The candidate is a Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Securities, LLC, an investment banking firm. Prior to joining Guggenheim Securities in September 2014, the candidate served as President of Coastal Capital Management LLC, an affiliate of Coastal Development, LLC, a New York based privately-held developer of resort destinations, luxury hotels and casino gaming facilities. Prior to joining Coastal in September 2009, from July 2008 to August 2009, the candidate was a Managing Director for Icahn Capital LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P. (a diversified holding company controlled by Carl Icahn that is engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate and home fashion) through which Mr. Icahn manages various private investment funds, including Icahn Partners, Icahn Master, Icahn Master II and Icahn Master III. At Icahn Capital, the candidate had responsibility for all principal investments in the gaming and leisure industries. Prior to serving at Icahn Capital, the candidate was employed by Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from 1996 to 2008, where he was a Senior Managing Director and global head of the Gaming and Leisure investment banking department. At Bear, Stearns, the candidate oversaw the execution of various complex capital raising and merger & acquisition transactions for a wide variety of public and private companies. The candidate currently serves on the board of directors of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC), a commercial office real estate investment trust, and Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. The candidate is Independent Director of CVR Refining LP (NYSE: CVRR), the general partner of CVR Refining LP. The candidate holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School.