Mr. Ein has served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director since our inception. 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. From July 2015 until June 2017, Mr. Ein was the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Capitol III, a blank check company formed for substantially similar purposes as our company. Capitol III completed its business combination with Cision Ltd. in June 2017. Since the closing of the business combination, Mr. Ein has continued to serve as a director of Capitol III (now known as Cision Ltd.). From August 2010 to July 2015, Mr. Ein was the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Capitol II, a blank check company formed for substantially similar purposes as our company. Capitol II completed its business combination with Lindblad Expeditions, Inc. in July 2015. Since the closing of the business combination, Mr. Ein has continued to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Capitol II (and now post-merger Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.). From June 2007 to October 2009, Mr. Ein was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Capitol I, a blank check company formed for substantially similar purposes as our company. Capitol I completed its business combination with Two Harbors Investment Corp., a Maryland real estate investment trust, in October 2009. From October 2009 to May 2015, Mr. Ein served as the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Two Harbor’s board of directors. Mr. Ein is the Founder of Venturehouse Group, LLC, a holding company that creates, invests in and builds companies, and has served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1999. Venturehouse’s portfolio includes or has included the seed investment in Matrics Technologies in August 2000 (sold to Symbol Technologies in September 2004), the lead investment in the buyout of Cibernet Corporation from the CTIA in March 2003 (sold to MACH S.à.r.l. in April 2007), the acquisition of Visual Systems Group, Inc. (“VSGi”) from Net2000 Communications, and an early investment in XM Satellite Radio. He has also been the President of Leland Investments Inc., a private investment firm, since 2005. Mr. Ein is Co-Chairman of Kastle Holding Company LLC, which through its subsidiaries conducts the business of Kastle Systems, LLC, a provider of building and office security systems that was acquired in January 2007. An entity owned by Mr. Ein is also the majority owner and managing member of Kastle Holding Company LLC. In 2008, Mr. Ein founded and is the owner of the Washington Kastles, the World Team Tennis franchise in Washington, D.C., that has won the league championship six times in its nine years in the league. In March, 2017, Mr. Ein led the acquisition of World TeamTennis LLC, the professional team tennis league of which the Washington Kastles are a franchisee, from Billie Jean King and is now its Chairman. Previously in his career, Mr. Ein worked for The Carlyle Group, Brentwood Associates, and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Ein is the Chairman of the Board of VSGi, a provider of videoconferencing services. Mr. Ein is also the Chairman of the Board of the District of Columbia Public Education Fund and Vice President of the board of directors of the United States Tennis Association and a member of the boards of The District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He was appointed by Mayor Vincent Gray to be a member of the D.C. Tax Revision Commission and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council. Mr. Ein received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Dryden has served as our President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since our inception. From July 2015 until it completed its business combination in June 2017, Mr. Dryden was the President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and a Director 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.). From March 2013 to July 2015, Mr. Dryden served as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Capitol II. Mr. Dryden has continued to serve as a director of Lindblad Expeditions since the closing of its business combination. 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. Mr. Dryden has also been Vice Chairman of CDS Logistics Management, Inc., one of the largest providers of home improvement product delivery services in the United States, since 2009. 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.
Lawrence Calcano has served as a member of Capitol’s Board of Directors since June 2017. Mr. Calcano is the Chief Executive Officer of iCapital Network, which he joined in January 2014. Prior to iCapital Network, Mr. Calcano co-founded i1 Biometrics, a privately held information and technology company developing protection and performance products for the sports and military markets, in June 2012 and served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer from June 2012 to September 2013. From January 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Calcano served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bite Tech, Inc., a maker of protective and performance oriented oral devices for the athletic marketplace. Mr. Calcano also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Capitol I, Capitol II and Capitol III. From 1990 to June 2006, Mr. Calcano was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently serving as the co-head of the Global Technology Banking Group of the Investment Banking Division, prior to which he headed the firm’s east coast technology group and was the co-Chief Operating Officer of the High Technology Department. From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Calcano was an analyst at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Calcano was named to the Forbes Midas List of the most influential people in venture capital in 2001 (the inaugural year), 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Mr. Calcano received a B.A. from Holy Cross College, and attended the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth from 1988 to 1990, and graduated as a Tuck Scholar.
Brooke B. Coburn has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2017. Mr. Coburn joined The Carlyle Group in 1996 and is currently a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer of Carlyle’s Energy and Natural Resources Platform and Co-Head of Carlyle Growth Partners and Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund, the US Middle Market Buyout and Growth Capital activities of The Carlyle Group. He is a founding member of Carlyle’s US Middle Market and Growth practice. Mr. Coburn serves on the investment committees of Carlyle’s three global Middle Market and Growth Capital investment funds, as well as the firm’s four global Energy & Natural Resource funds. From June 2007 until its merger with Two Harbors in October 2009, Mr. Coburn served as a Special Advisor to Capitol I. Since he joined Carlyle in 1996, Mr. Coburn has led or co-led more than 25 Carlyle investments across a broad range of sectors including cybersecurity, communications, energy and natural resources, media, software and technology-enabled services. Investments include Apollo Global (acquired by Apollo Group), Bredbandsbolaget (acquired by Telenor), Catapult Learning, Coalfire Systems, Command Information (acquired by Salient Federal), Core Location (acquired by El Paso Global Networks), ECI Software, Gemcom Software (acquired by Dassault Systemes), Genesis Cable (acquired by Benchmark Communications), Matrics Technologies (acquired by Symbol Technologies), Neptune Communications (acquired by Global Crossing), NetMotion Wireless, NorthPoint Communications (IPO), Pacific Telecom Cable (acquired by management), Prime Communications (acquired by Comcast), PrimeSport, Sonitrol Holding Corp. (acquired by Stanley Works), WCI Cable (acquired by Alaska Communications), Wall Street English (acquired by Pearson plc), Wall Street Institute (acquired by Pearson plc) and Worldstrides (acquired by Metalmark and management). Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Coburn was with Salomon Brothers, Inc. where he focused on M&A and capital raising assignments in the Media & Communications Group. Mr. Coburn is on the Board of Directors at ECi Software Solutions, PrimeSport, Coalfire and Catapult Learning. Mr. Coburn received his B.A. from Princeton University with honors. Mr. Coburn serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Washington National Cathedral, where he also serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee.
Richard C. Donaldson has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2017. Mr. Donaldson is a Senior Partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, a global law firm, where he started in 1985. Mr. Donaldson served as Pillsbury’s Chief Operating Officer and a member of the firm’s Executive Team from June 2006 until July 2017. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Donaldson oversaw the finances, capital structure and operations of Pillsbury, with nearly 650 lawyers, $573 million in 2016 revenues and 20 offices across the United States and overseas. Mr. Donaldson also served as a member of Pillsbury’s Board of Directors from May 2006 until May 2015. From September 2007 until its merger with Two Harbors in October 2009, Mr. Donaldson served as a member of the Board of Directors of Capitol I. From March 2013 until its merger with Lindblad Expeditions, Mr. Donaldson also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Capitol II. From September 2015 until its merger with Cision in June 2017, Mr. Donaldson also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Capitol III. Mr. Donaldson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Arizona Cardinals Holdings, Inc. From June 2000 to August 2001, Mr. Donaldson served as Managing Director of Venturehouse Group and he has served as a member of its Board of Directors since June 2000. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Greater DC Cares and the Board of Directors of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Mr. Donaldson received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1982 and a J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School in 1985.