Mr. Fleischer has served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since STORE’s organization in May 2011. Prior to his role as our Chairman, Mr. Fleischer co-founded Spirit Finance Corporation (now Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC)) ("Spirit"), a real estate investment trust (or REIT), and served as Chairman from its inception in 2003 to February 2010, including the three years that Spirit was publicly traded on the NYSE, 2004 to 2007. Prior to Spirit, Mr. Fleischer founded numerous real estate limited partnerships in the 1980s that were predecessors to Franchise Finance Corporation of America ("FFCA"), a REIT that he formed and took public on the NYSE in 1994. Mr. Fleischer served as FFCA's Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer until FFCA was acquired by GE Capital Corporation in 2001. FFCA was the nation's largest publicly traded net-lease REIT and owned or financed over 5,000 single-tenant properties at the time of its sale to GE Capital Corporation in 2001. As a result of over 35 years of experience in the real estate and net-lease industries and the invaluable guidance, support and wisdom Mr. Fleischer provided to us in the early stages of our formation, our executive team considers him an honorary founder of STORE Capital.