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Sabre Corp (SABR.OQ)

SABR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lawrence Kellner

58 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Sean Menke

48 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Simonson

59 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

William Robinson

52 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Rachel Gonzalez

47 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Alexander Alt

42 2016 Executive Vice President; President of Hospitality Solutions

David Shirk

47 2017 Executive Vice President, President, Sabre Airline Solutions

Joe DiFonzo

2017 Chief Information Officer

Karl Peterson

46 2016 Lead Independent Director

George Bravante

58 2014 Independent Director

Renee James

53 2015 Independent Director

Gary Kusin

65 2007 Independent Director

Gregory Mondre

42 2007 Independent Director

Judy Odom

64 2014 Independent Director

Joseph Osnoss

39 2007 Independent Director

Zane Rowe

46 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lawrence Kellner

Mr. Lawrence W. Kellner is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as president of Emerald Creek Group, LLC, a private equity firm that he founded, since 2010. Mr. Kellner previously served as Sabre’s non-executive chairman of the board from 2013 to 2016 and is expected to return to this role following his service as executive chairman. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Airlines, Inc., an international airline company, from December 2004 through December 2009. Mr. Kellner served as president and chief operating officer of Continental Airlines from March 2003 to December 2004, as president from May 2001 to March 2003 and was a member of Continental Airlines’ board of directors from May 2001 to December 2009. He serves on the board of directors of The Boeing Company and Marriott International, Inc. Mr. Kellner graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Sean Menke

Mr. Sean E. Menke is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and president of Travel Network. Before joining Sabre in October 2015, Mr. Menke served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Hawaiian Airlines from October 2014 to October 2015. From 2013 to 2014, he was executive vice president of resources at IHS Inc., a global information technology company. He served as managing partner of Vista Strategic Group, LLC, a consulting firm, from 2012 to 2013 and from 2010 to 2011. From 2011 to 2012, he served as president and chief executive officer of Pinnacle Airlines, and from 2007 to 2010 as president and chief executive officer of Frontier Airlines. Frontier Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Mr. Menke earned an executive MBA from the University of Denver and dual bachelor of science degrees in Economics and Aviation Management from Ohio State University.

Richard Simonson

Mr. Richard A. Simonson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He leads our global finance organization and is responsible for the following functions - accounting, tax, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury, procurement, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. He brings a combination of experiences across global finance, business operations and capital markets focused on the technology, telecom and media sectors. Before joining Sabre in March 2013, Mr. Simonson acted as an independent advisor to private equity and venture capital firms from May 2012 to March 2013 and from July 2010 to May 2011. He served as CFO and president for business operations at Rearden Commerce, a venture-backed e-commerce company from March 2011 to May 2012. From September 2001 to July 2010 he was an executive at Nokia Corporation in several global roles based in locations around the world - Helsinki, Zurich and New York-including more than five years as chief financial officer and executive vice president, followed by executive vice president and general manager of Nokia’s mobile phones unit and head of strategic sourcing. He was a member of Nokia’s Group Executive Board from 2004-2010. Mr. Simonson’s career includes time with Barclays Capital as managing director in the telecom and media investment banking group. He also spent 16 years with Bank of America Securities in the Global Corporate and Investment Banking group based out of San Francisco and Chicago, where he held various finance and investment banking positions, culminating as managing director of Global Project Finance. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in mining engineering and holds an M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

William Robinson

Mr. William G. Robinson Jr. is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He is responsible for leading Sabre’s global human resources organization, including talent management, organizational leadership and culture. Prior to joining Sabre in December 2013, Mr. Robinson served as the senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Coventry Health Care, a diversified managed health care company with 14,000 employees, from 2012 to 2013. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Robinson served as senior vice president for human resources at Outcomes Health Information Solutions, a healthcare analytics and information company specializing in the optimization and acquisition of medical records. Prior to that, from 1990 to 2010, he worked for General Electric, where he held several human resources leadership roles in diverse industries including information technology, healthcare, energy and industrial. Mr. Robinson currently serves on the board of directors of American Public Education, Inc. He holds a M.A. in Human Resources Development from Bowie State University and a B.S. in Communications from Wake Forest University.

Rachel Gonzalez

Ms. Rachel A. Gonzalez is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. She manages the global legal department responsible for legal strategy, regulatory affairs, corporate compliance and government affairs. Prior to joining Sabre, Ms. Gonzalez served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary with Dean Foods in Dallas, Texas from March 2013 to September 2014, and as executive vice president, general counsel designate from November 2012 to March 2013. Ms. Gonzalez joined Dean Foods in 2008 as chief counsel, corporate and securities and served as the deputy general counsel prior to her promotion in November 2012. Previously, Ms. Gonzalez was senior vice president and group counsel with Affiliated Computer Services. Ms. Gonzalez was a partner with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance and corporate governance. Ms. Gonzalez serves on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and their Executive, Finance and Board Development Committees; she also serves as its Treasurer. Ms. Gonzalez is also a member of the board of directors of Dana Incorporated. Ms. Gonzalez earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and her bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

Alexander Alt

Mr. Alexander S. (Alex) Alt is Executive Vice President; President of Hospitality Solutions of the Company. He oversees one of the company's two Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses. Prior to being named president, Mr. Alt served in an expanded chief operating officer role at Sabre Hospitality Solutions, overseeing customer care, data services, implementations, call center and similar services. As part of the company's management team, he also helped drive overall business strategy. Before joining Sabre in 2012, Mr. Alt was senior vice president of global development and strategy at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, where he played a key role in the global growth and expansion of the business. Prior to joining Rosewood in 2006, he was a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. Earlier in his career, he worked in the finance department of Sabre as a manager and senior analyst in the financial planning and analysis group. Mr. Alt is a member of the Dallas Development Board of The Nature Conservancy and an advisory board member for the School of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas in Austin. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Texas in Austin.

David Shirk

Mr. David Shirk has been appointed as Executive Vice President, President, Sabre Airline Solutions of the Company., effective June 5, 2017. Shirk will join Sabre from Kony, Inc., an industry leader in mobile application development, where he served as president and was responsible for the company's extensive enterprise product portfolio, product management, product development, company strategy and global marketing. Kony supports customers across a wide range of industries, including banking, healthcare, energy, and travel - counting Regions Bank, Aetna, Engie and Cathay Pacific Airlines amongst its client base. He previously held senior executive positions at Computer Services Corp. (CSC), Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, and Oracle, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The Ohio State University. "Dave brings an impressive skill set, executive experience and a strong customer focus to Sabre, where he will be able to lead the next phase of growth and focus for our company and the hundreds of airline industry partners that use our solutions," said Menke. " Our search focused on technology industry executives who could help us outpace the marketplace and continue to position Sabre as the most innovative technology provider to the airline industry. Dave will be able to make an immediate impact, and I look forward to him joining Sabre later this spring."

Joe DiFonzo

Mr. Joe DiFonzo serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company. DiFonzo brings to Sabre a nearly 30-year career in technology leadership, including most recently, eight years at Syniverse, a global provider of communication and information services for network operators, where during his tenure he served as both chief technology officer and CIO. He previously spent 20 years at Convergys/Cincinnati Bell Information Systems, leading architecture and product development teams, among other assignments. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Central Florida.

Karl Peterson

Mr. Karl I. Peterson serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is a Senior Partner of TPG and Managing Partner of TPG Pace Group, the firm’s newly formed effort to sponsor SPACs and other permanent capital solutions for companies. He also serves as President and CEO of TPG Pace Holdings. In December 2016, Mr. Peterson was named Lead Director of Sabre’s Board. Since joining TPG in 2004, Mr. Peterson has led investments for the firm in technology, media, financial services and travel sectors and oversaw TPG’s European operations from 2010 until 2017. Prior to 2004, he was a co-founder and the president and CEO of Hotwire.com. He led the business from its launch in 2000 through its sale to InterActiveCorp in 2003. Before Hotwire, Mr. Peterson was a principal at TPG in San Francisco, and from 1992 to 1995 he was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Peterson is currently a director of Playa Hotels and Resorts, TPG Pace Holdings, TES Global, Saxo Bank, and Caesars Acquisition Company.

George Bravante

Mr. George R. Bravante, Jr. serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is the co-founder and the managing member of the general partner of Bravante-Curci Investors, LP, an investment firm focusing on real estate investments in California. He has held this position since 1996. Since 2005, he has also been the owner of Bravante Produce, a grower, packer and shipper of premium California table grapes and citrus. In addition, since 2012 he has served as the CEO of Pacific Agricultural Realty, LP, a private equity fund investing in agricultural assets in California. Previously, he served as chairman of the board of ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2010 and was a member of its board from 2004 to 2010. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Bravante was President and Chief Operating Officer of Colony Advisors, Inc., a real estate asset management company, and prior to that he was President and Chief Operating Officer of America Real Estate Group, Inc., where he led strategic management, restructuring and disposition of assets. He serves as a director of KBS Growth & Income REIT, Inc., a real estate investment trust.

Renee James

Ms. Renee J. James is Independent Director of the Company. She is a strategic, technology leader with broad, international experience. Her capabilities span from setting corporate strategy to managing large scale, complex global operations and P&Ls. Ms. James is currently an Operating Executive with The Carlyle Group. She had a lengthy career with Intel Corporation, where she was the President of the company and co-leader with the CEO in the executive office. Throughout her career at Intel, she held a variety of positions in Software R&D, P&L management, Sales and Manufacturing. Prior to becoming Intel’s President, Ms. James was the Executive Vice President of Intel and the Group General Manager of Software and Services for over a decade of her career. In addition, she has led large scale M&A and the re-structuring and served as Chairman of Intel’s subsidiaries. Early in her career, Ms. James served as chief of staff for founder and former Intel CEO, Andy Grove for several years where she was responsible for corporate strategy. In her role with Carlyle, Ms. James is evaluating new technology investments for the firm as well as advising and working with portfolio companies on their strategic direction and operational efficiency. Ms. James currently serves as the Chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to the President of the United States. Ms. James serves as a non-executive director on the board of Vodafone Group Plc, a multinational telecommunications company, and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. She also serves on the board of Oracle Corporation, a cloud applications and platform services company, and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. James serves on the board of Citigroup, Inc., a global bank, and is a member of the Technology, AML and Risk Committees. She is also a Trustee of the University of Oregon Foundation.

Gary Kusin

Mr. Gary M. Kusin serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is an independent consultant focused on assisting companies on strategic and operational matters. Among other engagements, Mr. Kusin acts as a TPG senior advisor, pursuant to which he provides his expertise to selected TPG portfolio companies as well as to selected TPG potential investment opportunities. Mr. Kusin previously served as president and CEO of FedEx Kinko’s, today operating as FedEx Office, from 2001 to 2006. Prior to joining Kinko’s in 2001, Mr. Kusin served as CEO of HQ Global Workplaces (now part of Regus), which provides offices, meeting rooms and network access at locations around the world. In 1995 he co-founded Laura Mercier Cosmetics, which sold to Neiman Marcus in 1998. He also co-founded Babbage’s Inc. (now GameStop), a leading consumer software specialty chain, in 1983 and served as its president. Earlier in his career, he was vice president and general merchandise manager for the Sanger—Harris division of the Federated Department Store (now Macy’s). An Inc. magazine “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Mr. Kusin serves on the board of directors of Fleetpride, Savers, Taco Bueno and TreeHouse.

Gregory Mondre

Mr. Gregory K. Mondre serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is a Managing Partner and Managing Director with Silver Lake. Mr. Mondre joined the firm in 1999 and has significant experience in private equity investing and expertise in sectors of the technology and technology-enabled industries. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Mondre was a principal at TPG, where he focused on private equity investments across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on technology. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mondre worked as an investment banker in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He currently serves as a director of Avaya, Inc., Fanatics, Go Daddy, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., Red Ventures, and Vantage Data Centers.

Judy Odom

Ms. Judy C. Odom serves as Independent Director of the Company. From 1985 until her retirement in 2002, Ms. Odom held numerous positions, most recently chief executive officer and chairman of the board, at Software Spectrum, Inc., a global business to business software services company, which she co-founded in 1983. Prior to founding Software Spectrum, Ms. Odom was a partner with the international accounting firm, Grant Thornton. Ms. Odom currently serves on the board of directors of Harte-Hanks, Inc., a marketing services company, and Leggett & Platt, Inc., a diversified manufacturing company. She previously served on the board of Storage Technology Corporation, a provider of data storage hardware and software products and services, from November 2003 to August 2005.

Joseph Osnoss

Mr. Joseph Osnoss serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is a Managing Director of Silver Lake, which he joined in 2002. From 2010 to 2014, before returning to the U.S., Mr. Osnoss was based in Silver Lake’s London office, where he helped oversee the firm’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Osnoss is currently on the boards of Cegid, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, and Global Blue. He previously served on the boards of Instinet Incorporated, Interactive Data Corporation, Mercury Payment Systems, and Virtu Financial. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Osnoss worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and financings in the technology and telecommunications industries. He previously held positions at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting in France and at Bracebridge Capital, a fixed income arbitrage hedge fund. Mr. Osnoss currently is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, where he participates in teaching and research activities within the Department of Finance.

Zane Rowe

Mr. Zane C. Rowe is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of VMware, Inc. since March 2016. Before joining VMware, which has been indirectly acquired by and thus may be deemed to be an affiliate of Silver Lake, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EMC Corporation from October 2014 through February 2016. Prior to joining EMC, Mr. Rowe was Vice President of North American Sales of Apple Inc. from May 2012 to May 2014. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc., an airline holdings company, from October 2010 until April 2012 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Continental Airlines from August 2008 to September 2010. Mr. Rowe serves on the Board of Directors of Pivotal Software, Inc. and the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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