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Corporate Governance

Senior Management Bios

Joseph A. Carlucci

CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder

Joseph A. Carlucci is a co-founder of our company and our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Carlucci has served as the chairman of our board of directors since 2012. Mr. Carlucci has more than 37 years of experience in the dialysis services industry. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Carlucci served as President and CEO of Optimal Renal Care, a joint venture between Fresenius Medical Care North America, (‘‘FMCNA’’), and Kaiser Permanente of Southern California designed as a disease management organization providing additional opportunities to improve treatment outcomes, improve cost structures, and implement new technologies and methods of dialysis care. Prior to that, Mr. Carlucci served as Vice President of Administration at FMCNA and was responsible nationally for managed care, medical director relations and facility development. He has operations experience from Facility Administrator to Director of U.S. Operations at FMCNA. Mr. Carlucci also serves on the board of directors of Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine. Mr. Carlucci holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Bentley University.

Syed T. Kamal

President

Syed T. Kamal is a co-founder of our company and has served as our President and as a director of our company since our inception in 1999. Mr. Kamal also served as Executive Vice President from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Kamal has more than 36 years of experience in the dialysis services industry. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Kamal served in various management roles at FMCNA, including as President of FMCNA’s southern business unit, Vice President of Operations for FMCNA’s North America division, Director and Vice President of Operations for FMNCA’s International division and Regional Manager of FMNCA’s Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions (U.S.). Mr. Kamal holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Statistics and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Punjab in Pakistan.

Jonathan L. Wilcox

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan L. Wilcox is our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to being appointed our Chief Financial Officer in 2011, Mr. Wilcox served as the Vice President of Finance from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Wilcox is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Wilcox was Vice President of Finance at Vlingo, Inc., a speech recognition software company, where he was responsible for all aspects of finance and administration, and, from 2005 to 2008, Mr. Wilcox was Executive Director of Finance at Cynosure, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, where he was primarily responsible for all worldwide financial activities. Mr. Wilcox has additionally served as Director of Finance at Forrester Research Inc., a public research company, and as an audit manager at Arthur Andersen LLP in its Boston office. Mr. Wilcox received his B.S. degree in Government and History from Centre College in 1995 and his Master of Professional Accounting and M.B.A from Northeastern University in 1996.

Michael R. Costa, Esq.

Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary

Michael R. Costa, Esq. is our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Costa has served as our Vice President and General Counsel since 2007. Mr. Costa has more than 18 years’ experience as a corporate healthcare attorney. Prior to joining our company, from 2001 to 2005, Mr. Costa served as an Associate and, from 2006 to 2007, as Senior Counsel in the Health Business Group of Greenberg Traurig LLP. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Costa served as an attorney at Behar & Kalman LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Costa holds a B.S. degree in Legal Studies and Business Management from Roger Williams University, an M.P.H. from Boston University School of Public Health and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Darren Lehrich

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Investor Relations

Darren Lehrich joined American Renal Associates in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Investor Relations. Prior to ARA, Darren was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank for 10 years, during which time he led the firm’s Health Care Providers Equity Research Team. Mr. Lehrich’s team at Deutsche Bank covered a broad array of Health Care Service Providers, including acute care hospitals, outpatient dialysis, physician staffing services, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, clinical laboratories, behavioral hospitals and post-acute care providers. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Lehrich was a Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering the Health Care Services sector at Piper Jaffray & Co. He has also held Senior Health Care Analyst positions at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and at ING Barings Furman Selz. Prior to his Wall Street career, Mr. Lehrich worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he served in practice management roles in the Ambulatory Care Division. Mr. Lehrich is a 2015 Nashville Health Care Council Fellow, and a 2007 recipient of the Penn State Alumni Achievement Award. Mr. Lehrich holds an MBA in Finance from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and a BS in Healthcare Policy and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.


Board of Directors Bios

Michael E. Boxer

Michael E. Boxer has served as a member of our board of directors since 2010. Mr. Boxer is a senior advisor (i.e., an independent consultant) to Centerbridge Partners, L.P. Mr. Boxer is also the vice chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Remedi SeniorCare Holding Corporation. He also serves on the board of directors for Superior Vision Corporation. He served as chairman of the audit committee and a board member of Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (formerly Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc.) from 2006 until 2015. Additionally, Mr. Boxer is President of The Enterprise Group Ltd., a healthcare advisory firm. Mr. Boxer served as the chief financial officer of HealthMarkets, Inc., a provider of health and life insurance products, from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Boxer was chief financial officer of Mariner Health Care, Inc., a 300-facility skilled nursing facility and 15 hospital long-term acute care provider, from 2003 to 2005. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Boxer served as chief financial officer of Allergan plc (formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.), an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company. Prior to that, Mr. Boxer was a healthcare investment banker at Furman Selz. Mr. Boxer received a B.B.A. in Finance from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Joseph A. Carlucci

Chairman of the Board

Joseph A. Carlucci is a co-founder of our company and our Chief Executive Officer and has served as the chairman of our board of directors since 2012. Mr. Carlucci has more than 37 years of experience in the dialysis services industry. Mr. Carlucci also served as our Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer from our inception in 1999 to 2005. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Carlucci served as President and CEO of Optimal Renal Care, a joint venture between Fresenius Medical Care North America, (‘‘FMCNA’’), and Kaiser Permanente of Southern California designed as a disease management organization providing additional opportunities to improve treatment outcomes, improve cost structures, and implement new technologies and methods of dialysis care. Prior to that, Mr. Carlucci served as Vice President of Administration at FMCNA and was responsible nationally for managed care, medical director relations and facility development. He has operations experience from Facility Administrator to Director of U.S. Operations at FMCNA. Mr. Carlucci also serves on the board of directors of Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine. Mr. Carlucci holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Bentley University.

Thomas W. Erickson

Thomas W. Erickson has served as a member of our board of directors since 2011. Mr. Erickson also serves as chairman of the executive committee of Luminex Corporation, a developer of biological testing technologies, and as a director of syncreon Group Holdings Limited, a tranportation logistics services company and as a director of 3D Systems Corporation, a provider of advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions. Mr. Erickson has also held various public company directorships and executive roles, including as chairman of the board and interim president of National Medical Health Card Systems, Inc., a pharmacy benefits manager, interim president and chief executive officer of Luminex Corporation and interim president and chief executive officer of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., a healthcare focused real estate investment trust. Mr. Erickson was also chairman of the board of Western Dental Services, Inc., a dental practice management company, and co-founder, president and chief executive officer of CareSelect Group, Inc., a physician practice management company. Mr. Erickson holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Jared S. Hendricks

Jared S. Hendricks has served as a member of our board of directors since 2010. Mr. Hendricks also serves on the board of directors of IPC Corp. and Ligado Networks LLC. Mr. Hendricks joined Centerbridge Partners, L.P. in 2006 and is currently a Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining Centerbridge, from 2004 to 2006, Mr. Hendricks was an Associate at Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in technology and related growth companies. Prior to joining Silver Lake, he was an investment banking analyst within the Global Industrial and Services group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Hendricks graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics.

John M. Jureller

John M. Jureller became a member of our board of directors in August 2015. Mr. Jureller also serves on the board of directors of White Plains Hospital, where he is chairman of the finance committee as well as a member of the audit committee. Mr. Jureller served on the audit committees of Studio Moderna Holdings B.V. from 2011 to 2012 and Torex Retail Holdings Ltd. from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Jureller was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Frontier Communications Corp, a publicly traded, $10.5 billion revenue provider of residential and business communications services, from 2013-2016. Prior to joining Frontier Communications Corp, Mr. Jureller served in a variety of senior financial roles with various companies including General Atlantic LLC, WestPoint International, Inc., AlixPartners, LLP, PepsiCo, Inc. and General Electric Capital Corporation. Mr. Jureller began his career with the corporate banking and leveraged finance groups at Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Jureller received a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Syed T. Kamal

President

Syed T. Kamal is a co-founder of our company and has served as our President and as a director of our company since our inception in 1999. Mr. Kamal also served as Executive Vice President from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Kamal has more than 36 years of experience in the dialysis services industry. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Kamal served in various management roles at FMCNA, including as President of FMCNA’s southern business unit, Vice President of Operations for FMCNA’s North America division, Director and Vice President of Operations for FMNCA’s International division and Regional Manager of FMNCA’s Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions (U.S.). Mr. Kamal holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Statistics and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Punjab in Pakistan.

Steven M. Silver

Steven M. Silver has served as a member of our board of directors since 2010. Mr. Silver also serves on the boards of directors of KIK Custom Products Inc., Remedi SeniorCare Holding Corporation, Culligan Newco Ltd., Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc., Senvion SE and White Plains Hospital. Mr. Silver joined Centerbridge Partners, L.P. as a Senior Managing Director in 2006. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Mr. Silver was a Managing Director and Partner at Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm. Mr. Silver began his career as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Wasserstein Perella & Co. in New York and London. Mr. Silver received a B.A. from Yale College and an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School in 1995, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.

Patrick T. Ryan

Patrick T. Ryan’s principal occupation, which was effective February 2012, is Chief Executive Officer of parent company, Press Ganey Associates, Inc. whose principal business is health care performance improvement solutions and consulting. Mr. Ryan has also served on Press Ganey’s Board of Directors since February 2012. Prior to joining Press Ganey, Mr. Ryan served as the Chief Executive Officer of parent company, The Broadlane Group, a healthcare cost management and supply chain organization from 2008 until 2010.

Mr. Ryan served as Chief Executive Officer of PolyMedica Corporation, the parent company of Liberty Medical Supply, a direct-to-consumer provider of diabetes testing supplies and related services, from 2004 until 2007. In addition, Mr. Ryan served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Physicians Dialysis, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Principalcare, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of ImageAmerica, Inc. and Co-Founder and President of R.B Diagnostics. He began his career working for American Hospital Supply Corporation.

Mr. Ryan has served as a director of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. since 2007, and is a member of its audit, compensation and nominating committees. He is also a board member of ChoiceOne Urgent Care, LLC. He has served on the boards of the Massachusetts Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health and Atrius Health. Mr. Ryan earned a B.A. from the University of Rochester.

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