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First Defiance Financial Corp (FDEF.OQ)

FDEF.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Hileman

65 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Thompson

64 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Reisner

62 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel

Sharon Davis

36 2015 Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources

Michael Mulford

53 2018 Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Administration Officer

Dennis Rose

49 2017 Executive Vice President and Director - Strategy Management

Timothy Harris

59 2018 Chief Credit Officer

John Bookmyer

53 2017 Lead Independent Director

Robert Beach

66 2017 Director

Terri Bettinger

50 2018 Independent Director

Douglas Burgei

63 1995 Independent Director

Thomas Herman

46 2018 Independent Director

Jean Hubbard

59 2008 Independent Director

Barbara Mitzel

65 2008 Independent Director

Charles Niehaus

58 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Reineke

58 2016 Independent Director

Mark Robison

53 2018 Independent Director

Samuel Strausbaugh

54 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Hileman

Mr. Donald P. Hileman is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Defiance and First Federal from 2009 through 2013; Interim Chief Financial Officer from October 2008 to March 2009; CEO of First Insurance since 2007. Prior to joining First Defiance, Mr. Hileman was Corporate Controller of Sky Financial Group, Inc. for 12 years. Mr. Hileman brings valuable experience and expertise to the Board from his work within financial institutions, as well as his knowledge and familiarity with First Defiance and its subsidiaries.

Kevin Thompson

Mr. Kevin T. Thompson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Thompson was appointed Executive Vice President after joining First Defiance in August 2013. Prior to joining First Defiance, Mr. Thompson served from July 2009 to December 2010 as a consultant to the financial services industry as the sole member of Kevin Thompson Consulting in St. Augustine, Florida. Prior to this position, he served as Line of Business Chief Financial Officer from July 2007 to October 2008 for Huntington Bancshares, Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer of Sky Financial Group, Inc. for eight years prior to 2007.

John Reisner

Mr. John R. Reisner is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining First Defiance, Mr. Reisner was Managing Director and Principal – Risk Management Division at Austin Associates LLC from April 2008 to August 2013. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel at Sky Bank and Director of Corporate Compliance at Sky Financial Group.

Sharon Davis

Ms. Sharon L. Davis is Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources of the Company. Prior to joining First Defiance, Ms. Davis was Senior Vice President and Human Resources Director at First Community Bank from October 2007 to November 2015. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Vice President, Senior Human Resources Business Partner for BBVA Compass.

Michael Mulford

Mr. Michael D. Mulford is Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Administration Officer of the Company. Prior to his current role, Mr. Mulford served as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer since April 2011 and Senior Vice President since July 2004 when he joined First Federal. Prior to joining First Federal, Mr. Mulford was a Credit Officer for Key Bank.

Dennis Rose

Mr. Dennis E. Rose, Jr. is Executive Vice President and Director - Strategy Management of the Company. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rose served as Executive Vice President, Head of Business Banking since 2013 and Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer since 2001. Mr. Rose joined First Federal in 1996 and served as Corporate Controller until 2001.

Timothy Harris

Mr. Timothy K. Harris is Chief Credit Officer of the Company. Prior to his current role, Mr. Harris was Executive Vice President, President of the Eastern Market Area of First Federal from January 2008 to December 2017 and a Senior Lender from January 2007 until January 2008. Mr. Harris joined First Federal as a Commercial Lender in October 2000.

John Bookmyer

Mr. John L. Bookmyer is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is CEO of Pain Management Group in Findlay, Ohio since January 2009; Former Chief Operating Officer of Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio from August 1995 until December 2008. Mr. Bookmyer is a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio and has extensive experience in oversight, leadership and financial matters from his roles at all entities. He is also very familiar with the needs of the region through his interactions with community hospitals and businesses.

Robert Beach

Mr. Robert E. Beach is Director of the Company. He was President and CEO of Commercial Bancshares, Inc. and The Commercial Savings Bank since November 2007; Director of Commercial Bancshares, Inc. since 2007; Area President of Key Bank in Findlay, Ohio for approximately 10 years before his retirement in October 2007. Mr. Beach offers valuable expertise and leadership from his 30 years of management experience in the banking industry, including as a senior executive and as a director.

Terri Bettinger

Ms. Terri A. Bettinger is Independent Director of the company. She was Chief Information Officer of Franklin County Data Center in Columbus, Ohio from February 2015 to October 2017. Prior to that time, Ms. Bettinger led North America Fund Services Technology for the Global Financial Services Group at Citigroup Inc. from April 2009 to February 2015. Ms. Bettinger spent 20 years in the banking and financial services industry, and her successful career in the delivery of valuable technology solutions provides beneficial knowledge to the Board in the area of technological growth and innovation.

Douglas Burgei

Dr. Douglas A. Burgei is Independent Director of the Company. He is Veterinarian and co-owner of Napoleon Veterinary Clinic in Napoleon, Ohio since 1978; Co-owner of PetVet/Pampered Pets Bed & Biscuit in Napoleon, Ohio since 2003 and Ft. Wayne, Indiana since 2006. Dr. Burgei possesses a diverse entrepreneurial background with his multiple successful business ventures. His perspective as a business owner brings great value to the Board.

Thomas Herman

Mr. Thomas K. Herman is Independent Director of the company. He currently serves as Co-Founder, President and CEO of Aptera Software Inc., a technology and digital marketing firm, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana since its formation in 2003 and since 2013, Co-Owner of three SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park franchises respectively located in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Toledo, Ohio; and Mishawaka, Indiana. Mr. Herman brings valuable expertise from 20 years of entrepreneurship in the area of technology, digital marketing and sales strategy. Additionally, his experience in leadership, team building and creating a winning culture adds tremendous insight to the Board.

Jean Hubbard

Ms. Jean A. Hubbard is Independent Director of the Company. She is Corporate Treasurer and Business Manager of The Hubbard Company in Defiance, Ohio since 2003; Senior Vice President and Human Resource Director, Rurban Financial Corp., from 1990 to 2003. Ms. Hubbard offers financial and business expertise through her work as corporate treasurer. Ms. Hubbard also provides the Board with insight regarding employee and human resource issues from her experience at Rurban Financial Corp.

Barbara Mitzel

Ms. Barbara A. Mitzel is Independent Director of the Company. She was Director of Public Affairs for Consumers Energy in Adrian, Michigan from June 2015 to June 2017; Area Manager for Consumers Energy from 2000 until June 2015; City Commissioner in Adrian, Michigan, from November 1999 until September 2008. Ms. Mitzel is able to provide insight and knowledge of the southeast Michigan market. Her experience with economic development and government and community relations in Michigan is very beneficial to the Board in understanding the concerns of potential customers.

Charles Niehaus

Mr. Charles D. Niehaus is Independent Director of the Company. He is Member and Managing Partner of Niehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd, Attorneys at Law, in Toledo, Ohio since 2007. Mr. Niehaus has provided legal representation to corporate and business clients for over twenty-five years on a wide range of business issues including the representation of financial institutions in formation, acquisitions, shareholder matters, commercial lending, bank litigation and regulatory compliance. He brings extensive experience in the legal and financial services areas and provides valuable guidance and insight with respect to strategy and compliance.

Thomas Reineke

Mr. Thomas A. Reineke is Independent Director of the Company. He is President and CEO of Reineke Family Dealerships since 2009. Mr. Reineke brings to the Board valuable perspective from decades of strong leadership and dedication to the community that helped fuel the impressive and consistent growth of his family's business across Northwest Ohio.

Mark Robison

Mr. Mark A. Robison is Independent Director of the company. He is President of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 2007 and Chairman of the Board of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company since 2009. Prior to his promotion to President of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, Mr. Robison served in various positions at Brotherhood Mutual since 1997, including as Assistant Vice President of Finance. As a successful leader of a national company, Mr. Robison adds valuable leadership experience to the Board.

Samuel Strausbaugh

Mr. Samuel S. Strausbaugh is Independent Director of the Company. He is President, CEO and CFO of JB & Company, Inc. from 2011 to 2017; Former Co-President of Defiance Metal Products in Defiance, Ohio from September 2006 to November 2011; CFO of Defiance Metal Products from November 1998 to July 2006. Mr. Strausbaugh has important tactical and strategic skills that he has developed in management and executive positions with JB & Company and Defiance Metal. His experience with a growing company helps to inform the Board of Directors when considering future business opportunities.