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Americold Realty Trust (COLD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Patterson

58 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board Trustees

Fred Boehler

51 2015 Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee

Marc Smernoff

45 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Carlos Rodriguez

51 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

James Harron

48 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Sanjay Lall

57 2019 Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

James Snyder

55 2018 Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President and Secretary

David Stuver

52 2018 Executive Vice President, Business Development and Supply Chain Solutions

Thomas Novosel

60 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Scott Henderson

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

James Heistand

67 2019 Independent Trustee

George Alburger

71 2010 Independent Trustee

Kelly Barrett

54 2019 Trustee

Antonio Fernandez

59 2019 Trustee

Michelle MacKay

52 2018 Independent Trustee

David Neithercut

63 2019 Trustee

Andrew Power

39 2018 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Patterson

Mr. Mark R. Patterson is Independent Chairman of the Board Trustees of the company. He is currently President of MP Realty Advisors, LLC and has served in that role since leaving Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in January 2009 serving as a real estate consultant. From October 2010 until March 2016, Mr. Patterson was also Chairman, and until January 2015 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Boomerang Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of automated parking systems. Until January 2009, Mr. Patterson was a Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Global Principal Investments at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, where he oversaw real estate principal investing activities of the firm. Mr. Patterson joined Merrill Lynch in April 2005 as the Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and in 2006 also became Co-Head of Global Commercial Real Estate at the firm, which encompassed real estate investment banking, principal investing and mortgage debt. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Patterson spent 16 years at Citigroup where he was the Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking from 1996 to 2005. He is an advisory director of Investcorp, Inc. (BSE: INVCORP) and a Senior Advisor to Rockefeller Capital Management. He served as a member of the board of directors for General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP) from 2011 to 2017, and is currently 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 of Paramount Group. 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. He is also a certified public accountant. We believe Mr. Patterson’s financial and real estate industry expertise, extensive experience working with public companies in the real estate industry and experience on the boards of directors of public companies qualify him to serve on our Board.

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. We believe Mr. Boehler’s years of experience with us and other logistics companies, his comprehensive knowledge of our business and inside perspective of our day-to-day operations qualify him to serve on our Board.

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 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 V. Rodriguez is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Distribution and Global Transportation Services for Big Lots Stores (NYSE: BIG) from June 2012 to August 2018. Prior joining Big Lots Stores, he served as Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) from April 1998 to May 2012. Mr. Rodriguez earned his bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from DeVry University of Chicago and received his M.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago. He serves on the Leader Advisory Council for the Retail Industry Leadership Association (RILA) and is a Regional Board Member of Make-A-Wish Foundation.

James Harron

Mr. James K. Harron is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officerof the Company. Prior to that, he was Co-founder and President of Metro Storage International and Managing Director of Capital Markets of Metro Storage LLC from May 2012 to September 2018. Prior to Metro Storage, Mr. Harron was Senior Vice President, Investments for Equity International from June 2007 to January 2011. He received his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Sanjay Lall

Mr. Sanjay Lall is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the company.

James Snyder

Mr. James C. Snyder, Jr. is our Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Company since March 2018. Prior to joining our team, Mr. Snyder served as the Chief Legal Officer to Pet Retail Brands, Inc. (a privately-held company). Prior to that, Mr. Snyder served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, to Family Dollar Stores, Inc., now Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), from 2009 until 2015. Before joining Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Mr. Snyder was employed by The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) from 2001 until 2009, where his last position was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Legal and Risk Management. Mr. Snyder received his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University and received his juris doctorate from George Washington University Law School.

David Stuver

Mr. David K. Stuver is Executive Vice President, Business Development and Supply Chain Solutions, of the Company since September 2018. From January 2013 to September 2018, Mr. Stuver served as our Senior Vice President, Distribution Support. Before joining our team, he was Vice President of Engineering at SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) from December 2010 to February 2013 and served as Director of Engineering at Borders Group, Inc. from February 2004 to November 2010. Mr. Stuver received his bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech and received his master's degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

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.

James Heistand

Mr. James R. Heistand is 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. We believe Mr. Heistand’s deep experience in real estate strategic planning, investment, development and asset management qualifies him to serve on our Board.

George Alburger

Mr. George J. Alburger is Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Alburger served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LPT) from May 1995 until June 2016 and also served as an Executive Vice President of Liberty from 2000 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Alburger was employed by EBL&S Property Management, Inc. from 1982 to 1995, departing as an Executive Vice President. 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. We believe Mr. Alburger’s financial and accounting background, deep industry knowledge and years of experience qualify him to serve on our Board.

Kelly Barrett

Ms. Kelly H. Barrett is Trustee of the company. Ms. Barrett was most recently employed by The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) from January 2003 until December 2018, serving in a variety of senior management positions including Vice President - Corporate Controller, Vice President of Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance and, finally, Senior Vice President - Home Services. Previously, Ms. Barrett was employed by Cousins Properties Incorporated for eleven years in various senior financial roles, including that of Senior Vice President - Chief Financial Officer. She has served as a director of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) since 2016 and was elected to the Board of Directors of Aarons, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) in May 2019. Ms. Barrett served on the Board of State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) from 2011 to 2016. She is a licensed CPA in Georgia and currently serves on the Boards of the Georgia Tech Foundation and YMCA Metro Atlanta, where she is currently Chair of the Board. Ms. Barrett is a graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management.

Antonio Fernandez

Mr. Antonio F. Fernandez Trustee of the company. Mr. Fernandez currently serves as the President of AFF Advisor, LLC, a private advisory firm. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Pinnacle Foods, Inc. (NYSE:PF) from 2011 to 2016, where he was responsible for end-to-end supply chain management while also overseeing Pinnacle's food quality and safety programs. Mr. Fernandez was Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain Strategy at Kraft Foods, Inc., from Kraft's acquisition of Cadbury, plc in 2010 until he joined Pinnacle in 2011. Mr. Fernandez was at Cadbury from 1998 until 2010, serving in a series of senior management positions, including Chief Supply Chain Officer. His early career featured manufacturing, procurement, engineering and consulting positions with Proctor & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) and PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Mr. Fernandez currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) and Collier Creek Holdings (NYSE:CCH-UN) and on the Board of Trustees of Lafayette College. He received his bachelor's degree from Lafayette College.

Michelle MacKay

Ms. Michelle M. MacKay is Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. MacKay currently serves on the board of directors of Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK), one of the largest real estate service firms in the world. Ms. MacKay previously served as a Senior Advisor to iStar Financial, a publicly traded REIT (NYSE: STAR) through June 2018. From February 2003 through February 2017, Ms. MacKay was an Executive Vice President of Investments and, since 2009, Head of Capital Markets of iStar. From 2010 until February 2017, Ms. MacKay served on the board of directors of WCI Communities, Inc. as the head of the nominating and governance committee and also served as a member of the compensation and audit committees. Ms. MacKay holds an M.B.A. from the University of Hartford and a B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut. We believe Ms. MacKay’s extensive knowledge of the real estate industry, background in the capital markets, as well as leadership experience with a publicly-traded REIT qualifies her to serve on our Board.

David Neithercut

Mr. David J. Neithercut is Trustee of the company. Mr. Neithercut most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) from January 2006 until his retirement in December 2018, and continues to serve as a Trustee. He held the role of President of Equity Residential from May 2005 to September 2018, Executive Vice President – Corporate Strategy from January 2004 to May 2005, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from February 1995 to August 2004. Prior to joining Equity Residential, Mr. Neithercut served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Equity Group Investments. Mr. Neithercut previously served on the Board of Directors of General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP), now Brookfield Properties, from 2010 to 2107. He serves on the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and the MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board at Columbia University. Mr. Neithercut is a former member of the Advisory Board of Governors of NAREIT and served as Chairman in 2015. Mr. Neithercut received NAREIT's 2018 Industry Leadership Award, and was recognized by Columbia Business School as the 2018 Distinguished Real Estate Partner. Mr. Neithercut received his bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Andrew Power

Mr. Andrew P. Power is Independent Trustee of the Company. 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 is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Best Financial Practices Council and Multinational U.S. REIT Council. Mr. Power received a B.S. in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University. We believe Mr. Power’s significant experience in the financial and real estate industries qualifies him to serve on our Board.