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Advanced Disposal Services Inc (ADSW.N)

ADSW.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Burke

52 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Carn

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Spegal

64 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

William Westrate

56 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Slattery

63 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Matthew Gunnelson

53 2012 Chief Accounting Officer, Assistant Treasurer

Bret Budenbender

44 2012 Director

John Miller

70 2012 Director

Jared Parker

34 2012 Director

Matthew Rinklin

34 2012 Director

Michael Hoffman

2017 Independent Director

Michael Koen

43 2016 Independent Director

Sergio Pedreiro

51 2016 Independent Director

B. Clyde Preslar

62 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Burke

Mr. Richard L. Burke Jr. serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Burke has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since July 1, 2014. Prior to being named our Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2014, Mr. Burke served as our President since November 2012. Prior to joining Advanced Disposal, Mr. Burke served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., a waste management company, from 2009 to 2012 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., a solid waste management company, from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Burke began his employment with Veolia, Inc. in 1999 as Area Manager for the Southeast Wisconsin area and served as Regional Vice President for the Eastern and Southern markets until he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Veolia, Inc., he spent 12 years with Waste Management, Inc., a waste management company, in a variety of leadership positions. Mr. Burke holds a Bachelor's degree from Randolph Macon College. Mr. Burke's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his substantial experience in the area of corporate strategy, operations and finance.

Steven Carn

Mr. Steven R. Carn serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2012. Mr. Carn joined ADS Inc., a historical business of Advanced Disposal, in April 2001 and served as Chief Accounting Officer until August 2006, when he became the Chief Financial Officer of ADS Inc. Prior to joining ADS Inc., Mr. Carn served for three years as Chief Financial Officer for Town Star Food Stores, LLC, a chain of convenience stores, from 1998 to 2001. Prior to his service with Town Star, Mr. Carn served as Senior Consultant with CFO Services, Inc., a company engaged primarily in providing temporary chief financial officer services to emerging companies in the Jacksonville, Florida area. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in 1987. Mr. Carn graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1987. Mr. Carn is a certified public accountant in Ohio.

John Spegal

Mr. John Spegal serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2014. Mr. Spegal joined Advanced Disposal in 2013 as the Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining Advanced Disposal, Mr. Spegal spent more than six years with AIR-serv Group LLC, a tire inflation and vacuum specialist company, as Regional Vice President and was responsible for their East Coast operations. Prior to that, he was at Allied Waste Industries/Browning Ferris Industries, a waste management company, for more than 25 years serving in various management roles throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southern regions, including Puerto Rico. Mr. Spegal holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina.

William Westrate

Mr. William Westrate serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the company. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since 2014. In this role, Mr. Westrate is responsible for our administrative functions, including human resources, procurement and information technology. Mr. Westrate had previously served as our Vice President of Information Technology since 2013. Prior to that post, he served as the Chief Information Officer at Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. from 2010 to 2013 and was instrumental in leading a number of significant technology changes and service offerings. Mr. Westrate has over 17 years of executive IT leadership experience with companies including Aramark, a food and facilities management services company, ServiceMaster, a residential and commercial services company, Interdent, a dental services support company, and Van Kampen Funds, a mutual fund, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Taylor University.

Michael Slattery

Mr. Michael K. Slattery serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the company. He was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since July 2014. Prior to joining Advanced Disposal, Mr. Slattery most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. and Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. from 2004 to 2012 with responsibility for the management of the law department and all legal affairs in North America. Prior to joining the Veolia group, Mr. Slattery served as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for Fruit of the Loom, Inc., a clothing manufacturer, with responsibility for the management of legal affairs throughout North America, Canada, Europe, North Africa and Latin America. Prior to joining Fruit of the Loom, Mr. Slattery served as Vice President and General Counsel for Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc., a waste to energy firm, and as General Counsel for several major North and Latin American operating divisions for Waste Management, Inc. Mr. Slattery is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he was an assistant editor of the John Marshall Law Review and earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana.

Matthew Gunnelson

Mr. Matthew C. Gunnelson serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Assistant Treasurer of the company. Prior to becoming our Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer in 2012, Mr. Gunnelson served as Corporate Controller and Assistant Secretary of Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. from 2005 to 2012. Prior to joining Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., Mr. Gunnelson served as Division Controller for Tecumseh Products-Engine and Transmission Group, a manufacturer of refrigeration and cooling products, from 1999 through 2005. Prior to his service with Tecumseh Products-Engine and Transmission Group, Mr. Gunnelson held various finance positions with Giddings & Lewis, Inc., a machine tool manufacturer. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in 1986. Mr. Gunnelson is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bret Budenbender

Mr. Bret Budenbender serves as Director of the company. Mr. Budenbender is currently a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management and was previously a Partner at Highstar Capital. He has over 22 years of experience in direct investments, investment banking and finance. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Star Atlantic Waste Holdings L.P., Linden Cogeneration, an energy generation company, and Wildcat Midstream, an energy infrastructure and Highstar Capital portfolio company and he is an observer of the board of NGL Energy Partners, L.P. Prior to joining Highstar Capital in 2012, he was a Managing Director in the Global Power Groups at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers where he worked from 1998 to 2012 with lead responsibility for all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and restructurings for integrated energy, power and infrastructure companies. In his previous roles, Mr. Budenbender was actively involved with Highstar Capital on its investments in Southern Star Central, an energy infrastructure company, and Northern Star Generation and Intergen, power generation companies. He received a Bachelor's of Science in Finance from Boston College. Mr. Budenbender's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his substantial experience in the area of corporate strategy and finance, including capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

John Miller

Mr. John Miller serves as Director of the company. Mr. Miller is currently a Senior Advisor to Highstar Capital and has advised Highstar Capital for over eight years. Mr. Miller served as a director of Advanced Disposal Waste Holdings, Corp., our former parent company. He has over 40 years of experience in the energy, waste and waste-to-energy industries. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Miller served on the Board and the Audit Committee of Mirant Corporation, a listed energy company. Mr. Miller currently serves as a director of the Ports America Companies. Prior to joining Highstar Capital in 2007, Mr. Miller served from 2001 to 2005 as Chief Executive Officer of former Highstar Capital portfolio company, American Ref-Fuel, a waste-to-energy company, until the company was sold to Covanta Energy. Prior to his position as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Miller served as American Ref-Fuel's Chief Financial Officer. Before joining American Ref-Fuel, Mr. Miller held various executive finance positions with a number of energy companies involved in petroleum exploration and production, international trading and refined product retailing. Mr. Miller is a graduate of John Carroll University and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Miller's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his substantial experience in the area of corporate strategy, operations and finance, including capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

Jared Parker

Mr. Jared Parker serves as Director of the company. Mr. Parker joined Oaktree Capital Management as Managing Director in 2014 from Highstar Capital where he also served as Managing Director. Mr. Parker has over 13 years of experience in private equity, operational leadership, investment banking and finance. He is also a director on the board of NGL Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: NGL). Previously he served on the boards of London City Airport and the Ports America Companies and as an observer to the boards of InterGen and Northern Star Generation. Mr. Parker served as president of Ports America Stevedoring, the largest business unit inside Ports America from 2010 through 2013. Prior to joining Highstar in 2005, he worked as an advisor to the Highstar Team on several transactions as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank. While at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Parker advised domestic and power generation companies and financial sponsors on mergers and acquisitions and financings. Mr. Parker holds a B.A. degree in international relations from Stanford University. Mr. Parker's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his substantial experience in the area of corporate strategy and finance, including, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

Matthew Rinklin

Mr. Matthew Rinklin serves as Director of the company. Mr. Rinklin has served as Senior Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management since 2017 and Vice President since 2014. He served as a Vice President at Highstar Capital from 2011 to 2014. Prior to joining Highstar Capital in 2011, Mr. Rinklin was an Associate at the UBS International Infrastructure Fund from 2010 to 2011. While at UBS, Mr. Rinklin focused on leveraged buyout investments in the power, midstream/pipeline and transportation sectors. Before that, he was an investment banking analyst in the Natural Resources Group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Rinklin received a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago. Mr. Rinklin's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his substantial experience in the area of corporate finance, including capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

Michael Hoffman

Mr. Michael J. Hoffman is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hoffman is considered an independent director under the New York Stock Exchange’s corporate governance listing standards and the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. Mr. Hoffman is also considered financially literate under the New York Stock Exchange’s corporate governance listing standards. Mr. Hoffman is expected to serve on the Audit Committee and chair the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Mr. Hoffman will be eligible to earn compensation for his services as a member of the Board, including an annual retainer equal to $50,000, an annual amount equal to $10,000 for his service as chair of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and a grant of shares of restricted stock with a market value of $100,000 under the Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. 2016 Omnibus Equity Plan scheduled to vest in full on the third anniversary of the date of grant. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing management from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Michael Koen

Mr. Michael Koen serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Koen is a Senior Principal in CPPIB's Relationship Investments group where he is responsible for leading significant minority equity investments in publicly listed companies as well as privately held companies. Mr. Koen has more than 18 years of experience in direct investing and banking, including working with portfolio company directors and management teams. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2009, Mr. Koen was a Vice President and director in TD Bank's merchant banking group where he focused on mezzanine debt and structured equity investments. Prior to his seven years at TD Capital, Mr. Koen worked at Scotia Capital in the institutional equities and investment banking groups. Mr. Koen holds a Master of Business Administration with high honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University, Canada. Mr. Koen's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his substantial experience in the area of corporate finance and strategy, including capital markets, capital allocation and mergers and acquisitions.

Sergio Pedreiro

Mr. Sergio Pedreiro serves as Independent Director of the company. He joined our Board of Directors on January 29, 2016 as the designated director of BTG Pactual International Portfolio Fund II SPC, Segregated Portfolio BTGPH Corp Hedge ("BTG"), a stockholder and an affiliate of BTG Pactual. Since May 2015, Mr. Pedreiro has served as CEO of Estre Ambiental, a Brazilian waste management company, where he has also served as director since 2011. He has also served as a director of ALL-American Latina Logistica SA., a Brazilian logistics company mainly focused on the railway line logistics in Brazil, from 2005 to 2011. Since April 2014, Mr. Pedreiro has been an Associate Partner and a Portfolio Management Team member of BTG Pactual, an investment bank and asset and wealth manager based in Brazil. Prior to joining BTG Pactual, Mr. Pedreiro served as the Chief Financial Officer of Coty, Inc., an American beauty products manufacturer based in New York, from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining Coty Inc., Mr. Pedreiro served as Chief Financial Officer of ALL-America Latina Logýstica S.A. from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Pedreiro received a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Aeronautical Engineering from ITA-Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, and has a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Pedreiro's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his substantial experience in the area of corporate strategy, operations and finance.

B. Clyde Preslar

Mr. B. Clyde Preslar serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Preslar previously served as a director of Alliance One International, Inc., an independent leaf tobacco merchant, from 2005 to 2013, Forward Air Corporation, a provider of time-definite surface transportation and related logistics services, from 2004 to 2008, and Standard Commercial Corporation, an enterprise engaged in the purchase, processing and sale of leaf tobacco, from 1999 to 2005. Since August 2015, Mr. Preslar has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Dollar Express Stores LLC, a privately owned dollar store chain formerly part of Dollar Tree, Inc. Prior to joining Dollar Express Stores LLC, Mr. Preslar served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Pantry, Inc., a convenience store chain, from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Preslar previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the short line and regional freight railroad operator, RailAmerica, Inc., from 2008 to 2013. Prior to RailAmerica, Inc., Mr. Preslar held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cott Corporation, a manufacturer of non-alcoholic beverage products, from 2005 to 2006, and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Secretary at snack food manufacturerLance, Inc., from 1996 to 2005. Earlier in his career, Mr. Preslar served as Director of Financial Services for Worldwide Power Tools at Black & Decker and as Director of Investor Relations at RJR Nabisco. Mr. Preslar holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Elon College and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners, and has been a Certified Management Accountant since 1980. He is also a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow.