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Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter

Associate

Nick Hunter is an Associate of OCV. Prior to joining OCV, Mr. Hunter served as Vice President of Operations at Crunchbutton, a restaurant food delivery startup focused on small cities and towns across the United States, where he was responsible for operations and growth. Mr. Hunter holds a B.A. in Finance, graduating summa cum laude from The George Washington University.

Ben Black

Ben Black

Vice President

Ben Black is a Vice President at OCV. Mr. Black is also a Member of the Board of Directors of both Environmental Solutions Worldwide and Phaidon Press. Prior to OCV, Mr. Black was an Associate in the Private Equity Group at Apollo Global Management and an Attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He had previously been an Analyst in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Black holds a J.D. / MBA from Harvard University and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History. He serves on the charitable Board of Haymakers for Hope. Mr. Black is a member of the New York Bar and a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Zohar Loshitzer

Zohar Loshitzer

Principal

Zohar Loshitzer is a Principal of OCV. Since 2005, Mr. Loshitzer has served as a Principal at Orchard, where he supports the portfolio companies including as Board Member and CEO of Presbia PLC (NASDAQ “LENS”), and as the President and CEO of Universal Telecom Services, Inc. He has served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ "JCOM") since 2001 and from 1997 to 2001 served as the Chief Information Officer at j2 Global. He previously served as a consultant to MAI Systems Corp. and as a General Manager and Managing Director at Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc., a provider of security services for the elderly, which Mr. Loshitzer co-founded. He has been a Director of the publicly-traded Advanced Cell Technology Inc. since 2011 and Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc. from 2011 to 2015.

Hemi Zucker

Hemi Zucker

Managing Principal

Hemi Zucker is a Managing Principal of OCV (effective Jan. 2018). Mr. Zucker joins from j2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM), where he has served as the CEO since 2008. Prior, Mr. Zucker was j2’s President, COO, CMO, and the company’s CFO during its 1999 IPO. Mr. Zucker helped co-found j2 Global in 1996 and grew the organization into a global platform that offers services in 50+ markets and employs 2,500 people across 15 countries. Under Hemi’s leadership, j2 expanded its business lines into cloud services, patent licensing, and digital media. Mr. Zucker executed over 155 acquisitions, making j2 one of the most acquisitive tech companies in the U.S. During his tenure, he grew j2 Global’s revenue from $105,000 to over $1 billion. Previously, Mr. Zucker worked at Motorola in the U.S. and Israel. He helped launched Israel’s first cellular company, consolidated Israel’s paging industry through M&A, and later also worked on an early wireless data commercial network in the U.S. Mr. Zucker has served on several boards, including LegalZoom and has invested in several funds whose focus span IoT, big data, adtech, and student housing. He is also an advisor/minor shareholder in cloud and fintech companies. Mr. Zucker holds a B.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Mark Yung

Mark Yung

Co-Founder, Managing Principal

Mark Yung is a Co-Founder and Managing Principal of OCV. Mr. Yung was Managing Director at Orchard since 2006. Through his affiliation with Orchard, Mr. Yung has and continues to serve in various senior capacities including as Executive Chairman of Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc., as CFO and director of Polymer Plainfield Holdings, Inc., and as Chairman of Vantage Surgical Systems, Inc. Prior to Orchard, Mr. Yung was a Senior Vice President in the Corporate Strategy and Merger and Acquisitions groups of Citigroup and ABN AMRO. Previously, Mr. Yung was an investment professional at JPMorgan Partners, where he focused on venture capital, growth equity and buyout transactions in Latin America and was a board member of various emerging companies. Mr. Yung is a Director of PacWest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ “PACW”). Mr. Yung holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Richard Ressler

Richard Ressler

Co-Founder, Chairman

Richard Ressler is the Co-Founder & Chairman of OCV. Mr. Ressler is the founder and President of Orchard Capital Corp. ("Orchard Capital"), a firm that provides consulting and advisory services to companies in which Orchard Capital or its affiliates invest. Through his affiliation with Orchard Capital, Mr. Ressler serves in various senior capacities with, among others, CIM Group, L.P., (together with its controlled affiliates, "CIM"), a real estate and infrastructure investment and management company, Orchard First Source Asset Management (together with its controlled affiliates, "OFSAM"), an investment adviser focusing on middle market debt investments, and OCV Management, LLC (“OCV”), an investment adviser focusing on controlled investments in technology companies. Mr. Ressler also serves as a board member for various public and private companies in which Orchard Capital or its affiliates invest, including as chairman of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ "JCOM"), director of Presbia PLC (NASDAQ “LENS”), and chairman of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (NASDAQ “CMCT”).

Mr. Ressler co-founded CIM in 1994 and, through an agreement with Orchard Capital, chairs its executive, investment, allocation and asset management committees and serves on its credit committee. CIM is a full service urban real estate and infrastructure fund manager with in-house research, acquisition, investment, development, finance, leasing and management capabilities. CIM Investment Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of CIM, is registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as a registered investment adviser.

Mr. Ressler co-founded the predecessor of OFSAM in 2001 and, through an agreement with Orchard Capital, chairs its executive committee. OFS Capital Management, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of OFSAM, is registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as a registered investment adviser.

Mr. Ressler co-founded OCV in 2016 and, through an agreement with Orchard Capital, chairs its executive committee. OCV is registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as a registered investment adviser.

Mr. Ressler served as Chairman and CEO of JCOM from 1997 to 2000 and, through an agreement with Orchard Capital, currently serves as its non-executive Chairman. Mr. Ressler has served as a director of LENS since January 2015 and as chairman of CMCT since 2014.

Prior to founding Orchard Capital, from 1988 until 1994, Mr. Ressler served as Vice Chairman of Brooke Group Limited, the predecessor of Vector Group, Ltd. (NYSE "VGR") and served in various executive capacities at VGR and its subsidiaries. Prior to VGR, Mr. Ressler was with Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc., where he focused on merger and acquisition transactions and the financing needs of middle-market companies. Mr. Ressler began his career in 1983 with Cravath, Swaine and Moore, working on public offerings, private placements, and merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Ressler holds a B.A. from Brown University, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Columbia University.