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Theodore J. Christianson

Theodore J. Christianson has been a member of our board of directors since March, 2018. He is a managing director in the Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking Group. Mr. Christianson has worked in the financial services and investment banking sectors for more than 27 years. Prior to Mr. Christianson’s current role, he served as Global Group Head of Piper Jaffray’s Capital Advisory Group, which includes the firm’s private equity placement, financial restructuring and debt capital markets product businesses. He joined Piper Jaffray in 1998 as a member of the newly established private equity placement group where he was instrumental in building the group into one of the leading private equity placement practices in the industry. Mr. Christianson assumed management responsibilities of the firm’s private equity placement practice in 2001 and later established and assumed management responsibility for the Capital Advisory Group in 2008. He also served in various senior leadership positions as a member of the firm’s Investment Banking Commitment Committee and Global Group Head Council. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Mr. Christianson held various positions during his nine-year tenure with Norwest Bank (now merged with Wells Fargo). His last position was senior banker in Norwest’s Private Placement Group where he specialized in raising corporate taxable and tax-exempt debt on behalf of corporation clients. Mr. Christianson served on the board of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation for 8 years where he served as Treasurer and chaired both the Governance and Finance Committees. Mr. Christianson’s knowledge and experience in private equity and capital markets brings strong practical experience to the Company’s board.