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Copart Inc (CPRT.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Willis Johnson

68 2010 Chairman of the Board

Vincent Mitz

52 2011 President, Director

A. Jayson Adair

45 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Liaw

38 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Sean Eldridge

46 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

William Franklin

59 2016 Executive Vice President - U.S. operations and Shared Services

Rama Prasad

56 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Gregory DePasquale

2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Robert Vannuccini

49 2007 Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer

Vikrant Bhatia

38 2014 Senior Vice President - Strategic Initiatives

John Lindle

43 2013 Senior Vice President - Strategic Growth

Matt Blunt

44 2009 Independent Director

Steven Cohan

54 2004 Independent Director

Daniel Englander

47 2006 Independent Director

James Meeks

66 2007 Independent Director

Thomas Tryforos

56 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Willis Johnson

Mr. Willis J. Johnson is Chairman of the Board of Copart, Inc. Willis J. Johnson, founder of Copart, has, since January 2004, served as chairman of our board of directors. From 1982 until February 2010, Mr. Johnson served as our chief executive officer and from 1986 until 1995, he also served as our president. Mr. Johnson was an officer and director of U-Pull-It, Inc. (UPI), a self-service auto dismantler, which he co-founded, from 1982 through September 1994. Mr. Johnson sold his entire interest in UPI in September 1994. Since July 2015, Mr. Johnson has served as an executive officer and a director of ChoresPros, Inc., a privately-held technology company.

Vincent Mitz

Mr. Vincent W. Mitz is President, Director of Copart, Inc. Vincent W. Mitz has served as our president since February 2010. From August 2007 to February 2010, Mr. Mitz served as our executive vice president. From May 1995 until July 2007, Mr. Mitz served as our senior vice president of marketing. Previously, Mr. Mitz was employed by NER Auction Systems Inc. (NER), an automotive auction company, from 1981 until its acquisition by us in 1995. At NER, Mr. Mitz held numerous positions, most recently as vice president of sales and operations for NER’s New York region from 1990 to 1993 and vice president of sales & marketing from 1993 to 1995.

A. Jayson Adair

Mr. A. Jayson Adair is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Copart, Inc. A. Jayson Adair has served as our chief executive officer since February 2010. From November 1996 to February 2010, Mr. Adair served as our president. From 1995 until 1996, Mr. Adair served as our executive vice president. From 1990 until 1995, Mr. Adair served as our vice president of sales and operations, and from 1989 to 1990, Mr. Adair served as our manager of operations. Mr. Adair’s considerable knowledge and understanding of our company and our businesses together with his extensive experience managing crucial aspects of our business provide our board with significant insight into our businesses and operations.

Jeffrey Liaw

Mr. Jeffrey Liaw has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of Copart, Inc., effective as of January 4, 2016. Mr. Liaw has served as the Chief Financial Officer of FleetPride, Inc., a privately held company that distributes truck and trailer parts nationwide, since January 2013. From August 2005 to December 2012, Mr. Liaw was a principal of TPG Capital Management, L.P., a private equity firm. Mr. Liaw earned his B.A. and B.B.A. from the University of Texas in 1999, and he earned his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 2005.

Sean Eldridge

Mr. Sean Eldridge is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Eldridge has served as our senior vice president and chief operating officer since March 2014 where he is responsible for all aspects of operations throughout North America. Mr. Eldridge brings with him extensive industry experience having begun his career with Copart in March 1990. From July 2006 to February 2014, Mr. Eldridge served as our vice president, corporate operations where he was responsible for overseeing all operations’ support teams including, property, transportation, member services and equipment. From October 2005 to July 2006, Mr. Eldridge served as our assistant vice president, operations and from March 1990 to October 2005, he held various roles with us, including general manager at several of our facilities, regional manager of the southern California region, and yard agent.

William Franklin

Mr. William E. Franklin has been appointed as Executive Vice President - U.S. operations and Shared Services of the Company. effective as of January 4, 2016. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer of Copart, Inc. William E. Franklin has served as our senior vice president and chief financial officer since March 2004. Mr. Franklin has over 20 years of international finance and executive management experience. From October 2001 to March 2004, Mr. Franklin served as the chief financial officer of Ptek Holdings, Inc., an international telecommunications company. Prior to that he was the president and chief executive officer of Clifford Electronics, an international consumer electronics company. Mr. Franklin received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Bakersfield. Mr. Franklin is a certified public accountant.

Rama Prasad

Mr. Rama Prasad is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Prasad has served as our senior vice president and chief technology officer since August 2014 where he is responsible for all functions within information technology, including architecture, application development, infrastructure, and operational support. From June 2010 to August 2014, Mr. Prasad served as senior vice president and chief information officer of Gogo Inc., an inflight entertainment and communications company. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Prasad was the senior director — application development and maintenance for United States Cellular Corporation, a provider of wireless products and services. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the vice president of IT for Hewitt Associates, a provider of management consulting services acquired by Aon Corporation in 2010, and from 2003 to 2006 he served as the vice president — IT for Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., an Internet travel-booking website. Mr. Prasad received an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University, an M.S. in computer science from the University of Missouri, and a B.S. in engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Gregory DePasquale

Mr. Gregory R. DePasquale is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. DePasquale began his career at Copart in October 1998 as Assistant General Counsel and has served as Deputy General Counsel since October 2014.

Robert Vannuccini

Mr. Robert H. Vannuccini is Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer of Copart, Inc. Robert H. Vannuccini has served as our senior vice president, sales since July 2007. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Vannuccini served as our vice president of national accounts. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Vannuccini served as our midwest regional account manager. Prior to that, Mr. Vannuccini was employed by NER as the midwest regional account manager from 1994 until its acquisition by Copart in 1995. Prior to his experience at NER, Mr. Vannuccini was an assistant vice president with Fleet Financial Group, a northeastern bank that was acquired by Bank of America, N.A. in 2004, from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Vannuccini received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York in 1988.

Vikrant Bhatia

Mr. Vikrant Bhatia has been Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of the company since December 2014. Mr. Bhatia previously worked with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a management consulting firm, from 1998 to 2001 and from 2003 to 2014, most recently as a Partner and Managing Director. At BCG, Mr. Bhatia’s clients included public and private organizations, for profit and non-profit, across a number of industries. He primarily consulted with his clients on topics of growth strategy, process optimization, corporate development, and organizational effectiveness. Mr. Bhatia received an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and a B.S. in commerce from the University of Virginia.

John Lindle

Mr. John Lindle is Senior Vice President - Strategic Growth of COPART INC., since June 2013. Mr. Lindle co-founded QCSA, a vehicle remarketing company, in 1999, and served as its president, chief executive officer and as a member of its board of directors, until we acquired QCSA in June 2013. Prior to that Mr. Lindle spent his time in the body shop industry from 1990 to 1999.

Matt Blunt

Mr. Matt Blunt is Independent Director of Copart, Inc. Mr. Blunt served as the Governor of the State of Missouri from 2005 to 2009. Prior to serving as the Governor of Missouri, Mr. Blunt served as a member of the Missouri General Assembly from 1999 through 2001 and as Missouri’s Secretary of State from 2001 through his inauguration as Governor in 2005. Since leaving the Office of the Governor of the State of Missouri, Mr. Blunt has served as a senior advisor to government affairs and financial firms. Since February 2011, Mr. Blunt has served as the president of the American Automobile Policy Council, which represents the public policy interests of Chrysler Group, LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Company. He is a 1993 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and received four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals during his military service as well as numerous other awards.

Steven Cohan

Mr. Steven D. Cohan is Independent Director of Copart, Inc. Mr. Cohan has served as the chief executive officer and president and as a director of Loco Ventures, Inc., a privately held company in Northern California, since 1997. From 1992 to 1994, he served as our vice president of finance and principal accounting officer and, from 1994 to 1996, he served as our vice president of corporate development. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. in Economics from the of California, Los Angeles. He is a certified public accountant.

Daniel Englander

Mr. Daniel J. Englander is Independent Director of Copart, Inc. Mr. Englander is managing partner of Ursula Capital Partners, an investment management firm that he founded in May 2004. In addition, since 2007, Mr. Englander has served as a director of America’s Car-Mart, Inc., an automotive retailer based in Bentonville, Arkansas; and he served as a director of Ambassadors International, a cruise ship operator based in Seattle, Washington from 2009 through May 2011. From October 1994 until January 2004, Mr. Englander was employed as an investment banker with Allen & Company, a New York-based merchant bank, serving as a Managing Director from September 2002 until his departure. He holds a B.A. from Yale University.

James Meeks

Mr. James E. Meeks is Independent Director of Copart, Inc. Mr. Meeks served as our chief operating officer from 1992, when he joined us in connection with our purchase of South Bay Salvage Pool, until his retirement in 2007. From 1995 to 1996, Mr. Meeks also served as our senior vice president and from 1996 until 2007 he served as our executive vice president. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Meeks, together with his family, owned and operated the South Bay Salvage Pool, a salvage yard company. From 1991 to 2001, Mr. Meeks was an officer, director and part owner of CAS & Meeks, Inc., a towing and subhauling service company. On August 1, 2007, Mr. Meeks relinquished the titles and responsibilities of executive vice president and chief operating officer, and he retired from employment with us on December 31, 2007.

Thomas Tryforos

Mr. Thomas N. Tryforos is Independent Director of Copart, Inc. Thomas N. Tryforos has been a private investor since 2005. Between May 1991 and September 2004, Mr. Tryforos was a general partner at Prescott Investors, Inc., a private investment firm. Mr. Tryforos also serves as a director of Credit Acceptance Corporation, a publicly-traded indirect auto finance company. Mr. Tryforos received a B.A. from Columbia College in 1981. He received an MBA in accounting and finance from Columbia Business School in 1984.

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