Mr. David Bonderman is a founding partner of TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity investment firms. He was also a co-founder of both Hotwire.com and CoStar Group, Inc., a leading data company for commercial real estate. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Bonderman served as the chairman of Continental Airlines, Inc. in order to lead its emergence from bankruptcy. In addition, he has also played a leading role in many of TPG’s turnaround investments including Ducati Motor Holdings, S.p.A., Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Burger King Holdings, Inc. and Seagate Technology plc, among others. He is currently active in working with high-growth companies through his service on the board of directors of Kite Pharma, Inc.
Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (RMBG), now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P., in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to joining RMBG in 1983, he was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University and from 1968 to 1969 he was Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. From 1967 to 1968, he was Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Bonderman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. He is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
In the past five years, Mr. Bonderman also serves or has served on the board of directors of several public companies, including Armstrong World Industries, Inc.; Caesars Entertainment Corporation (formerly known as Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.); China International Capital Corporation Limited; CoStar Group, Inc. (formerly known as Realty Information Group); General Motors Company; Kite Pharma, Inc.; Ryan Air Holdings, plc, of which he is Chairman; and VTB Group. Mr. Bonderman is well-qualified to serve as a director given his significant directorship experience and his previous role as the Chairman of Pace-I, a blank check vehicle sponsored by TPG.