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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Irwin Gold

60 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Scott Adelson

57 2013 Co-President, Director

David Preiser

60 2013 Co-President, Director

Scott Beiser

57 2003 Chief Executive Officer, Director

J.Lindsey Alley

50 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Crain

56 2016 General Counsel and Secretary

Ron Barger

62 Director

Robert Lenhardt

54 Director

Hideto Nishitani

57 2012 Director

Paul Wilson

48 Director

Jacqueline Kosecoff

68 2016 Independent Director

Robert Schriesheim

57 Independent Director

Bennet Van de Bunt

55 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Irwin Gold

Mr. Irwin N. Gold, J.D. serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, since 2013. Mr. Gold is one of Houlihan Lokey’s senior executives responsible for strategic planning, client relations and business development, and manages the firm in conjunction with the other three members of the Office of the Executives. Mr. Gold co-founded the Company’s industry-leading Financial Restructuring practice and was the Global Co-Head of Financial Restructuring from 1988 until 2012. In that role, Mr. Gold has led many of the Company’s largest and most complex Financial Restructuring engagements, both in bankruptcy and out-of-court situations. Mr. Gold has previously served on the boards of directors of Cole National Group, Inc., Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. and The Bibb Company. Mr. Gold earned a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.

Scott Adelson

Mr. Scott J. Adelson serves as Co-President and Director of the Company. As Co-President, Mr. Adelson is one of Houlihan Lokey’s senior executives responsible for strategic planning, client relations and business development, and manages the firm in conjunction with the other three members of the Office of the Executives. Mr. Adelson also serves as as the Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance. His practice embraces all aspects of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and the issuance of debt and equity capital. He is an active board member of various public and private companies, including Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and QAD Inc. Mr. Adelson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

David Preiser

Mr. David A. Preiser, J.D. serves as Co-President, Director Nominee of the Company. He has been a Senior Managing Director in our Financial Restructuring group since 2008. Among his duties, he serves as Chairman of Houlihan Lokey (Europe) Limited. In the course of his more than two decades at Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Preiser has led many major transactions involving financially distressed companies, both in bankruptcy and in out-of-court situations, many of which have involved the sale or purchase of distressed assets. Mr. Preiser earned a B.A. in Economics and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia. He earned a J.D. with honors from Columbia University, where he also served as an Editor of the Columbia Law Review, was named a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar, and is currently a member of the Dean’s Council. Mr. Preiser currently sits on the board of directors of NVR, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company, where he currently chairs the Nominating Committee, and serves on the Compensation Committee. Mr. Preiser has previously served on the boards of directors of Joseph A. Bank, Inc., where he served as chair of the Compensation Committee, as well as Sudbury, Inc. and MLX, Inc.

Scott Beiser

Mr. Scott L. Beiser serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. His responsibilities include managing Houlihan Lokey’s operations, identifying and developing new strategic opportunities, and pursuing and managing new and existing client relationships. Mr. Beiser previously led Houlihan Lokey’s Infrastructure Services and Materials practice and has specialized expertise in investment banking services for engineering and construction businesses, including ownership and management transition programs, corporate acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged recapitalizations, and ESOP transactions. Mr. Beiser serves on the board of directors of FNF Construction and RoadSafe Traffic Systems, and is an advisor to several boards and executives in the engineering and construction industry. Mr. Beiser earned both a B.S. and an M.S. in Finance from the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge. Mr. Beiser was chosen to be on our board of directors because of his leadership in our development and growth, and his particular knowledge and experience in strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations. Mr. Beiser has been with Houlihan Lokey for more than 33 years.

J.Lindsey Alley

Mr. J.Lindsey Alley is a Chief Financial Officer of the Company, since December 2012. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Alley oversees our accounting and financial reporting operations as well as acquisition business development. Mr. Alley joined Houlihan Lokey in 1995 and was an investment banker focusing on advising public and private clients, boards of directors, and special committees on sell side and buy side mergers and acquisitions prior to being appointed to the Chief Financial Officer role in December 2012. Mr. Alley earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and graduated with highest distinction with an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Michigan. Mr. Alley has been with Houlihan Lokey for more than 21 years.

Christopher Crain

Mr. Christopher M. Crain is General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. In that role, he directly manages our Legal department and oversees our Compliance and Human Resources departments. Mr. Crain earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and a J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School. Mr. Crain has been with Houlihan Lokey for more than 12 years.

Ron Barger

Mr. Ron K. Barger serves as Director of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President of Operations and General Counsel of ORIX USA since November 2014. He oversees operational areas of ORIX USA, including Legal, Human Resources, Technology, Corporate Planning and Administration, in addition to supporting strategic transactions for ORIX USA’s multiple lines of business. Mr. Barger joined ORIX USA from Archon Group, L.P., where he served in a variety of roles from 1997 to 2012 including Global General Counsel, Global Chief Compliance Officer, Global Risk Committee chair, and Information Security Committee chair. While there, he also served as a member of the Archon Operating and Investment Committees, and was a Managing Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mr. Barger earned a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Robert Lenhardt

Mr. Robert John Bruno Lenhardt is a Director of the Company. He is Deputy General Counsel of ORIX USA. He joined ORIX USA in 2001 and since then has overseen all legal functions of its corporate finance businesses, including high yield investing, direct leveraged lending, venture finance, structured products, fund investing, private equity, and special assets. Previously, he was a principal of Seaboard & Co., an asset management firm, whose team and assets were acquired by ORIX USA in 2001. He also previously practiced corporate and securities law in New York City. Mr. Lenhardt earned a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Hideto Nishitani

Mr. Hideto Nishitani serves as Director of the Company since 2012. Mr. Nishitani is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of ORIX USA, Corporate Senior Vice President of ORIX Corporation in Japan, and has served on our board of directors since 2012. Mr. Nishitani has 33 years of experience in the global financial services industry working on behalf of ORIX Corporation in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada and Japan. Between 2001 and 2006, he was Senior Vice President of the Principal Investment Group of ORIX Corporation’s Investment Banking headquarters in Japan, where he was responsible for sourcing, acquiring, restructuring and managing portfolio companies. He earned a Bachelor of Economics degree from Kwansei-Gakuin University in Japan and a Master of Economics degree from the London School of Economics, University of London.

Paul Wilson

Mr. Paul Edward Wilson serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Wilson is Chief Financial Officer of ORIX USA and has served on our board of directors since 2015. He is responsible for overseeing all financial functions of ORIX USA and its multiple lines of business and subsidiaries. Mr. Wilson joined the ORIX USA accounting and finance department as its Tax Director in 2004. Prior to joining ORIX USA, Mr. Wilson was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young, spending 11 years in the public accounting practice. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas and earned a B.B.A. and a master’s degree in Accounting and Tax from Baylor University.

Jacqueline Kosecoff

Dr. Jacqueline B. Kosecoff, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company since June 20, 2016. Dr. Kosecoff is a Managing Partner of Moriah Partners, where she works to identify, select, mentor and manage health services and IT companies. Dr. Kosecoff is also a Senior Advisor of Warburg Pincus. From 2002 to 2012, Dr. Kosecoff was a senior executive inside UnitedHealth Group-PacifiCare. Dr. Kosecoff joined UnitedHealth Group as part of its acquisition of PacifiCare Health Systems in 2005. At PacifiCare, Dr. Kosecoff served as Executive Vice President with responsibility for various business segments and, upon joining UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Kosecoff took responsibility for, among other areas, the Medicare Part D business and the consumer health product division serving seniors. In 2007, Dr. Kosecoff was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Prescription Solutions (now known as OptumRx). Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group-PacifiCare, Dr. Kosecoff was founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Protocare, a firm whose lines of business included the clinical development of drugs, devices, biopharmaceutical and nutritional products, and health services consulting. Dr. Kosecoff served as Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1975 to 2006. Currently, Dr. Kosecoff sits on the board of directors of these other public companies: athenahealth, Inc.; Sealed Air Corporation; and STERIS Corporation. Dr. Kosecoff holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, and a doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles.

Robert Schriesheim

Mr. Robert A. Schriesheim is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schriesheim served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sears Holdings Corporation from August 2011 until October 2016, and continued to serve as an advisor to Sears Holdings Corporation from November 2016 through January 2017. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hewitt Associates, Inc., a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company, from January 2010 to October 2010. From October 2006 to January 2010, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lawson Software, Inc., an ERP software provider. From August 2002 to October 2006, he was affiliated with ARCH Development Partners, LLC, a seed stage venture capital fund. Before joining ARCH, Mr. Schriesheim held executive positions at Global TeleSystems, SBC Equity Partners, Ameritech, AC Nielsen and Brooke Group Ltd. Mr. Schriesheim has served as a director of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. since May 2006 and is chairman of its audit committee and a member of the compensation committee. Since August 2015, he has also served as a director of NII Holdings and serves as the chair of its audit committee and serves on the nominating and corporate governance committee. He also served as a director of Dobson Communications Corp. from 2004 to 2007, a director of Lawson Software from 2006 to 2011, a director and then Co-Chairman of MSC Software Corporation from 2007 to 2009 and a director of Georgia Gulf Corporation from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Schriesheim earned an AB in Chemistry from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Bennet Van de Bunt

Mr. Bennet Van de Bunt is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a principal in Guthy-Renker, Cypress Creek, Paramount Equity, FHR and Rosewood Homes. He presently serves as chairman and co-founder of Cypress Creek Renewables and FHR, where he has served as a director since 2014 and 1998, respectively. Mr. Van de Bunt was previously the Chief Executive Officer and President of Guthy-Renker from 2000 to 2013. Mr. Van de Bunt has made many venture capital investments in startups and serves and has served on many boards of directors, including Guthy-Renker (1995-present), Solar City (2013-2015), St. Johns Hospital (2014-present), Rosewood Homes (2008-present) and Paramount Equity (2009-present), among others. He earned a B.A. with honors in History from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.