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Cambium Learning Group Inc (ABCD.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Walsh

54 2013 Chairman of the Board

Aaron Ingold

44 President of Voyager Sopris Learning

Patrick Marcotte

34 President of Learning A-Z

John Campbell

57 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Barbara Benson

47 2013 Chief Financial Officer

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51 Founder and President, Explore Learning

Paul Fonte

49 2013 Chief Technology Officer

Scott McWhorter

33 2015 General Counsel

David Bainbridge

46 2012 Director

Carolyn Getridge

73 2015 Director

Jeffrey Stevenson

57 2009 Director

Walter Bumphus

70 2011 Independent Director

Clifford Chiu

59 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Kalinske

73 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Walsh

Mr. Joseph A. Walsh is Chairman of the Board of Cambium Learning Group Inc., since March 19, 2013. Mr. Walsh has served as a director of the Company since March 2013. Mr. Walsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dex Media, Inc. where he leads one of the nation’s largest providers of print and online marketing and advertising solutions. Additionally, he has been the Chairman and CEO of Walsh Partners, a private company founded in 2012, focused on investments and advisory services, since its inception. He was previously employed by Yellowbook Inc. from 1987 to 2011 and served as President and CEO, and as a member of the board of directors, from 1993 to 2011. At Yellowbook, Mr. Walsh led the company through a series of acquisitions, partnerships and new market launches. Mr. Walsh possesses substantial executive, business and operational experience relating to private equity ventures and complex mergers and acquisitions situations. In 1982, Mr. Walsh co-founded IYP Publishing, a company he sold to DataNational in 1985. He served as Vice President of Sales at DataNational until joining Yellowbook in 1987. Mr. Walsh brings to the Board, among other things, significant insight into the development and implementation of a disciplined and effective growth strategy, evidenced by the consistent improvement of financial returns for the companies he has served. His long career of leadership in significantly growing and expanding companies and his involvement in reshaping the directory industry allow him to provide invaluable guidance that aligns closely with the Company’s continuing focus on growth and expansion of the Company’s products and platforms.

Aaron Ingold

Mr. Aaron Ingold is President of Voyager Sopris Learning of the company. He served as President of Voyager Sopris Learning. where he leads the segment’s efforts to provide technology, materials, and professional development for educators to ensure all students graduate prepared for college, career, and satisfaction in life after K-12. Prior to his promotion to President, Mr. Ingold served as Senior Vice President of Sales of Voyager Sopris Learning. Mr. Ingold brings a wealth of experience in education technology sales, having served as a Field Executive with ProQuest Information and Learning, as the Western Regional Manager for ExploreLearning, and the National Sales Director for Kurzweil Education.

Patrick Marcotte

Mr. Patrick Marcotte is President of Learning A-Z of the company. Prior to his promotion to President, Mr. Marcotte was most recently Vice President of Research and Development at Learning A-Z. He has also served as Senior Director of Implementation where he helped establish the professional services approach Learning A-Z relies on today. He began his tenure with Learning A-Z as part of the Headsprout acquisition, and during that time, he led action research and pilot implementations in several of the largest school districts in the United States.

John Campbell

Mr. John Campbell is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cambium Learning Group Inc. Mr. Campbell has served as a director of the Company since March 2013. Mr. Campbell currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and served as a Senior Vice President of the Company and the President of the Cambium Learning Technologies business unit since December 2009. Mr. Campbell served as Chief Operating Officer of Voyager Learning Company, a predecessor of the company, from January 2004 to December 2009. Before joining Voyager Learning Company, Mr. Campbell served as Chief Operating Officer and business unit head of a research-based reading company (Breakthrough to Literacy) within McGraw-Hill. Prior to joining Breakthrough/McGraw-Hill, he served as Director of Technology for a division of Tribune Education. Additionally, Mr. Campbell has experience as General Manager of a software start-up (Insight) and as Director of Applications and Technical Support for a hardware manufacturer (Commodore International).

Barbara Benson

Ms. Barbara A. Benson is Chief Financial Officer of Cambium Learning Group Inc. Prior to that date, Ms. Benson has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. since March 2013. Ms. Benson joined the Company in March 2007 and previously served as Controller of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. from December 2009 to March 2013, and as Controller of the Voyager Learning Company from March 2007 to December 2009. She has also served as the Principal Accounting Officer of the Company since March 2010. From 2004 until joining the Company in March 2007, Ms. Benson held positions at Pegasus Solutions, Inc., a hotel technology provider of reservation, distribution, financial, and representation services, including Controller and Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting. She began her career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. Ms. Benson is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas.

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Mr. David Shuster is Founder and President of Explore Learning. Mr. Shuster is the Founder and President of ExploreLearning. Mr. Shuster is a former classroom educator and is intimately involved in the design and development of ExploreLearning’s award-winning products. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Virginia and has led ExploreLearning since its inception in 1999.

Paul Fonte

Mr. Paul Fonte is Chief Technology Officer of Cambium Learning Group Inc., on March 19, 2013. Prior, Mr. Fonte has served as Chief Technology Officer of Cambium Learning Group since 2013. Mr. Fonte previously served as the Vice President of Technology for Cambium Learning Technologies since December 2009. Mr. Fonte joined the Company in 2003 as Senior Project Lead and was promoted to a number of positions within the Company, including the Director of Technology where he served until December 2009. Mr. Fonte has over 25 years of professional experience developing and delivering software at all levels.

Scott McWhorter

Mr. Scott McWhorter is General Counsel of Cambium Learning Group. He has served as General Counsel of Cambium Learning Group since 2015. Mr. McWhorter joined the Company in 2014 and holds a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Prior to his tenure at the Company, Mr. McWhorter served in the legal departments of SoftLayer, Inc. and the Office of the Texas Attorney General.

David Bainbridge

Mr. David F. Bainbridge is Director of Cambium Learning Group Inc. Mr. Bainbridge has served as a director of the Company since April 2012. Mr. Bainbridge is a Managing Director of VSS, a private equity firm that invests in the information, business services, healthcare and education industries, and serves on the firm's investment committee. He is responsible for sourcing, developing and monitoring structured capital and private equity investments, particularly in the healthcare, education and business information industries. Mr. Bainbridge is currently a member of the boards of VKidz, Connexion Point, LLC, Cambium Learning, Infobase Learning and MetSchools, which are portfolio companies of VSS and therefore affiliates of the Company. He previously served on the board of Navtech, Strata Decision Technology, Remedy Health Media, and Avatar International, which are also portfolio companies. In addition, he is a board observer of SourceMedical, a VSS portfolio company. Since joining VSS in 2003, he has also been active in VSS’s investments in Trover Solutions, Solucient, Executive Health Resources, and Gallo Holdings. Before joining VSS, Mr. Bainbridge spent 10 years as an investment banking professional, most recently with Berkery Noyes & Co., specializing in various information segments.

Carolyn Getridge

Ms. Carolyn Getridge is the Senior Vice President - Urban Development of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. Prior to this, Ms. Getridge has served as a director of the Company since 2015 when she joined while Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, a position from which she retired in January 2016. After a distinguished career as a public school teacher and administrator, she joined Voyager Learning Company as a member of the team that launched the Company. Prior to joining Voyager, Ms. Getridge served as Superintendent of the Oakland (CA) Unified School District. Ms. Getridge was also Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in Oakland and Director of Educational Programs for the Alameda (CA) County Office of Education. Ms. Getridge holds membership in Phi Delta Kappa – UC Berkeley; American Association of School Administrators; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; National Alliance of Black School Educators; National Association for Female Executives; and American Association of University Women; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated. Ms. Getridge’s contributions to education have been recognized by the National Council of Negro Women, the YMCA, and the Far Western Region of Phi Delta Kappa. She was inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame and has been honored by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Grambling State University. Ms. Getridge’s experience as a superintendent in an urban school district provides the Company with a deeper understanding of the needs of students and teachers. Ms. Getridge also assists the Board in better understanding certain legislative, regulatory, and funding challenges in providing products and services to schools.

Jeffrey Stevenson

Mr. Jeffrey T. Stevenson is Director of Cambium Learning Group Inc. Mr. Stevenson has served as a director of the Company since December 2009 and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Stevenson is the Managing Partner of VSS and has overall responsibility for the management of the firm and each of its funds. Mr. Stevenson joined VSS in 1982, shortly after its formation, and founded its private equity business in 1987. VSS has managed 7 funds with $3 billion of committed capital under management, including 4 equity funds and 3 structured capital funds. To date, VSS funds have invested in 78 platform companies, which have together completed 350 acquisitions, representing over $13 billion in aggregate enterprise value. VSS funds focus is on the information, business services, healthcare, and education industries. VSS makes control and non-control investments of $10 to $50 million in companies with EBITDA of $3 - $25 million, and provides flexible debt and equity solutions. Mr. Stevenson is the Chairman of the VSS investment committee, and has served on the boards of over 31 VSS portfolio companies, which are affiliates of the Company. He is a board member of several current portfolio companies, including Brandshop, Cambium Learning, Coretelligent, Infobase Publishing, ITN Networks, Market Strategies, MetSchools, Southern Theatres, Tax Credit Co, and TMP Worldwide. He previously served as a director of Advanstar, Canon Communications, Cast & Crew, De Telefoongids, Mediatel, Ebiquity, Hanley Wood, ITE Group, Pepcom and Yellow Book USA, among others. Mr. Stevenson is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the not-for profit organization, Vencerx. Mr. Stevenson also serves as a member of the finance committee for the not-for profit organization, Fraxa Research Foundation. He is also involved with the following organizations: YPO/WPO, SBIA Board of Governors and Lincoln Center Leadership Committee. He also serves on the board of Dojan TV Holdings, the leading media company in Turkey.

Walter Bumphus

Dr. Walter G. Bumphus is an Independent Director of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. Dr. Bumphus has served as a director of the Company since May 2011. He is a member of the Audit Committee. Dr. Bumphus has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Community Colleges (“AACC ”) since January 2011. AACC is headquartered in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C. and is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level and works closely with the directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy. Prior to assuming the presidency of AACC, from 2007 to January 2011, Dr. Bumphus served as a professor in the Community College Leadership Program and as chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. In an educational career that spans over 30 years, Dr. Bumphus has worked as an administrator at a regional university, at a state system of community and technical colleges, and at four different community colleges. Dr. Bumphus’ professional career has been focused on the education community for over 30 years. His experience in community and technical colleges provides the Company with a better understanding of the needs of students focused on post-secondary educational opportunities. Dr. Bumphus also assists us in better understanding understand certain legislative and regulatory challenges in providing products and services to schools.

Clifford Chiu

Mr. Clifford Chiu is a Independent Director of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. Mr. Chiu has served as a director of the Company since May 2014. He is a member of the Audit Committee. A retired partner in 2014 at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) who founded and led capital raising and investor relations for the Asia Pacific region, Mr. Chiu is currently a director of Misys plc and Tibco Software, Inc. He serves as a senior adviser to Vista Equity Partners and Neuberger Berman Group in the United States and Hong Kong, and is a government appointee to the Market Development Committee of Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong. Mr. Chiu previously served as a managing director of JP Morgan Asset Management and of Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup and its predecessors in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He is a former director of Hsin Chong Construction Group (Hang Seng: 0404.HK) and the Hong Kong Hospital Authority’s United Christian Hospital and Tseung Kwan O Hospital for over a decade. Mr. Chiu is a director of the St. James Settlement, a member of the finance or investment committees of Seton Health Family and the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and a partner/mentor of technology incubator, The Capital Factory, as well as the global advisory boards of the Weingarten Learning Resources Center of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Chicago Booth School of Business where in 2015 he was appointed the first “distinguished executive-in-residence” at its new Hong Kong campus. Through the Clinton Global Initiative, Mr. Chiu launched a 2015 commitment to action, “K-12 Learning Through Global Connectivity” in language arts and STEM skills.

Thomas Kalinske

Mr. Thomas J. Kalinske is an Independent Director of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. He served as a director of the Company since February 2010. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Kalinske has been the Executive Chairman of Global Education Learning, a company focused on acquiring education companies in China that teach English creativity, critical thinking and math to children ages 2-7, since 2009. Mr. Kalinske also served as Vice Chairman of the board of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. until March 2016. Mr. Kalinske’s history with LeapFrog dates back to September 1997, where he served as their CEO until June 2006, and was the Chairman of the board of directors until February 2004. Prior to that, he served as the CEO of educational services provider Knowledge Universe, a video game developer Sega of America, and toy companies Matchbox, Inc. and Mattel, Inc. Mr. Kalinske served on the board of directors of Blackboard, Inc. until December 2011, a University and K-12 enterprise software applications company; the board of directors of Kidzui, a safe children’s Internet search and education site; the board of directors of Genyous Omnitura, a cancer drug development company; is a member of the National Board of Advisors of the University Of Arizona School Of Business; and is an Emeritus member of the University Of Wisconsin School Of Business Advisors.

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