Mr. Yellen has served as one of our directors since November 2019. Mr Yellen is a founder of Greyhart Capital LLC (“Greyhart”), a niche private equity firm that invests in entrepreneurship through acquisition, primarily through search funds.
From July 2006 until August 2017, Mr. Yellen was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH), a real estate investment trust listed on the New York Stock Exchange until the company was acquired in 2017. Prior to joining FelCor, Mr. Yellen was engaged in the private practice of law with Latham & Watkins LLP, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Damon Morey LLP (now Barclay Damon LLP), specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law, and also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Digital Lighthouse Corporation and Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Yellen served on the Board (and chaired the audit committee) of Avadyne Health, a provider of health care receivable management services to hospitals and other providers.
Mr. Yellen has a long history of extensive community service, including serving as a director of Vogel Alcove, Inc. Buffalo Prep, Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association and Jewish Family Service of Dallas. Mr. Yellen is a member of the California bar and a graduate of Amherst College, Columbia University School of Law (where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) and Georgetown University Law Center