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Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Bywater

47 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dana Russell

55 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

L. Chance Allred

39 2016 Chief Sales Officer

Bryan Christiansen

43 2016 Chief Operations Officer

Paul Dickson

31 2016 Chief Revenue Officer

Thomas Plagemann

54 2016 Chief Commercial Officer

Peter Wallace

43 2014 Chairman of the Board

Alex Dunn

47 2013 Director

Bruce McEvoy

40 2012 Director

Todd Pedersen

48 2013 Director

David D'Alessandro

66 2013 Independent Director

Jay Pauley

39 2015 Independent Director

Joseph Tibbetts

65 2014 Independent Director

Rob Kain

2017 Vice President

Biographies

Name Description

David Bywater

Mr. David Bywater is an President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to being appointed as the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, David Bywater, age 47, served as the Chief Operating Officer of APX Group, Inc. (“APX”), the parent company of Vivint, Inc., since July 2013. Before joining APX, Mr. Bywater served as Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer for Xerox, 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 (“ACS”), where, during his tenure, he managed a number of their business units. ACS was acquired by Xerox in 2010. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Bywater was a senior manager at Bain & Company. Mr. Bywater holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dana Russell

Mr. Dana C. Russell is an Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, 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.

L. Chance Allred

Mr. L. Chance Allred is Chief Sales Officer of the Company. He was Vice President - Sales of the Company, since March 2012. 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., a home automation and security company and our sister company. Mr. Allred holds a B.A. in marketing from Southern Utah University.

Bryan Christiansen

Mr. Bryan Christiansen is Chief Operations Officer of the Company. Christiansen, a veteran leader of operational excellence, joined Vivint Solar as the company's chief strategy and innovation officer inMay 2016. With nearly 18 years of experience in financial and operational leadership positions, Christiansen has personally run 6 companies and has developed and implemented growth and turnaround strategies for Fortune 500 clients. Christiansen will remain a key player in strategy development for Vivint Solar. As chief operations officer, he will be responsible for all operations contributing to the customer experience beyond the initial sale.

Paul Dickson

Mr. Paul S. Dickson is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. He was Vice President - Operations of the Company. He is a member of our founding management team, has served as our Vice President of Operations since November 2013. 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 public relations from Brigham Young University.

Thomas Plagemann

Mr. Thomas G. Plagemann is an Chief Commercial Officer of the Company, effective as of September 1, 2016. He is Executive Vice President - Capital Markets of the Company, since October 2013. 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 American International Group, Inc., an insurance and 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 since 2013. Mr. Plagemann holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia 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 the private equity group at Blackstone, which he joined in 1997. Mr. Wallace serves on the board of directors of AlliedBarton Security Services LLC, GCA Services Group, Inc., Michaels Stores, Inc., SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., Vivint and the Weather Channel Companies. Mr. Wallace was formerly a director of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, New Skies Satellites Holdings Ltd. and Pelmorex Media, Inc. Mr. Wallace received a B.A. in government 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, since November 2012. He is a co-founder of Vivint Solar. 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 Vivint. 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.

Bruce McEvoy

Mr. Bruce McEvoy is an Director of the Company. Mr. McEvoy is a Managing Director in the private equity group at Blackstone. Before 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 GCA Services Group, Inc., Performance Food Group Company, RGIS Inventory Specialists, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., Catalent Inc. and Vivint. Mr. McEvoy was formerly a director of DJO Orthopedics 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 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, and our sister company, in 1999 and currently serves as its chief executive officer. Mr. Pedersen also serves on the board of directors of Vivint. 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, since August 2013. Since 2010, Mr. D’Alessandro has served as chairman of the board of directors of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Mr. D’Alessandro also serves on the boards of directors of several private companies, including Vivint. 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.

Jay Pauley

Mr. Jay D. Pauley is Independent Director of Vivint Solar, Inc. Mr. Pauley is a principal 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. Mr. Pauley currently serves on the boards of directors of numerous private companies, including Vivint, Inc., the Company’s sister company. Mr. Pauley holds a B.S. in accounting and finance from Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Tibbetts

Mr. Joseph S. Tibbetts, Jr. is an Independent Director of the Company, since August 2014. Mr. Tibbetts has served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Sapient Corporation, a publicly traded global services company since October 2006. 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. In addition to being Sapient Corporation’s chief financial officer, Mr. Tibbetts also served as Sapient Corporation’s managing director—SapientNitro Asia Pacific, for a period of approximately 18 months ending in 2012. Prior to joining Sapient Corporation, Mr. Tibbetts was the chief financial officer of Novell, Inc. from February 2003 to June 2006 and, prior to that, he held a variety of senior financial management positions at Charles River Ventures, Lightbridge, Inc., and SeaChange International, Inc. Mr. Tibbetts was also formerly a partner with Price Waterhouse LLP. 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