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Hilton Grand Vacations Inc (HGV.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonard Potter

55 Chairman of the Board

Mark Wang

59 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Mikolaichik

45 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Barbara Hollkamp

63 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Charles Corbin

60 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Stan Soroka

57 2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

Allen Klingsick

39 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Kenneth Caplan

43 Director

Tai Lun Wong

2017 Director

Brenda Bacon

66 2017 Independent Director

Yasheng Huang

2017 Independent Director

David Johnson

54 2017 Independent Director

Mark Lazarus

53 2017 Independent Director

Paul Whetsell

66 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Leonard Potter

Mr. Leonard A. Potter is Chairman of the board of directors of the Company. He is Chairman of our Board of Directors, having been appointed effective January 3, 2017 in connection with the spin-off. Mr. Potter founded and has served as the President and Chief Investment Officer of Wildcat Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor, since its inception in September 2011. In addition, Mr. Potter has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Infinity Q Capital Management, also a registered investment advisor, since its inception in early 2014. From 2002 through 2009, Mr. Potter was a Managing Director—Private Equity at Soros Fund Management LLC (“SFM”) where, from May 2005 through July 2009, Mr. Potter served as co-head of the Private Equity group and a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee. From 2009 until joining Wildcat, Mr. Potter served as a consultant to SFM and as the Chief Investment Officer of Salt Creek Hospitality, a private acquirer and owner of hospitality related assets that was backed by SFM. From September 1998 until joining SFM, Mr. Potter was a Managing Director of Alpine Consolidated LLC, a private merchant bank, and from April 1996 through September 1998, Mr. Potter founded and served as a Managing Director of Capstone Partners LLC, a private merchant bank. Prior to founding Capstone Partners, Mr. Potter was an attorney specializing in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Mr. Potter has served and continues to serve as a director on a number of boards of public and private companies, including Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLRC), Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: SUNS) and GSV Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GSVC). In addition, Mr. Potter has previous board experience in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, having served on the board of directors of Hilton from 2008 through 2013 and of Diamond Resorts International from 2007 through 2010. Mr. Potter received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis

Mark Wang

Mr. Mark D. Wang is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of HGV, having been appointed effective January 3, 2017 in connection with the spin-off. He has served as a director since May 2016. Prior to the spin-off, Mr. Wang served as Executive Vice President and President, Hilton Grand Vacations for Hilton from March 2008 through December 2016, where he oversaw all of Hilton’s global timeshare operations. Mr. Wang was appointed to this role after serving as Head of HGV Asia. He first joined the company in 1999 as Managing Director of Hawaii and Asia Pacific and has held a series of senior management positions within HGV. During Mr. Wang’s time as President of HGV, he also served on Hilton’s executive committee as Executive Vice President and held a dual role as President of Global Sales for the hotel division from 2013 to 2014. He also led Hilton’s Asia-Pacific Islander Team Member Resource Group. While leading HGV, the division has experienced eight years of consecutive growth while transforming the business to a capital efficient model. With 35 years of industry experience, Mr. Wang has earned a reputation as an innovator who brought new, highly effective sales and marketing techniques to the industry. In 1987 he introduced the U.S. vacation ownership product to the Japanese market. Prior to joining HGV, Mr. Wang co-founded three independent timeshare companies, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of each. Mr. Wang serves on the American Resort Development Association’s (“ARDA”) Board of Directors and Executive Committee, previously served as Vice Chairperson for ARDA Hawaii, and is ARDA’s Chair-Elect for 2017.

James Mikolaichik

Mr. James E. Mikolaichik is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for HGV, a position to which he was appointed in August 2016 in connection with the spin-off. Previously, Mr. Mikolaichik served in multiple roles at Manning & Napier Inc., an independent investment management firm, from 2011 through 2016. As Chairman and President of Manning & Napier Fund Inc. from 2015 through 2016, he was responsible for all aspects of the mutual fund company. Additionally, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Manning & Napier Inc. from 2011 through 2015. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of strategic and financial planning, monitoring performance metrics, financial reporting, internal audit, tax, corporate development and investor relations. Prior to that, Mr. Mikolaichik served as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy of Old Mutual Asset Management from 2008 through 2011 and as its Chief Risk Officer from 2004 through 2008. Mr. Mikolaichik also served, in various capacities, at Deloitte & Touche LLP providing consulting, financial advisory, auditing and accounting services from 1993 through 2004. Mr. Mikolaichik earned a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University in 1993 and an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 2001.

Barbara Hollkamp

Ms. Barbara L. Hollkamp is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. She serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for HGV, a position to which she was appointed in August 2016 after having served in a dual role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Hilton and HGV. In her role, Mrs. Hollkamp is responsible for overseeing teams of highly experienced human resources professionals who provide strategic business partnerships and consultative talent services across the global business. Her oversight also includes talent management, compensation, benefits, recruitment, succession planning, learning and development, and general HR shared services. Mrs. Hollkamp joined Hilton in June 2004 as Vice President before being appointed as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Hilton. Her professional experience spans more than 30 years and is highlighted by strategic human resources management, organizational development, leadership development, and culture management. Mrs. Hollkamp earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior from Rollins College in Florida.

Charles Corbin

Mr. Charles R. Corbin, Jr., is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. He serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for HGV, a position to which he was appointed in November 2016 in connection with the spin-off. Mr. Corbin has served most recently as Assistant General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Hilton since March 2013. Mr. Corbin joined Hilton as Vice President and Global Head of Dispute Resolution in 2010. He previously served in various high-level legal roles, including Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Sunrise Senior Living and Group Vice President at the Mills Corporation. His more than 30-year legal and business career includes managing a venture capital firm and serving in a variety of roles as a business counselor, legal advisor, and investor. Mr. Corbin holds a bachelor’s degree in English with highest honors from The Citadel and a juris doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law.

Stan Soroka

Mr. Stan R. Soroka is Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of the Company. He serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for HGV, a position he has held since January 2015. In this capacity, Mr. Soroka is responsible for all resort operations and the HGV Club program, as well as brand standards for HGV’s resorts and the overall HGV organization. Prior to being appointed to his current role, Mr. Soroka served as Area Vice President—Florida and Hilton Grand Vacations Resort Operations for Hilton since May 2010. In this dual capacity, he oversaw hotel operations for Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites and Waldorf Astoria properties throughout Florida, as well as the Conrad Miami. His responsibilities also included oversight of timeshare resort operation functions for HGV’s developed properties in Las Vegas, New York, Orlando and South Beach, Miami. A second generation hotelier, Mr. Soroka has more than 34 years of experience successfully operating renowned hotels and resorts. Prior to joining Hilton in 2005, he served as Managing Director of El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village in Puerto Rico and previously held leadership roles at Oakbrook Hotels and Vail Resorts Management, in addition to H.B.E. Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Soroka began his hospitality career with Hyatt in the stewarding department, quickly moving up the food and beverage ranks before transitioning to front office operations and management. Mr. Soroka earned a bachelor of science degree in Hospitality Management from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.

Allen Klingsick

Mr. Allen J. Klingsick is a Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of HGV, a position to which he was appointed in January 2017 in connection with the spin-off. Since February 2013, Mr. Klingsick served in a variety of roles at Hilton and HGV, including most recently as Vice President — Accounting, HGV, and Senior Director of Accounting Research and Policy. His responsibilities at Hilton and HGV included oversight of timeshare accounting operations and global technical accounting matters. From 2011 through 2013, he served as Director of Accounting and Domestic Controller for LivingSocial, where he oversaw domestic accounting operations. From 2001 through 2011, Mr. Klingsick was employed in various capacities with KPMG LLP in Kansas City, Missouri and McLean, Virginia, where he performed public company audits, managed global audit engagement teams and provided training for KPMG associates nationally and internationally. Mr. Klingsick is a Certified Public Accountant, and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2000 and a Masters in Professional Accountancy in 2001, both from University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

Kenneth Caplan

Mr. Kenneth A. Caplan is Director of the Company. He serves as a Director of HGV, having been appointed effective January 3, 2017 in connection with the spin-off. Prior to the spin-off, Mr. Caplan served on the board of directors of Hilton. Mr. Caplan joined The Blackstone Group in 1997 and is a Senior Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone’s Real Estate Group. Previously, Mr. Caplan served as the Head of Real Estate Europe at Blackstone. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Caplan worked for Lazard Frères & Co. in the real estate banking group. Mr. Caplan currently serves on the board of directors of Invitation Homes, Inc. (NYSE: INVH) and on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep. Mr. Caplan received his A.B. degree from Harvard College.

Tai Lun Wong

Brenda Bacon

Ms. Brenda J. Bacon is an Independent Director of the Company. She serves as a Director of HGV, having been appointed effective January 3, 2017 in connection with the spin-off. Ms. Bacon has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Senior Living, Inc., the predecessor of which she co-founded in 1996. Ms. Bacon has held various other positions with Brandywine Senior Living, including President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Bacon served as Chief of Management and Planning, a cabinet-level position, under former New Jersey Governor James J. Florio from 1989 to 1993 and, in 1992-1993, Ms. Bacon was on loan to the Presidential Transition Team, as Co-Chair for the transition of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the administration of President William Jefferson Clinton. Ms. Bacon currently serves on the board of directors of FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN). Ms. Bacon also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Argentum (formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America), and currently serves as immediate past chair. In 2013, Ms. Bacon was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to the Board of Trustees of Rowan University. Ms. Bacon received her Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and her Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Yasheng Huang

David Johnson

Mr. David W. Johnson is an Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a Director of HGV, having been appointed effective January 3, 2017 in connection with the spin-off. Mr. Johnson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality since April 2003. Prior to joining Aimbridge, Mr. Johnson held senior management positions at Wyndham International, including as President of Wyndham Hotels. Mr. Johnson previously served on the boards of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. until September 2015 and Gaylord Entertainment Company until October 2012. Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University.

Mark Lazarus

Mr. Mark H. Lazarus is an Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a Director of HGV, having been appointed effective January 3, 2017 in connection with the spin-off. Mr. Lazarus has served as Chairman of NBC Broadcasting & Sports since September, 2016. Prior to being named Chairman of NBC Broadcasting & Sports, Chairman, Mr. Lazarus served as Chairman of NBC Universal Sports Group, from May 2011 to September 2016, and prior to that as President of NBC Sports Cable Group. Previously, Mr. Lazarus was the President, of CSE, a sports and entertainment company from 2008 through 2010; and the president of Turner Entertainment Group from 2003 through 2008. Prior to 2003, Mr. Lazarus served in a variety of other roles for Turner Broadcasting and also worked for Backer, Spielvogel, Bates, Inc. and NBC Cable. Mr. Lazarus served on the board of directors of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) from 2009 through 2011. Mr. Lazarus currently serves on the board of directors of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI), the Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Board of Directors of the Eastlake Foundation. Mr. Lazarus received his Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University.

Paul Whetsell

Mr. Paul W. Whetsell is an Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a Director of HGV, having been appointed effective January 3, 2017 in connection with the spin-off. Mr. Whetsell has served as the Vice Chairman of Loews Hotels Holding Corporation since March 2015. Prior to his current position with Loews, he served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since from January 2012 until March 2015. Since 2006, Mr. Whetsell has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstar Hotel Company. From August 1998 until May 2006, Mr. Whetsell served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meristar Hospitality Corporation, and as the Chairman of Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Inc. (“Interstate”) from August 1998 until March 2009. From August 1998 until October 2003, he also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Interstate and its predecessor. He also serves on the board of NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) and Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD). Mr. Whetsell currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mr. Whetsell was a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Industry Real Estate and Financing Advisory Council, and previously served on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Mr. Whetsell received his Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.