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Americold Realty Trust (COLD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Gault

72 2014 Chairman of the Board of Trustee

Fred Boehler

50 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Marc Smernoff

44 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Carlos Rodriguez

51 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Andrea Darweesh

46 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Musgrave

46 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Thomas Novosel

59 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Scott Henderson

2018 Senior Vice President - Capital Markets, Treasury and Investor Relations

Jay Harron

2018 Chief Investment Officer

James Heistand

66 Lead Independent Trustee

George Alburger

70 2010 Independent Trustee

Ronald Burkle

66 2018 Trustee

Bradley Gross

45 2010 Independent Trustee

Michelle MacKay

51 Independent Trustee

Mark Patterson

57 Independent Trustee

Andrew Power

38 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Gault

Mr. Jeffrey M. Gault is Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Company. From February 2012 through March 2014, Mr. Gault served as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Since March 31, 2014, he has served as Chairman of our board of trustees. Mr. Gault is the founder and owner of Solus Property Company and its affiliates which was incorporated in 1979. He has 40 years of experience in the real estate industry having managed businesses and/or provided advisory services to affiliates of H. F. Ahmanson & Company, Home Savings of America, FA., SunAmerica, Inc., Hyatt Corporation, KB Home, Whitehall Funds, an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., NorthStar Realty Finance and Westbrook Partners. Mr. Gault presently serves as the chairman of the board of Apollo Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE: ARI) and is a member of the board of directors of Great Wolf Resorts, a Centerbridge Partners portfolio company. He has previously served as a member of the board of directors of Classic Party Rentals, an Apollo Global Management portfolio company and as a member of the board of Morgan’s Hotel Group (NYSE: MHGC). Mr. Gault is a member of the board of directors of our subsidiary, AmeriCold Logistics, LLC. Mr. Gault received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in Environmental Design from Yale University. He is a member and former trustee of the Urban Land Institute, former chairman of the Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the University of California and a member emeritus of the American Institute of Architects.

Fred Boehler

Mr. Fred Boehler is President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of the Company. Prior to that, he served as our Chief Operating Officer from February 2013 until December 2015. Before joining our team, Mr. Boehler was a Senior Vice President at SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) from March 2009 to February 2013 and held various positions at Borders Group, Inc. from November 1999 to March 2009, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Logistics & Planning. Mr. Boehler received his bachelor’s degree from Wright State University and his M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University.

Marc Smernoff

Mr. Marc Smernoff is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to that, he served as our Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President from August 2014 until August 2015. From August 2004 through April 2015, he served as a Director at The Yucaipa Companies, LLC. Prior to joining Yucaipa, from 2003 to 2004 he was a Manager in the Transaction Services group at KPMG, and from 2000 through 2002, he was an associate at Wells Fargo Securities. Mr. Smernoff was a member of our board of trustees from March 2008 until December 2009 and has served on the board of directors of Eimskipafélag Islands hf (NASDAQ OMX: EIM) since September 2009. Mr. Smernoff is a certified public accountant. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his M.B.A. from UCLA.

Carlos Rodriguez

Mr. Carlos Rodriguez is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President, Distribution and Global Transportation Services, for Big Lots Stores (NYSE: BIG) from June 2012 to August 2018. Before that, he was Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) from April 1998 to May 2012. Mr. Rodriguez received his bachelor’s degree from DeVry University, Chicago and received his M.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago.

Andrea Darweesh

Ms. Andrea Darweesh is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. From November 2012 to February 2016, Ms. Darweesh served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer with The Weather Channel. Prior to that, Ms. Darweesh served as Vice President, Talent Management at Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) from August 2008 to November 2012 and Vice President, Global Team Management at Equifax (NYSE: EFX) from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Darweesh received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and her M.B.A. from Emory University.

Thomas Musgrave

Mr. Thomas Musgrave is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Musgrave served as our Senior Vice President of Information Technology from February 2013 to December 2013 and our Vice President of Information Technology from October 2011 to February 2013. From October 2006 to October 2011, Mr. Musgrave served as the Vice President of Information Technology at Syncreon. Mr. Musgrave received his bachelor’s degree from North Central College.

Thomas Novosel

Mr. Thomas C. Novosel is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining our team, Mr. Novosel served as Chief Accounting Officer at Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE: ELS) from April 2012 to April 2013. From April 2010 to March 2012, he was an Audit Partner at Mueller & Company. From August 2005 to August 2009, Mr. Novosel was the National Managing Partner for the Construction, Real Estate and Hospitality practice at Grant Thornton. From April 2001 to October 2004, he served as Chief Accounting Officer at Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE: AIV). Prior to that he was an Audit Partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Novosel received his bachelor’s degree in public accounting from Loyola University of Chicago and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Scott Henderson

Mr. Scott Henderson is Senior Vice President - Capital Markets, Treasury and Investor Relations of the Company. Mr. Henderson serves as the Treasurer and is responsible for debt originations and the overall liquidity of the company. He brings over 17 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), investor relations, and strategic planning. In his former role as Senior Vice President in the REIT Finance Group at Citizens Bank, Mr. Henderson provided financing solutions and generated M&A ideas for clients. As Senior Vice President/Head of Capital Markets at DDR Corporation, he led a capital markets team in raising common and preferred equity, public bonds, unsecured bank debt, secured mortgages, mezzanine financing, construction loans and joint venture equity.

Jay Harron

Mr. Jay Harron is Chief Investment Officer of the Company. Mr. Harron is responsible for the identification, assessment, negotiation, closing, and integration of all acquisitions, mergers and strategic partnerships. He brings over 20 years of experience in real estate, private equity and investment banking. In his former role as Co-founder and President of Metro Storage International (MSI), he led all elements of international investment and the creation of a new self-storage platform in Brazil. In addition, as Managing Director of Capital Markets for Metro Storage, Harron assisted with capital raising and the formation of programmatic joint venture partnerships with institutional investors. Prior to Metro Storage, Mr. Harron was Senior Vice President, Investments for Equity International (EI), the Sam Zell-founded private equity firm that focuses on direct investments in real estate-related operating companies globally.

James Heistand

Mr. James R. Heistand is Lead Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Heistand has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkway Property Investments, LLC since October 2017. Before that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkway Properties, Inc. from April 2012 until October 2016 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkway, Inc. from October 2016 until October 2017. He has been a member of the board of directors of Parkway Property Investments, LLC since 2016 and was a member of the board of directors of Legacy Parkway from December 2011 until 2016. Prior to joining Legacy Parkway, Mr. Heistand founded and served as chairman of Eola Capital LLC, a privately owned property management company, since its inception in 2000. Mr. Heistand is a member of the chairman’s circle of the real estate advisory board for the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida. Mr. Heistand graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Real Estate Finance

George Alburger

Mr. George J. Alburger is Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Alburger has served as a member of the board of directors of Pennsylvania REIT (NYSE: PEI) since June 2017. Mr. Alburger was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LPT) from May 1995 until June 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Alburger served for nine years as Chief Financial Officer of EBL&S Property Management, Inc. Prior to joining EBL&S in 1982, Mr. Alburger was a senior manager at PriceWaterhouse LLP. Mr. Alburger is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University.

Ronald Burkle

Mr. Ronald W. Burkle is Trustee of the company. He founded The Yucaipa Companies in 1986 and is widely recognized as one of the preeminent investors in the retail, distribution, technology, entertainment, sports and hospitality industries. He has served as Chairman of the Board and/or controlling shareholder of numerous companies through The Yucaipa Companies, including Soho House, Golden State Foods, Dominick’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs and Food4Less. Mr. Burkle is Co-Chairman of the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA and is broadly involved in the community. He is a member of the Board of The Scripps Research Institute, the National Urban League and Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy. He is a trustee of the Carter Center, and AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Mr. Burkle was the Founder and Chairman of the Ralphs/Food4Less Foundation and the Fred Meyer Inc. Foundation. He previously served as a member of the boards of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY), KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Kaufman & Broad S.A. (Euronext: KOF), Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO), the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Music Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Mr. Burkle has received numerous honors and awards, including the AFL-CIO’s Murray Green Meany Kirkland Community Service Award, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Man of the Year, the Los Angeles County Boy Scouts Jimmy Stewart Person of the Year Award and the APLA Commitment to Life Award. Mr. Burkle was previously a member of the Company’s Board from December 2010 until January 2018.

Bradley Gross

Mr. Bradley J. Gross is Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Gross joined Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC in 1995. He rejoined the firm after attending business school in 2000 and later was named Vice President in 2003, managing director in 2007 and, since 2012, has served as a partner. Mr. Gross has served as a member of the board of directors of Open Road Parent, LLC since June 2017, Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) since September 2008, ProQuest Holdings LLC since November 2013, PSAV Holdings LLC since January 2014, Neovia Logistics Holdings, Ltd since February 2015 and MDC Partners since March 2017. From May 2011 to October 2015, Mr. Gross served on the board of directors of Flynn Restaurant Group, LLC and from September 2012 until August 2015, Mr. Gross served on the board of directors of Interline Brands, Inc. Additionally, from August 2007 until September 2014, Mr. Gross served on the board of directors of Aeroflex, Inc. Mr. Gross received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Michelle MacKay

Ms. Michelle M. MacKay is Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. MacKay is currently a Senior Consultant to iStar Financial, a publicly traded REIT (NYSE: STAR). From 2003 through February 2017, Ms. Mackay was an Executive Vice President of Investments and, since 2009, Head of Capital Markets of iStar Financial. She also has served on its Senior Management Committee since 2010 and previously served on its Investment Committee from 2003 to 2010. Ms. MacKay previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of WCI Communities, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the NYSE from 2010 until its acquisition by Lennar Corporation in February 2017. During her tenure on the Board of Directors of WCI, Ms. MacKay was Head of the Nominating and Governance Committee and also served as a member of the Compensation and Audit Committees. Ms. MacKay has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Her background includes investing in real estate through financings, direct ownership and structured products. Ms. MacKay also previously served as a Senior Vice President at UBS Paine Webber from 1998 to 2001 and as a Vice President at Chase Bank from 1996 to 1998. Ms. MacKay holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from the University of Hartford.

Mark Patterson

Mr. Mark R. Patterson is Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Patterson serves as President of MP Realty Advisors, LLC and has served in that role since January 2009. He also serves as a real estate consultant and financial advisor. From September 2010 until December 2014, Mr. Patterson served as Chief Executive Officer of Boomerang Systems, Inc. In August 2015, Boomerang Systems, Inc. filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Prior to that, he served as the Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Global Principal Investments at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, where he oversaw real estate investing activities from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Patterson also served as Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Co-Head of Global Commercial Real Estate at the firm until 2009. He served as a member of the board of directors for GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) from 2011 to 2017, a member of the board of directors for UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR) since 2014, a member of the board of directors of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) since 2016 and a member of the board of directors for Investcorp (BSE: INVCORP). He has a B.B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Andrew Power

Mr. Andrew P. Power is Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Power is the Chief Financial Officer of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) and has served in that role since May 2015. Prior to joining Digital Realty, Mr. Power was employed by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated from 2011 to April 2015, where he most recently served as Managing Director of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking, and was responsible for relationships with over 40 public and private companies. Mr. Power was employed by Citigroup Global Markets Inc. from 2004 to 2011 where he most recently served as Vice President. During his career, Mr. Power has managed the execution of public and private capital raises in excess of $30 billion, including the then-largest REIT IPO, and more than $19 billion of merger and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Power received a B.S. in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University.