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Inspired Entertainment Inc (INSE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

A Lorne Weil

70 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Brooks Pierce

56 2018 President, Chief Operating Officer

Stewart Baker

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Daniel Silvers

40 2018 Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Steven Rogers

2016 Senior Vice President - Digital Games

Lee Gregory

49 2017 Chief Commercial Officer - Server Based Gaming Division

Steven Holmes

44 2017 Chief Legal Officer

Marcus Hoye

2017 Director

Jeffrey Lipkin

44 2015 Director

Nicholas Hagen

2016 Independent Director

Ira Raphaelson

2016 Independent Director

John Vandemore

44 2016 Independent Director

Roger Withers

2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

A Lorne Weil

Mr. A Lorne Weil is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since our inception, has been a principal of Hydra Management, an investment vehicle formed by Mr. Weil, since September 2014. Mr. Weil was Chairman of the Board of Scientific Games Corporation (and its predecessor Autotote Corporation) from October 1991 to November 2013. Mr. Weil also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games Corporation (and its predecessor Autotote Corporation) from 1992 to 2008 and from November 2010 to November 2013 (Mr. Weil had retired in 2008) and as the President from August 1997 to June 2005. Under Mr. Weil’s stewardship, the company made a number of significant acquisitions and joint ventures, including the privatization of the off-track betting operations of the State of Connecticut, and the acquisitions of Scientific Games Holdings Corp., Mr. Weil was President of Lorne Weil, Inc. From 1974 to 1979, Mr. Weil was Vice President — Corporate Development at General Instrument Corporation. From 1970 to 1974, Mr. Weil was a manager with the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Weil received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, an M.S. degree from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University, where he served for more than 10 years on the Board of Overseers. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Weil was a director of Avantair Inc. In 2012, Mr. Weil was the sponsor and Chairman of the Board of Andina Acquisition Corp, a NASDAQ-listed blank check company. Mr. Weil is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the successor entity, Tecnoglass Inc.

Brooks Pierce

Mr. Brooks H. Pierce is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry. He joined the Company as Senior Vice President, North America, earlier this year. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pierce held the position of Chief Executive Officer of BHP Consulting Group, LLC (“BHP”), a sales, marketing and leadership consulting firm that provided consulting services to the Company from May 2017 through March 2018, during which time BHP received $10,000 per month in fees as well as reimbursement of certain expenses. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Pierce was Managing Director of the Americas for Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. He was Chief Revenue Officer for the gaming division of Scientific Games Corporation from 2012 to 2015 and held various other roles within Scientific Games from 1991 to 2010, including Senior Vice President of Marketing and President of Scientific Games Racing. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Pierce was the Chief Business Development Officer for Sportech PLC, a UK-based gaming equipment and systems supplier. He is currently a Member of the Advisory Board of Leading Edge Ventures, a Wilmington, Delaware-based venture capital fund, as well as an Advisory Board Member of the Horn Entrepreneurial School at the University of Delaware. He received his BA from the University of Delaware and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School Senior Executive Program.

Stewart Baker

Mr. Stewart Frank Bradley Baker is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined Inspired Gaming Group in September 2014. Prior to being appointed Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Baker served as Director of Finance for Inspired Gaming Group from October 2015 to January 2017 and as Group Financial Controller for Inspired Gaming Group from September 2014 to October 2015. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Baker was employed by Experian Plc, a leading global information services company, serving in various positions, including Divisional Financial Controller. Mr. Baker previously worked as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte LLP. Mr. Baker holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Sheffield (UK), where he was awarded the Knoop Prize.

Daniel Silvers

Mr. Daniel B. Silvers is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. He is also the founder and managing member of Matthews Lane Capital Partners LLC. He also currently serves on the boards of directors of Forestar Group Inc., PICO Holdings, Inc., where he serves as Lead Independent Director, and India Hospitality Corp. He has previously served on the boards of directors of International Game Technology, Universal Health Services, Inc. and bwin.party digital entertainment plc, as well as serving as President of Western Liberty Bancorp, an acquisition-oriented company which bought and recapitalized Service1st Bank of Nevada, a community bank in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2015, Mr. Silvers was featured in the National Association of Corporate Directors' “A New Generation of Board Leadership: Directors Under Age 40” list of emerging corporate directors. Prior to founding Matthews Lane, Mr. Silvers was the President of SpringOwl Asset Management LLC, having joined a predecessor entity in 2009. Previously, Mr. Silvers was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group, a leading global alternative asset manager, where he worked from 2005 to 2009. Prior to joining Fortress, he was a senior member of the real estate, gaming and lodging investment banking group at Bear, Stearns and Co. Inc., where he worked from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Silvers holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Steven Rogers

Mr. Steven R. Rogers serves as Senior Vice President - Digital Games of the Company. He is the Chief Commercial Officer of Inspired's Digital Games Division and is responsible for divisional P&L and product strategy of the Virtual Sports product area. Mr. Rogers joined Inspired in 2006 while he was the Chief Operating Officer of Red Vision, a CGi company based in Manchester, UK which specialized in animation for the television and film industries and was acquired by Inspired in 2006. Mr. Rogers is a Chartered Management Accountant who completed his accountancy qualifications while being employed as Management Accountant and Finance Director from 1998-2002 at Red Vision.

Lee Gregory

Mr. Lee Gregory serves as Chief Commercial Officer - Server Based Gaming Division of the Company. He joined Inspired Gaming Group in 1984 and assumed the position of Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for the global SBG market, in 2015. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Gregory served as Inspired Gaming Group’s Senior Vice President with responsibility for the company’s home market in the United Kingdom, which is its largest market. Mr. Gregory has more than thirty years of gaming market experience, including in product and game development with responsibility for all types of development programs. Mr. Gregory created and implemented a diversified portfolio of United Kingdom gaming brands. Mr. Gregory holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Steven Holmes

Mr. Steven Holmes serves as Chief Legal Officer of the Company. He joined Inspired Gaming Group in March 2007 and became its General Counsel in March 2009. Mr. Holmes is responsible for all of the legal requirements of Inspired Gaming Group. Prior to joining Inspired Gaming Group, Mr. Holmes held positions at Nortel Networks on the commercial/intellectual property team, at Siemens and at British Gas plc, where he negotiated contracts. Mr. Holmes holds an LLB (with honors) in law from the University of Hull (UK), a Master’s degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law with distinction from the University of Strathclyde (UK) and completed the solicitor legal practice course with distinction at the University of Westminster (UK).

Marcus Hoye

Mr. Marcus Alexander Hoye is Director of the Company. He is Chief Executive Officer of The Faction Collective S.A., a venture-backed retail brand platform that he co-founded in 2006. He is Chairman and co-founder of the London-based Runway East which provides co-working locations and other services for businesses. He was Chief Executive Officer of the digital marketing firm Latitude Group from August 2008 to November 2012. In 1999, he co-founded GoIndustry plc, a global industrial asset resale marketplace, where he was CFO when it was taken public in 2006. He is an angel investor in numerous technology and retail-based projects. He was employed by McKinsey & Co. from 1996 to 1999 as a management consultant with a focus on financial institutions, corporate restructuring, eCommerce, M&A and new market entry and before that worked in the Studios strategic planning division of Walt Disney Company. He has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Jeffrey Lipkin

Mr. Jeffrey S. Lipkin is Director of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Hydra Industries Acquisition corp. He is our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer since our inception and our director nominee, has been a principal of Hydra Management since September 2014. Mr. Lipkin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Games Corporation from April 2009 to April 2014. Mr. Lipkin oversaw the finance functions of Scientific Games, including SEC reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, insurance, tax, corporate communications, mergers and acquisitions, facilities, and procurement. Mr. Lipkin worked at Scientific Games with Mr. Weil and together were in charge of sourcing and executing all joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions that the Company completed during their tenure together. During Mr. Lipkin’s tenure at Scientific Games, the company completed approximately $1.7 billion of acquisitions and strategic partnerships and approximately $3.8 billion of financing transactions. Prior to joining Scientific Games, beginning in 2003, Mr. Lipkin was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse in the Media & Telecom group within the Investment Banking division, where he focused on a wide variety of merger and acquisition and corporate finance assignments. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Lipkin spent five years in the Investment Banking division at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated and four years in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand LLP. During Mr. Lipkin’s tenure at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, Mr. Lipkin completed approximately $30 billion of mergers and acquisitions and approximately $15 billion of financing transactions. Mr. Lipkin holds a B.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University, as well as an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Nicholas Hagen

Ira Raphaelson

John Vandemore

Roger Withers