Corporate Governance - Board of Directors

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Marc H. Bell
Marc H. Bell

Mr. Bell has served as CEO of the Company since 2004. In December 2007, the Company completed an approximately $400 million acquisition of Various, Inc., the parent company of the FriendFinder family of social networking and online personals sites. Also, in November 2007 Mr. Bell completed a $250 million IPO for Enterprise Acquisition Corp. (AMEX:EST), where he served as Chairman of the Board and Treasurer until its merger with ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) in November ... 

Daniel C. Staton
Daniel C. Staton

Mr. Staton has been our Chairman of the Board since October 2004 and our Treasurer since December 2008. Mr. Staton has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) since November 2009. Mr. Staton served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Enterprise Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: EST), a blank check company formed with the purpose of effecting a merger, acquisition or other similar business com... 

Robert B. Bell
Robert B. Bell

Robert B. Bell has been a Director since 2005. Mr. Bell served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Globix Corporation for 10 years. Prior to joining Globix, Mr. Bell was a practicing attorney in New York City at the firm of Bell, Kalnick, Beckman, Klee and Green, which Mr. Bell founded in the early 1970s and specialized in the law of international real estate joint ventures and investment. He is the author of Joint Ventures in Real Estate published by John W... 

Jason H. Smith
Jason H. Smith

Jason H. Smith has been a Director since 2005. From 1994 to 2007, Mr. Smith was the Chief Operating Officer of Hopper Radio of Florida Inc., a successful consumer electronics distribution business which, among other things, sourced and distributed the Memorex brand of consumer electronics. Mr. Smith succeeded in helping to grow the business until its eventual sale to Imation in 2007. Among his many accomplishments is spearheading the Disney Electronics line of consumer electronics... 

James “Jim” LaChance
James “Jim” LaChance

James “Jim” LaChance has been a Director since 2008. Since 2004, Mr. LaChance has served as the Chairman of the Board of Northern Offshore Ltd., a drilling and production services company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs: NOF). From July 2005 to February 2008, Mr. LaChance served as portfolio manager at Satellite Asset Management, L.P., an investment management fund in New York with approximately $7 billion assets under management. From 2002 to June 2005, he was a Part... 

Toby E. Lazarus
Toby E. Lazarus

Toby E. Lazarus has been a Director since March 2009. Since 2004, Dr. Lazarus has served as Vice President of Operations for Lumen Management, a multi-strategy investment partnership. Prior to joining Lumen Management, she served in various positions in hospitals and health centers across the United States with an emphasis on developmental psychology and psychiatry.

Dr. Lazarus graduated from Johns Hopkins University, Phi Beta Kappa with honors in psychology, received her M.... 

Donald A.  Johnson
Donald A.  Johnson

Mr. Johnson is a Managing Board Member at Heritage Development, LLC, a consulting company that develops software for horse racing companies. Since 1999, Mr. Johnson has also served as Chief Executive Officer of C.J. & Associates, Inc., a business development company. From 1997-2005, Mr. Johnson served on the board of directors of The Children’s Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the cultural education and enrichment of the youth of Bucks County, Penns... 

Steven Rattner
Steven Rattner

Mr. Rattner co-founded Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette’s (DLJ) Leveraged Finance business, and was instrumental in building and managing one of the most well-known and respected credit underwriting, sales, trading and research operations on Wall Street. His management skills and credit judgment helped to develop this business into one of the most profitable areas of the firm and on Wall Street overall. During his tenure, DLJ was the number one underwriter of non-investment grade deb... 

Kai Shing Tao
Kai Shing Tao

Mr. Tao currently serves as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Star Partners, a private investment group. Prior to founding Pacific Star Partners, Mr. Tao was a partner at FALA Capital Group, a single-family investment office, where he was responsible for the global liquid investments outside the operating companies.

He is an experienced global investor with a concentration in the Greater China region and the United States. Mr. Tao’s areas of business i... 

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