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Matthew A. Drapkin

Matthew A. Drapkin

Matthew A. Drapkin is 45 years old and has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2017. Mr. Drapkin is CEO & Portfolio Manager of Northern Right Capital, a value-oriented asset manager focused on constructive activist investing in small cap public companies.


Mr. Drapkin is currently on the board of directors of PRGX Global, a global provider of recovery audit services to retail and commercial clients. Mr. Drapkin previously served on the board of directors of Intevac, a publicly-traded provider of equipment solutions to the hard-disk drive industry and high-sensitivity imaging products, primarily for the defense market, as Chairman of the Board of Ruby Tuesday, a restaurant operator, Lead Independent Director of Hot Topic, a specialty retailer, and a director of Xura (formerly Comverse), a provider of telecommunications businesses solutions, Glu Mobile, a mobile gaming company, Plato Learning, a provider of curriculum management, and Alloy, a diversified media company.


Before joining Northern Right Capital Management in December 2009, Mr. Drapkin had extensive investment experience, including his work as head of research, special situations, and private equity at ENSO Capital, a New York-based hedge fund. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Drapkin worked at MacAndrews & Forbes, participating in more than $3 billion of transactions, including Scientific Games, Deluxe Entertainment Services, AM General, and Scantron. Prior to MacAndrews, Mr. Drapkin served as general manager of two of Conde Nast publication’s wholly-owned Internet sites, Epicurious.com and Concierge.com, and headed Conde Nast’s internet venture investment effort. Mr. Drapkin began his career at Goldman, Sachs and Co.


Mr. Drapkin was elected to our Board of Directors as a result of the MAST Funds’ exercise of their rights to appoint two members of our Board of Directors under the MAST Fund Agreements.