Leadership Team

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Chinh E. Chu

Chinh E. Chu serves as Chief Executive Officer and on our board of directors for the CC Neuberger Principal Holdings entities. Mr. Chu has over 25 years of investment and acquisition experience. In 2016, Mr. Chu co-founded CF Corporation for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. On November 30, 2017, CF Corporation consummated the acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life, a provider of annuities and life insurance products (the “FGL business combination”). In connection with the FGL business combination, the name of the company was changed from “CF Corporation” to “FGL Holdings” (NYSE: FG). Mr. Chu served as Co-Executive Chairman of FGL Holdings. Mr. Chu is also the Founder and the Senior Managing Partner of CC Capital, a private investment firm. As Senior Managing Director of CC Capital, Mr. Chu led the effort to take Dun & Bradstreet private in a $7.2 billion deal that closed in February 2019. Mr. Chu was previously a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone, where he was the longest tenured partner other than Stephen A. Schwartzman. During the period from 1990 to 2015, Mr. Chu led numerous investments across multiple sectors, including technology, financial services, chemicals, specialty pharma and healthcare products, and packaging. Mr. Chu also served, at various points, as the Co-Chair of Blackstone’s Private Equity Executive Committee, a member of Blackstone Capital Partners’ Investment Committee and a member of Blackstone’s Executive Committee. Mr. Chu also serves as a director of Dun & Bradstreet, NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), Stearns Mortgage, and Collier Creek, and has previously served as a director of various companies including AVINTIV, FGL Holdings, Graham Packaging, Kronos Incorporated, SunGard Data Systems, Inc., the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange, BankUnited Inc., Celanese Corporation, Nalco Company, Nycomed, Stiefel Laboratories and AlliedBarton Security Services.

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Charles Kantor

Charles Kantor serves on our board of directors for the CC Neuberger Principal Holdings entities. Mr. Kantor is a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman after joining the firm in 2000. Mr. Kantor is the founder and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Kantor Group, which manages over $5 billion of equity and fixed income securities for institutional and high net worth investors, as of December 31, 2019. Mr. Kantor leads a team of eight investment professionals with aggregate investment experience of over 150 years and sits on the firm’s Partnership Committee as a senior leader of Neuberger Berman. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Mr. Kantor led Stern Stewart’s Financial Institutions division, where he advised clients on implementing EVA-based financial management systems and co-authored academic papers in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. In addition, Mr. Kantor is a regular commentator and contributor to various financial and business news media outlets.

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Matthew Skurbe

Matthew Skurbe serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the CC Neuberger Principal Holdings entities. Mr. Skurbe joined CC Capital in July 2020 as a Senior Managing Director and serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining CC Capital, Mr. Skurbe was the Treasurer and Managing Director in Finance for Blackstone. Before joining Blackstone in 2009, Mr. Skurbe was the CFO for Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust, a multi-billion dollar bank housing several of Merrill Lynch’s consumer lending and banking businesses. Prior to that role, Mr. Skurbe spent seven years supporting Merrill Lynch’s Treasury function and had previous roles with Amerada Hess and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Skurbe is also a board member of the Association for Financial Professionals, Project Sunshine and Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.

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Douglas Newton

Douglas Newton serves as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development for the CC Neuberger Principal Holdings entities. Mr. Newton has more than 16 years of professional investing experience across both public and private markets. Mr. Newton is a Founding Partner of CC Capital and was integral to CC Capital’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet. Mr. Newton served as Chief Financial Officer of CF Corporation, the permanent capital vehicle through which CC Capital acquired Fidelity & Guaranty Life, and he played a leading role in the $2.5 billion acquisition. Before joining CC Capital, Mr. Newton was a Founding Partner at The WindAcre Partnership, LLC, an investment firm that owns a concentrated, long-term portfolio of global public equities and takes a private equity approach to public equity investing (“WindAcre”). At WindAcre, Mr. Newton helped lead deep company-specific research focused primarily on assessing the quality of potential investment opportunities and their intrinsic value. Prior to that, Mr. Newton was a Senior Investment Analyst at Seneca Capital Investments, a multi-strategy hedge fund, where he focused on making long-term fundamental value investments across a company’s capital structure. Mr. Newton also served as an Analyst at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, a private equity firm, where he focused on investments in the industrial, power and media sectors. In addition, Mr. Newton served as an Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston’s Media & Communications Group, and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

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Jason K. Giordano

Jason K. Giordano serves as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development for the CC Neuberger Principal Holdings entities. Mr. Giordano has 18 years of investment and acquisition experience across several industry sectors, including consumer products, education, packaging, chemicals and industrials, among others. Since June 2018, Mr. Giordano has served as the Co-Executive Chairman of Collier Creek Holdings (NYSE: CCH), a blank check company which he co-founded to pursue an acquisition, merger or similar business combination with one or more companies in the consumer goods and related sectors. On June 5, 2020, Collier Creek announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with Utz Quality Foods, LLC, a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, to combine and form Utz Brands. Mr. Giordano has been a Senior Managing Director at CC Capital since November 2018. Previously, Mr. Giordano was a Managing Director in the private equity group at Blackstone where he oversaw investments in the consumer, education, packaging and chemicals sectors. During his over 11 year tenure at Blackstone from August 2006 to October 2017, Mr. Giordano was involved in 12 initial and follow-on acquisitions representing over $10 billion of transaction value. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Giordano was a private equity investment professional at Bain Capital, LP and an investment banker with Goldman, Sachs, & Co. Mr. Giordano has served on the board of directors of Collier Creek Holdings (NYSE: CCH) since June 2018, and previously served on the board of directors of Pinnacle Foods, Inc. (NYSE: PF), a U.S.-based manufacturer and marketer of branded food products, from 2007 to September 2015, Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX), a global supplier of branded footwear, from January 2015 to October 2017, AVINTIV, a global supplier of specialty materials primarily sold to consumer goods manufacturers, from January 2011 to October 2015, Outerstuff LLC, a leading U.S. supplier of licensed children’s sports apparel, from May 2014 to October 2017, Ascend Learning, LLC, a provider of online professional training tools and educational software, from July 2017 to October 2017, and HealthMarkets, Inc., a direct-to-consumer provider of health, life, supplemental, and other insurance and related products, from February 2009 to October 2017.