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William Manning
Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board

William Manning is our Chief Executive Officer, co-founder and Chairman of our board of directors. In addition, since 2003 Mr. Manning has served as Director of Investment Process at Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC, and prior to that, was also the President of Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC. In addition, Mr. Manning has previously held officer and director positions with the Fund. Mr. Manning earned a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1958.

Mr. Manning's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his operating and leadership experience as an officer and director of Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC. since it was founded including in his role as the primary architect of its research and investment process.

    William Manning
    Richard S. Goldberg
    Director
    Director

    Richard Goldberg has served as the Senior Advisor to Needham & Company since 2009. Prior to joining Needham & Company, Mr. Goldberg was a managing director and head of the North American Financial Institutions Group at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (formerly Wasserstein Perella), and vice president in Mergers and Acquisitions at Lazard. Mr. Goldberg is currently a faculty and board member of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He holds an M.B.A. from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School.

    Mr. Goldberg's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, during which he advised on a number of transformational transactions.

      Edward J. Pettinella
      Director
      Director

      As former President, CEO and Director of Home Properties, Inc. an S&P 400 company which was traded on the NYSE, Mr. Pettinella ran a $7.6 billion real estate investment trust (REIT). The REIT acquired, developed and operated apartment communities, primarily in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. Home Properties was purchased by Lone Star Funds in Fall 2015. Prior to joining Home Properties in 2001, Mr. Pettinella served as President of Charter One Bank of New York and Executive Vice President of Charter One Financial, Inc. Mr. Pettinella is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Rochester Business Alliance, National Multi Housing Council and Syracuse University School of Business, a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and a member of Urban Land Institute. Mr. Pettinella earned a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1973 and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University in 1976.

      Mr. Pettinella's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive, broad-based experience in the banking industry, including a multi-billion dollar financial services company.

      Edward
      Barbara Goodstein
      Director
      Director

      Ms. Goodstein currently serves as the chief executive officer and president of Tiger 21 Holdings. Ms. Goodstein previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Vonage from July 2012 through January 2015, and held senior leadership positions at AXA Equitable, JP Morgan Chase, and Instinet.com. Ms. Goodstein earned a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University School of Business.

      Ms. Goodstein's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her extensive marketing experience in the financial services industry.

      Barbara Goodstein
      Geoffrey Rosenberger
      Director
      Director

      Geoffrey Rosenberger started his career with Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC in 1976 and went on to become a co-founder of Clover Capital Management, Inc. in 1984.  He served as Managing Director at Clover Capital until his retirement in 2004.  Mr. Rosenberger currently manages his personal holding company, Lily Pond Ventures, LLC, in addition to serving on several educational and corporate boards.  He earned a Bachelor's degree in 1974 and an M.B.A. in 1976, both from the University of Kentucky.  Mr. Rosenberger is a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

      Mr. Rosenberger's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his nearly 30 years of experience in the investment management and financial services industries.

      Geoffrey Rosenberger
      Kenneth Marvald
      Director
      Director

      For the past 22 years, Kenneth A. Marvald has worked at Graywood Companies Inc., a global equity firm consisting of over 50 domestic and international operating companies across various sectors, where he oversees all legal affairs as Vice President & General Counsel.  Mr. Marvald also serves on several boards, including The Summers Foundation, Education Success Network, and the Excellus Rochester Regional Board.  Mr. Marvald received a B.A. in Political Science in 1984 from SUNY Binghamton, a J.D. in 1987 from SUNY Buffalo Law School, and an LL.M. in 1988 from NYU Law School.

      Mr. Marvald's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his over 30 years of experience in financial services law across the corporate finance, real estate, M&A, and tax sectors.