Mr. Kirt has served as Greenidge’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors since March 2021. Before joining Greenidge, Mr. Kirt served as Managing Partner of Fifth Lake Management, LLC where he oversaw day-to-day aspects of the private investment company from 2017 through March 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Kirt served as Partner of Pamplona Capital Management, LLC, where he oversaw private investments from 2014 through 2017 and Oak Hill Advisors, L.P. where he oversaw private and public investments from 2002 to 2014. He has served on several public company boards of directors and is currently the Vice-Chairman of Verso Corporation. Mr. Kirt received a B.A. in Economics, with distinction, from Yale University.