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Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Bywater

49 2016 Chief Executive Officer and Director

Dana Russell

57 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Plagemann

56 2016 Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets

Bill Blodgett

2019 Vice President of Customer Operations

L. Chance Allred

41 2016 Chief Sales Officer

Bryan Christiansen

45 2016 Chief Operations Officer

Paul Dickson

33 2016 Chief Revenue Officer

Peter Wallace

44 2014 Chairman of the Board

Alex Dunn

47 2013 Director

Bruce McEvoy

42 2012 Director

Todd Pedersen

50 2013 Director

David D'Alessandro

68 2013 Independent Director

Jay Pauley

42 2015 Independent Director

Joseph Tibbetts

66 2014 Independent Director

Rob Kain

2017 Vice President

Biographies

Name Description

David Bywater

Mr. David Bywater is an Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as our chief executive officer since December 2016. Mr. Bywater also served as our interim president and chief executive officer from May 2016 until his appointment as our permanent chief executive officer in December of 2016. Prior to joining Vivint Solar, Mr. Bywater served as the chief operating officer of Vivint, Inc. since July 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Bywater served as executive vice president and corporate officer for Xerox Corporation and was the chief operating officer of its State Government Services from 2010 to July 2013. Prior to that, from 2003 to 2010, Mr. Bywater worked at Affiliated Computer Services. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Bywater was a senior manager at Bain & Company. Mr. Bywater holds a B.S. in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Bywater has specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his role serving as our chief executive officer, his experience with the direct-to-home sales model and his experience with public companies.

Dana Russell

Mr. Dana C. Russell is an Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served as our chief financial officer and executive vice president since November 2013. From January 2013 to November 2013, Mr. Russell was the chief financial officer of Allegiance, Inc., a software company. Mr. Russell was an independent contractor, providing financial services and business consulting to a number of privately held organizations and individuals from May 2011 to December 2012. From June 2006 through April 2011, Mr. Russell was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Novell, Inc., a publicly traded software and services company, which was acquired by The Attachmate Group, Inc. From July 1994 to June 2006, Mr. Russell held positions at Novell including, interim chief financial officer, vice president of finance, treasurer and corporate controller. He had broad responsibility overseeing financial and accounting functions as well as investor relations, tax, information services and technology, risk management, corporate development and facilities. Prior to 1994, Mr. Russell held other high-level accounting and finance positions at high tech companies and also worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a multinational professional services firm. Mr. Russell holds a master’s degree in accounting from Weber State University and holds a CPA license in the State of Utah.

Thomas Plagemann

Mr. Thomas G. Plagemann is an Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets of the Company. He has served as our executive vice president, capital markets since October 2013, and also as our chief commercial officer since September 2016. Mr. Plagemann previously served as the head of energy, U.S. corporate & investment banking for Santander Global Banking & Markets from May 2012 to October 2013, and the global head of project finance and transaction execution at First Solar, Inc., a solar company from March 2011 to May 2012. Mr. Plagemann formed and served as the President of Grand Avenue Capital LLC from September 2010 through February 2011. From September 2009 to July 2010, Mr. Plagemann served as the head of mergers and acquisitions for the wind division of Infigen Energy Limited, a wind energy company. From September 2004 to September 2009, Mr. Plagemann served as the managing director of tax equity and energy investment at AIG Financial Products, Inc., a financial services company. Mr. Plagemann also has held positions at General Electric Capital Corporation and Deutsche Bank, and has served as a member of the board of directors of Solar Energy Industries Association, or SEIA, since 2013 and the chair of SEIA’s state policy committee since January 2017. Mr. Plagemann holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

Bill Blodgett

Mr. Bill Blodgett is Vice President of Customer Operations of the Company. Blodgett has over 25 years of experience specializing in operations and customer relations, having held critical roles in both small and large companies across a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining Vivint Solar, Blodgett served as vice president and general manager at Conduent - a leading digital platform and services provider for businesses and governments. Prior to his role at Conduent, Blodgett served as group president for Xerox and was responsible for operations, sales and financials exceeding $1 billion . He spent 14 years working at Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), one of the largest BPO and ITO companies in the world. During his tenure with ACS, he served as managing director and chief operating officer of several business units.

L. Chance Allred

Mr. L. Chance Allred is Chief Sales Officer of the Company. He has served as our chief sales officer since September 2016, and prior to that, as our senior vice president of sales from June 2015 to September 2016 and as our vice president of sales from March 2012 to June 2015. From September 2006 to March 2012, Mr. Allred served as a founding partner and vice president of sales for Platinum Protection, LLC, a home security solutions company. From March 2000 to October 2006, Mr. Allred served in various positions for Vivint, Inc. Mr. Allred holds a B.A. in marketing from Southern Utah University.

Bryan Christiansen

Mr. Bryan Christiansen is Chief Operations Officer of the Company. Mr. Christiansen has served as our chief operating officer since September 2016, and prior to that, as our chief strategy and innovation officer beginning in June 2016. Mr. Christiansen worked for Vivint, Inc. as vice president, internet operations from January 2015 to May 2016, and prior to that, as vice president, operations improvement from September 2014 to January 2015. From January 2012 to September 2013, Mr. Christiansen served as a senior vice president and managing director of Xerox Corporation, Inc., and as senior vice president from January 2011 to January 2012. Mr. Christiansen holds a B.S. in Business Management / International Finance from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Duke University.

Paul Dickson

Mr. Paul S. Dickson is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. He is a member of our founding management team, has served as our chief revenue officer since September 2016, and prior to that, as our senior vice president of operations from June 2015 to September 2016 and as our vice president of operations from November 2013 to June 2015. From May 2011 to November 2013, Mr. Dickson served as our vice president of financing. Prior to joining our founding team, Mr. Dickson served as the director of smart grid and energy management for Vivint, Inc. from December 2010 to May 2011. From May 2007 to December 2010, Mr. Dickson co-founded and served as the president and chief executive officer of Meter Solutions Pros, LLC, an energy management and smart-grid business acquired by Vivint, Inc. Mr. Dickson holds a B.A. in communications from Brigham Young University.

Peter Wallace

Mr. Peter F. Wallace is an Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2012 and chairman of the board since March 2014. Mr. Wallace is a senior managing director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group, which he joined in 1997. Mr. Wallace served on the board of directors of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. until June 2017, and he currently serves on the board of directors of The Michaels Companies, Inc. and on the board of directors of several private companies, including Outerstuff LLC, Service King Collision Repair Centers, Tradesmen International, the Weather Group, Alight Solutions, APX Group Holdings, Inc. and Dental Intel. Mr. Wallace graduated from Harvard College. Mr. Wallace has specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his experience in private equity and his experience as a director of other public companies.

Alex Dunn

Mr. Alex J. Dunn is an Director of the Company. He is a co-founder of Vivint Solar and has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2012. He also served as our interim chief executive officer from April 2013 through September 2013 and as our chief operating officer from August 2011 to January 2013. Mr. Dunn has served as the president of Vivint, Inc. since November 2012 and previously served as chief operating officer for Vivint, Inc. from January 2008 through September 2012. He served as vice president of business development for Vivint, Inc. from August 2005 until December 2007. Mr. Dunn also serves on the board of directors of APX Group Holdings, Inc. Before joining Vivint, Inc., he served as the deputy chief of staff to Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts. Mr. Dunn holds a B.S. in sociology from Brigham Young University. Mr. Dunn has specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including having founded our company, his historical knowledge of our company and his experience with the direct-to-home sales model.

Bruce McEvoy

Mr. Bruce McEvoy is an Director of the Company. Mr. McEvoy has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2012. Mr. McEvoy is a senior managing director in the private equity group at Blackstone. Before joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. McEvoy worked at General Atlantic from 2002 to 2004 and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company from 1999 to 2002. Mr. McEvoy currently serves on the board of directors of RGIS Inventory Specialists, MB Aerospace, APX Group Holdings, Inc., Center for Autism and Related Disorders and TeamHealth Holdings, Inc. Mr. McEvoy was formerly a director of Catalent, Performance Food Group, GCA Services, Inc., DJO Orthopedics, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., and Vistar Corporation. Mr. McEvoy graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Business School. Mr. McEvoy has specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his experience in private equity and his experience as a director of other public companies.

Todd Pedersen

Mr. Todd R. Pedersen is an Director of the Company. He is a co-founder of Vivint Solar and has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2012 and served as our chief executive officer from August 2011 through January 2013. Mr. Pedersen founded Vivint, Inc. in 1999, and currently serves as the chief executive officer of Vivint, Inc. Mr. Pedersen also serves on the board of directors of APX Group Holdings, Inc. Mr. Pedersen was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in the services category for the Utah Region. Mr. Pedersen has specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his historical knowledge of our company and his experience with the direct-to-home sales model.

David D'Alessandro

Mr. David Francis D'Alessandro is an Independent Director of the Company, Mr. D’Alessandro has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2013. Mr. D’Alessandro serves on the boards of directors of several private companies, including APX Group Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Vivint, Inc. Mr. D’Alessandro served as chairman of the board of directors of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. from 2010 until June 2017 and served as interim chief executive officer of SeaWorld from January 2015 until April 2015. He served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. from 2000 to 2004, having served as president and chief operating officer of the same entity from 1996 to 2000 and guided it through a merger with ManuLife Financial Corporation in 2004. Mr. D’Alessandro served as president and chief operating officer of ManuLife in 2004. He is a former partner of the Boston Red Sox. A graduate of Syracuse University, he holds honorary doctorates from three colleges and serves as vice chairman of Boston University. Mr. D’Alessandro has specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his experience as a director of public companies.

Jay Pauley

Mr. Jay D. Pauley is Independent Director of Vivint Solar, Inc. Mr. Pauley has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2015. Mr. Pauley is a managing director at Summit Partners, which he joined in 2010. Prior to joining Summit Partners, Mr. Pauley was Vice President at GTCR, a private equity firm, and an associate at Apax Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm. Before that, he worked for GE Capital. Mr. Pauley currently serves on the boards of directors of numerous private companies, including APX Group Holdings, Inc., Alert 360, FineLine Technologies, Inc., Harvey Performance Company, LLC, MetroTech Service Corporation and Parts Town, LLC. Mr. Pauley graduated from The Ohio State University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pauley has specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his experience in private equity and his experience as a director of numerous private companies.

Joseph Tibbetts

Mr. Joseph S. Tibbetts, Jr. is an Independent Director of the Company, Mr. Tibbetts has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2014. Mr. Tibbetts served as the interim chief financial officer of Acquia, Inc. from March 2017 to March 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Tibbetts served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Publicis.Sapient Corporation, a publicly traded global services company, from February 2015 to September 2015 and as senior vice president and global chief financial officer for Sapient Corporation from 2006 to February 2015. He began serving as Sapient Corporation’s treasurer in December 2012 and was reappointed as Sapient Corporation’s chief accounting officer in June 2013, a role he previously held from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Tibbetts was also formerly a partner with Price Waterhouse LLP. Mr. Tibbetts currently serves as a member of the board of directors of APX Group Holdings, Inc. and Carbon Black, Inc. Mr. Tibbetts holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Tibbetts has specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his experience as an executive officer of several public companies and his experience as a director of both public and private companies.

Rob Kain

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