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Farmland Partners Inc (FPI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Pittman

53 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Robert Cowan

66 2017 President

Luca Fabbri

46 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Jay Bartels

51 2014 Independent Director

Chris Downey

64 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Gimbel

61 2017 Independent Director

Joseph Glauber

60 2015 Independent Director

Darell Sarff

66 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Pittman

Mr. Paul A. Pittman is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Farmland Partners Inc. He was President of the Company. Since 2008, Mr. Pittman has served as the president of American Agriculture and Pittman Hough Farms. Mr. Pittman served as the chief administrative officer and executive vice president of Jazz Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor foundry, from March 2007 to September 2008 and its Chief Financial Officer from February 2007 to September 2008. Mr. Pittman also served as the principal accounting officer of Jazz Technologies, Inc. From December 2004 to March 2006, he served as Partner and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at ThinkEquity Partners LLC. From April 2000 to January 2003, he served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of HomeSphere, Inc., which merged into HomeSphere. Before TheJobsite.com, he worked in senior investment banking roles for ten years at Merrill Lynch & Co., and prior to that with Wasserstein Perella Co. From March 1997 to February 2000, he served as Head of Emerging Markets M&A at Merrill Lynch in London, where he was responsible for origination and execution of all M&A business in the region (Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Former Soviet Union and Africa). Prior to Merrill Lynch & Co., he served as Director of M&A at Wasserstein Perella & Co. in New York and London. Mr. Pittman began his career at Sullivan & Cromwell as an Associate in Mergers and Acquisitions. He has been involved with the residential construction industry for more than 20 years as both a developer and builder and has also served as the general contractor and developer of several condominium and custom home projects. He served as a Director of HomeSphere, Inc., and TheJobsite.com from April 2000 to January 2003. Mr. Pittman graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. degree in Agriculture, received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School.

Robert Cowan

Mr. Robert L. Cowan serves as President of the Company. Mr. Cowan served as AFCO’s President and Chief Investment Officer from December 2014 until the closing of the Mergers. He served as the Agriculture and Timber Director for the Utah Retirement System, or URS, which administers pensions and defined contribution benefits for state, local government and public education employees in the State of Utah from February 2014 to December 2014. Before moving to URS, he worked in various roles at Farmland Reserve, Inc., a large private agricultural investment portfolio, starting in 1980 and most recently as Assistant Vice President from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Cowan obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in 1974, and a Master of Science, specializing in Agricultural Economics, from Brigham Young University in 1977. Mr. Cowan has 30 years of experience in farmland property analysis, investment, acquisition and management.

Luca Fabbri

Mr. Luca Fabbri is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of Farmland Partners Inc. Since November 2011, Mr. Fabbri has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since the founding of our company. Since November 2011, Mr. Fabbri also has served as the senior vice president and chief operating officer of American Agriculture. Mr. Fabbri was a founder of Co3 Systems Inc., an enterprise software company in Cambridge, MA, and served as its vice president of engineering from January 2010 to October 2011. From January 2003 to September 2012, Mr. Fabbri was a consultant with Elk Creek Ventures Inc., providing consulting services in technology, finance and corporate development. From April 2000 to December 2002, Mr. Fabbri served as head of corporate development for Jazz Technologies, Inc. Mr. Fabbri also founded HomeSphere, a software company, and served as its senior vice president and chief financial officer from April 2000 to December 2002. From August 1997 to January 2000, Mr. Fabbri was an associate in mergers and acquisitions in the London office of Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Fabbri began his career in Italy as a technology and operations consultant. Mr. Fabbri has a B.S. with Honors in Economics from the University of Naples (Italy) and a M.B.A. in Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jay Bartels

Mr. Jay Bartels is Independent Director of Farmland Partners Inc. Since 2010, Mr. Bartels has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President and a member of the Board of Directors of Trendmojo, Inc., a technology development company, and as the President and a member of the Board of Directors of Bonsai Development Corp, a California-based software company. In addition, since 2005, he has served as a partner and a member of the Board of Directors of Germinator, Inc., a California-based seed fund that advises and invests in early-stage technology companies. Mr. Bartels also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of ProWebSurfer, Inc., which focuses on new media and online advertising, since 2006. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Bartels was the Chief Operating Officer of CollabRx, a privately held company that focuses on healthcare data research. Mr. Bartels holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Chris Downey

Mr. Chris A. Downey is Independent Director of Farmland Partners Inc. Mr. Downey has over 30 years of experience in land development, financial management and management consulting. Since 1998, Mr. Downey has been a principal at Stirling Development, a real estate development company he co-founded. Mr. Downey previously worked for a private real estate company and directed several large-scale master planned community development projects from acquisition through zoning, entitlement, financing, infrastructure and build-out. Mr. Downey is a former CPA and previously was a management consultant with Arthur Young & Company, where he directed the firm's financial planning and controls practice in Orange County, California. Mr. Downey also worked in the medical device operations of Fiat S.p.A. in California and Italy in both line and staff positions. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Downey served on the board of Memorial Health Services, a not-for-profit health system in Southern California, and served on its audit committee, finance committee and compensation committee. Mr. Downey holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Irvine, and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Thomas Gimbel

Mr. Thomas S.T. Gimbel serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gimbel served as AFCO’s Chief Executive Officer from the completion of AFCO’s initial public offering until the closing of the Mergers. He also served as Vice President and a director of AFCO from AFCO’s inception in 2009 until the closing of the Mergers. Mr. Gimbel is Executive Managing Director of Optima Fund Management LLC, a multi-disciplined hedge fund management firm that is SEC-registered and has assets under management of $2.9 billion, which he joined in 2004, and where he allocates a fraction of his time. Prior to joining Optima Fund Management LLC, Mr. Gimbel was Managing Director for Hedge Fund Investments at Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, an investment management firm. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Gimbel was head of the Hedge Fund Department at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, which provided investment banking and security brokerage services prior to being acquired by Credit Suisse. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gimbel was Vice President and Treasurer of Smith Barney’s real estate acquisition and syndication subsidiary. He is also a member of the Board and Investment Committee of Lighthouse Guild, the Board of Overseers of Children’s Hospital in Boston and a director of Prime Energy Corporation. Mr. Gimbel has a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia Business School.

Joseph Glauber

Dr. Joseph W. Glauber is Independent Director of Company since February 2015. Dr. Glauber served as the Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (the "USDA") from 2008 to 2014 and as Deputy Chief Economist of the USDA from 1992 to 2007. Dr. Glauber has been active in the agriculture industry since the early 1980s and began working for the USDA in 1984. In addition, Dr. Glauber chaired the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors from 2008 to 2014, served as the chief U.S. agricultural negotiator in the WTO Doha Round from 2007 to 2009 and served on the President's Council of Economic Advisors from 1991 to 1992. Dr. Glauber is currently a visiting senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute and, over the course of his career, has written numerous articles about the agricultural industry that have been published in academic and trade journals. Dr. Glauber received an A.B. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Darell Sarff

Mr. Darell D. Sarff is Independent Director of Farmland Partners Inc. Mr. Sarff has been the owner and operator of a diversified grain and vegetable farm in Mason County, Illinois since 1970. Since 2009, Mr. Sarff has served as Chairman of the State Committee of the Farm Service Agency of the State of Illinois, for which he oversees the United States Department of Agriculture's Federal Farm Service Agency programs for the State of Illinois. In addition, since 1996, Mr. Sarff has been an owner and managing broker of Kennedy-Sarff Real Estate, LLC and Prairieland Gold Real Estate, in Havana, Illinois. From 1997 until 2013, Mr. Sarff also served as director of Pro-Fac Cooperative Inc., which was a publicly traded agricultural cooperative located in Rochester, New York, that supplied fruits, vegetables and popcorn to food processors. Mr. Sarff also served on the board of directors of the Illinois Farm Bureau from 1986 to 1996. Mr. Sarff holds an associate's degree in agriculture from Illinois Central College.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Paul Pittman

1,857,000

Robert Cowan

--

Luca Fabbri

806,208

Jay Bartels

--

Chris Downey

--

Thomas Gimbel

--

Joseph Glauber

--

Darell Sarff

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014