People: CoStar Group Inc (CSGP.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Klein

72 1987 Independent Chairman of the Board

Andrew Florance

50 1995 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brian Radecki

43 2007 Chief Financial Officer

Max Linnington

2014 Executive Vice President - Sales

Francis Carchedi

56 Executive Vice President - Operations

Jonathan Coleman

49 2005 General Counsel, Secretary

Giles Newman

51 2013 Managing Director of CoStar UK Limited

David Bonderman

72 1987 Independent Director

Michael Glosserman

68 2008 Independent Director

Warren Haber

73 1995 Independent Director

John Hill

59 2012 Independent Director

Christopher Nassetta

51 2002 Independent Director

Frederick Saint

48 Independent Director

David Steinberg

56 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Klein

Mr. Michael R. Klein is an Independent Chairman of the Board of CoStar Group, Inc since 1987. Mr. Klein also currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of The Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit public education organization which he founded in 2005, and as Vice Chairman of the board of directors, Lead Director, Chairman of the audit and corporate governance & nominating committees and member of the compensation committee of Tutor Perini Corporation, a publicly-held construction company. From 1998 to 2011, he served on the board of directors of SRA International, Inc., a formerly publicly held provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions which was sold in June 2011. He also serves as Chairman of the board of trustees of The Shakespeare Theatre Company, as a director and secretary of the American Himalayan Foundation, as a director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and as a trustee of the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Aspen Institutes. From 1974 through 2005, he was a partner of the law firm now known as Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP. Mr. Klein received a B.B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Miami and an L.L.M. from Harvard University.

Andrew Florance

Mr. Andrew C. Florance is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of CoStar Group, Inc. He founded the Company in 1987. He is a frequent speaker on commercial real estate at industry events. He conceived and co-authored the study resulting in the 2010 launch of the CoStar Commercial Repeat-Sale Indices (CCRSI), which is believed to be the most comprehensive and thorough commercial real estate repeat-sale price index available in the market today. He also co-authored the first comprehensive analysis of leasing and sales activity in energy-efficient office buildings in the United States. The groundbreaking study was also cited as a critical factor in the Company’s selection as the only commercial real estate-related company to win an ENERGY STAR award for excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2009. In addition, Mr. Florance is the recipient of numerous other awards recognizing his accomplishments as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, including: Cornell Real Estate Review’s Real Estate Industry Executive of the Year for 2009; Transwestern’s 2007 Public Company Trendsetter of the Year for revolutionizing the way the commercial real estate industry gathers, analyzes and uses information on commercial property and markets; and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2000 for his pioneering work in real estate information services. Mr. Florance serves on the board of directors of Walker & Dunlop, a publicly held commercial real estate finance company. He serves on the Board of Directors of ARES, an association of real estate thought leaders, and as a Trustee of the National Building Museum and The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. He also serves on the Governing Board for Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School. Mr. Florance received a B.A. in economics from Princeton University.

Brian Radecki

Mr. Brian J. Radecki is Chief Financial Officer of CoStar Group, Inc. He joined the Company in 1997 as Corporate Controller. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer in 2007, Mr. Radecki served as Vice President of Research Operations, the Company’s operating area, and before that he was Director of Accounting and Finance where he was involved in every aspect of the Company's accounting and finance functions in the United States and United Kingdom. From February 2000 until February 2001, Mr. Radecki was Chief Financial Officer of Comps, Inc. (formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company). Before joining CoStar, Mr. Radecki was the Accounting Manager at Axent Technologies, Inc., a publicly-held international security software company. Prior to Axent, Mr. Radecki worked at Azerty, Inc. and the public accounting firm, Lumsden & McCormick, LLP, in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Radecki received a B.S. in business administration and a dual degree in both accounting and finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Max Linnington

Mr. Max Linnington is Executive Vice President - Sales of the Company. Mr. Linnington served as Bloomberg Americas Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing from 2001 to 2008, where he managed revenue of $2.5 billion and oversaw a staff of 700 across five business units, including Terminal Subscriptions, Trading Systems, Data, Ecommerce and Media Sales. Mr. Linnington comes to CoStar Group with over 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience, including 17 years in a series of executive sales management roles for Bloomberg in London, the Nordic Region and New York. He also served as Regional Head of Emerging Markets, where he managed Bloomberg's expansion in India and established a new regional hub in Dubai. Mr. Linnington has a BA in Financial Services from Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Francis Carchedi

Mr. Francis A. Carchedi is Executive Vice President - Operations of Costar Group Inc. He returned to the Company in June 2009, having served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from May 1997 through June 2007. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President of Operations in early 2013, Mr. Carchedi served as Vice President of Corporate Development. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Carchedi was Chief Financial Officer of Avectra, Inc., a provider of enterprise and software as a service (SAAS)-based software and services. From 1995 to 1997, he was with ITC Learning Corporation, a publicly held publisher and distributor of multi-media training products, where he served as Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Carchedi was with Ernst & Young, LLP for ten years, most recently as a consultant in the firm’s New York-based Mergers and Acquisitions Group and Entrepreneurial Services Group in Washington, DC. He received a B.S. in accounting from Wake Forest University.

Jonathan Coleman

Mr. Jonathan M. Coleman is General Counsel and Secretary of Costar Group Inc., since July 2005. He serves as General Counsel and Secretary, joining to the company, in May 2000 as Deputy General Counsel. He has served as General Counsel and Secretary since July 2005. From October 1996 to May 2000, Mr. Coleman was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division. Prior to that, Mr. Coleman was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where he practiced commercial litigation. Mr. Coleman received a B.A. in economics and public policy studies from Dickinson College and his J.D. from George Washington University.

Giles Newman

Mr. Giles Newman has been appointed as Managing Director of CoStar UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CoStar Group, Inc.Mr. Newman joined, in December 2012. Mr. Newman previously served as Group Sales Director at Informa, a knowledge and information company, from January 2011 to September 2012, where he led international sales for the information business and commercial operations for Lloyd’s List Group. Prior to that, Mr. Newman led global sales for a major division of Thomson Reuters, a media and information company, from August 2004 to December 2010. Mr. Newman received a BSc in pure mathematics and statistics from The University of Exeter.

David Bonderman

Mr. David Bonderman, J.D., is an Independent Director of CoStar Group, Inc. Mr. Bonderman is a Founding Partner of TPG Capital (“TPG”). Mr. Bonderman currently serves on the boards of directors of the following public companies: Caesars Entertainment Corporation; Energy Future Holdings Corp.; General Motors Company, for which he serves on the executive compensation and finance & risk committees; and RyanAir Holdings, plc, for which he is Chairman and serves on the executive committee and the nominating committee. Mr. Bonderman served on the boards of directors of the following public companies within the past five years: Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Burger King Holdings, Inc.; Gemalto N.V.; Univision Communications, Inc.; and Washington Mutual, Inc. Mr. Bonderman also serves on the boards of directors of XO Jet, Kite Pharma, Inc., and the American Himalayan Foundation. Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P.) in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to joining RMBG in 1983, Mr. Bonderman was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University, and from 1968 to 1969, he was Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. From 1967 to 1968, Mr. Bonderman was Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans. Mr. Bonderman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1966. He was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. He is a 1963 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.

Michael Glosserman

Mr. Michael J. Glosserman is an Independent Director of CoStar Group, Inc since June 2008. He has served as a Managing Member of The JBG Companies, a real estate investment and development firm, since 1998, and is Chairman of its Executive Committee. He began his career as a staff attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, shortly thereafter moving into commercial real estate investment and development with the Rouse Company in 1972 and then joining JBG in 1979. His non-professional affiliations include: Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, National Building Museum; Trustee, Federal City Council; and Advisory Board Member of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research. He received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received his J.D. from the University of Texas Law School.

Warren Haber

Mr. Warren H. Haber is an Independent Director of CoStar Group, Inc. He has been, for more than 40 years, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Founders Equity, Inc. and its affiliates, private investment concerns. Mr. Haber is also Managing General Partner of FEF Management Services, LLC, which manages Founders Equity SBIC I, L.P. and Founders Equity NY L.P, and a Partner of Founders Property LLC, an affiliate of FEF Management Services, LLC. Mr. Haber served on the board of directors of Warnex, Inc. (Toronto Stock Exchange), and currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately-held companies, including Core BTS (formerly known as Core Business Solutions); Richardson Foods, Inc.; Stone Source, Inc.; and Pay-O-Matic, Inc. Mr. Haber holds a BBA in Finance from Baruch College.

John Hill

Mr. John W. Hill has been Independent Director of Costar Group Inc since September 27, 2012, as well as Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. Hill is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of J Hill Group From August 2004 until August 2012, Mr. Hill served as Chief Executive Officer of The Federal City Council. Previously, Mr. Hill served on the board of directors and was a member of the audit and compensation committees of Highland from January 2006 until Highland’s sale in July 2007. From 2002 until 2004, Mr. Hill served as the Chief Executive Officer of In2Books, Inc. From 1999 until 2002, he was a partner with Andersen, LLP, where he was in charge of state and local consulting for North America. Previously, Mr. Hill also was a director of Marriott Corporation’s Internal Audit Division in charge of all financial and operational audits of the hotel division and has been an audit manager for Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. Mr. Hill has served on the board and audit committee of Prestwick Pharmaceuticals Inc., a non-public company. Mr. Hill currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including the DC Public Library Board of Trustees, the DC Shakespeare Theatre Board, and the National Minority Aids Council. He formerly served on the boards of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust and the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission to Revitalize the DC Public Library. Mr. Hill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland University College in 1976 and passed the Maryland State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in 1977.

Christopher Nassetta

Mr. Christopher J. Nassetta is an Independent Director of CoStar Group, Inc. Mr. Nassetta has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Worldwide (formerly known as Hilton Hotels corporation), a global hospitality company, since December 2007. Prior to joining Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Nassetta served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts (formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation), a lodging real estate investment trust and owner of luxury and upper upscale hotels, from May 2000 to December 2007. Mr. Nassetta joined Host Hotels & Resorts in 1995 as Executive Vice President and was elected the Chief Operating Officer in 1997. Prior to joining Host Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Nassetta served as President of Bailey Realty Corporation from 1991 until 1995, and he had previously served as Chief Development Officer and in various other positions with the Oliver Carr Company from 1984 through 1991. Mr. Nassetta is a member of the McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board for the University of Virginia. Mr. Nassetta previously served on the board of directors of Host Hotels & Resorts and on the board of directors of the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Nassetta received a degree in finance from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.

Frederick Saint

Mr. Frederick (Fred) G. Saint is an Independent Director of Costar Group Inc. He is the President of LoopNet, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company that we acquired in 2012, is responsible for LoopNet’s product, marketing, and business development. Mr. Saint joined LoopNet as President of Cityfeet and Vice President of LoopNet Business Development in August 2007 upon the acquisition of Cityfeet, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from January 2004 to August 2007. Mr. Saint received a B.S. in business administration from Wake Forest University and an M.B.A. in finance and real estate from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

David Steinberg

Mr. David J. Steinberg is an Independent Director of Costar Group Inc. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of SnappCloud, Inc., since September 2009. From November 2008 to September 2009, Mr. Steinberg worked with investors and the board of directors of SnappCloud (formerly known as ARPU) on funding and revising the company’s operational focus. Prior to joining SnappCloud, Mr. Steinberg was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SwapDrive, Inc., an online storage cloud solution from May 2001 to October 2008, during which time SwapDrive was sold to Symantec. Mr. Steinberg also founded bridge2bridge, where he helped companies at all stages with strategy in the areas of business development, channels, and capital formation. Prior to founding bridge2bridge, Mr. Steinberg was Vice President of BioNetrix Software, Inc., where he was responsible for worldwide sales and market development. Mr. Steinberg also previously served as the director of worldwide vertical channels at then start up Check Point Software, Inc. and as a founding member of SynOptics Communications, Inc. (which became Bay Networks after a merger), establishing SynOptics’ U.S. Eastern and federal systems operations. Mr. Steinberg serves on the boards of directors of three privately-held companies, SingleClick Systems, SolSystems, and Radius Networks for which he serves as Chairman. He is a member of the advisory board of the Washington, DC venture capital firm Core Capital Partners, and he serves on the boards of directors of the following not-for-profit entities: SEED School of Washington, DC and We are Family, located in Washington, DC. Mr. Steinberg received a B.S. in physiological psychology from the University of Cincinnati.

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