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Director Nominees — Terms Expiring in 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John H. Fain

 


  

Age: 64

 

Director Since:

March 2010

Class 2

  

PRA Committees:

Audit

Compensation

  

Education:

BS, Computer Science, University of South Carolina

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Fain has been a Director of PRA since March 1, 2010, and was elected to the Board by the Company’s stockholders at the 2010 annual meeting. Mr. Fain has more than 25 years of business management experience, including service as the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro Information Services. Metro Information Services was an information technology consulting services firm which went public in 1997, and subsequently merged with Keane, Inc. in 2001. Prior to co-founding Metro Information Services, Mr. Fain developed and ran his own independent data processing consulting practice, servicing clients in multiple states. Mr. Fain is currently retired, and serves on the Investment Committee of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and the Endowment Committee of the Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center Foundation. Mr. Fain was appointed to the Board of Directors because of his insight with respect to the use of information technology strategies in large multi-state companies, his operational and financial expertise and his experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Director of a sizeable public company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David N. Roberts

 


  

Age: 51

 

Director Since:

March 2002

Class 2

  

PRA Committees:

Lead Director

Compensation (Chair)

Nominating and Corporate Governance

 

Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years:

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.

  

Education:

BS, Economics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Roberts has been involved with PRA since its formation in 1996, has been a Director of PRA since 2002 and currently serves as Lead Director. As Chief Operating Officer of Angelo, Gordon & Co. and a member of its executive committee, Mr. Roberts helped to start and grow a number of the firm’s businesses, including opportunistic real estate, private equity and net lease real estate, and RMBS. Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer of the firm’s publicly-traded REIT, AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Mr. Roberts, through his role at Angelo, Gordon & Co., helped to guide the Company through its transition from a small private company to a major, publicly-traded company. Prior to joining Angelo, Gordon & Co., Mr. Roberts was a principal at Gordon Investment Corporation, a Canadian merchant bank, from 1989 to 1993, where he participated in a wide variety of transactions. Prior to that he worked in the Corporate Finance Department at L.F. Rothschild where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Roberts’ qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive knowledge of the Company and his financial expertise in business development, operations and strategic planning. Mr. Roberts is also intimately familiar with, and has a deep understanding of the industries in which the Company does business.

 

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Experience of Director — Term Expiring in 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John E. Fuller

 


  

Age: 69

 

Director Since:

March 2010

Class 2

  

PRA Committees:

Nominating and Corporate Governance

Compensation

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Fuller has been a Director of PRA since March 1, 2010, and was elected to the Board by the Company’s stockholders at the 2010 annual meeting. Mr. Fuller, who has more than twenty years of executive experience, co-founded Automotive Finance Company (“AFC”), an independent automobile floor plan financing company, where he served as AFC’s Chief Executive Officer. Following the sale of AFC to Auto Dealers Exchange Services of America in 1994, Mr. Fuller stayed on as Chief Executive Officer for another twelve years, after which he left to start Dealer Services Corporation (“DSC”), which also provides financing to automobile dealers throughout the country. Mr. Fuller acted as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DSC until January, 2010. Mr. Fuller was appointed to the Board because of his business development experience and expertise, his experience as a Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Director of companies in the financial services industry and his significant corporate leadership and knowledge of the automobile financing business. Mr. Fuller’s name will not be on the ballot for re-election. Accordingly, his term as a Director of the Company will expire effective at the 2013 Annual Meeting.

 

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Experience of Directors Continuing in Office — Terms Expiring in 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott M. Tabakin

 


  

Age: 54

 

Director Since:

2004

Class 3

  

PRA Committees:

Audit

Compensation

  

Education:

BS Accounting, University of Illinois

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Tabakin has been a Director of PRA since 2004. He was a certified public accountant and has more than twenty-five years of public-company experience. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ValueOptions, Inc., the nation’s largest independent, privately owned behavioral health and wellness company. Mr. Tabakin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bravo Health, Inc., a privately owned managed health care company from July 2006 until the sale of the company in November 2010. From October 2003 until July 2006, Mr. Tabakin was an independent financial consultant. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMERIGROUP Corporation, then a publicly traded (NYSE) managed health care company, from May 2001 until October 2003. From October 1992 until May 2001, Mr. Tabakin was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Beverly Enterprises, Inc., then the nation’s largest publicly traded (NYSE) provider of long-term health care. From June 1980 until October 1992, Mr. Tabakin was an executive with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young. These experiences, including his experience as a senior financial officer of large publicly traded companies, provide Mr. Tabakin with a comprehensive understanding of the complex financial and legal issues facing public companies and were all factors in our conclusion that Mr. Tabakin has made and continues to make strong contributions to the Company through his service on our Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James M. Voss

 


  

Age: 70

 

Director Since:

November 2002

Class 3

  

PRA Committees:

Audit (Chair)

 

Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years:

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.

  

Education:

BA, Northwestern University

MBA, Northwestern University

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Voss has been a Director of PRA since 2002. He has more than forty years of experience as a senior finance executive. Mr. Voss currently serves as an independent financial consultant. From 1992 through 1998, he was with First Midwest Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Prior to that, he served in a variety of senior executive roles during a twenty-four year career (1965-1989) with Continental Bank of Chicago, and was Chief Financial Officer at Allied Products Corporation (1990-1991), a publicly traded (NYSE) diversified manufacturer. Mr. Voss’ combination of expertise in the areas of business and finance enables him to provide unique insight and perspective to our Board and to address complex financial issues which may be presented to our Board.

 

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Experience of Directors Continuing in Office — Terms Expiring in 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven D. Fredrickson

 


  

Age: 53

 

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board Since:

March 2002

Class 1

  

Education:

BS, University of Denver

MBA, University of Illinois
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