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PHILIP BROENNIMAN, CFA

Managing Partner

Philip Broenniman, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager, brings to Varana Capital, LLC (VCLLC) over 30 years of investment, analytical, and advisory experience. As part of the VCLLC investment strategy of cooperative engagement, Phil and his partner sit on or advise the Board of multiple public/private companies, working with each on strategic planning, operational dynamics, and balance sheet needs/restructuring.

Prior to co-founding Varana Capital in 2012, he held the positions of Principal and Portfolio Manager at Visium Asset Management, LP; Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at Cadence Investment Partners, LLC; and Investment Analyst with the Bass Family Office in Fort Worth, TX. He began his career at Salomon Brothers Inc. trading fixed-income futures and options.

Phil earned a BS in Computer Science from Duke University in 1987, an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia in 1993 and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2000.

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EZRA GARDNER

Partner

Ezra Gardner, Partner and Portfolio Manager, brings to Varana Capital, LLC (VCLLC) over 20 years of analytical and investment experience. As part of the VCLLC investment strategy of cooperative engagement and as with his partner, Ezra sits on or advises the Board of multiple public/private companies, working with each on strategic planning, operational dynamics, and balance sheet needs/restructuring.

Prior to co-founding Varana Capital in 2012, he held the positions of Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at Omnium Capital, LLC, a family office he co-founded in Tel Aviv, Israel; Head of UBS’ US Equity Portfolio for the Fundamental Investment Group where he also sat on US Trading Committee; Senior Analyst at MSD Capital (Michael Dell family fund management office); and Analyst in investment banking at JP Morgan.

Mr. Gardner earned a BA in Economics (honors) and a BA in International Relations from Brown University in 1999.

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ANKUR AHUJA

Chief Operating Officer

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