Leadership

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Michael C. Morgan, Chairman

Michael co-founded Triangle Peak Partners, LP, a multi-strategy asset management firm focused on venture capital and growth equity, in 2008. He currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2004, Michael has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Portcullis Partners, LP, a private investment partnership and one of Triangle Peak Partners’ largest limited partners. He also currently serves as the lead director of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America – a company he joined at its founding in 1997. At Kinder Morgan, Michael headed the company’s corporate development efforts, completing 23 acquisitions worth over $5 billion, before becoming the company’s President, a position he held until 2004.

Michael has served on the board of Sunnova Energy International, Inc. (NYSE: NOVA), a leading residential solar and energy storage company, since June 2019. He first joined the board of NOVA’s predecessor (Sunnova Energy Corporation) in October 2015, served as Lead Director until March 2016 and remained on that board until NOVA’s initial public offering in June 2019. Michael previously served on the boards of directors of two public energy funds affiliated with Kayne Anderson (NYSE: KYN and KYE) and on the boards of directors of Bunchball, Lytx and SCIenergy.

Michael is a frequent volunteer at Stanford University, currently serving as the national chair of The Stanford Fund, as co-chair of the Precourt Energy Institute Advisory Council and on several other advisory committees. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor in the Practice of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston. Michael received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Stanford University.

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Eric Scheyer, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eric is a Partner at Magnetar and has served as the Head of the Magnetar Energy and Infrastructure Group since its inception. He is also a member of Magnetar’s Management Committee and Investment Committee, and serves as Chairman of the Magnetar Energy and Infrastructure Group’s Investment Committee. Eric has long-standing relationships and significant experience investing in the energy, energy infrastructure and renewables sectors. He serves on the board of directors of Great Elm Capital Group, Inc. (NASD:GEC), previously served on the board of managers of the general partner of Lightfoot Capital Partners, LP and previously served on the board of directors of Arc Logistics Partners LP (NYSE: ARCX). Previously, Eric was a principal of Decorel Incorporated, where he served as President of Decorel S.A. de C.V. and Executive Vice President of Decorel Inc. until the sale of the company to Newell Rubbermaid. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College.

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Adam E. Daley, Director

Adam is a partner at Magnetar, co-head of Magnetar’s Energy & Infrastructure group and a member of Magnetar’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Since joining Magnetar at its inception in 2005, he has been focused primarily on the sourcing, execution and management of various investments in the energy, energy infrastructure and renewables sectors. Prior to joining Magnetar, Adam was an investment banker at Citigroup’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank, where he was responsible for executing a variety of corporate finance transactions. Adam also currently serves on the boards of directors of Double Eagle Energy III, LLC and DoublePoint Energy, LLC. He earned his Bachelor of Science in finance with high honors from the University of Illinois.

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Desirée Rogers, Director

Since 2019, Desirée has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner of Black Opal Beauty, LLC, a masstige makeup and skincare company for women of color sold in Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid as well as internationally. From 2013 to 2019, she served as the Chairman of Choose Chicago, the tourism agency for the city of Chicago with $1 billion in revenue and over 57 million visitors annually. Desirée was the first White House Social Secretary and Special Assistant to President Obama. Prior to this post, she served as the President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas.

Desirée is a member of the board of directors of Inspired Entertainment (INSE) and MDC Partners (MDCA), as well as chairs the compensation of MDC. She also serves on the board of non-for-profit, DonorsChoose, a group funding platform that grants over $120 million to public school teachers each year.

Desirée received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Wellesley College and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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Alec Litowitz, Director

Alec is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Committee and co-head of the Investment Committee of Magnetar. Prior to founding Magnetar in 2005, Alec was a Principal at Citadel Investment Group and served as Global Head of Equities and a member of the Management and Investment Committees. He created and continues to be extensively involved with the Magnetar Capital UChicago Financial Education Initiative, an innovative high school-based financial education initiative which has helped more than 22,000 students increase their financial literacy. Alec graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and anthropology and received a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

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C. Park Shaper, Director

Park served in various management roles for the Kinder Morgan companies from 2000 until March 2013, when he retired as President of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Kinder Morgan Management, LLC and as director and President of the general partner of El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. Since 2007, Park has served on the board of directors of Kinder Morgan, Inc., and he previously served on the boards of directors of Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. (the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.) and Kinder Morgan Management, LLC from 2003 to 2013. Park also serves on the board of directors of Sunnova (NYSE: NOVA) and as a trust manager of Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI). He received his Master of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in quantitative economics from Stanford University.

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Michael D. Wilds, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer

Michael joined Magnetar in 2006 and is Chief Operating Officer of the Magnetar Energy and Infrastructure Group. Prior to joining Magnetar, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the affiliated companies of The Kansas Farm Bureau. Michael also spent 20 years with Koch Industries, Inc. where he served in various senior roles, both domestic and international, including as Chief Financial Officer of Koch Industries International. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University.

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Courtney Kozel , Head of Investor Relations

Courtney currently serves as a Director within Magnetar’s Investor Relations group. Prior to joining Magnetar in 2016, Courtney spent about four years at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, focused on alternative investment client services. Prior to that, Courtney worked in Investor Relations at Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC.

Courtney graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2005.