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HRG GROUP, INC. filed this Form 10-K/A on 01/27/2017
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David M. Maura, age 44, has served as a director of HRG since May 2011, and as the Chairman of Spectrum Brands, a subsidiary of HRG, since July 2011, and as the interim Chairman of the board of directors of Spectrum Brands and as one of its directors since June 2010. Mr. Maura served as a Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Investments of HRG from October 2011 until November 2016. Prior to becoming Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Investments at HRG, Mr. Maura was a Vice President and Director of Investments of Harbinger Capital Partners, LLC (“Harbinger Capital”). Prior to joining Harbinger Capital in 2006, Mr. Maura was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at First Albany Capital, where he focused on distressed debt and special situations, primarily in the consumer products and retail sectors. Prior to First Albany, Mr. Maura was a Director and Senior High Yield Research Analyst in Global High Yield Research at Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Maura was a Vice President and Senior Analyst in the High Yield Group at Wachovia Securities, where he covered various consumer product, service and retail companies. Mr. Maura began his career at ZPR Investment Management as a Financial Analyst. During the past five years, Mr. Maura has served on the board of directors of Russell Hobbs, Inc. (formerly Salton, Inc.), Applica Incorporated, and Ferrous Resources Ltd. Mr. Maura received a B.S. in Business Administration from Stetson University and is a CFA charterholder.
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Omar M. Asali, age 46, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of HRG since March 2015, as President of HRG effective as of October 2011 and as Acting President since June 2011. Mr. Asali has also served as a director of HRG since May 2011. Mr. Asali is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of HRG, including M&A activity and overall business strategy for HRG and HRG’s underlying subsidiaries. Mr. Asali has been directly involved in all of HRG’s acquisitions across all sectors, and he is actively involved in HRG’s management and investment activities. Mr. Asali is also the Vice Chairman of Spectrum Brands and a member of the Board of the Directors of FGL, Front Street Cayman and NZCH Corporation (formerly, Zap.Com Corporation, “NZCH”), each a subsidiary of HRG. Prior to becoming President of HRG, Mr. Asali was a Managing Director and Head of Global Strategy of Harbinger Capital. Prior to joining Harbinger Capital in 2009, Mr. Asali was the co-head of Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies (“Goldman Sachs HFS”) where he helped manage approximately $25 billion of capital allocated to external managers. Mr. Asali also served as co-chair of the Investment Committee at Goldman Sachs HFS. Before joining Goldman Sachs HFS in 2003, Mr. Asali worked in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, providing M&A and strategic advisory services to clients in the High Technology Group. Mr. Asali previously worked at Capital Guidance, a boutique private equity firm. Mr. Asali began his career working for a public accounting firm. Mr. Asali received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech.
Frank Ianna, age 67, has served as a director of HRG since April 2013. Mr. Ianna served as director of Sprint Corporation from 2009 until August 2015. Mr. Ianna served as a director of Clearwire Corporation from November 2008 until June 2011 and as a director of Tellabs, Inc. from 2004 until 2013. Mr. Ianna served on the board of trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology between 1997 and 2007 and as chairman of its subsidiary, Castle Point Holdings, Inc., between 2006 and 2007. Mr. Ianna has also served as a director of a number of private companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. Ianna retired from AT&T, Inc. in 2003 after a 31-year career serving in various executive positions, most recently as President of AT&T Network Services. Mr. Ianna serves as a consultant for McCreight & Company, a consulting company based in Connecticut. Mr. Ianna received his undergraduate degree from the Stevens Institute in Electrical Engineering in 1971 (BEEE), and his Master’s Degree from MIT in 1972 (MSEE) and completed the Program for Management Development (PMD), an Executive Education Program of the Harvard Business School in 1985. 
Gerald Luterman, age 73, has served as a director of HRG since April 2013. Mr. Luterman has been a director of Florida Community Bank since January 2010. Mr. Luterman has served as a director of a number of private companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. Luterman was Interim Chief Financial Officer of NRG Energy, Inc. (“NRG”) from November 2009 through May 2010. Mr. Luterman was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of KeySpan Corporation from August 1999 to September 2007. Mr. Luterman has more than 30 years of experience in senior financial positions with companies including American Express Company, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., Emerson Electric Company and Arrow Electronics. Mr. Luterman also served as a director of NRG from April 2009 to 2014, IKON Office Solutions, Inc. from November 2003 until August 2008 and U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. from May 2006 until November 2009. Mr. Luterman previously qualified as a Canadian Chartered Accountant and graduated from McGill University in Montreal, earning a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Economics in 1965 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1967.
The following sets forth certain information with respect to the executive officers of the Company as of the date of this report. All officers of the Company serve at the discretion of our Board.
Omar M. Asali*
Director, Chief Executive Officer and President
George C. Nicholson
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer
* For more information regarding Mr. Asali, see “Board of Directors” above.


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