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Fazal Merchant is a senior advisor to Sixth Street Partners and various media and technology related endeavors. He retired in 2020 as co-chief executive officer of Tanium Inc., a subscription-based global cybersecurity and IT management company, which he joined in 2017 as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Tanium, Mr. Merchant was chief financial officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG from 2014 to 2016 and served in several executive roles at DirecTV from 2012 to 2014. Earlier in his career, Mr. Merchant spent over eight years in investment banking at Barclays Capital and RBS, and he began his career at Ford Motor Company. Mr. Merchant has been a director of Ariel Investments LLC since 2021, Meritor Inc. since 2020, and Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. since 2017.
Mr. Merchant is a Class II Director; his initial term will expires at the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.