Brian J. Stark has served on our Board of Directors since February 2012. Mr. Stark was a Founding Partner of Stark Investments in 1993, a multi-strategy global hedge fund, which managed in excess of $14 billion of assets during its peak years. Mr. Stark served as the firm's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer from 1993 through 2013 and was responsible for global portfolio construction and capital allocation. In 2012, Stark Investments elected to close its funds; Mr. Stark continues to serve as the firm's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer overseeing the wind-down of the funds' assets. Mr. Stark managed predecessor hedge funds between 1987 and 1992. Mr. Stark is the author of Special Situation Investing: Hedging, Arbitrage, and Liquidation published by Dow Jones Irwin in 1983. Prior to entering professional fund management, he was a partner at the commercial litigation firm of Coghill & Goodspeed, P.C. He currently serves on the board of directors of Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) and New Gulf Resources, a privately held company, in addition to the Wisconsin Advisory Board for US Bank. Mr. Stark obtained his J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1980 and his B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) from Brown University in 1977.