Director - Independent
partner for various limited partnerships (including the Talkot Fund, L.P.) investing in both private and public companies. From February 2008 to 2014, Mr. Akin served as the Chief Executive Officer of Dynex Capital, Inc. (NYSE: DX) and was a director from May 2003, serving as chairperson since 2005, until May 2017. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Akin was the managing director of the Western United States for Merrill Lynch Institutional Services and was the Regional Director of the San Francisco and Los Angeles regions for Merrill Lynch Institutional Services from 1981 to 1991. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Akin had been with Salomon Brothers from 1978 to 1981. Mr. Akin currently serves on the board of directors for Mobivity Holdings Corp. (OTC: MFON). Mr. Akin holds a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. The Company believes that Mr. Akin’s previous positions as an executive officer and director at several large financial institutions, his position as managing member at Talkot Capital and the resulting experience and expertise in investing in the financial and investment industries gives him the qualifications and skills to serve as a director.