Mr. Mesdag was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in May 2013. He has also been Independent Director of Encore since May 2007.
He has served as the Managing Partner of Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC, an investment advisor, since January 2005, and is President of Red Mountain Capital Management, Inc., its Managing Member.
Prior to founding Red Mountain, he was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a securities lawyer at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll. He joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1981 and was made a General Partner in 1990.
Mr. Mesdag holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School. He serves as a director of Davis Petroleum Acquisition Corp., a private company. He also serves as a director of 3i Group plc and Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., both of which are public companies.