Investor Relations

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Darrell W. Crate
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Darrell W. Crate, 50, serves as Chairman of our board of directors. Since June 2011, Mr. Crate has served as managing partner of Easterly Capital, LLC, a firm he founded in September 2009 to make personal private equity investments and as chairman of the board of Easterly Acquisition Corp, a NASDAQ listed company, since July, 2015.

Mr. Crate has also served as managing principal of Easterly, LLC since 2016. Easterly, LLC was established to make permanent capital investments on behalf of institutional clients with a focus on the commercialization of fast growing, non-bank finance and asset management companies. Prior to the completion of our initial public offering Mr. Crate also served as a managing partner and member of the Investment Committee of Easterly Partners, LLC, which he co-founded as a portfolio company of Easterly Capital, LLC. From 1998 to May 2011, Mr. Crate served as the chief financial officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly-traded asset management holding company. Mr. Crate was previously a managing director of the Financial Institutions Group of the Chase Manhattan Corporation based in London and New York, focusing exclusively on investment management firms.

Mr. Crate’s board memberships presently include serving as a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of Bates College, as the vice chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation, and as the treasurer of the International Yacht Restoration School. Mr. Crate is also on the advisory board of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, an organization that advocates for children encumbered in the juvenile justice system.

Mr. Crate earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA from Bates College.
Michael P. Ibe
Director, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President—Development and Acquisitions
Michael P. Ibe, 70, serves as our Executive Vice President—Development and Acquisitions and as Vice Chairman of our board of directors.

Mr. Ibe co-founded Western Devcon in 1987 and has since then served as president, where he has been primarily responsible for all phases of acquisition and development in each endeavor, including build-to-suit GSA-leased properties of Western Devcon and its affiliates. His experience related to construction dates back to 1980, when he served as vice president of construction at Ibe Investments, a family-owned real estate company specializing in high-density residential developments in Phoenix, Arizona and luxury single-family developments in San Diego, California. From 1970 to 1980, Mr. Ibe served as a contract administrator and later a vice president and general manager, of Lampco Industries, a San Diego, California manufacturer of precision components for jet engines and nuclear reactors.

Mr. Ibe attended Mesa College and San Diego State University.
William C. Trimble III
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
William C. Trimble, III, 55, serves as our Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of our board of directors.

Mr. Trimble co-founded Easterly Partners, LLC and had been its chief executive officer and managing partner from August 2011 until our initial public offering completed in February 2015. Prior to joining Easterly Partners, LLC, Mr. Trimble served from April 2009 to August 2011 as the chief operating officer and as a member of the Investment Committee of PRP, LLC, an investment management firm that managed funds that invested in properties leased to the U.S. General Services Administration, or GSA. Mr. Trimble also spent ten years as head of client relations for Red Comb, LLC, a Baltimore, Maryland-based asset management firm specializing in domestic, small capitalization equity securities. Mr. Trimble previously spent five years as head of marketing and a member of the Investment Committee of Winston Capital Management in McLean, Virginia. In 1994, he co-founded the Winston Growth Fund, a long-short equity fund of funds.

Mr. Trimble’s board memberships presently include serving as chairman of the board of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation, and as a member of the boards of Bessemer Securities Corporation and The Bessemer Trust Company, N.A.

Mr. Trimble earned his MBA and BA from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
William H. Binnie
Lead Independent Director
William H. Binnie, 59, is the Lead Independent Director.

Since 1996, Mr. Binnie has served as president and chief executive officer of Carlisle Capital Corporation, a private investment and management company with a focus on media and real estate businesses. Mr. Binnie served as chairman of the board, founder and chief executive officer of Carlisle Plastics, Inc., a NYSE company that was a consumer company producing products made from plastic, from 1984 until its acquisition by Tyco International Ltd. in 1996. Mr. Binnie is the chairman of NH1 News as well as president of 19 radio stations and 3 television stations in the Carlisle Media organization. Mr. Binnie was also a candidate for the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire in 2010. Mr. Binnie currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, Inc., a mail order company specializing in furniture and consumer products for the home based in Portland, Maine.

Mr. Binnie earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his AB from Harvard University and is a former member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University.
Cynthia A. Fisher
Director
Cynthia A. Fisher, 56, is a Director.

In 2011, Ms. Fisher founded, and currently serves as managing director of, WaterRev, LLC, an investment company focused on innovative technology companies that enable sustainable practices of water use. In 1992, Ms. Fisher founded ViaCord, Inc., a cord blood stem cell banking company, and served as chief executive officer of ViaCord, Inc. from 1993 to 2000. In 2000, she founded ViaCell, Inc., a cellular medicines company and successor to ViaCord, Inc. which went public in 2005. Ms. Fisher served as ViaCell, Inc.’s president from 2000 to 2001 and as a member of its board of directors until 2002. Since 2005, Ms. Fisher has been a private independent investor and consultant to various corporate boards and executive management teams.

Ms. Fisher’s board memberships presently include serving on the board of directors of The Boston Beer Company, Inc., a NYSE listed company, the board of directors of Water.org, the board of FitMoney, Inc., the Harvard Medical School Discovery Advisory Council and the board of advisors for the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention.

Ms. Fisher earned her MBA from Harvard University and an Honorary Doctorate of Science as well as her BS from Ursinus College.
Emil William Henry Jr.
Director
Emil W. Henry, Jr., 56, is a Director.

Mr. Henry is a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Financial Institutions and currently is the chief executive officer of Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm he founded that is focused on infrastructure investment opportunities. Prior to founding Tiger Infrastructure Partners in 2009, Mr. Henry was head of the Lehman Brothers Private Equity Infrastructure businesses, where he oversaw infrastructure investments. In 2005, Mr. Henry was appointed assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Financial Institutions by the President of the United States. Until his departure in 2007, he was a key advisor to two Treasury secretaries on economic, legislative and regulatory matters affecting U.S. financial institutions and markets. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Mr. Henry was a partner of Gleacher Partners LLC, an investment banking and investment management firm, where he served as chairman of asset management and managing director, and where he oversaw the firm’s investment activities. Before attending business school, Mr. Henry was a member of the principal investing arm of Morgan Stanley, where he was involved in the execution of leveraged buyouts on the firm’s behalf.

Mr. Henry’s board memberships presently include StoneCastle Financial Corp, a NASDAQ listed company, as well as the boards of a number of private portfolio investments of Tiger Infrastructure Partners. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Henry earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Yale University.
James E. Mead
Director
James E. Mead, 57, is a Director.

Mr. Mead served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of SL Green Realty Corp., a NYSE listed REIT, from 2010 until 2015, where he was responsible for finance, capital markets, investor relations and administration. Before joining SL Green Realty Corp., from 2004 to 2010, Mr. Mead was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a NYSE listed hotel REIT with properties in the United States, Mexico and Europe, where he directed strategic planning and was responsible for debt and equity financing activities, investor relations, accounting, and domestic and international tax. From 1993 until 1999, Mr. Mead was at the California-based apartment REIT Irvine Apartment Communities, Inc., where in addition to his responsibilities as chief financial officer, he headed the company’s property management division. Mr. Mead also worked as head of capital markets for The Irvine Company, a 150 year-old California land development company, where he directed the initial public offering of Irvine Apartment Communities, Inc., an affiliate of The Irvine Company. Mr. Mead previously worked at JP Morgan in investment banking in New York.

Mr. Mead presently serves on the board of advisors of Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering.

Mr. Mead earned his MBA from the University of Virginia Colgate Darden School of Business Administration and his BSE from Tulane University.