The candidate was appointed to Chief Investment Officer of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. in March 2016 and held this title until 2017. He previously served as the Executive Vice President, Capital Markets of the company from 2007 to 2016. In this capacity, the candidate was responsible for acquisition, disposition and financing activities of our company. Prior to joining Piedmont, the candidate spent five years as a Managing Director, Capital Markets for Wells Real Estate Funds, Inc. where he oversaw its western regional acquisition team and its real estate finance team. Prior to joining Wells Real Estate Funds, Inc., the candidate served as Senior Vice President for PM Realty Group from 1997 to 2002, overseeing all management operations in Atlanta, Washington, DC, Chicago, and New York. Before joining PM Realty Group, the candidate served as Vice President at General Electric Asset Management, where he managed and negotiated dispositions as well as third-party, nonrecourse financing for real estate assets. The candidate is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Manager, the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties, and the Urban Land Institute.