Daniel H. Mudd is an independent director of Union Acquisition Group. Dan is an owner and board member of Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, an investment advisor of public and private investment funds. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG), a hedge fund, from August 2009 through December 2011. Previously, Mr. Mudd served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae, the nation’s largest financer of home mortgages. Mr. Mudd was also a member of the Fannie Mae Board of Directors. Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae, Mr. Mudd served as the Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Fannie Mae. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Mudd was responsible for originations, marketing, operations, systems, local outreach and administration. Prior to joining Fannie Mae in February 2000, Mr. Mudd served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital, Japan. During his career at GE Capital, Mr. Mudd served in Business Development, International Financing and European Fleet Services. He served as President of GE Capital Asia-Pacific from 1996 to 1999. Prior to his tenure at GE Capital, Mr. Mudd held positions in management consulting and financial services with Xerox Corporation, Ayers Whitmore and Company, and the World Bank. Mr. Mudd holds a B.A. in American History from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. Mr. Mudd serves on the board of Hampton University. We believe Mr. Mudd’s extensive credit and management expertise, extensive experience as an officer and director of public companies provide him with skills and valuable insight that make him well qualified to serve on our Board.
Fara Remtulla is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Brigit, a NYC based Series A startup focused on financial wellness. Prior to this, she was the Head of Digital Delivery at BSF Digital Ventures where she helped to launch the bank’s digital challenger proposition. Ms. Remtulla is an experienced Fintech practitioner who has been actively involved in launching new digital banking propositions, including co-founding one of the Middle East’s first neo-banks, BankCLEARLY, from 2016 – 2018. Prior to founding BankCLEARLY, Ms. Remtulla was the Vice President of Group Strategy at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, where she focused on corporate and digital strategy, innovation, and customer experience from 2012 – 2016. Ms. Remtulla also held leadership roles at Deutsche Bank in the Corporate and Investment Bank from 2005 – 2010 and at Citigroup from 2003 – 2005. She began her career with McKinsey & Company in their New York office in 2001. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelors of Engineering from McGill University.
Gerald W. Haddock has served as a director since December 2018. He also served as a director of Union I from December 2017 until it completed its merger with Bioceres in March 2019. Mr. Haddock founded Haddock Enterprises, LLC in 2000 and has served as its President since such time. Haddock Enterprises is an entrepreneurial development company concentrating on private investments and transactions, including oil and gas and real estate, located in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Haddock formerly served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Crescent Real Estate Equities Company, a diversified real estate investment trust, from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Haddock served as a director of ENSCO International, Plc., a leading global offshore oil and gas drilling service company, from 1986 to 2019. As a director for ENSCO, he has served as its co-lead director and Chairperson of the Audit Committee and is also a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He has also served as a director of Meritage Homes Corporation, a real estate development company that constructs single-family detached homes across the United States as well as active adult communities and luxury real estate in Arizona, since 2005 and has served as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2006 and as a member of the Audit Committee since 2009. Mr. Haddock is a former board member of Cano Petroleum, Inc., having served from December 2004 to October 2008. He also serves on the board of trustees and is a member of various committees for the Executive Investment Committee at Baylor University, the M.D. Anderson Proton Therapy Education and Research Foundation, the CEELI Institute and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation. Mr. Haddock received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Baylor University and his J.D. from Baylor University Law School. He also has received a Masters of Law in Taxation degree from New York University School of Law and a MBA from Dallas Baptist University.