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Published on March 14, 2014

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SCOTT A. MERVES 23 W. Beechcroft Road Short Hills, NJ 07078 (917) 885-4775 EXPERIENCE Elm Ridge Management, Irvington, NY May 2012-Present Member of Management Committee, Sr. Analyst/ Portfolio Manager •Senior member of $700 mm hedge fund firm that focuses on a value investment style with low net exposure •Conduct in depth modeling and analysis on an industry and company level. •Responsible for investments in large and mid cap companies in the energy, automotive, transportation, packaging, and electrical equipment industries •Responsible for training and managing three equity analysts •Review all investment ideas •Part of management committee that helps run the firm BroadArch Capital, New York, NY Jan 2010-Present Senior Analyst/ Portfolio Manager •One of two portfolio managers/analysts running two equity hedge fund strategies with AUM of approximately $40 mm, including Long/Short equity and Market Neutral equity. •Focus on U.S. equities driven by a fundamental and bottom-up investment process, a consistent portfolio management process, and a disciplined risk management process. •Review all investment ideas, develop risk management strategies and market the funds to current and prospective clients •Responsible for investments in industrial, basic material, and energy sectors, and other selected companies. Bear Stearns Asset Management/ New Castle Family of Funds, NY, NY Jul. 2002-Nov 2009 Senior Managing Director, Industrials, Basic Materials Senior Analyst •Senior analyst that helped run two equity hedge fund strategies with capital of $1 billion, including Long/Short equity and Market Neutral equity. •Marhedge ranked New Castle Market Neutral the #1 performing fund in the U.S. for 2005 •2005-2008 performance for each fund was up 10.2% and 12.6%, respectively while S&P 500 was down -5.2% •Responsible for making investment decisions, in large and small cap industrials, electrical equipment, basic materials, energy, aerospace/defense, transports, packaging, autos, utilities industries, and other selected companies in the personal care, financials, consumer, and media industries. •Positions managed ranged from 30%-45% ($300-$800 million) of all assets deployed •Made significant improvements to the risk management of the funds, which helped raise risk adjusted returns while also reducing volatility. In the market neutral fund, the sharpe ratio improved to 1.75 from 0.88; standard deviation declined to 4.3% from 9.3%; and maximum drawdown declined to 2.7% from 10.5%. •Trained and managed two equity analysts Glenview Capital Management., New York, NY Jan. 2001-May 2002 Equity Analyst •Part of initial team that helped launch fund, which grew from $250 million to approximately $1 billion during tenure •Primary responsibilities were for large and small cap basic materials, energy, packaging, fertilizer companies, and other selected companies in the personal care, financials, towers, technology, advertising, and media industries •Part of senior team that reviewed investment ideas •Generated and researched potential long and short investment ideas, which averaged 15% ($150 million) of capital Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., New York, NY Nov. 1994-Jan 2001 Associate Director, Sr. Equity Analyst •Fast track promotion to Associate Director in four years •Top stock picks in 1998-2000: Kimberly-Clark- up 11% for the year and outperformed Group by 900 bp; Jefferson Smurfit Group- up 81% for the year and outperformed Group by 3800 bp; and Fort James Corp- up 36% for the year and outperformed Group by 4300 bp •Marketed investment ideas in paper and forest product, personal care product, and packaging industries

to institutional portfolio managers and analysts •Wrote in-depth investment reports on individual companies and the overall industry •Built financial models using earnings, EBITDA, FCF, and ROC metrics to value companies •Fostered key relationships with company managements, industry contacts, and clients ACHIEVEMENTS Institutional Investor (II) Survey: Voted as a Best Up-and-Comer in 2000; Received Honorable Mention in 1998 and 1999; Group placed first Runner-Up in 1999 Wall Street Journal Analyst Survey: Group won best stock picker in 1996 and 1999 EDUCATION University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI May 1993 •BA in Organizational Management •Awarded University of Michigan honors for superior scholastic achievement •Awarded Membership to Golden Key National Honor Society PERSONAL Board Member of R-Baby Foundation, a charity focused on ensuring that infants receive the highest quality of care. Golfing, cycling, wrestling, baseball, water skiing, and snow skiing College and professional football fan

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