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Hydra management team

Lorne Weil

A. Lorne Weil
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  • Hydra Management, LLC. (Investment Firm), Founder
  • Served as Chairman and CEO of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) from 1992 – 2008 and  2010 – 2013
    • Through a combination of execution, organic development initiatives and acquisitions, developed Autotote Corp. (predecessor company to Scientific Games) into a publicly-listed gaming technology market leader with approximately $1.7 billion in revenues in 2013, on a pro forma basis
  • Previously served as the sponsor and Chairman of the Board of Andina Acquisition Corp.
    • SPAC which raised $42 million in its IPO in 2012, acquired an interest in Tecnoglass Holding in 2013
    • Serves as a board member & non-executive Chairman of Tecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS)
  • Formerly Vice President – Corporate Development, General Instrument Corporation
  • Formerly President – Lorne Weil, Inc. (Consulting Firm); Manager – Boston Consulting Group

George Peng

George Peng
Chief Financial Officer

  • George Peng, Chief Financial Officer since August 2015, has been a principal of Hydra Management, LLC (Investment Firm) since October 2014.
  • Previously, Mr. Peng was an employee of Highpoint Associates, a firm that served as a consultant to Scientific Games Corporation, from May 2013 to April 2014, where he assisted in its integration of the acquisition of WMS Industries
  • Previously, from July 2001 to May 2013 Mr. Peng was a consultant primarily focused on financial planning and analysis for various industries, including retail and financial services
  • Previously, from June 2000 to May 2001, he was Chief Financial Officer of Girlshop, Inc., a privately-held internet apparel retailer
  • From August 1998 to March 2000, he was an Associate in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse, focusing on private equity, high yield, and leveraged lending

Marty Schloss

Marty Schloss
General Counsel and Secretary

  • Hydra Management (Investment Firm), Founder
  • Formerly General Counsel and Secretary at Scientific Games for 13 years
    • Responsible for Legal, Compliance, & Government Relations
    • Completed over $700 million in M&A transactions and joint ventures, and approximately $1.6 billion of financing
  • Formerly Associate General Counsel at General Instrument Corporation and VP and General Counsel of its Jerrold division for approximately 15 years
    • Handled M&A, joint ventures, and financings for a multinational company in diversified businesses, including wagering, microelectronics, semiconductors and cable television
  • Has taught courses at the law school level in M&A and unincorporated business associations

Board of Directors

Lorne Weil

Lorne Weil
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  • Hydra Management, LLC. (Investment Firm), Founder
  • Served as Chairman and CEO of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) from 1992 – 2008 and  2010 – 2013
    • Through a combination of execution, organic development initiatives and acquisitions, developed Autotote Corp. (predecessor company to Scientific Games) into a publicly-listed gaming technology market leader with approximately $1.7 billion in revenues in 2013, on a pro forma basis
  • Previously served as the sponsor and Chairman of the Board of Andina Acquisition Corp.
    • SPAC which raised $42 million in its IPO in 2012, acquired an interest in Tecnoglass Holding in 2013
    • Serves as a board member & non-executive Chairman of Tecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS)
  • Formerly Vice President – Corporate Development, General Instrument Corporation
  • Formerly President – Lorne Weil, Inc. (Consulting Firm); Manager – Boston Consulting Group

Stephen Dannhauser

Stephen Dannhauser

  • Joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in 1975
    • Named Executive Partner in 1989
    • Served as Chairman from 2002- 2012
    • Will continue in a consulting capacity through 2015
  • During his tenure, Mr. Dannhauser advised senior management of various companies, including:
    • Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Ellington Management Group, and UnitedHealth Group
  • Played a leading corporate counseling and crisis management role in a number of major corporate restructurings, including:
    • Lehman Brothers, Global Marine, Inc., and Chase Manhattan Mortgage and Realty Trust.
  • Extensive merger and acquisition, capital markets and finance experience

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

  • Joined CDG Group, LLC in 2009
    • Currently a Senior Managing Director
    • provides restructuring, advisory, turnaround management, value enhancement mergers and acquisition services to companies, private equity firms, banks and investment funds
  • Previously spent 10 years in the Investment Banking department at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., most recently as a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsor Coverage Group
  • Formerly worked at a business development company that provided debt and equity capital to middle market private equity firms to facilitate leveraged buyout transactions
  • Began career as a CPA at Coopers & Lybrand LLP
  • Extensive experience with corporate finance, capital markets and accounting
  • Strong relationships with companies across a variety of industries, as well as debt and equity investors

Kenneth Shea

  • Joined Guggenheim Securities in September 2014
    • Joined to develop the Firm’s Real Estate, Gaming and Leisure Investment Banking Practices
    • Currently serving as a Senior Managing Director
  • Previously served as the President of Coastal Capital Management LLC, an affiliate of Coastal Development, LLC, a New York–based, privately-held developer of resort destinations, luxury hotels and casino gaming facilities from September 2009 to September 2014
  • Formerly a Managing Director for Icahn Capital LP
  • Formerly a Senior Managing Director and global head of the Gaming and Leisure investment banking department at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.
  • Currently serves on the board of directors of CVR Refining, LP, and Equity Commonwealth

M. Brent Stevens

M. Brent Stevens

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Pacific LLC, an investment advisory firm, since 2012
  • Previously was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Gaming Corporation, a company which he founded in 1997 and sold to Boyd Gaming Corporation in 2012
  • From 1990 through 2010, Mr. Stevens was a founding member of the Investment Banking Department at Jefferies & Company, holding various positions, most recently as an Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets
  • He was also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee
  • Mr. Stevens previously worked in the Investment Banking Department of Drexel Burnham Lambert, from 1989 to 1990 after beginning his career at KPMG from 1983 to 1987