Kelly Rodriques, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Mr. Rodriques has been Forge’s Chief Executive Officer since July 2018. Prior to Forge, Mr. Rodriques served as Chief Executive Officer of PENSCO Trust Company from March 2010 to September 2016. Since September 2016, he has been the Managing General Partner of Operative Capital, an early stage investor in FinTech companies. He was previously an Operating Partner at Ignition Growth Capital from October 2006 to January 2010, where he led the investment in mFoundry, a leading mobile banking software company. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Totality from 2002 to 2006. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Novo from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Rodriques earned his B.S. degree from California State University, Fresno. We believe Mr. Rodriques is qualified to serve on our Board due to his service as Chief Executive Officer of Forge, his significant leadership experience and his extensive management experience in the FinTech industry.

Stephen George, DIRECTOR

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Mr. George is the co-founder and has been the Managing Partner of Panorama Point Partners, LLC since its inception in January 2012. Mr. George previously was the founding Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of Capricorn Investment Group, LLC from 2002 to 2013. Mr. George was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs at its San Francisco office from 1995 to 1999. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1989.

Christoph Hansmeyer, DIRECTOR

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Mr. Hansmeyer has been a director of Forge since January 2020. He has been Head of Group Strategy and M&A, as well as Chief of Staff at Deutsche Börse AG since 2018. He was previously with Allianz SE, based in Munich, Germany from 2012 until 2018, where he held positions in Group Merger & Acquisitions and in the company’s Group Strategy & Portfolio Management team. Before that, he spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs from 1999 to 2012, working in the Investment Banking Division of the Financial Institutions Group with responsibility for Frankfurt, New York and London. He earned his master’s degree in Business Administration at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany in 1999.

James H. Herbert II, DIRECTOR

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James H. Herbert II founded First Republic Bank in 1985, serving as its Chairman and CEO before being appointed Executive Chairman in 2022. Previously, Mr. Herbert was the founding Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of San Francisco Bancorp from 1980 to 1985. He served as the Federal Reserve’s Twelfth District member of the Federal Advisory Council from 2018 to 2020 and was also a member of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Advisory Board. Mr. Herbert holds board/trustee positions with the San Francisco Ballet Association (formerly Chair); Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Executive Committee), New York; The BASIC Fund; and Forge Global. He is also Founder and Board Chair of Chelsea Factory, a New York arts and cultural center. Mr. Herbert served as a trustee of Babson College from 2015 to 2021. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College in 1966 and his Master of Business Administration degree from New York University in 1969.

Ashwin Kumar, DIRECTOR

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Mr. Kumar is an industry partner at Motive Partners, which he joined in 2021. Prior to joining Motive Partners, from 2018 to 2021, Mr. Kumar was founding partner of 7RIDGE, a private markets asset manager invested in fintech and associated transformative technologies. Mr. Kumar’s extensive experience spans investment banking capital markets, investing and market infrastructure across the United States and Europe with over 30 years in the financial sector. Prior to 7RIDGE, Mr. Kumar was Managing Director, Global Head of Group Product and Business Development at Deutsche Börse from 2015 to 2018. As member of the senior executive leadership team, Mr. Kumar was a member of the Group Management Committee, Group Risk Committee, Corporate Venture Capital Investment Committee, Product Development Lab Steering Committee and Datafication Council. Preceding this, Mr. Kumar has over 14 years of experience on the investing side including being a founding partner at Meru Capital and Old Lane Partners, both global multi-strategy hedge funds investing across all major asset class and regions across both public and private markets. Prior to this, Mr. Kumar held senior executive roles at capital markets divisions of global banks including as Managing Director, Head of Rates Trading Europe and Head of Strategic Rates Trading Europe at Bank of America; Managing Director, Head of US Rates Trading for Commerzbank Securities USA and at Credit Suisse First Boston where he ran the global US Treasury Options business. Mr. Kumar has served as Board Member of Digital Asset Holding, a leading enterprise DLT fintech and Pratham U.K., an NGO focused on education, and is currently a Board Member of Trumid, a leading fintech company enabling the electronification and transformation of fixed income marketplaces. and Martial Arts Charitable Trust. Mr. Kumar received his BS in Industrial Management/Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1986 and graduated with an MBA in Finance from University of Chicago in 1988.

Blythe Masters, DIRECTOR

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Ms. Masters has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Motive Capital Corp since 2020. Ms. Masters is an Industry Partner at Motive Partners, which she joined in 2019. Prior to joining Motive Partners, Ms. Masters served from 2015 to 2018 as the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, the leading enterprise blockchain fintech software company responsible for the Australian Securities Exchange’s post trade infrastructure replacement project. Prior to joining Digital Asset Holdings, Ms. Masters was a senior executive at J.P. Morgan for 27 years from 1987 to 2014. Ms. Masters was a member of the Corporate & Investment Bank Operating Committee and firmwide Executive Committee, along with other positions including Head of Global Commodities, Head of Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs, CFO of the Investment Bank, Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy and Head of Structured Credit. Ms. Masters serves as Board Member and Member of the Compensation and Risk Committees of Credit Suisse Group AG, Board Member of A.P. Moller Maersk, Board Member and Audit Committee Chair of GCM Grosvenor, Member of the International Advisory Board of Santander Group and Santander’s Open Digital Services Board. Ms. Masters is a member of the Advisory Board of the US Chamber of Digital Commerce, Figure Technologies and Maxex as well as a member of the Brookings Institution Taskforce on Financial Stability and P.R.I.M.E. Finance (the Hague based Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance). Ms. Masters is a graduate and Senior Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge where she received a B.A. in Economics.

Steven McLaughlin, DIRECTOR

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Mr. McLaughlin has been a director of Forge since July 2018. Mr. McLaughlin has been the Managing Partner and CEO of Financial Technology Partners LP since January 2002. Since July 2017, he has been a director of Feedzai Consultadoria e Inovação Tecnológica, S.A. Since December 2020, he has been a director of Independence Holdings Corp. Since February 2017, he has been a director of FinTech Partners Ltd (UK). From March 2018 to February 2021, he was a director of Motionsoft, Inc. From October 2015 to August 2020, he was a director of AvidXchange, Inc. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. McLaughlin was the Head of the Global Financial Technology Group, Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School in 1995 and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Villanova University in 1990.

Kim Vogel, DIRECTOR

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Ms. Vogel has been a director of Trico Bancshares and Tricounties Bank and a member of its Audit Committee, Cyber Risk and Information Technology Committee, and Compensation and Management Succession Committee since February 2020. She was President, Co-Founder and director of BaseVenture Investing, Inc. from 2014 to 2019, serving as Transitional President in 2019 after the company was sold to Fidelity National Information Services, Jacksonville, Florida (FIS). From 2005 to 2014, she was the Chief Financial Officer and a Founding Investor at mFoundry Inc. She was the Chief Financial Officer of Semaphore Partners from 1998 to 2003. She was previously a Vice President and Senior Equity Research Analyst at Montgomery Securities (Bank of America Securities) from 1995 to 1998. She served as a Senior Financial Auditor at Sutter Health Systems from 1992 to 1993 and a Senior Accountant and Auditor at KPMG from 1989 to 1992. She was an adjunct professor and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s College of California. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree at Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1995 and her Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Mary’s College in 1989. Ms. Vogel is a Certified Public Accountant.