Strategic & Operating Partners**

*Operations Group Members (Michael Lee & Seth Segan): Operations Group members are permitted to receive fees, compensation, expense reimbursements and/or other amounts from Axial Reade or its affiliates pursuant to consulting, employment or similar arrangements. Operations Group members also are expected to be paid fees, compensation, expense reimbursements and/or other amounts by portfolio companies or prospective portfolio companies, or by Axial Reade-sponsored funds, and such amounts are in addition to any payments such persons receive from Axial Reade and do not offset any fund’s management fee. These amounts may also be paid by Axial Reade or its affiliates and subsequently reimbursed by portfolio companies or prospective portfolio companies or by Axial Reade-sponsored funds.

**Strategic & Operating Partners: Strategic and Operating Partners are independent contractors that are advisors to Axial Reade and portfolio companies of Axial Reade, and are neither employees nor affiliates of Axial Reade entities. Such individuals are expected to be compensated by an Axial Reade-sponsored fund or its portfolio companies, and such compensation will not result in offsets to or reductions in management fees.

Strategic Partnership

Axial Reade has a strategic partnership with the McChrystal Group, which is led by General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal. The McChrystal Group creates value for companies by improving performance at the enterprise, team and individual levels, enabling successful execution of strategic goals. Comprised of an elite team of approximately 100 employees with New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books, the McChrystal Group has tremendous access and industry knowledge. They have a proven track record of transforming stagnant and siloed organizations into cohesive and adaptable teams. Typically focused on improving Global 2000 companies, their same processes are strategically and selectively applied to Axial Reade’s portfolio companies.

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Seth Segan

General Counsel

Mr. Segan joined Axial Reade in 2023 and is a member of the firm’s Operations Group. He oversees all legal matters for the firm, including guidance in completing transactions, compliance and internal legal matters, and advises on portfolio company matters.

Prior to joining Axial Reade, Mr. Segan was a Partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison Cohen LLP, a law firm in New York, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital/emerging company financings and other strategic corporate transactions. Mr. Segan also has extensive experience advising clients in connection with investment funds, joint ventures, debt and equity securities offerings, securities law compliance, bank financings, commercial transactions, corporate governance matters and other general commercial and transactional matters. Mr. Segan began his career as an Associate in the M&A/Private Equity Group of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP, a Wall Street law firm.

Mr. Segan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia’s Honors Program and a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School.

Josh Kotler

Mr. Kotler is a seasoned executive with 30 years of experience in the IT Services industry. For nearly 22 years, he was the CEO and owner of Western Digitech, a Managed IT Service Provider that he successfully sold to CompassMSP in 2019. After the acquisition, Josh held various executive positions at CompassMSP, including Interim CEO, COO, CSO and Head of Acquisitions, during which time he led four additional strategic acquisitions for the company.

Mr. Kotler is an Axial Reade Operating Partner and adviser.

Mr. Kotler received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami and is a former First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Michael Lee

Head of Accounting

Mr. Lee joined Axial Reade in 2023 and is a member of the firm’s Operations Group. Mr. Lee is responsible for overseeing all accounting related matters for the firm, including fund administration, as well as assisting the finance departments of its portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Axial Reade, Mr. Lee was a Director in IQEQ’s CFO services practice and has extensive accounting and consulting experience within the alternative investment management industry. Prior to IQEQ, Mr. Lee worked at Kreisher Miller, a regional accounting, tax, and advisory firm, where he performed audit, attestation, operational due diligence, and performance consulting services to clients within the financial services industry. Mr. Lee started his career at KPMG in the firm's investment management audit practice, where he specialized in private equity funds, hedge funds, common and collective trust funds, and registered mutual funds.

Mr. Lee is a Certified Public Accountant. He received both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from La Salle University, and he holds a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement.

Sam Selinger

Vice President

Mr. Selinger joined Axial Reade in 2022. He is a member of the firm’s investment team and is responsible for evaluating and executing new investment opportunities as well as supporting its portfolio companies across sectors.

Prior to joining Axial Reade, Mr. Selinger was an Associate at MidOcean Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Mr. Selinger began his career at Bank of America as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Leveraged Finance group.

Mr. Selinger graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management.

Barry Sanders

Managing Partner of McChrystal Group

Mr. Sanders provides oversight for all of McChrystal Group’s client engagements to maintain consistent high-quality in-service delivery. Mr. Sanders joined the company in 2015 after nearly three decades of successful executive and general management experience in market-leading multinational corporations. Prior to joining McChrystal Group, Mr. Sanders was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, where he was responsible for the company’s worldwide portfolio of consumer brands, products, and services.

Mr. Sanders currently sits on the Board of Directors of Axial Reade’s portfolio companies Allegiance Trucks and Ascendance Truck Centers.

Mr. Sanders received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University.

General (Ret) Stan McChrystal

Founder and CEO of McChrystal Group

General (Ret) McChrystal is a retired four-star general and former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and the former commander of the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). General (Ret) McChrystal founded McChrystal Group in January 2011 to deliver innovative leadership solutions to businesses globally in order to help them transform and succeed in challenging, dynamic environments. As Chief Executive Officer of the company, he advises senior executives at multinational corporations on navigating complex change and building stronger teams.

General (Ret) McChrystal and Mr. Sirignano cultivated their professional relationship while serving together on the Board of Directors of Navistar International Corporation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Axial Reade’s portfolio companies Allegiance Trucks and Ascendance Truck Centers.

General (Ret) McChrystal is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Naval War College. He also completed year-long fellowships at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Council on Foreign Relations. General (Ret) McChrystal is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches a course on Leadership.

Jennie Adam

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Adam joined Axial Reade in 2018. She oversees all operations for the firm, including investor relations.

Prior to joining Axial Reade, Ms. Adam spent over five years at Christie’s where she managed some of the company’s largest sales world-wide, appraised private collections, and advised high-net-worth individuals on art as an asset class. Ms. Adam started her career investigating financial crimes with the Major Economic Crimes Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Adam received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Master of Arts degree with distinction from New York University.

William Guillet de Chatellus

Vice President

Mr. Guillet de Chatellus joined Axial Reade in 2021. He is a member of the firm’s investment team and responsible for evaluating and executing new investment opportunities as well as supporting its portfolio companies across sectors.

Prior to joining Axial Reade, Mr. Guillet de Chatellus was a Senior Associate at Rhone Capital, a middle-market private equity firm. Mr. Guillet de Chatellus began his career at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banking Analyst.

Mr. Guillet de Chatellus graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Benjamin Sarnoff

Principal

Mr. Sarnoff joined Axial Reade in 2019. He is a member of the firm’s investment team and is responsible for originating, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities as well as supporting its portfolio companies across sectors.

Prior to joining Axial Reade, Mr. Sarnoff was a Senior Associate at Pegasus Capital Advisors, a middle-market private equity firm, where he focused on investing in global trends related to resource scarcity, sustainability and health & wellness. Mr. Sarnoff began his career at JP Morgan as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Media & Communications group.

Mr. Sarnoff graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management.

Michael Sirignano

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sirignano founded Axial Reade in 2018. He oversees firm-wide management, sets the strategic direction of the firm, and leads the firm’s investment team.

Prior to founding Axial Reade, Mr. Sirignano was a senior member of the investment team at MHR Fund Management, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies with an emphasis on deeply undervalued and complex situations. Prior to MHR, Mr. Sirignano was a senior investment professional at Owl Creek Asset Management, a value-oriented investment firm. Mr. Sirignano started his career at Rothschild & Co as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Restructuring group. Mr. Sirignano has served on the Board of Directors of Allegiance Trucks, LLC, a premiere commercial truck dealer; Navistar International Corporation, a leading truck manufacturer; and, Blackman Plumbing Supply Co., LLC, a large plumbing supply company.

Mr. Sirignano graduated cum laude from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Allegiance Trucks

Commercial Vehicle Dealer

Allegiance Trucks is a premiere commercial vehicle dealer in the United States. Allegiance operates over 20 locations throughout the Northeast and offers a broad selection of new and used trucks for sale, lease and rental. Its customers receive best-in-class maintenance and easy access to a wide selection of readily available parts. Allegiance is proud to be a franchised dealer of International, Isuzu, Hino, Fuso, Pierce and Ford trucks.

*Allegiance Trucks is a recipient of the 2020 International Truck Presidential Award

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