Who's Who at kgb

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    Robert Pines

    Robert Pines is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of kgb, which he co-founded in 1992. Robert has directed the growth of kgb from five employees at its launch to more than 7,000 employees today, worldwide. He is based in New York City.

    Before founding kgb, Robert worked at Lehman Brothers in the investment banking department and at the management consulting firm Corporate Decisions, Inc., which is now part of Mercer Consulting.

    Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA with honors from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Kevin Gaugush

    Kevin Gaugush is the Chief People Officer for kgb, where he is responsible for developing and implementing human resources-related processes, practices and programs, as well as the purchasing, facilities and security for the company’s global operations. He joined the Company in 2007 and is based in New York City.

    Prior to joining kgb, Kevin spent eight years at ARAMARK, where he served in various HR roles, including Vice President, Human Resources, Sports & Entertainment; Vice President, Human Resources, Facility Services and Education; and Senior Director, Human Resources, Uniform Services. Before ARAMARK, Kevin spent five years at Honeywell, formerly AlliedSignal.

    Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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    Jennifer Nellany

    Jennifer Nellany is the Global General Counsel and Secretary for kgb, where she is responsible for leading the legal and regulatory team across the global business. She joined the company in 2009 and is based in New York City.

    Prior to joining kgb, Jennifer was Special Counsel in the corporate department at the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP. Additionally, she has served as the General Counsel and Secretary for Morgans Hotel Group Co. (MHG). While at MHG, Jennifer was responsible for all aspects of the global legal function, including securities compliance and managing various hotel-related transactions, including the company’s acquisition of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Earlier in her career, she served as a Senior Tax Consultant in the tax department of Deloitte & Touche in Parsippany, New Jersey.

    Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Delaware, a J.D. with Tax Honors from Rutgers University School of Law, and an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.

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    Pradip Raval

    Pradip Raval is the Chief Financial Officer for kgb. Based in New York, he is responsible for the Company’s financial functions worldwide. Prior to joining kgb in October 2013, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Peach Group Holdings, Inc. where he led finance and portfolio servicing organizations, until after its merger into JGWPT Holdings, LLC. Pradip joined Peach from GE Capital where he held several senior financial positions. Prior to GE Capital, he was with Citibank Universal Card Services (formerly AT&T Universal Card Services) and at AT&T Capital. He began his professional career as a UK Chartered Accountant in London and New York and later as a Certified Public Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in the US.