People: NCR Corp (NCR)
18 Jan 2017
Mr. Gregory R. Blank is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Blank has been involved in the execution of many of Blackstone’s investments, including most recently in Kronos, Ipreo and Optiv. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Blank was an associate at Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in San Francisco where he was involved in the evaluation and execution of private equity transactions. Before joining TPG, Mr. Blank worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. focused on technology, media and telecommunications clients. Mr. Blank graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard College and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He currently serves as a director of Ipreo, Kronos, Optiv, Travelport Worldwide Limited and The Weather Company. Mr. Blank became a director of NCR on December 4, 2015. Pursuant to the Investment Agreement, the Company agreed to nominate Mr. Blank for election as a Class C director at its 2016 annual meeting of stockholders. Additionally, only the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock may vote on the election of Mr. Blank as a Class C director at the Annual Meeting. In making its nomination the Committee on Directors and Governance considered Mr. Blank’s independence, his experience as a director of other public and private companies, his experience evaluating and managing acquisitions and investments in the technology and telecommunications industries, his service on Travelport’s Audit committee and his financial literacy in concluding that his abilities would meet the needs of the Board.
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