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The Executive Team

Jeff Bell

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Bell was named Chief Executive Officer of LegalShield in July, 2014, the leading provider of legal and identity theft protection services in the US and 4 Canada provinces. Since his arrival, LegalShield has grown to over 1.7 million members, protecting and empowering over 4 million lives. Previously, Mr. Bell was Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing, Xbox, for Microsoft Inc. from 2006 to 2009. He spent 12 years at Ford Motor Company, including serving as Managing Director of Ford Spain, and 5 years at Chrysler as the Vice President and General Manager of Chrysler and Jeep Divisions.

Jeff Bell was named Chief Executive Officer of LegalShield in July, 2014, the leading provider of legal and identity theft protection services in the US and 4 Canada provinces. Since his arrival, LegalShield has grown to over 1.7 million members, protecting and empowering over 4 million lives. Previously, Mr. Bell was Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing, Xbox, for Microsoft Inc. from 2006 to 2009. He spent 12 years at Ford Motor Company, including serving as Managing Director of Ford Spain, and 5 years at Chrysler as the Vice President and General Manager of Chrysler and Jeep Divisions. Jeff earned the 2008 Cannes Grand Prix Winner for the Halo 3 Integrated Marketing campaign. He was named AdAge “2007 Entertainment Marketer of the Year” for Gears of War, and AdAge “2005 Interactive Marketer of the Year” at Chrysler. He has served as Trustee of his alma mater, Kenyon College, and on the Board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bell graduated from Kenyon College Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and was honored as an Academic All-American in football. He holds Master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins and Wharton. He is married to his wife of 30 years, Colleen, and has three sons, Josh, Jon and Matt.

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James B. Rosseau, Sr.

EVP, Chief Advocacy Officer

James Rosseau has over 20 years of professional leadership experience in Financial Services and Retail industries. He joined LegalShield in 2014 and currently leads LegalShield Business Solutions. Prior to joining LegalShield, James served as the President of Allstate Affinity Solutions where he launched a number of unique innovative partnerships with companies such as United Airlines, Bass Pro Shops and Intercontinental Hotels, differentiating Allstate in the insurance industry. Prior to Allstate, James spent 10 years at JPMorgan Chase serving as a Senior Vice President at JPMorgan Chase Card

James Rosseau has over 20 years of professional leadership experience in Financial Services and Retail industries. He joined LegalShield in 2014 and currently leads LegalShield Business Solutions. Prior to joining LegalShield, James served as the President of Allstate Affinity Solutions where he launched a number of unique innovative partnerships with companies such as United Airlines, Bass Pro Shops and Intercontinental Hotels, differentiating Allstate in the insurance industry. Prior to Allstate, James spent 10 years at JPMorgan Chase serving as a Senior Vice President at JPMorgan Chase Card Services, where he was responsible for Affinity & Co-brand partner relationships. Before Allstate, James served as the HR Service Delivery North America Executive, responsible for the provision of HR services and a leadership role in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; the establishment of a captive off-shoring hub in India; and numerous operational and technology transformations.

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Kathy Pinson

EVP, Chief Operating Officer

Kathy Pinson currently serves as LegalShield's Chief Operating Officer, working with and supporting all Vice Presidents of LegalShield, coordinating all administrative functions within the home office and field operations. With the company since 1979, Kathy has served with distinction in a number of roles, including Controller, Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President of Marketing Administration and Executive Vice President of Operations. Ms. Pinson is a Certified Public Accountant, and served more than 20 years managing the regulatory compliance division of the company.

Kathy Pinson currently serves as LegalShield's Chief Operating Officer, working with and supporting all Vice Presidents of LegalShield, coordinating all administrative functions within the home office and field operations. With the company since 1979, Kathy has served with distinction in a number of roles, including Controller, Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President of Marketing Administration and Executive Vice President of Operations. Ms. Pinson is a Certified Public Accountant, and served more than 20 years managing the regulatory compliance division of the company.

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Steve Williamson

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Steve Williamson has been with LegalShield for over 12 years. Prior to joining the company, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Peripheral Enhancements, Inc. from April 1997 to March 2000. Steve served as Director in Charge of Banking Practice for Horne & Company, a public accounting firm, from November 1983 to April 1997. After graduating from East Central University in 1982, he began his career with the international accounting firm KPMG. Since 2000, Steve has served as LegalShield's Chief Financial Officer. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is a past board memb

Steve Williamson has been with LegalShield for over 12 years. Prior to joining the company, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Peripheral Enhancements, Inc. from April 1997 to March 2000. Steve served as Director in Charge of Banking Practice for Horne & Company, a public accounting firm, from November 1983 to April 1997. After graduating from East Central University in 1982, he began his career with the international accounting firm KPMG. Since 2000, Steve has served as LegalShield's Chief Financial Officer. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is a past board member and banking committee chair of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs.

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Darnell Self

EVP of Network & Business Development

After earning a degree in public relations at Bowie State University, Darnell Self joined LegalShield in 1998. He has shared his vast experience in team building, personal development, and entrepreneurship since day one. These experiences allowed Mr. Self to orchestrate a duplicable system, garnering recognition in numerous business publications and the esteemed title of Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Black Chamber of Commerce. He is also a mentor to thousands of thriving entrepreneurs and has been asked to share his expertise with business students on several university platforms. C

After earning a degree in public relations at Bowie State University, Darnell Self joined LegalShield in 1998. He has shared his vast experience in team building, personal development, and entrepreneurship since day one. These experiences allowed Mr. Self to orchestrate a duplicable system, garnering recognition in numerous business publications and the esteemed title of Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Black Chamber of Commerce. He is also a mentor to thousands of thriving entrepreneurs and has been asked to share his expertise with business students on several university platforms. Coming from humble beginnings, Mr. Self has devoted his time and efforts to give people, no matter the circumstance, an opportunity to actualize their own success. This level of commitment has resulted in dozens of LegalShield Ring Earners and over a dozen Millionaire Club Members. Mr. Self and his colleague Michael Humes also collaborated to create Fertile Ground – an organization designed to allow others to experience the power of giving.

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Keri C. Norris

SVP, Legal & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel

Keri joined LegalShield as its first General Counsel in 2003. She oversees the company's legal affairs, including litigation, corporate legal matters, and regulatory and governmental matters. She also serves as an advisor to the company's executive management team. Prior to joining LegalShield, she was an associate attorney at Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City and at Hunton & Williams in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she specialized in commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and creditor's rights and bankruptcy. Ms. Norris is a member of the Association

Keri joined LegalShield as its first General Counsel in 2003. She oversees the company's legal affairs, including litigation, corporate legal matters, and regulatory and governmental matters. She also serves as an advisor to the company's executive management team. Prior to joining LegalShield, she was an associate attorney at Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City and at Hunton & Williams in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she specialized in commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and creditor's rights and bankruptcy. Ms. Norris is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, American Bar Association, the Oklahoma and North Carolina Bar Associations and the Pontotoc County Bar Association. She serves on the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Group & Prepaid Legal Services and the Group Legal Services Association. She earned a B.A. (English) and a J.D., both summa cum laude, from Oklahoma City University.

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Jack Goldenberg

EVP, Chief Technology Officer

Jack Goldenberg joined LegalShield in January 2015 to establish and lead the company's technical vision and development, including strategy for technology platforms and partnerships. In his previous career, he served Meredith Corporation as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the National Media Group. In this role, Jack managed the delivery of Meredith Digital Tablet editions for all of the Meredith Magazine brands, including interactive editions for Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Fitness, and Family Fun. Prior to Meredith, Jack served as Chief Technology Officer fo

Jack Goldenberg joined LegalShield in January 2015 to establish and lead the company's technical vision and development, including strategy for technology platforms and partnerships. In his previous career, he served Meredith Corporation as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the National Media Group. In this role, Jack managed the delivery of Meredith Digital Tablet editions for all of the Meredith Magazine brands, including interactive editions for Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Fitness, and Family Fun. Prior to Meredith, Jack served as Chief Technology Officer for Enterprise Media Group at Dow Jones and Company. He was responsible for delivering the innovative Dow Jones Investment Banker and Dow Jones Adviser digital products. His background also includes serving as the Senior Vice President, Content Technology for Thomson Reuters/Thomson Financial. Under his leadership, Thomson Reuters was able to implement new technology to streamline the data acquisition and delivery process resulting in faster and more reliable delivery to the customer. Mr. Goldenberg holds a bachelor's degree in Professional Science from C.W. Post University. He also served as a Board Member for the Des Moines Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, from 2011 through 2014.

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Dave Coffey

SVP, Chief Digital Officer

Dave Coffey was named Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of LegalShield in November 2016. Previous to his current role, Dave served as the VP of Marketing and IT of vRide, a TPG Growth portfolio company. At vRide, Dave oversaw the development of revenue marketing and IT development. He is also a seed investor in Ride.com with TPG. With over 23 years experience in the media and marketing field, Dave is an iPhone and Instagram dependent, award-winning new media pioneer. He has a diverse background in media agency work and IT management consulting, which allows him to bring a unique per

Dave Coffey was named Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of LegalShield in November 2016. Previous to his current role, Dave served as the VP of Marketing and IT of vRide, a TPG Growth portfolio company. At vRide, Dave oversaw the development of revenue marketing and IT development. He is also a seed investor in Ride.com with TPG. With over 23 years experience in the media and marketing field, Dave is an iPhone and Instagram dependent, award-winning new media pioneer. He has a diverse background in media agency work and IT management consulting, which allows him to bring a unique perspective to complex business challenges. Dave was President of The Coffey Group, a marketing and media consulting practice. In this role, Dave has served several clients including NBC Universal's Biggest Loser, Meredith's Hyper Factory/New Media Strategies, Engauge, Mr. Youth, StrikeForce Communications – along with several private equity and venture capital firms including TPG Growth Fund and NCT Ventures. Dave has served in senior leadership roles at Ogilvy, Sapient, and Omnicom Media Group. Prior to The Coffey Group, Dave was Senior Partner, Director for Neo@Ogilvy. Dave also served as Director of Omnicom Media Group's PHDiQ and as Sapient's Global Director of Media Services. His past clients include Allstate, Travelers Direct, Mercedes, Harrah's, Career Education, CSI Direct, Chrysler, Charles Schwab, Edward-Jones, Janus Funds, Jockey, Bissell, HBO, Discovery Communications, Citi Bank, Virgin Charter, U.S. Post Office, Department of Homeland Security, Mitsubishi Motors, and several telecommunication companies. Dave served on the AAAA's Advanced Television Committee, DoubleClick's Client Advisory Board and the Audit Bureau of Circulation's Interactive Committee. He was named MediaWeek's 1998 All Star for New Media.

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John Long

President of Network Marketing & Sales

John has been with LegalShield since 1999, and was named Senior Vice President of People & Leadership Development/Chief People Officer in May, 2016. Prior to his current role, he has served as Vice President of Marketing Operations from 2014-2015, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance from 2011-2014 and Vice President of Corporate Development from 1999-2011. He worked closely with Founder Harland Stonecipher until Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. was sold to MidOcean Partners in 2011. Before coming to LegalShield, John served as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at his alma mater

John has been with LegalShield since 1999, and was named Senior Vice President of People & Leadership Development/Chief People Officer in May, 2016. Prior to his current role, he has served as Vice President of Marketing Operations from 2014-2015, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance from 2011-2014 and Vice President of Corporate Development from 1999-2011. He worked closely with Founder Harland Stonecipher until Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. was sold to MidOcean Partners in 2011. Before coming to LegalShield, John served as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at his alma mater, East Central University. He graduated from ECU in 1987 with a degree in mass communications and added a master's degree in human resource management in 1995. Long and his wife, Angela, have two adult sons—Alex, who works as financial supervisor in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Blake, a senior at ECU studying Mass Communications.

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Glenn Petersen

President of LegalShield Business Solutions

Glenn Petersen is President of LegalShield’s Business Solutions division, responsible for business development, strategy and sales growth for LegalShield’s affinity, broker, voluntary benefits, national accounts and small business divisions. He has 25 years of experience in the benefit space and is an industry expert in the worksite voluntary benefits arena. Glenn previously served as SVP of LegalShield’s Broker and Partnership Sales and was a VP at Metlife for nearly 10 years. He has managed and led many successful voluntary benefit sales organizations making him well-versed in voluntary bene

Glenn Petersen is President of LegalShield’s Business Solutions division, responsible for business development, strategy and sales growth for LegalShield’s affinity, broker, voluntary benefits, national accounts and small business divisions. He has 25 years of experience in the benefit space and is an industry expert in the worksite voluntary benefits arena. Glenn previously served as SVP of LegalShield’s Broker and Partnership Sales and was a VP at Metlife for nearly 10 years. He has managed and led many successful voluntary benefit sales organizations making him well-versed in voluntary benefits.

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Board of Directors

Fayez S. Muhtadie

Principal, Stone Point Capital

Fayez helps to lead Stone Point Capital’s global investments in asset management, broker dealers, insurance run-off and outsourcing & technology. Fayez joined Stone Point in 2003 and has more than 15 years of experience in the private equity and investment banking industries.

Fayez helps to lead Stone Point Capital’s global investments in asset management, broker dealers, insurance run-off and outsourcing & technology. Fayez joined Stone Point in 2003 and has more than 15 years of experience in the private equity and investment banking industries.

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Andrew R. Reutter

Principal, Stone Point Capital

Andrew is a Principal and leads Capital Markets at Stone Point Capital. Andrew joined Stone Point in 2008 and has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Andrew is a Principal and leads Capital Markets at Stone Point Capital. Andrew joined Stone Point in 2008 and has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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Jarryd B. Levine

Principal, Stone Point Capital

Jarryd helps to lead Stone Point Capital’s investments in the asset management, broker dealers & merchant trading, and outsourcing & technology sectors. Jarryd joined Stone Point in 2011 and has more than 10 years of experience in the private equity and investment banking industries.

Jarryd helps to lead Stone Point Capital’s investments in the asset management, broker dealers & merchant trading, and outsourcing & technology sectors. Jarryd joined Stone Point in 2011 and has more than 10 years of experience in the private equity and investment banking industries.

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Ted Virtue

CEO, MidOcean Partners

Mr. Virtue is the Chief Executive Officer of MidOcean. Prior to his current position, Mr. Virtue was Chief Executive Officer of DB Capital Partners, and had oversight for Deutsche Bank’s $35 billion direct investment portfolio. Prior to Deutsche Bank's acquisition of Bankers Trust, Mr. Virtue was President of BT Alex, Brown Incorporated and Executive Vice President and Head of Global Finance at Bankers Trust. Before joining Bankers Trust, Mr. Virtue was a Senior Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Virtue is a graduate of Middlebury College.

Mr. Virtue is the Chief Executive Officer of MidOcean. Prior to his current position, Mr. Virtue was Chief Executive Officer of DB Capital Partners, and had oversight for Deutsche Bank’s $35 billion direct investment portfolio. Prior to Deutsche Bank's acquisition of Bankers Trust, Mr. Virtue was President of BT Alex, Brown Incorporated and Executive Vice President and Head of Global Finance at Bankers Trust. Before joining Bankers Trust, Mr. Virtue was a Senior Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Virtue is a graduate of Middlebury College.

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Frank Schiff

Managing Director, MidOcean Partners

Frank Schiff joined MidOcean Partners at its inception and focuses on investments in the Business and Financial Services sectors. Prior to his current position as Managing Director at MidOcean Partners, Mr. Schiff was a Managing Director at DB Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Schiff was a Partner at White & Case LLP, where he was head of the corporate department. Mr. Schiff received his JD, cum laude, from Cornell Law School and his BS, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado.

Frank Schiff joined MidOcean Partners at its inception and focuses on investments in the Business and Financial Services sectors. Prior to his current position as Managing Director at MidOcean Partners, Mr. Schiff was a Managing Director at DB Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Schiff was a Partner at White & Case LLP, where he was head of the corporate department. Mr. Schiff received his JD, cum laude, from Cornell Law School and his BS, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado.

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John Addison

Board of Directors

John Addison, along with Co-CEO Rick Williams, led Primerica from 1999 to 2015 and together created one of the most successful IPOs of the decade. During Addison’s 33-year tenure with Primerica, his passion and talent for motivating others allowed him to inspire and empower more than a million people during his career. He currently serves as the non-executive chairman of Primerica Distribution, a role that began April 2015. He has been a director of Primerica, Inc. since October 2009.

John Addison, along with Co-CEO Rick Williams, led Primerica from 1999 to 2015 and together created one of the most successful IPOs of the decade. During Addison’s 33-year tenure with Primerica, his passion and talent for motivating others allowed him to inspire and empower more than a million people during his career. He currently serves as the non-executive chairman of Primerica Distribution, a role that began April 2015. He has been a director of Primerica, Inc. since October 2009.

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Peter Jarvis

Board of Directors

Pete Jarvis has a track record of creating innovative solutions and platforms that address the needs of the emerging knowledge, intellectual property, and innovation markets globally. Prior to his role at TidalScale, he was general manager at Intellectual Ventures where he drove the development of the nascent Communications portfolio, and started and managed the Networking and Growth Business Units. Jarvis has an innovation and management background in technology, with a career spanning Intellectual Ventures, Microsoft, Bell Northern Research and 3Com. He was awarded the Nortel Networks Presid

Pete Jarvis has a track record of creating innovative solutions and platforms that address the needs of the emerging knowledge, intellectual property, and innovation markets globally. Prior to his role at TidalScale, he was general manager at Intellectual Ventures where he drove the development of the nascent Communications portfolio, and started and managed the Networking and Growth Business Units. Jarvis has an innovation and management background in technology, with a career spanning Intellectual Ventures, Microsoft, Bell Northern Research and 3Com. He was awarded the Nortel Networks Presidents award in 1999 for Innovation in Europe for developing the Centrex IP gateway and soft client product solution. At 3Com he helped develop the 3Com Transcend Enterprise Manager, Office Connect product solutions and the first web based device management solution for small form factor network devices. Jarvis is also a member of the IAM Strategy 300 – The world’s 300 most influential Intellectual Property strategists.

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Jeff Bell

CEO, LegalShield & Board of Directors

Jeff Bell has served on several for profit and not for profit boards, including as Trustee of his alma mater, Kenyon College, and on the Board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He also served on the national board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and was chair of the Michigan Chapter, and was inducted into the Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2009. Jeff presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of DOMedia LLC, a venture-backed media planning software platform. In addition, he serves on the boards of Nimia, a video marketplace, and iUNU, a agriculture growth management softw

Jeff Bell has served on several for profit and not for profit boards, including as Trustee of his alma mater, Kenyon College, and on the Board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He also served on the national board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and was chair of the Michigan Chapter, and was inducted into the Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2009. Jeff presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of DOMedia LLC, a venture-backed media planning software platform. In addition, he serves on the boards of Nimia, a video marketplace, and iUNU, a agriculture growth management software platform. Jeff and his wife, Colleen serve on the Davidson College Parent’s Council.

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