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George R. Bravante Jr.

Mr. Bravante joined the Company as a director in December 2014.  He is the co-founder and the managing member of the general partner of Bravante-Curci Investors, LP, an investment firm focusing on real estate investments in California. Mr. Bravante has held this position since 1996.  Since 2005, he has also been the owner of Bravante Produce, a grower, packer and shipper of premium California table grapes and citrus.  Previously, he served as chairman of the board of ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2010 and was a member of its board from 2004 to 2010. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Bravante was President and Chief Operating Officer of Colony Advisors, Inc., a real estate asset management company, and prior to that he was President and Chief Operating Officer of America Real Estate Group, Inc., where he led strategic management, restructuring and disposition of assets.  He serves as a director of KBS Growth & Income REIT, Inc., a real estate investment trust.

Renée James

Ms. James joined the Company as a director in July 2015.  Ms. James is a seasoned technology executive with broad, international experience managing large scale, complex global operations.  Ms. James is currently an Operating Executive with The Carlyle Group, in their Media and Technology practice.  Ms. James recently concluded a lengthy career with Intel Corporation where she was the President of the company and a member of the Executive Office with the CEO and Chairman.  In her twenty-eight-year career at Intel she held a variety of positions spanning R&D leadership in both software and hardware and the establishment of global R&D network and global manufacturing leadership.  Ms. James was the EVP and General Manager of Intel’s software and services global P&L for a decade. She led large scale M&A and the structuring and serving as chairman of Intel's software subsidiaries. In her tenure, Ms. James spearheaded the company's strategic expansion into providing proprietary and open source software, cyber security and cloud-based computing. As President, she added global, corporate operations including Corporate Strategy, HR, Finance, Manufacturing and other operating units to her experiences. Early in her career, Ms. James served as chief of staff for her mentor, former Intel CEO, Andy Grove. Ms. James currently serves as the Vice Chair of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to the President of the United States. Ms. James serves on the board of Vodafone Group Plc, Oracle Corporation, Citigroup, Inc.  She also served seven years as independent director on the VMware Inc. Board of Directors. She is also a member of the C200.

Lawrence Kellner

Mr. Kellner has served as president of Emerald Creek Group, a private equity firm that he founded, since 2010. In addition, he currently serves as Sabre’s executive chairman of the board. Mr. Kellner previously served as Sabre’s non-executive chairman of the board of directors from 2013 to 2016 and is expected to return to this role following his service as executive chairman. He previously was with Continental Airlines, Inc. from 1995 to 2009 where he served as president and chief operating officer from 2003 to 2004, and chairman and CEO from 2004 through 2009. He was also a member of the Continental Airlines, Inc. board of directors from 2001 to 2009. In addition to Sabre, Mr. Kellner also currently serves on other boards of directors, including The Boeing Company and Marriott International, Inc.

Gary Kusin

Mr. Kusin is an independent consultant focused on assisting companies on strategic and operational matters. He has served on our board of directors since March 2007.  Among other engagements, Mr. Kusin acts as a TPG senior advisor, pursuant to which he provides his expertise to selected TPG portfolio companies as well as to selected TPG potential investment opportunities.  Mr. Kusin previously served as president and CEO of FedEx Kinko’s, today operating as FedEx Office, from 2001 to 2006.  Prior to joining Kinko’s in 2001, Mr. Kusin served as CEO of HQ Global Workplaces (now part of Regus), which provides offices, meeting rooms and network access at locations around the world.  In 1995 he co founded Laura Mercier Cosmetics, which sold to Neiman Marcus in 1998.  He also co founded Babbage’s Inc. (now GameStop), a leading consumer software specialty chain, in 1983 and served as its president.  Earlier in his career, he was vice president and general merchandise manager for the Sanger Harris division of the Federated Department Store (now Macy’s).  An Inc. magazine “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Mr. Kusin serves on the board of directors of Petco, Fleetpride, American Tire Distributor, and Savers.  

Sean Menke

Mr. Menke is president and CEO of Sabre and has more than 20 years of travel industry knowledge and experience using technology to drive business success. Mr. Menke has served on our board of directors since December 2016. Before being named CEO in December 2016, Mr. Menke served as executive vice president, Sabre and president of Sabre Travel Network since October 2015. Prior to joining Sabre, Mr. Menke’s career in the airline business spanned more than 20 years in executive leadership as the chief executive at Frontier Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines, as well as marketing, operations, customer experience, strategy, planning, sales, distribution and revenue management roles with Air Canada, United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Western Pacific Airlines and America West Airlines.  He also served as executive vice president of resources at IHS Inc., a global information technology company. 

Greg Mondre

Mr. Mondre is a Managing Partner and Managing Director with Silver Lake. He has served on our board of directors since March 2007.  Prior to joining Silver Lake in 1999, Mr. Mondre was a principal at TPG, where he focused on private equity investments across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on technology. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mondre worked as an investment banker in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He currently serves as a director of Avaya, Inc., Fanatics, Inc., GoDaddy, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Red Ventures and Vantage Data Centers.  Previously he was a director of IPC Systems, Inc., UGS Corporation and Network General Corporation.  

Judy Odom

Ms. Odom joined the company as a director in March 2014.  From 1985 until her retirement in 2002, Ms. Odom held numerous positions, most recently chief executive officer and chairman of the board, at Software Spectrum, Inc., a global business to business software services company, which she co founded in 1983.  Prior to founding Software Spectrum, Ms. Odom was a partner with the international accounting firm, Grant Thornton.  Ms. Odom currently serves on the board of directors of Harte Hanks, Inc., a marketing services company, and Leggett & Platt, Inc., a diversified manufacturing company.  She previously served on the board of Storage Technology Corporation, a provider of data storage hardware and software products and services, from November 2003 to August 2005.      

Joseph Osnoss

Mr. Osnoss is a Managing Director of Silver Lake, which he joined in 2002.  He has served on our board of directors since March 2007.  From 2010 to 2014, before returning to the U.S., Mr. Osnoss was based in Silver Lake’s London office, where he helped oversee the firm’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Osnoss worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and financings in the technology and telecommunications industries. He previously held positions at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting in France and at Bracebridge Capital, a fixed income arbitrage hedge fund. Mr. Osnoss currently is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. 

Karl Peterson

Mr. Peterson is a Senior Partner of TPG and Managing Partner of TPG Capital LLP, the firm’s European operations. He has served on our board of directors since March 2007 and was named lead independent director in December 2016. Since joining TPG in 2004, Mr. Peterson has led investments for the firm in technology, media, financial services and travel sectors. Prior to 2004, he was a cofounder and the president and CEO of Hotwire.com, the internet travel portal. He led the business from its launch in 2000 through its sale to InterActiveCorp in 2003. Before Hotwire, Mr. Peterson was a principal at TPG in San Francisco, and from 1992 to 1995 he was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Peterson is currently a director of Pace Holding Corp., Victoria Plumb, TES Global and Saxo Bank, as well as Caesars Acquisition Company.   


Recent Stock Transactions by Karl Peterson
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Apr 17, 2014 Statement of Ownership 0 n/a
Zane Rowe

Mr. Rowe joined the Company as a director in May 2016.  He has served as Chief Financial Officer of VMware, Inc. since March 2016. Before joining VMware, which is in the process of being indirectly acquired by and thus may be deemed to be an affiliate of Silver Lake, Mr. Rowe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EMC Corporation from October 2014 through February 2016. Prior to joining EMC, he was Vice President of North American Sales of Apple Inc. from May 2012 to May 2014. Mr. Rowe was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc., an airline holdings company, from October 2010 until April 2012 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Continental Airlines from August 2008 to September 2010. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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