John Goldsmith is a member of the GLG Board of Directors. Mr. Goldsmith is an investor in early-stage and growth companies and was a partner of AEA Investors Inc. until 1999, having joined in 1989. While at AEA, Mr. Goldsmith was involved in all aspects of the investment management process including identifying, evaluating, negotiating and financing attractive businesses, and working with their management team to plan and achieve their goals. During this period the AEA team generated net returns to investors of approximately 50 percent on more than 1 billion dollars of equity. Mr. Goldsmith is a CPA (inactive), received an MBA in finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and graduated from Princeton University.