Hamilton Lane Alliance Holdings I, Inc.

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Hartley R. Rogers has been the Chairman of our Board of Directors since September 2020. Mr. Rogers has served as Chairman of Hamilton Lane Incorporated’s board of directors since August 2017 and serves on its compensation committee. He is also a Managing Director and a member of various investment committees of Hamilton Lane Advisors. Since December 2003, Mr. Rogers has also served as Chairman of the board of Hamilton Lane Advisors. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Mr. Rogers was a Managing Director and investment committee member of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III from 2001 to 2002. Before that, he was a Managing Director in the Private Equity Division of Credit Suisse First Boston from 1997 to 2001. Prior to joining CSFB in 1997, Mr. Rogers was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, where his responsibilities included serving as President of the general partners of the Princes Gate Investors family of private equity funds. He worked at Morgan Stanley from 1981 to 1983, 1986 to 1993 and 1995 to 1997. Mr. Rogers also serves as Chairman of the advisory board of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, the online learning initiative of Harvard University, on the board of the Institute of International Education, where he is the Treasurer and also Chairman of its investment committee, the board of Bessemer Securities Corporation, and the board of managers of Bessemer Securities LLC. Mr. Rogers received an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School with High Distinction, including the designation of Baker Scholar. We believe Mr. Rogers’ extensive experience, including his long tenure as Chairman of Hamilton Lane Advisors, brings valuable knowledge and insights to the board of directors.

Andrea Kramer has been our Chief Executive Officer and a director since September 2020. Since February 2005, Ms. Kramer has served as a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane Advisors where she is a member of various investment committees and where she is responsible for the oversight and management of the global primary fund investment team. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane Advisors, Ms. Kramer worked as a General Partner at Exelon Capital Partners from February 1999 to December 2002, where she conducted market analysis, due diligence, technical analysis, business model analysis, negotiations, deal structuring and management of a corporate-sponsored private equity portfolio specializing in energy technology, telecommunications and enterprise technology. Prior to Exelon, Ms. Kramer worked as a Senior Business Development Manager for Philadelphia Gas Works, a natural gas utility, from January 1998 to February 1999, and as a Fund Manager for Murex Corporation, an oil & energy company, from September 1995 to January 1998. Ms. Kramer received a B.A. in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Temple University. We believe Ms. Kramer’s extensive experience, including her leadership of Hamilton Lane’s primary fund investment business over the last 15 years make her well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Atul Varma has been our Chief Financial Officer since September 2020. Mr. Varma joined Hamilton Lane Advisors in January 2020 and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, where his responsibilities include the oversight of the Corporate Finance Department. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, he most recently served at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, an affiliate of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, as Chief Financial Officer from September 2010 to April 2014 and then as Head of Business Strategy from March 2014 to September 2018. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Mr. Varma served as Chief Financial Officer of various divisions of Bank of America Corporation’s Global Wealth and Investment Management group between 2005 and 2010 and as Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis at Citigroup, Inc. from 2000 to 2005. He received a B.S. in Accounting from Binghamton University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University and is a chartered financial analyst and a certified public accountant.

Adam B. Shane has been our General Counsel and Secretary since September 2020. Mr. Shane is Senior Corporate Counsel for Hamilton Lane Advisors and has been an attorney for Hamilton Lane Advisors since July 2014. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane Advisors, Mr. Shane was an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP from June 2013 to July 2014 and an associate at Bracewell & Giuliani from November 2009 to June 2013. He received a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Thomas Allingham, a Director , has served as Principal of Snug Harbor Mediation LLC, a provider of alternative dispute resolution services, since January 2016. Before that, Mr. Allingham served as a partner of the global law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he practiced corporate litigation from 1983 until his retirement in December 2015. Since June 2020, Mr. Allingham has served as a director on the board of Hamilton Lane Private Assets Fund. He received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School. We believe Mr. Allingham’s extensive experience, including with respect to corporate governance matters, make him well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Holly Flanagan, a Director , has served as a Managing Director of Gabriel Investments, an early stage venture capital firm, since April 2013. Prior to this, Ms. Flanagan served as vice president of business development for TicketLeap Inc., a web-based ticketing start-up company, from 2011 to 2013, where she oversaw company business development efforts. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Flanagan was a senior director of business development and sales for Epic Research, a niche business development consulting firm. She also served as a senior director of U.S. strategic alliances for Barclays Bank from 2000 to 2009, head of retailer recruitment for the U.K. card loyalty program, and vice president of business development for MBNA America (now Bank of America). Ms. Flanagan has served on the board of FS Investments’ Total Return Energy Fund and Credit Income Funds since February 2017. Ms. Flanagan is also a Trustee at The Philadelphia School and member of the Board of Directors of The Philadelphia Theater Company, serving on the finance committee for both organizations. Ms. Flanagan holds a bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware. We believe Ms. Flanagan’s financial expertise and experience structuring and executing investment transactions make her well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Arlene Yocum, a Director, has decades of experience in financial and legal services. Most recently, she served as executive vice president within PNC Bank’s Asset Management Group from January 2013 until she retired in 2017 following a 27-year career at the firm. Prior to PNC Bank, Ms. Yocum was legal counsel for Fidelity Bank (now Wells Fargo) and in private practice with the law firm Blank Rome LLP. Ms. Yocum serves as a director and member of the Strategy Committee on the board of Cleveland Cliffs, and as a director and member of the Audit Committee on the board of Glenmede Trust Co. She was previously a director and member of the audit committees for AK Steel Holding Corporation from 2017 to 2020, and Key Energy Services from 2007 to 2016. Ms. Yocum received a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and a J.D. from Villanova School of Law. We believe Ms. Yocum’s legal and financial expertise make her well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.