Mr. Pollack was the founder of Centre Partners. Mr. Pollack was a founding General Partner of Odyssey Partners from 1982 to 1986. Prior to that he was General Partner and Vice President of Oppenheimer & Co. and Vice-Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer of United Brands from 1979 to 1981. From 1965 to 1979 he served as Executive Vice President and as a member of the Board of Loews Corporation. Mr. Pollack was a graduate of Brooklyn College additionally with a law degree from the New York University School of Law, where he was Chairman Emeritus, and also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University. Mr. Pollack was Director Emeritus of U.S. Bancorp. Mr. Pollack previously sat on the Boards of Directors of American Seafoods, L.P., CNA Financial Corporation, Continental Cablevision, Kaufman & Broad, Inc., Kaz Inc., Loews Corp., Paramount Communications Inc., Parlex Corporation, Polaroid Inc., Sphere Drake Inc., SunAmerica Inc., Tidewater Inc., and Transco Energy.