Michael Leitner will serve as an independent director upon the completion of this offering. Mr. Leitner was the co-head of Blackrock’s Direct Lending and Special Situations investment practice, which had over $17 billion of assets under management at the time of Mr. Leitner’s retirement from BlackRock in December 2020. Mr. Leitner led BlackRock’s investment strategies in the technology, communication services and media sectors, and was also the lead partner for special situations strategies, restructurings, and corporate governance matters for the funds he managed. Michael Leitner currently serves as a director of each of INAP, a global provider of secure, performance-oriented hybrid infrastructure solutions, and Tillman Infrastructure Group, a developer, owner and operator of wireless macro cell sites and towers. From 2005 to August 2018, Mr. Leitner held several roles, including Managing Partner, Chairman of the Investment Committee and as a member of the Management Committee, with Tennenbaum Capital Partners (“TCP”), an alternative investment management firm. TCP was acquired by BlackRock in August 2018.
Mr. Leitner has had an extensive career as an executive with several leading technology and global communications firms. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Leitner served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for WilTel Communications. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Leitner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GlobeNet Communications. Mr. Leitner positioned each of GlobeNet and WilTel through successful operating turnarounds and sale transactions. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Leitner served as Vice President of Corporate Development and head of Global Data Center and Colocation Services for 360 Networks, Mr. Leitner also served as Senior Director of Corporate Development for Microsoft Corporation, managing corporate investments and acquisitions in the telecommunications, media, managed services, and enterprise software sectors, from 1998 to 2000. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Leitner was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Leitner has served on numerous public and private company boards, including serving as a member and/or chairman of past audit, compensation, executive and governance committees. Mr. Leitner earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A from the University of Michigan. Mr. Leitner is also an active member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) and a licensed EMT in New York. We believe that Mr. Leitner is well qualified to serve on our board due to his extensive experience as a leader in the finance, technology and communication services sectors.