Mr. Martello has served as one of our directors since June 2003. Since 1999, Mr. Martello has been Chief Operating Officer of Arbor Management, LLC, which is the managing member of ACM. He is responsible for management of the investment portfolio and overseeing the day-to-day operations within Arbor Management. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Martello was Chief Financial Officer of ACM. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Martello was the Chief Financial Officer of Arbor National Holdings, Inc., the predecessor company of ACM. Prior to that, he was a senior manager with the international accounting and consulting firm of Ernst & Young for eleven years.
As a senior executive with significant financial services experience who has served within the ACM group of companies for more than 30 years, Mr. Martello brings a breadth of knowledge about real estate matters, as well as the business and operations of the Company and ACM. This led the Board of Directors to conclude that Mr. Martello should serve as our director.