Mr. Nikolic was appointed to the Board of Directors on June 6, 2019 and is the founder and has served as managing member of both JPL Advisors LLC and JPL Management Services LLC, which are providers of investment management services to private funds, since January 2016. He also previously founded and ran MVC Real Estate, a single-family residential market investment vehicle that acquired and managed rentals in one the country’s largest home markets, from 2013 to 2019. Mr. Nikolic’s current responsibilities at JPL include portfolio management, investment analysis and risk management, and he currently focuses on RMBS, structured credit, m-REITs, e-REITs, closed-end funds, specialty finance companies and special situations. From September 2009 until December 2015, Mr. Nikolic was a portfolio manager at Adler & Co., a family office. Prior to that, Mr. Nikolic was a hedge fund analyst at Alpha Beta Capital Management LLC, an investment advisor, from 2007 until 2009. Previously, Mr. Nikolic served as a software engineer at Bloomberg L.P., a privately held financial, software, data and media company, from 2003 until 2007. Mr. Nikolic holds an M.S. in Math-Finance from New York University’s Courant Institute as well as a B.S. in both Mathematics and Computer Science from Lafayette College.