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Encore Capital Group Inc (ECPG.OQ)

ECPG.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Monaco

72 2017 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Ashish Masih

54 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jonathan Clark

62 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Ryan Bell

41 2020 President - Midland Credit Management

Craig Buick

50 2020 Chief Executive Officer of the Cabot Credit Management Group

Gregory Call

53 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Ashwini Gupta

67 2015 Independent Director

Wendy Hannam

60 2015 Independent Director

Jeffrey Hilzinger

62 2019 Independent Director

Angela Knight

69 2019 Independent Director

Laura Olle

67 2014 Independent Director

Richard Srednicki

72 2014 Independent Director

Richard Stovsky

62 2018 Independent Director

Bruce Thomas

2019 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Monaco

Mr. Michael P. Monaco CPA serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as a Senior Advisor to FTI Consulting, Inc. from July 2017 to April 2018. He served as the Senior Managing Director at CDG Group, LLC, a New York-based firm specializing in restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and crisis and turnaround management from 2002 until CDG Group, LLC was acquired by FTI Consulting, Inc. in July 2017. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Accelerator, LLC, a provider of outsource services, from 2000 to 2002. He served as a Vice Chairman of Cendant Corporation from 1996 to 2000. In addition, Mr. Monaco served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the American Express Company from 1990 to 1996. He was previously a director of iPayment, Inc., a leader in the payment processing industry, and the International Securities Exchange. Mr. Monaco also previously served as a director of I.D. Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company, from 2002 to June 2014. Mr. Monaco is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Ashish Masih

Mr. Ashish Masih serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He had previously served as Executive Vice President and President of Midland Credit Management from November 2016 until June 2017, Executive Vice President, U.S. Debt Purchasing and Operations from February 2014 until November 2016 and Senior Vice President, Legal Collections Operations from 2010 until February 2014. Mr. Masih joined the Company in 2009, serving as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. From 2001 until joining the Company, Mr. Masih was employed at Capital One Financial Corporation where he held senior roles in the Collections & Recoveries functions in the credit card business and was also chief financial officer and head of analytics for a business unit of Capital One. Prior to joining Capital One, Mr. Masih was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company and a Manager at KPMG Consulting. Mr. Masih earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.

Jonathan Clark

Mr. Jonathan C. Clark serves as a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Company. Mr. Clark served as Chief Financial Officer of Midland Credit Management, Inc. (“MCM”), the Company’s domestic operating subsidiary, since October 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Clark’s most recent role was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SLM Corporation, a publicly traded company more commonly known as Sallie Mae, where he served in such capacity from January 2011 until March 2013. Sallie Mae’s primary business was to originate, service, and collect on student loans. He previously served in various other executive capacities at Sallie Mae, including Treasurer, beginning in 2008. Prior to joining Sallie Mae, Mr. Clark served in various capacities, most recently as Managing Director, at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, an investment bank, from 2000 to 2007 after having served in various executive roles at Prudential Securities, The First Boston Corporation, and a variety of other companies during his career. Mr. Clark received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia in 1981 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1985.

Ryan Bell

Mr. Ryan B. Bell serves as President - Midland Credit Management of the Company. Mr. Bell joined the Company in September 2011 and has served in positions of increasing responsibility and was recently promoted from Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of MCM to President of MCM in January 2020. From September 2000 to August 2011, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Capital One Financial Corp. including as Director of Operations Strategy and Execution from January 2009 to August 2011. Mr. Bell earned a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems (graduating cum laude) from Texas A&M University and an MBA (graduating Beta Gamma Sigma) from The Cox School Business at Southern Methodist University.

Craig Buick

Mr. Craig A. Buick serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Cabot Credit Management Group of the Company. He joined Cabot Credit Management in January 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. From August 2002 to December 2015, Mr. Buick held a number of senior finance and audit roles at GE Capital, including Financial Controller for GE Capital Bank (UK), Chief Financial Officer for GE Money (Italy) and Managing Director – Internal Audit for Europe and Asia. From January 1990 to July 2002 Mr. Buick served in positions of increasing responsibility at PricewaterhouseCoopers in various offices across Australia, United Kingdom, Russia and Indonesia. Mr. Buick is a Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants – Australia and New Zealand) and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Commerce) from Adelaide University, Australia.

Gregory Call

Mr. Gregory L. Call serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Call has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since July 2017 and has served as our General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since September 2011. Mr. Call joined the Company in January 2010, serving as Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs. From 1999 until 2008, Mr. Call held various positions, culminating as Vice President, General Counsel, of Gateway, Inc. From 1999 until joining the Company, Mr. Call was a shareholder of New Hope Legal Center, Inc. From 1994 until 1999, Mr. Call was an associate at the law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy LLP, a leading international law firm, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Mr. Call received his bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University in 1991 and his JD, with honors, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1994.

Ashwini Gupta

Mr. Ashwini Gupta serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gupta retired from American Express Company in March 2018 after 40 continuous years of service as an executive officer, including serving as President - Global Credit Risk & Information Management from 2016 to 2018. Previously, he was the company’s Chief Risk Officer and was instrumental in successfully guiding American Express through the Great Recession. He is currently, a board member and chair for Corridor Platforms Inc., and a board member for Nova Credit. In addition, he is a board advisor to H2O.ai, Biz2Credit, Nexus Venture Partners, Advent International (deal advisor) and Global Consulting firm Oliver Wyman. Mr. Gupta earned an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He serves on the non-profit board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York and on the advisory board of South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!). Mr. Gupta’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his significant experience as an executive officer of a public international finance company and his experience related to risk and information management.

Wendy Hannam

Ms. Wendy G. Hannam serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hannam has served as a director since September 2015. Ms. Hannam retired from Scotiabank, an international Canadian bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America and parts of Asia, in 2014. Ms. Hannam joined Scotiabank in 1983 and held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Executive Vice President, International Retail Banking from 2009 to 2012 and Executive Vice President, Latin America from 2012 until she retired. Ms. Hannam holds an MBA from the University of Toronto. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at the European Institute of Business (INSEAD) and the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. She serves on the Independent Review Committee of BMO Asset Management Inc, and on the board of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Ms. Hannam was named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2007-2010, and was named to the Latinvex Top 100 Business Women in Latin America in 2013. Ms. Hannam’s qualifications to serve on the Board include her substantial experience in international financial services and operations in regulated industries.

Jeffrey Hilzinger

Mr. Jeffrey A. Hilzinger serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hilzinger has served as a director since September 2019. He has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and as a director of Marlin Business Services Corp., a publicly-traded bank holding company, since June 2016. From 2010 to May 2016 Mr. Hilzinger served in positions of increasing responsibility at Everbank Commercial Finance, Inc., most recently as President. In 2004, Mr. Hilzinger co-founded US Express Leasing, Inc. and served as its Chief Financial Officer until it was acquired by Everbank Financial Corporation in 2010. Mr. Hilzinger co-founded Aternus Partners, LLC, a management consulting firm, and served as a Managing Director until 2004. From 1979 until it was acquired by GE Capital in 2002, Mr. Hilzinger served in various regional and global leadership roles with Heller Financial, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Angela Knight

Ms. Angela A. Knight CBE serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Knight has been the Senior Independent Director for TP ICAP plc (previously Tullett Prebon) since September 2011 and a Non-Executive Director of Arbuthnot Latham & Co Ltd since June 2016, of Taylor Wimpey plc since November 2016, and of Provident Financial plc since August 2018. She is currently the deputy chairman of the Astana Financial Services Authority, the new regulator being set up by the Kazakhstan Government, under English law and UK/international regulatory standards. Since 1997 Ms. Knight has held several Non-Executive Directorships, including Brewin Dolphin plc from 2007 to 2017, where she was the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and also chaired the Dublin subsidiary, until December 2018 and was the Chairman of the UK Treasury sponsored body, the Office of Tax Simplification, until March 2019. She was the Chief Executive Officer of Energy UK from 2012 to 2014, and prior to that was the Chief Executive Officer of the British Bankers’ Association, from 2007 to 2012. Between 1997 and 2006 Ms. Knight was the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers. Ms. Knight started her career at Air Products and Chemicals where she worked for five years, primarily as a development engineer and project leader. In 1977 she set up Cook & Knight (Metallurgical Processors) and was Joint Managing Director until the company was sold in 1988. She became a member of Sheffield City Council in 1987 and was elected as the Member of Parliament for Erewash in the East Midlands in 1992. She was the Parliamentary Aid to the Minister for Industry in 1993, then to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1994, before becoming Economic Secretary to HM Treasury from 1995 to 1997. Ms. Knight has a BSc degree in Chemistry from Bristol University.

Laura Olle

Ms. Laura Newman Olle serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Olle has served as a director since February 2014. Ms. Olle retired from Capital One Financial Corporation, a publicly traded bank holding company specializing in credit cards, home loans, auto loans, banking and savings products, in 2007, where she served as Chief Enterprise Risk Officer. She joined Capital One in 1999 as Senior Vice President of Information Technology Systems Development. Prior to Capital One, Ms. Olle served as Senior Vice President of Information Systems and Services at Freddie Mac. She has also previously held key information technology positions at the Marriott Corporation and worked as a management consultant at Arthur Young and Company. Ms. Olle serves as a board member of Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A. (MSBNA) and Morgan Stanley Private Bank, National Association (MSPBNA), which are Morgan Stanley’s U.S. bank operating subsidiaries. Ms. Olle is a former Certified Public Accountant.

Richard Srednicki

Mr. Richard J. Srednicki serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Srednicki has served as a director since February 2014. Mr. Srednicki retired from JPMorgan Chase & Co., a publicly traded multinational banking and financial services holding company, in 2007 following seven years as Chief Executive Officer of Chase Card Services and a member of the JPMorgan Chase Operating and Executive Committees. Prior to Chase Card Services, he was President of the Home Services Division at Sears Roebuck & Co., President of AT&T Universal Card Services, General Manager of Citibank Germany, General Manager of Citibank Card Services USA and a Senior Product Manager at Colgate Palmolive Company. He previously served as a board member of Alliance Bank of Arizona and the Affinion Group, Inc. Mr. Srednicki’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his substantial experience in the financial services industry with other highly regulated companies and service on other financial industry boards.

Richard Stovsky

Mr. Richard P. Stovsky serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stovsky has served as a director since August 2018. Mr. Stovsky retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) in June 2018. Mr. Stovsky joined PwC in August 1983, and held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as a Vice Chairman. Mr. Stovsky serves on several non-profit organization Boards of Directors/Trustees including The Cleveland Orchestra, The 50 Club of Cleveland Executive Committee, The Cleveland Museum of Art Executive Committee, Bluecoats of Cuyahoga County Executive Committee and University School. Mr. Stovsky is a Certified Public Accountant and is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio.

Bruce Thomas

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Monaco

316,862

Ashish Masih

3,407,440

Jonathan Clark

2,477,530

Ryan Bell

1,547,630

Craig Buick

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Gregory Call

1,588,610

Ashwini Gupta

216,659

Wendy Hannam

208,159

Jeffrey Hilzinger

158,175

Angela Knight

169,066

Laura Olle

216,659

Richard Srednicki

199,992

Richard Stovsky

216,492

Bruce Thomas

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As Of  31 Dec 2019