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Lindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc (LIND.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Ein

52 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Sven-Olof Lindblad

66 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Craig Felenstein

44 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Benjamin Bressler

54 2016 President of Natural Habitat, Inc.

J. Tyler Skarda

52 2016 Senior Vice President - Marine Operations

Richard Fontaine

52 2013 Chief Marketing Officer

Philip Auerbach

37 2016 Chief Commercial Officer

Dean Byus

48 2015 Chief Expedition Officer

Bernard Aronson

70 2015 Independent Director

L. Dyson Dryden

41 2015 Independent Director

John Fahey

65 2015 Independent Director

Daniel Hanrahan

59 2017 Independent Director

Catherine Reynolds

59 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Ein

Mr. Mark D. Ein is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of Capitol Acquisition Corp II. Mr. Ein is an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who has created, acquired, invested in and built a series of growth companies across a diverse set of industries over the course of his 22 year career. From June 2007 to October 2009, Mr. Ein was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Capitol I, a blank check company formed for substantially similar purposes as our company. Capitol I completed its business combination with Two Harbors Investment Corp., a Maryland real estate investment trust, in October 2009. Since October 2009, Mr. Ein has served as the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Two Harbor’s board of directors. Mr. Ein is the Founder of Venturehouse Group, LLC, a holding company that creates, invests in and builds companies, and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 1999. Venturehouse’s portfolio includes or has included the seed investment in Matrics Technologies in August 2000 (sold to Symbol Technologies in September 2004), the lead investment in the buyout of Cibernet Corporation from the CTIA in March 2003 (sold to MACH S.à.r.l. in April 2007), the acquisition of VSGi from Net2000 Communications, and an early investment in XM Satellite Radio. He has also been the President of Leland Investments Inc., a private investment firm, since 2005. An entity owned by Mr. Ein is also the majority owner and managing member, and Mr. Ein is Co-Chairman, of Kastle Holding Company LLC, which through its subsidiaries conducts the business of Kastle Systems, LLC, a provider of building and office security systems that was acquired in January 2007. Mr. Ein also founded, and is the owner of, the Washington Kastles, the World Team Tennis franchise in Washington, D.C., in 2008. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Ein was a Principal with The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

Mr. Sven-Olof Lindblad is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. He is an honorary member of the General Assembly of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands; serves on the Board of The Safina Center and on the National Geographic Council of Advisors; is commissioner of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Arctic Climate Change, is a founder of the non-profit organization, Ocean Elders, which brings together global leaders to pursue the protection of the ocean’s habitat and wildlife, and serves on the Board of Advisors for Pristine Seas.

Craig Felenstein

Mr. Craig Felenstein serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective September 6, 2016. He most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Strategic Finance at Shutterstock, since March 2015, where he oversaw all interaction with the investment community while leading the financial planning and analysis and corporate development functions. Prior to Shutterstock, he was at Discovery Communications, LLC, from May 2008 to March 2015, serving in various management roles, including Executive Vice President of Investor Relations, where he was responsible for building and directing the investor relations function. At the same time, he was part of the executive team for several of Discovery's businesses including serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Digital, Chief Financial Officer of US Network Revenue and Chief Financial Officer of Animal Planet, overseeing all financial activity and helping to drive the strategy for each operating unit. Prior to Discovery Communications, he held senior positions at News Corporation, Viacom Inc., and Arthur Andersen & Co.

Benjamin Bressler

Mr. Benjamin L. Bressler is President of Natural Habitat, Inc., of the company. Mr. Bressler founded Natural Habitat in 1985 and has led the company since then. Mr. Bressler brings over two decades of experience in nature and conservation travel. Mr. Bressler holds a B.A. in Government from Skidmore College.

J. Tyler Skarda

Mr. J. Tyler Skarda is Senior Vice President - Marine Operations of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. Mr. Skarda brings over two decades of maritime industry experience, focused on strategy, capital equipment procurement cost reduction, and shipbuilding/ship operations process improvement for global maritime companies and their suppliers. Prior to joining us, Mr. Skarda served as a consultant with the leading global management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney. Mr. Skarda started his career in the United States Navy and later worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a senior maritime industry analyst prior to leaving the service. Mr. Skarda holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from California State University, Sacramento and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Richard Fontaine

Mr. Richard P. Fontaine is Chief Marketing Officer of the company. Mr. Fontaine brings more than 25 years of experience in consumer-direct marketing for highly-regarded lifestyle media and merchandising brands. From February 1997 until July 2013, Mr. Fontaine served as SVP, Consumer Marketing for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Previously, Mr. Fontaine served in product management/marketing roles at Time Inc./Sports Illustrated, and MBI, Inc./The Danbury Mint. Mr. Fontaine holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

Philip Auerbach

Mr. Philip J. Auerbach serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company., effective 26 May 2016. Mr. Auerbach has served as Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Marketing Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment and hospitality company, since July 2013. From July 2007 to July 2013, Mr. Auerbach was a partner in the marketing and sales practice of McKinsey & Co., counseling clients across the financial services, hospitality, airline, and telecommunications industries. From March 2002 to April 2007, he served as a principal at Novantas, Inc., a boutique financial services consulting group. Mr. Auerbach holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Cornell University.

Dean Byus

Mr. Dean (Trey) Byus III. is Chief Expedition Officer of the company. Prior to 2009, Mr. Byus served as Lindblad’s Vice President of Operations and Program Development, Director of Field Staff & Expedition Technology and Director of Field Staff. Mr. Byus has worked in regions around the world and has extensive experience in managing Lindblad’s expedition teams, vessel deployments and itineraries, R&D, pricing and marketing, as well as business development, including working with National Geographic. Mr. Byus holds a B.A. from the University of Washington.

Bernard Aronson

Mr. Bernard W. Aronson is an Independent Director of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. He served as the U.S. Special Envoy to the Columbian Peace Process, appointed by former President Obama in February 2015. His distinguished career has included positions in the private and government sectors, including international advisor to Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1993 to 1996; Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs from 1989 to 1993 where he was presented with the State Department’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award for his role in ending the conflicts in Central America, and again for ending the conflict in Columbia; and several White House positions under the Carter Administration. Mr. Aronson previously served as a director of Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD from 1993 until 2015, and also serves or has served during the past five years as a director of Kate Spade Inc., Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Chroma Oil and Gas, LP, Sequitur Energy, ACON Franchise Holdings, Mariner Energy and Northern Tier Energy. He serves on several non-profit boards, including The Amazon Conservation Team and the National Democratic Institute for International affairs and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He graduated with Honors from the University of Chicago.

L. Dyson Dryden

Mr. L. Dyson Dryden is Independent Director of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer and Directors of Capitol Acquisition Corp II. Mr. Dryden has served as our Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since March 2013. Mr. Dryden is the founder of Dryden Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm that invests in and builds private companies, and has served as its President since March 2013. From August 2005 to February 2013, Mr. Dryden held the role of Managing Director in Citigroup’s Investment Banking division in New York where he led the coverage effort for a number of the firm’s Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications clients. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Dryden held the titles of Associate and Vice President at Jefferies & Company, a middle market investment banking firm. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Dryden worked in the investment banking group at BB&T Corporation. Mr. Dryden received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual concentration in finance and management from the University of Richmond in 1998.

John Fahey

Mr. John M. Fahey is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Fahey served as Chairman of the National Geographic Society from January 2011 to February 2016 and was Chief Executive Officer of the National Geographic Society from March 1998 to December 2013 and President of the organization from March 1998 to December 2010. During his tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fahey led the Society’s entry into cable television with the National Geographic Channels; the international growth of National Geographic magazine; and the extension of National Geographic content into digital media. Mr. Fahey joined National Geographic in April 1996, as the first President and Chief Executive Officer of National Geographic Ventures, the nonprofit Society’s wholly owned, taxable subsidiary. Prior to that, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Time Life Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., for seven years. He worked previously for Home Box Office, where he was instrumental in the startup of CINEMAX. In February 2014, former President Obama appointed Mr. Fahey to a six-year term on the Smithsonian Board of Regents, the governing body of the Smithsonian Institution. He also serves on the board and executive committee of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as well as the boards of Time Inc., where he is lead director, and Johnson Outdoors Inc. Mr. Fahey received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Manhattan College and his master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan. In 2008, he received the David D. Alger Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Daniel Hanrahan

Mr. Daniel J. Hanrahan is an Independent Director of the company. He most recently served as the president, chief executive officer and director of the Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS), a global leader in beauty salons and cosmetology, from August 2012 to April 2017. Prior to joining Regis Corporation, he served as president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, a cruise line and division of Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL), from 2007 to 2012. He was promoted to president in 2005 and to CEO in 2007 after management of the sales and marketing division for Royal Caribbean. Prior to joining Royal Caribbean, Mr. Hanrahan served in executive-level positions with Polaroid Corporation and Reebok International Ltd. Mr. Hanrahan currently serves as a Director of Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, since June 2012 and is currently a member of their Audit and Compensation Committees. In 2004, he was named one of the “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales and Marketing” by Hospitality and Sales Marketing Association International.

Catherine Reynolds

Mrs. Catherine B. Reynolds is an Independent Director of the company. Mrs. Reynolds is a founder of Educap Inc., which has provided more than $5.0 billion in education loans to hundreds of thousands of qualified students and families, and has been its Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President since 1989. She is a successful business leader and social entrepreneur who currently devotes her time and abilities primarily to philanthropic pursuits through the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. In 2004, Mrs. Reynolds was selected by BusinessWeek magazine as one of the 50 most philanthropic living Americans and the first self-made woman to make their list. She is also the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, bestowed annually on America’s most outstanding business leaders by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is a current or former trustee of a number of organizations including New York University, Vanderbilt University, Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the American Academy of Achievement and serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Lyndra, Inc. Mrs. Reynolds started her career at the accounting firm of Arthur Young as a certified public accountant and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

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