Jean Birch, Chairman

Jean Birch brings broad experience as an independent public company director in addition to being a veteran C-level operating executive with experience in the consumer sector and the franchise business model. Since July 2020, Ms. Birch has served on the board of Charlotte's Web, a TSX-listed CBD wellness company, where she chairs the compensation committee and serves on the audit committee. In addition, since February 2018, she's been a director of Forrester Research, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed global research and advisory firm, where she currently serves as chair of that board's audit committee. Ms. Birch has previously served as a director of CorePoint Lodging, Inc, from September 2018 until March 2022. She was a director of Jack in the Box from June 2019 through February 2021. Ms. Birch has also served as a member of the board of Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. from April 2015 until May 2019, and was chair of the board of Papa Murphy's from September 2016 until May 2019. Ms. Birch was appointed President and CEO of Papa Murphy’s in December of 2016 and served in that position until July 2017. Ms. Birch holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Oriental Studies from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Andrew Neuberger, Private Investor and Chief Executive Officer, NAC

Andrew Neuberger brings extensive experience to the board in areas of warehouse lending and specialty finance. He founded the Company (then, NextPoint Acquisition Corp.) in 2020 and was its Chief Executive Officer until its qualifying acquisition in July 2021 and was Chair of the board until May 2022. Prior to that, he formed BasePoint Capital LLC in 2009 to serve the alternative lending space with a focus on the specialty finance industry. Before BasePoint, Mr. Neuberger spent most of his early career at Morgan Stanley from 1994 to 2008 as the Global Head of Warehouse Lending for the Securitized Products Group dealing in asset classes such as real estate loans, non-investment grade RMBS/CMBS and other asset-backed products. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Neuberger was an Assistant District Attorney in Richmond County, New York. He has a BA from Lafayette College and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Brent Turner, Chief Executive Officer and President, Liberty

Brent Turner has over 27 years of professional experience in the tax and consumer finance industries. Mr. Turner has served as Chief Executive Officer at Liberty since 2019 and previously served as Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Lending at MetaBank, a subsidiary of Meta Financial Group, Inc., from 2016 to 2018. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Turner led the roll-up of several financing businesses in the tax space that were eventually sold to MetaBank in 2016. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Turner served as Vice President of Financial Services at Rent-A-Center, a furniture and electronics rent-to-own company, where he led the development of financial services centers offering consumer financial and tax preparation services, and the e-commerce channel of the company. Mr. Turner’s previous roles also include Chief Operating Officer at Financial Payments, LP, Assistant Vice President at Ace Cash Express and President at Quickcash, Inc. Mr. Turner holds a Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts from West Texas A&M University.

John Lederer

John Lederer brings merger and acquisition expertise, as well as both Canadian and U.S. public and private company experience to our board. He is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc. and a Senior Advisor at Sycamore Partners LLC, a private equity firm (since September 2017). He currently serves on the boards of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Mr. Lederer previously served as an advisor to Oak Hill Capital on acquisitions in the retail and consumer goods sectors, and as a director on the board of several of its portfolio companies. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of US Foods, Inc., one of the largest food service distributors in the United States. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. from 2008 to 2010, until its sale to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Prior to Duane Reade Holdings, Inc., he spent 30 years at Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest food retailer, and held several senior leadership positions including President from 2000 to 2006. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from York University.

William Minner

William Minner brings sector expertise, as well as corporate finance and public company corporate governance experience to our board. Mr. Minner served as a director of Franchise Group, Inc. from March 2018 to May 2021 and during such time served as chair of the audit committee. Since 1996, Mr. Minner has served as a contract Chief Financial Officer and consultant with responsibilities for finance and administration to over 25 companies. From June 1991 to December 1995, Mr. Minner served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Suburban Federal Savings Bank in Collingdale, Pennsylvania. From December 1988 to May 1991, Mr. Minner served in various positions with Atlantic Financial Savings, F.A., including Senior Vice President - Credit and First Vice President - Loan Workout. Previously, Mr. Minner served as Audit Manager and Controller for the mortgage subsidiary of Magnet Bank, FSB from July 1984 to December 1988. Mr. Minner is a Certified Public Accountant and qualifies as an audit committee financial expert under SEC rules. Mr. Minner received an M.B.A. and M.S. in Accounting from Marshall University.

Dan Shribman

Dan Shribman brings experience in both public and private equity and has served as chief investment officer of B. Riley Financial and president of B. Riley Principal Investments since September 2019 and September 2018, respectively. Prior to joining B. Riley Financial, Mr. Shribman was a Portfolio Manager at Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C. from 2010 to 2018, where he led investments of varying types in public and private opportunities across a wide spectrum of industries. Before Anchorage, Mr. Shribman worked at Tinicum Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and in the restructuring advisory group at Lazard. Mr. Shribman holds an AB in Economics and History from Dartmouth.

Logan Powell, Dean of Admission, Brown University

Logan Powell brings strategic leadership and experience in attracting talented, creative, driven and diverse individuals to our board. Mr. Powell is the Marilyn and Charles H. Doebler IV Dean of Admission at Brown University. He is responsible for the identification, recruitment and selection of all undergraduates seeking entrance to Brown. He leads all related strategic initiatives including data analysis, communications, and process innovation. Mr. Powell is chair of the council of Ivy deans of admission and also serves on several national non-profit advisory boards. Prior to joining Brown, Mr. Powell worked as the director of admission at Princeton University. Previously, he served as senior associate dean of admission at Bowdoin College and senior admissions officer at Harvard University. He earned a Master of Business Administration from MIT, a Masters in Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College.

Nik Ajagu

Nik Ajagu brings broad experience to the board in the area of advertising technology. Mr. Ajagu is a Bay Area-based investor and entrepreneur and one of Facebook’s early employees. He worked at Facebook from 2007 to 2019 where he built out the company’s direct sales operations in the United States, Canada, and Latin America as Head of Media Solutions Americas, and later served as Facebook’s Global Head of Advertising Technology Partnerships. He currently serves on the board of directors of the New School of San Francisco (since 2021), and as President of the San Francisco Council for Parent Participation Nursery Schools (since 2020). Prior to Facebook, Mr. Ajagu helped to launch Ecosystem Ventures where he worked from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Ajagu has co-founded various companies, including Code and Canvas, a San Francisco-based co-working and arts space in 2013, and Barrel and Ink, a Napa-based company focused on wine and design that launched in 2014. He also previously served on the board of Kabuni, a Vancouver-based e-commerce company from 2015 to 2016. Mr. Ajagu graduated from Princeton University in 2005 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a certificate in African American Studies.

Alicia Morga

Alicia Morga brings extensive digital marketing and e-commerce experience to the board and is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of No. 8 Media, Inc., which was established in 2016 and provides digital transformation services to consumer product goods, health, education, and financial technology companies. Ms. Morga is an adjunct professor of Digital Marketing for the University of San Francisco and also teaches online and in person digital marketing courses for enterprises. Prior to No. 8 Media, she managed the bill pay product for Digital Insight, NCR’s retail financial subsidiary, and before that was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Consorte Media, Inc., a digital marketing company which helped large advertisers reach the Hispanic market. Prior to Consorte, Ms. Morga worked in venture capital for The Carlyle Group and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners with a focus on the technology sector. Before that, she was a corporate attorney for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company. She holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from Stanford University.