Born in the United Kingdom, Mr. Newman, 51, holds a bachelor of arts degree (with honors) and an master of arts degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England. He also earned a master of business administration degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Newman has almost 30 years of experience working as an executive with a strong background in private equity, strategy consulting, and operations. He is the former managing director of the private equity fund JP Capital Partners, as well as president and CEO of Cornerstone Management Group, founded in 1997. During his career he has started or co-founded four different businesses, completed more than $33 billion in transactions, and raised more than $3 billion in equity funding for ventures and bids he originated. He has led several business turnarounds and delivered more than $200 million in profit improvements. He started his career in consulting working with Bain & Co and LEK Consulting where he managed the media and entertainment practice working with clients such as Warner Bros., Disney, and Universal Studios. He has also worked at Canal + International, Liberty Media and the investment bank, Wasserstein & Perella. An avid sportsman, Mr. Newman and his wife, Michelle, have two children: Chantel (six) and Sienna (three).