Mr. Friedman graduated with honors from the University ofMichigan, where he received a B.A.; he earned an M.B.A. majoring in finance fromThe Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He spent the first part of his career as aninvestment banker at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Jones Lang LaSalle. Mr. Friedman spent the early 2000s buying,building and operating gasoline stations and travel centers located throughoutthe Midwest. In 2007, Mr. Friedman foundedWells Street Popcorn with the goal of delivering the highest-quality gourmetpopcorn nationwide. In 2010, due to thetremendous untapped demand for a better-for-you, ready-to-eat popcorn, Mr. Friedmanfounded SkinnyPop Popcorn. SkinnyPopsold its first bag in August of 2010 and today can be found in well over 100,000stores nationwide and in many international markets. Mr. Friedman was the ChiefExecutive Officer from inception until July 2014 when SkinnyPop sold a majoritystake to TA Associates. SkinnyPopsubsequently changed its name to Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. and, in August 2015,Amplify Snack Brands completed an initial public offering on the New York StockExchange (ticker symbol BETR). Mr.Friedman was on the board of directors at Amplify Snack Brands from July 2014through January 2018 when The Hershey Company acquired Amplify Snack Brands. Mr. Friedman focuses most of his attentionnow as an investor and advisor across a diverse set of industries.