Leonard A. Potter has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2011. Mr. Potter founded Wildcat Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor in September 2011 and has served as its president and chief investment officer since inception. Mr. Potter has also served (i) as chief executive officer of Infinity Q Capital Management, a registered investment advisor, since its inception in 2014, and (ii) as a founder and senior managing director of Vida Ventures, a biotech venture fund, since its inception in 2017. From 2002 through 2009, Mr. Potter was managing director — private equity at Soros Fund Management LLC (“SFM”) where, from May 2005 through July 2009, he served as co-head of its private equity group and as a member of the private equity investment committee. From July 2009 until September 2011, Mr. Potter served as a consultant to SFM, and as chief investment officer of Salt Creek Hospitality, a private acquirer and owner of hospitality-related assets, which was backed by SFM. From September 1998 until joining SFM in 2002, Mr. Potter was a managing director of Alpine Consolidated LLC, a private merchant bank. From April 1996 through September 1998, Mr. Potter founded and served as a managing director of Capstone Partners LLC, a private merchant bank (“Capstone”). Prior to founding Capstone, Mr. Potter was an attorney specializing in mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance and corporation finance at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Mr. Potter has served and continues to serve as a director on a number of boards of public and private companies, including Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLRC), Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: SUNS), both of which are business development companies, and, since January 2017, as chairman of the board of directors for Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV). Mr. Potter received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law.
Our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Potter’s experience practicing as a corporate lawyer provides valuable insight to the Board of Directors on regulatory and risk management issues, and that his tenure in private equity investments and service as a director of both public and private companies provides industry-specific knowledge and expertise to our Board of Directors, and that therefore he is qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.