Nominee Biographies

Andrew Roberto, CFA has served as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Drake Management since March 2019 where he has focused on investments in both public and private companies. Andrew brings 14 years of experience investing across a range of asset class and industries, including distressed debt, high yield credit, publicly traded equities, Activist Equities, Private Equity and Venture Capital. Andrew spent four years working under Carl Icahn at Icahn Enterprises in New York, before co-founding Westvale Partners, a special purpose vehicle focused on investing in early-stage consumer businesses. Andrew previously worked at RBS Securities and AllianceBernstein and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Brooklyn Investment Group, Capital on Tap (UK), Icahn Automotive Group, American Railcar Industries (NYSE: ARII), American Railcar Leasing, CVR GP LLC, CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI), CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN), CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR), Viskase Companies (OTC: VKSC), Westpoint Home and Voltari (NASDAQ: VLTC). He graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Economics and is a CFA Charterholder. While not a board member, Andrew was intimately involved at the Board Level in corporate finance and strategy at Federal Mogul (NYSE: FDML).

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Heinrich Loechteken has held a variety of executive roles in the aviation and corporate finance fields. His expertise is vested in an in-depth understanding of aircraft leasing and commercial/corporate finance, as well as a track record of financial and operational restructurings of companies leading to a subsequent sale or IPO. He currently serves as the CEO of JLPS Ireland Limited, which offers transportation leasing services including aircraft, ships, maritime containers and solar power generation equipment. Prior to that, he was an executive advisor for fleet planning, aircraft acquisition and sales to MC Aviation Partners, the former aircraft leasing subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation and now a part of AMCK Aviation. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at International Lease Finance Corporation, the world’s market leader in leasing and remarketing of advanced technology and modern aircraft to global commercial airlines. Prior to ILFC, he served as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer at AerCap, an integrated global aviation company based in the Netherlands that provides aircraft and engine leasing, trading, and parts sales. He was responsible for all commercial and technical aspects of investments in aircraft, joint ventures and securitizations, as well as accounting, treasury, and risk management. Additionally, he previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DaimlerChrysler Capital Services, where he was in charge of treasury, accounting, IT and operations, credit risk and asset-liability management, and controlling for all Capital Services business in 19 companies in North America, Europe, and Asia and Chief Credit Officer of DaimlerChrysler Financial, a consumer and commercial finance company, in charge of all credit related aspects of the business.

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