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Matthew A. Drapkin

Matthew A. Drapkin

Matthew A. Drapkin is 49 years old and is the Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2017. Mr. Drapkin is Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager of Northern Right Capital, an alternative asset manager focused on small and mid-cap public companies.


Mr. Drapkin currently serves as Executive Chairman of Boardroom Alpha, Inc., an analytics company, and as the Chairman of the board of directors of Great Elm Capital Corp. (“GECC”), a business development company. Mr. Drapkin previously served on the board of directors of Intevac, a publicly-traded provider of equipment solutions to the hard-disk drive industry and high-sensitivity imaging products, primarily for the defense market, as Chairman of the Board of Ruby Tuesday, a restaurant operator, Lead Independent Director of Hot Topic, a specialty retailer, and a director of Xura (formerly known as Comverse), a provider of telecommunications businesses solutions, Glu Mobile, a mobile gaming company, Plato Learning, a provider of curriculum management, and Alloy, a diversified media company. Before joining Northern Right Capital in December 2009, Mr. Drapkin had extensive investment experience, including his work as Head of Research, Special Situations, and Private Equity at ENSO Capital, a New York-based hedge fund, and Senior VP of Corporate Development at MacAndrews & Forbes, where he participated in more than $3 billion of transactions, including Scientific Games, Deluxe Entertainment Services, AM General, and Scantron. Prior to MacAndrews & Forbes, Mr. Drapkin served as General Manager of two of Condé Nast publications’ wholly-owned Internet sites, Epicurious.com and Concierge.com, and headed Conde Nast’s Internet venture investment effort. Mr. Drapkin began his career as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs and Co where he advised companies on corporate finance and M&A matters. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and a B.A. in American History from Princeton University.


Mr. Drapkin brings to our Board of Directors investment expertise and extensive experience in capital markets.