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Byron Sproule
Managing Director
New York, NY

Byron Sproule has been a Managing Director with The Dunning Group since 2010 where he leads the sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of portfolio investments. Previous operating roles include being a member of the Board of Directors of Asian Coast Development Ltd, the developer of an integrated five-star casino resort and golf club in southern Vietnam and assisting the SEC selected and US Southern District Court of New York appointed Independent Monitor over the Harbinger Capital Partners entities. He was the CFO of Global Cornerstone Holdings Limited, a $80 million Special Purpose Acquistion Company (SPAC). Mr. Sproule was previously a Managing Director with ARC China Holdings Limited, a Shanghai-based private equity and merchant bank that focused on investing in domestic consumption companies located in the Tier II and Tier III regions of China.

From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Sproule was a Managing Director at Knox & Co., a middle market mergers and acquisition firm focused on cross border corporate advisory between the United States and China. While at Knox & Co., Mr. Sproule advised China Holdings Acquisition Corp. (a China-focused SPAC) on its acquisition of Jinjiang Hengda Ceramics, Co., Limited, a leading manufacturer of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding, interior flooring, and design in residential and commercial buildings in China. The merged entity is now called China Ceramics Co., Ltd. and trades on the NASDAQ Global Market with the symbol CCCL.

From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Sproule was an Executive Director in the Technology Investment Banking group at JPMorgan Chase where he focused on the communications technology sector. From 2006 to 2007 Mr. Sproule was a Senior Vice President in the Technology Mergers and Acquisition group at Jefferies & Company, Inc.

Mr. Sproule left Lehman Brothers in 2006 where he had worked since 1999. While at Lehman Brothers he worked in various groups including Technology Investment Banking in New York, Technology Mergers & Acquisitions in London and in the Equities Division in New York. Mr. Sproule was also an Associate in the Industrial Investment Banking group at Salomon Smith Barney and an Electrical Power and Control Systems Engineer at Kimberly-Clark, Inc.

Mr. Sproule graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and from the University of Western Ontario with a Master of Business Administration.

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