People: DDR Corp (DDR)

DDR on New York Consolidated

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terrance Ahern

58 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Oakes

35 2013 President, Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Hurwitz

50 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christa Vesy

43 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Paul Freddo

58 2008 Senior Executive Vice President - Leasing and Development

Thomas Finne

55 2009 Director

Volker Kraft

41 2009 Director

James Boland

74 2009 Independent Director

Robert Gidel

62 2000 Independent Director

Rebecca Maccardini

71 2011 Independent Director

Victor MacFarlane

62 2002 Independent Director

Craig Macnab

58 2003 Independent Director

Scott Roulston

56 2004 Independent Director

Barry Sholem

58 1998 Independent Director

Tim Lordan

Senior Vice President - Investor Relations & Funds Management

Biographies

Name Description

Terrance Ahern

Mr. Terrance R. Ahern is an Independent Chairman of the Board of DDR Corp. The Townsend Group consults or advises domestic and offshore public and private pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign funds and multi-manager funds. Mr. Ahern is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Pension Real Estate Association, or PREA, and the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT. Prior to founding The Townsend Group, Mr. Ahern was engaged in the private practice of law.

David Oakes

Mr. David John Oakes is President, Chief Financial Officer of DDR Corp. Mr. Oakes had served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from February 2010 to December 2012, Senior Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Investment Officer from December 2008 to February 2010 and as Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Investment Officer from April 2007 to December 2008. Mr. Oakes is a member of the Sonae Sierra Brasil board of directors. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Oakes served as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Cohen & Steers Capital Management, an investment firm, from April 2002 through March 2007. In his role, Mr. Oakes oversaw the firm’s global and international real estate securities portfolios for the oldest and dedicated real estate securities fund manager. Previously, Mr. Oakes worked as a Research Analyst in global investment research at Goldman Sachs, where he covered U.S. REITs.

Daniel Hurwitz

Mr. Daniel Bruce Hurwitz is Chief Executive Officer, Director of DDR Corp. Mr. Hurwitz served as President of the company from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2012, at which time the position was transitioned to David J. Oakes. He had served as President & Chief Operating Officer of the company from May 2007 through December 2009, as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from May 2005 to May 2007, and as Executive Vice President of Leasing & Development from June 1999 through April 2005. Mr. Hurwitz joined the Board in June 2009, and previously served on the Board from May 2002 to May 2004. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hurwitz served as Senior Vice President and Director of Real Estate and Corporate Development for Boscov’s Department Store, Inc. Prior to Boscov’s, Mr. Hurwitz served as Development Director for the Shopco Group, a New York City-based developer and acquirer of regional and super regional shopping malls. Mr. Hurwitz is a graduate of Colgate University and the Wharton School of Business Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent speaker at real estate industry functions, including the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Additionally, Mr. Hurwitz is a regular guest on CNBC.

Christa Vesy

Ms. Christa A. Vesy is Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of DDR Corp. Ms. Vesy joined the Company in November 2006 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from November 2006 to March 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Vesy worked for The Lubrizol Corporation, a specialty chemicals company, where she served as manager of external financial reporting and then as controller for the lubricant additives business segment, from September 2004 to November 2006. Prior to joining Lubrizol, Ms. Vesy held positions with the Assurance and Business Advisory Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, a registered public accounting firm, including Senior Manager from 1999 to 2004.

Paul Freddo

Mr. Paul W. Freddo is Senior Executive Vice President - Leasing and Development of DDR Corp. Mr. Freddo joined the Company in August 2008 and served as Senior Vice President of Development-Western Region from August 2008 to December 2008. Mr. Freddo is a member of the Sonae Sierra Brasil board of directors. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Freddo served as Vice President and Director of Real Estate for J.C. Penney Company, Inc., a retail department store, from January 2004 through August 2008.

Thomas Finne

Dr. Thomas Finne is Director of DDR Corp. He is the Managing Director of KG CURA Vermögensverwaltung G.m.b.H. & Co., a commercial real estate company located in Hamburg, Germany, that manages assets in North America and Europe. Prior to joining KG CURA Vermögensverwaltung G.m.b.H. & Co. in 1992, Dr. Finne was responsible for controlling, budgeting, accounting and finance for Bernhard Schulte KG, a ship owner and ship manager located in Hamburg, Germany. He is currently serving as a Managing Director of C.J. VOGEL Aktiengesellschaft für Beteiligungen. Dr. Finne graduated with an undergraduate degree in business administration and received his doctorate from the International Tax Institute at the University of Hamburg.

Volker Kraft

Dr. Volker Kraft is Director of DDR Corp. He is a Managing Director of ECE Real Estate Partners G.m.b.H., the institutional real estate fund management platform of ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG, a fully integrated international developer, owner and manager of shopping centers based in Hamburg, Germany. Prior to joining ECE in 2008, Dr. Kraft was a Director of Allianz Capital Partners G.m.b.H., a private equity firm located in Munich, Germany, where he was a member of the management team and the internal investment committee since 2001. During that time, Dr. Kraft served as a member of the Advisory Board and Shareholders’ Committee of Bartec G.m.b.H., Bad Mergentheim, an electronic components company, and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Scandlines AG, Rostock, a ferry services company.

James Boland

Mr. James C. Boland is an Independent Director of DDR Corp. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cavs/Gund Arena Company, the Cleveland Cavaliers professional basketball team and Gund Arena, from January 1998 to January 2003 and Vice Chairman of the Cavaliers Operating Company, LLC (formerly known as Cavs/Gund Arena Company) from January 2003 to June 2007. Prior to his service with the Cavaliers, Mr. Boland was a partner of Ernst & Young LLP for 22 years serving in various roles including Vice Chairman and Regional Managing Partner, as well as a member of the firm’s Management Committee from 1988 to 1996 and as Vice Chairman of National Accounts from 1997 until his retirement from the firm in 1998. Mr. Boland also has served as a Director of The Sherwin-Williams Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Invacare Corporation. He is also Trustee of The Harvard Business School Club of Cleveland and Chairman of the Board of Jobs Ohio.

Robert Gidel

Mr. Robert H. Gidel is an Independent Director of DDR Corp. He has been the Managing Member of Liberty Partners, LLC, a company that invests in both private and publicly traded real estate and finance focused operating companies, since 1998. Mr. Gidel was President of Ginn Development Company, LLC, one of the privately held developers of resort communities and private clubs in the Southeast, from July 2007 until April 2009. Mr. Gidel was Chairman of the Board of Directors of LNR Property Holdings, a private multi-asset real estate company, from 2005 until 2007. Until January 2007, he was a member of the Board of Directors and lead director of Global Signal Inc., a real estate investment trust, which refer to as a REIT. He has been a trustee of Fortress Registered Investment Trust and a director of Fortress Investment Fund II, LLC from 1999 to 2012, both of which are registered investment companies. From 1998 until 2005, Mr. Gidel was the independent member of the investment committee of the Lone Star Funds I, II, III, IV and V. Mr. Gidel was also a member of the Board of Directors of U.S. Restaurant Properties, Inc. until 2005 and a member of the Board of Directors of American Industrial Properties REIT until 2001. Since 2012, Mr. Gidel also has served on the board of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc.

Rebecca Maccardini

Ms. Rebecca L. Maccardini is an Independent Director of DDR Corp. She is the Principal of RMResources, LLC, a retail real estate consulting firm that she has owned and operated since 2000. Ms. Maccardini previously held a variety of executive positions at The Forbes Company, a privately held retail real estate development and management firm, where she was employed for over 20 years. Throughout her professional career, Ms. Maccardini has been a member of ICSC and has held a number of leadership positions with ICSC including Chairperson of the organization, Trustee, Chairperson of the ICSC Conference on Open-Air Centers in 2010, and a member of the 2011 ICSC Fusion Conference Planning Committee. Ms. Maccardini is currently a permanent non-voting Trustee of ICSC.

Victor MacFarlane

Mr. Victor B. MacFarlane is an Independent Director of DDR Corp. He is Managing Principal, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacFarlane Partners, which he founded in 1987 to provide real estate investment management services to institutional investors. Mr. MacFarlane has more than 30 years of real estate experience. He sits on the Board of Directors of each of the Robert Toigo Foundation, the Real Estate Executive Council and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for UCLA School of Law and the board facilities committee of Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is a member and trustee of ULI; a member and former director of the PREA; and a member of ICSC, the Chief Executives Organization and the World Presidents’ Organization.

Craig Macnab

Mr. Craig Macnab is an Independent Director of DDR Corp. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of National Retail Properties, Inc., a publicly traded REIT, since February 2004 and as Chairman of the Board since February 2008. Mr. Macnab was the Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of JDN Realty Corporation from 2000 to 2003, when acquired JDN Realty Corporation. Mr. Macnab is currently a director of the Cadillac Fairview Corporation in Toronto, which owns commercial real estate throughout North America. Mr. Macnab was a director of Per-Se Technologies, Inc., now McKesson Corporation, from 2002 to 2007. He was also a Director of Eclipsys Corporation, a provider of clinical and financial software to the healthcare industry, prior to its merger with Allscripts in 2010. Mr. Macnab is a member of the Board of Governors of NAREIT.

Scott Roulston

Mr. Scott D. Roulston is an Independent Director of DDR Corp. He is Managing Director of MAI Wealth Advisors, LLC (MAI). MAI is a privately held, independent investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to MAI, he was Managing Director at Burdette Asset Management, a private equity fund manager, and Burdette Capital Management, from 2011 to January 2013. He also is Managing Partner of High Road Partners. From 1990 to 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of Roulston & Company, a firm that provided investment research and management, and its successor firm, Fairport Asset Management. He is Director and President of Bluecoats, Inc., a Director of Policy Bridge, and a Director of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He is a former director of Defiance, Inc. where he served as chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee. He has also served on the advisory boards for Charles Schwab Institutional and TIAA-CREF, and the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Roulston is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Barry Sholem

Mr. Barry A. Sholem is an Independent Director of DDR Corp. He became a partner of MSD Capital, L.P., the office of Michael and Susan Dell, and head of its real estate group in July 2004. From 1995 until August 2000, Mr. Sholem was Chairman of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, a $2 billion real estate fund that he co-founded and that invested in a broad range of real estate-related assets, and a managing director at Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to forming DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, Mr. Sholem spent ten years at Goldman Sachs in its New York and Los Angeles offices. Mr. Sholem is currently active in ULI (CRC Silver Council), ICSC, the University of California, Berkeley Real Estate Advisory Board and the Business Roundtable.

Tim Lordan

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