Mr. James Pallotta is the Founder and Chairman of Raptor Group, where he serves as Managing Director. He joined Essex in 1983 as a Vice President and began directing client capital in January 1987. He is also co-owner of the Boston Celtics. In 1989, Mr. Pallotta became a Senior Vice President and Director of Research and was appointed to the board of directors of Essex in 1990. Mr. Pallotta joined Tudor Investment Corporation as the Managing Director of the U.S. Equity Securities Group in 1993. He became a member of the Management Committee in 1996 and was named Vice-Chairman in 2005. He also served as a Director, Executive Manager and member of the Capital Allocation Committee of Tudor Group Holdings. While at Tudor, Mr. Pallotta served as the principal portfolio manager for the Raptor Global Funds, which he launched in 1993 with $200 million in assets under management. At the peak, Mr. Pallotta was responsible for managing in excess of $11 billion of assets under the Raptor strategy. Mr. Pallotta played an integral role with respect to Tudor's efforts in direct and co-investments in private equity and third-party hedge funds. He served as one of three members on Tudor Ventures' Investment Committee. He is a Board Member of New Profit and Phase Capital. He is also an Angel Investor.