. Gonzalez was a partner with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance and corporate governance. Ms. Gonzalez serves on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and their Executive, Finance and Board Development Committees; she also serves as its Treasurer. Ms. Gonzalez is also a member of the board of directors of Dana Incorporated. Ms. Gonzalez earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and her bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

Clinton Anderson

Mr. Clinton Anderson is Executive Vice President and President, Travel Network of the company. He joined Sabre in 2014 as the senior vice president of strategy and business development. In this role, Mr. Anderson was responsible for identifying and evaluating growth opportunities, as well as leading the corporate strategy team. Prior to joining Sabre, from 2012 to 2014, Mr. Anderson was with Emerson/Anderson, a private investment firm focused on small cap businesses, which he co-founded. From 1994 to 2012, he was a consultant at Bain and Company where he was a partner and served as a leader of consumer products and performance improvement practices. Mr. Anderson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta.

Wade Jones

Mr. Wade Jones is Executive Vice President and President, Travel Network of the company. He joined Sabre in 2015 in the product, marketing and strategy role for Travel Network globally. From April of 2012 to September of 2014 he was senior vice president and general manager of Deem’s syndicated commerce business. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Jones served as a founder and chief executive officer of Haystack Ventures, LLC, which filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in 2012. Prior to joining Sabre, Mr. Jones spent more than 10 years with Barclaycard, leading the company’s U.K partnership business that provides, co-branded credit card, and loyalty programs for other companies across the travel, retail, financial services, and other industries. He received his master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University.

David Shirk

Mr. David Shirk is Executive Vice President and President, Travel Solutions of the Company, effective July 23, 2018. Prior to joining Sabre in June 2017, Mr. Shirk served as president at Kony, Inc., an industry leader in mobile application development platforms and cross industry digital transformation solutions, from April 2014 to May 2017. From September 2012 to January 2014, he served as general manager and vice president at Computer Services Corp. (CSC), where he led the company’s software, services, and business process outsourcing division. Prior to joining CSC, Mr. Shirk was senior vice president of industry solutions and chief marketing officer for the Enterprise Business division of HP. He has also held senior executive positions at Siemens, UGS, Vignette, Novell and Oracle. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from The Ohio State University.

Louis Selincourt

Mr. Louis Selincourt is Senior Vice President - Global Development Centers of the Company. Prior to joining Sabre, Selincourt was co-founder and managing partner at Better Faster Further, LLC, where he worked with leading companies to implement techniques and processes to optimize operations, people, behaviors and communications. He brings almost 40 years of relevant experience including global technology operations management at companies including Oracle, NetApp and Novell.

Karl Peterson

Mr. Karl I. Peterson serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Peterson is a Senior Partner of TPG and Managing Partner of TPG Pace Group, the firm’s newly formed effort to sponsor SPACs and other permanent capital solutions for companies. He also serves as President and CEO of TPG Pace Holdings. Since rejoining TPG in 2004, Mr. Peterson has led investments for the firm in technology, media, financial services and travel sectors and oversaw TPG’s European operations from 2010 until 2017. Prior to 2004, he was a co-founder and the president and CEO of Hotwire.com. He led the business from its launch in 2000 through its sale to InterActiveCorp in 2003. Before Hotwire, Mr. Peterson was a principal at TPG in San Francisco, and from 1992 to 1995 he was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Peterson is currently a director of Playa Hotels and Resorts, TPG Pace Holdings, TES Global, and Saxo Bank.

George Bravante

Mr. George R. Bravante, Jr. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bravante is the co-founder and the managing member of the general partner of Bravante-Curci Investors, LP, an investment firm focusing on real estate investments in California. He has held this position since 1996. Since 2005, he has also been the owner of Bravante Produce, a grower, packer and shipper of premium California table grapes and citrus. In addition, since 2012 he has served as the CEO of Pacific Agricultural Realty, LP, a private equity fund investing in agricultural assets in California. Previously, he served as chairman of the board of ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2010 and was a member of its board from 2004 to 2010. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Bravante was President and Chief Operating Officer of Colony Advisors, Inc., a real estate asset management company, and prior to that he was President and Chief Operating Officer of America Real Estate Group, Inc., where he led strategic management, restructuring and disposition of assets. He serves as a director of KBS Growth & Income REIT, Inc., a real estate investment trust.

Herve Couturier

Mr. Herve Couturier is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Couturier is a private investor and product strategy consultant. Mr. Couturier currently serves as President of Kerney Partners, a consulting firm. From 2012 to 2016, he was Executive Vice President, R&D, at Amadeus, an airline reservation systems provider. From 2007 to 2012, he was Executive Vice President of SAP AG’s Technology Group and Head of Research. He also serves as a board member for SimCorp A/S, a public Danish software company, and Infovista Inc., and has held management positions at a number of IT companies including Business Objects, the worldwide leader of business intelligence solutions, now part of SAP, S1 Corporation, a provider of payment software for financial institutions, and XRT, a leading European treasury management software company, now part of the Sage Group PLC. Mr. Couturier holds both an engineering degree and a Master of Science degree from the École Centrale Paris in France. He began his career at IBM in 1982, where he held various engineering and business positions until 1997.

Renee James

Ms. Renee J. James is Independent Director of the Company. s. James is a strategic, technology leader with broad, international experience. Her capabilities span from setting corporate strategy to managing large scale, complex global operations and P&Ls. Ms. James is currently the CEO of Ampere Computing, a Carlyle Group owned private company. She had a lengthy career with Intel Corporation, where she was the President of the company and co-leader with the CEO in the executive office. Throughout her career at Intel, she held a variety of positions in Software R&D, P&L management, Sales and Manufacturing. Prior to becoming Intel’s President, Ms. James was the Executive Vice President of Intel and the Group General Manager of Software and Services for over a decade of her career. In addition, she has led large scale M&A and the re-structuring and served as Chairman of Intel’s subsidiaries. Early in her career, Ms. James served as chief of staff for founder and former Intel CEO, Andy Grove for several years where she was responsible for corporate strategy. In her role with Carlyle, Ms. James is evaluating new technology investments for the firm as well as advising and working with portfolio companies on their strategic direction and operational efficiency. Ms. James currently serves as the Chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to the President of the United States.

Gary Kusin

Mr. Gary M. Kusin serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kusin is a private investor, business advisor and entrepreneur. He serves as Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the board for Treehouse. Mr. Kusin advises an array of public companies, private companies and private equity firms, including TPG Capital, Leonard Green Partners and Hicks Holdings, on strategic, management and growth issues. He co-founded two companies, Babbage’s, operating now as GameStop, and Laura Mercier Cosmetics which today are well known global brands. Mr. Kusin served from 2001 to 2006 as president and chief executive officer of Kinko’s, today operating as FedEx Office. He was responsible for the turnaround, strategic growth and transformation of Kinko’s and oversaw its ultimate sale to FedEx. An Inc. magazine “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Mr. Kusin also serves on the board of directors of Savers, Inc., FleetPride, Taco Bueno and as chairman of the board for Treehouse. Mr. Kusin’s community activities include positions held with St. Mark’s School of Texas Board of Trustees, Dallas Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) chairman, Dallas Citizen’s Council board of directors, the Southwestern Medical School Foundation and as chairman of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas McComb’s School of Business. A member of the University of Texas McComb’s School of Business Hall of Fame, Mr. Kusin earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Gregory Mondre

Mr. Gregory K. Mondre serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mondre is a Managing Partner and Managing Director with Silver Lake. Mr. Mondre joined the firm in 1999 and has significant experience in private equity investing and expertise in sectors of the technology and technology-enabled industries. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Mondre was a principal at TPG, where he focused on private equity investments across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on technology. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mondre worked as an investment banker in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He currently serves as a director of Fanatics, Go Daddy, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Red Ventures.

Judy Odom

Ms. Judy C. Odom serves as Independent Director of the Company. From 1985 until her retirement in 2002, Ms. Odom held numerous positions, most recently chief executive officer and chairman of the board, at Software Spectrum, Inc., a global business to business software services company, which she co-founded in 1983. Prior to founding Software Spectrum, Ms. Odom was a partner with the international accounting firm, Grant Thornton. Ms. Odom currently serves on the board of directors of Harte-Hanks, Inc., a marketing services company, and Leggett & Platt, Inc., a diversified manufacturing company. She previously served on the board of Storage Technology Corporation, a provider of data storage hardware and software products and services, from November 2003 to August 2005.

Joseph Osnoss

Mr. Joseph Osnoss serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Osnoss is a Managing Director of Silver Lake, which he joined in 2002. From 2010 to 2014, before returning to the U.S., Mr. Osnoss was based in Silver Lake’s London office, where he helped oversee the firm’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Osnoss is currently on the boards of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, Cornerstone OnDemand and Global Blue SA. He previously served on the boards of Instinet Incorporated, Interactive Data Corporation, Mercury Payment Systems, and Virtu Financial. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Osnoss worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and financings in the technology and telecommunications industries. He previously held positions at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting in France and at Bracebridge Capital, a fixed income arbitrage hedge fund. Mr. Osnoss currently is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, where he participates in teaching and research activities within the Department of Finance.

Zane Rowe

Mr. Zane C. Rowe is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rowe has served as Chief Financial Officer of VMware, Inc. since March 2016. Before joining VMware, which has been indirectly acquired by and thus may be deemed to be an affiliate of Silver Lake, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EMC Corporation from October 2014 through February 2016. Prior to joining EMC, Mr. Rowe was Vice President of North American Sales of Apple Inc. from May 2012 to May 2014. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc., an airline holdings company, from October 2010 until April 2012 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Continental Airlines from August 2008 to September 2010. Mr. Rowe serves on the Board of Directors of Pivotal Software, Inc. and the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Andy Pomfret

Mr. Andy Pomfret is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company.

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