Mr. Volk was one of our founders in May 2011 and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director since our organization. With more than 30 years of experience in structuring, managing and financing commercial real estate companies, Mr. Volk led the largest ever real estate limited partnership roll-up transaction of its time in 1994; oversaw the issuance of FFCA's unsecured debt rating in 1995, which was the first unsecured debt rating ever issued to a net-lease REIT; and, in 2005, led the creation of the first commercial real estate master trust debt conduit in the United States designed to finance net-lease assets. Prior to forming us, Mr. Volk co-founded Spirit and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and as a board member from August 2003 to February 2010. Prior to co-founding Spirit in 2003, Mr. Volk served for over 16 years in numerous capacities with FFCA, including President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of FFCA's board of directors. Mr. Volk continued as Chief Operating Officer of GE Capital Franchise Finance, the new name given to the business following the FFCA acquisition, until December 2002. Mr. Volk is an elected member of the 2019 Advisory Board of Governors for NAREIT, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He received a B.A. degree from Washington and Lee University and an M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University.