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Lindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc (LIND.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Ein

53 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Sven-Olof Lindblad

67 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Craig Felenstein

45 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Benjamin Bressler

55 2016 President of Natural Habitat, Inc.

Philip Auerbach

38 2016 Chief Commercial Officer

Dean Byus

49 2009 Chief Expedition Officer

Bernard Aronson

71 2015 Independent Director

Elliott Bisnow

32 2017 Independent Director

L. Dyson Dryden

42 2015 Independent Director

John Fahey

66 2015 Independent Director

Daniel Hanrahan

60 2017 Independent Director

Catherine Reynolds

60 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Ein

Mr. Mark D. Ein is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as our Chairman of the Board and a Director since March 2013, and previously served as our Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer and Secretary prior to our business combination with Lindblad Expeditions, Inc. in July 2015. Mr. Ein is currently the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Capitol Investment Corp. IV., which completed its IPO in August 2017. From July 2015 until its completed business combination in June 2017, Mr. Ein was also the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Capitol Acquisition Corp. III (“Capitol III”). Since the closing of the business combination, Mr. Ein has continued to serve as a director and Vice-Chairman of Capitol III (now known as Cision Ltd.). From 2009 until 2015, Mr. Ein was the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Two Harbors Investment Corp., one of the largest residential mortgage REITs that today has a market capitalization of approximately $4.0 billion. 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 25-year career. Mr. Ein is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Venturehouse Group, LLC and Leland Investment Co., holding companies that create, invest in and build growth businesses in a range of industries. Among the current majority-owned companies in the portfolios are Kastle Systems, LLC, the country’s leading provider of building and office security systems acquired in January 2007; VSGi, a nationwide provider of videoconferencing solutions acquired in 2001; and World TeamTennis, the 43-year-old professional tennis league acquired from Billie Jean King in March 2017.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

Mr. Sven-Olof Lindblad is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. He founded Lindblad and has been its President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Mr. Lindblad has served as our Director since July 2015. Mr. Lindblad’s travel background and familiarity with adventure travel and wildlife dates back to his childhood and with his father, Lars-Eric Lindblad. Mr. Lindblad founded Lindblad in order to offer innovative and educational travel expeditions to the world’s most remarkable places, capturing the true spirit of adventure. In May 2006, Mr. Lindblad received international recognition for his model of tourism in a ceremony hosted by HRH, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg at the Grand-Ducal Palace. In addition, a newly discovered endemic species of moth in the Galápagos Islands, Undulambia lindbladi, has been named in honor of Mr. Lindblad. 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 I. Felenstein serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective September 6, 2016. Mr. Felenstein brings a long history of leadership positions in a wide range of public companies, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Strategic Finance at Shutterstock, Inc. from March 2015 until September 2016, where he oversaw all interaction with the investment community while leading the financial planning and analysis and corporate development functions. Prior to Shutterstock, Inc., Mr. Felenstein was at Discovery Communications, LLC (“Discovery”), 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, he held senior positions at News Corporation, Viacom Inc., and Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Felenstein holds a B.S. in Accounting from Binghamton University.

Benjamin Bressler

Mr. Benjamin L. Bressler is President of Natural Habitat, Inc., of the Company. Mr. Bressler joined us in May 2016, in connection with our acquisition of Natural Habitat, Inc., as the founder and President of Natural Habitat, Inc. 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.

Philip Auerbach

Mr. Philip J. Auerbach serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company., effective 26 May 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Auerbach served as Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Marketing Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment and hospitality company, from July 2013 to May 2016. 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. Mr. Byus joined Lindblad in 1993 as an Expedition Leader and since 2009 has served as Lindblad’s Chief Expedition Officer overseeing programming for Lindblad’s vessels. 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 has served as a Director since July 2015. Mr. Aronson is currently Founding Partner of ACON Investments, L.L.C., a middle market private equity group. He served as the U.S. Special Envoy to the Colombian 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 Colombia; 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 & Co., Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Northern Tier Energy LP, in addition to several private companies. 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.

Elliott Bisnow

Mr. Elliott Bisnow is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bisnow has served as a Director since December 2017. Mr. Bisnow is the Co-founder of Summit, a growing global collective that hosts eclectic events for young social entrepreneurs and leaders across all disciplines, including Jeff Bezos, Reed Hastings, Richard Branson, Bill Clinton and Eric Schmidt. Started in 2008, Summit’s ideas conference has been called “The Davos of Generation Y,” and now includes satellite events across the world. In 2013, Mr. Bisnow, along with some of Summit’s leadership, acquired Powder Mountain Resort, the largest ski area in the United States, with the vision of creating a physical space to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, arts and altruism. Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of “America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs,” Mr. Bisnow also oversees the Summit Action Fund, which invests in innovative start-ups whose founders are entrepreneurs with strong morals and values. Prior to founding Summit, Mr. Bisnow co-founded Bisnow Media Corporation, a commercial real estate media and events company. He is also the co-founder of the Get Well Soon Tour, and was a founding board member of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council.

L. Dyson Dryden

Mr. L. Dyson Dryden is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a Director since March 2013, and previously served as our Chief Financial Officer prior to our business combination with Lindblad Expeditions, Inc. in July 2015. Mr. Dryden has been the President and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Capitol Investment Corp. IV since 2017. From July 2015 until its completed business combination in June 2017, Mr. Dryden was the President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Capitol III. Since the closing of the business combination, Mr. Dryden has continued to serve as a director of Capitol III (now known as Cision Ltd.). Mr. Dryden is also 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 worked in Citigroup’s Investment Banking division in New York, most recently as a Managing Director 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 holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a dual concentration in finance and management from the University of Richmond.

John Fahey

Mr. John M. Fahey is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fahey has served as a Director since July 2015. Mr. Fahey served as Chairman of the National Geographic Society from January 2011 to February 2016, where he was also Chief Executive Officer from March 1998 to December 2013 and President 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. Prior to hat, 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, Inc. 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 on the board of Johnson Outdoors Inc., where he is the chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Fahey was previously Non-Executive Chairman of Time Inc. Mr. Fahey received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Manhattan College and his master’s degree 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 has served as a Director since May 2017. Mr. Hanrahan brings more than 30 years of experience, including a variety of marketing, sales, general management, president and chief executive officer roles across the consumer packaged goods, retail, travel, service and hospitality sectors. He most recently served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Regis Corporation, a global leader in beauty salons and cosmetology, from 2012 to 2017. Prior to joining Regis Corporation, from 2007 to 2012, he was President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, a cruise line and division of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. His distinguished career has also included executive-level positions with Polaroid Corporation and Reebok International Ltd. Since 2012, Mr. Hanrahan has served as a Director of Cedar Fair, L.P., a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, and is 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. He received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Catherine Reynolds

Mrs. Catherine B. Reynolds is an Independent Director of the Company. Mrs. Reynolds as a Director since May 2016. 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 currently a director of General Dynamics Corporation, where she also services on the audit committee, and the Chairman of the board of directors of Lyndra, Inc. She is also 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. Mrs. Reynolds started her career at the accounting firm of Arthur Young as a certified public accountant and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Mark Ein

124,992

Sven-Olof Lindblad

1,566,880

Craig Felenstein

1,027,300

Benjamin Bressler

--

Philip Auerbach

1,026,780

Dean Byus

695,041

Bernard Aronson

124,992

Elliott Bisnow

--

L. Dyson Dryden

124,992

John Fahey

124,992

Daniel Hanrahan

124,994

Catherine Reynolds

124,992
As Of  30 Dec 2017