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Warren Lichtenstein is a businessman and philanthropist. Born in 1965, Mr. Lichtenstein’s wide-ranging career and personal pursuits have resulted in achievements in business and philanthropy. He is a committed and loving father to two children, a proud member of the local communities where he lives and works and is passionate about furthering charitable causes related to children, education and youth sports.

Warren Lichtenstein is the founder and executive chairman of Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (NYSE: SPLP), a global diversified holding company. He founded Steel Partners in 1990 at the age of 24 after beginning his career as an analyst at Para Partners, L.P. and then serving as an acquisition analyst at Ballantrae Partners, L.P.

Under his leadership for the past 27 years, Steel Partners has grown from a private investment fund with two employees and assets of $600,000 into Steel Partners Holdings L.P., a company through its consolidated holdings employs 13,500 people in 155 plants and facilities in 20 countries with a combined revenue of more than $3.6 billion.

Mr. Lichtenstein serves as executive chairman of Steel Sports, Inc., a social impact organization he founded in 2011 focused on transforming youth sports in America. Steel Sports identifies and invests in long term strategic partnerships. The company allocates capital resources, provides infrastructural and financial support, working alongside management teams to enhance best practices and identify and explore growth opportunities.

Mr. Lichtenstein is also executive chairman of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., a company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.

Mr. Lichtenstein is chairman of Handy & Harman Ltd., Steel Excel, Inc. and executive chairman of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. He has served as a director of approximately 30 public and private companies.

Mr. Lichtenstein’s philanthropy spans many different areas, but as the proud father of two children, he focuses his efforts on charitable causes that benefit children, education and youth sports. He is a founder and board member of Steel Partners Foundation and Our Kids First Foundation which is dedicated to raising awareness and stimulating conversation about the issues and challenges of childhood including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Mr. Lichtenstein is an executive producer of the 2014 film “Sister,” which was directed and written by David Lascher. The movie, a selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and the Newport Beach Film Fest, raises awareness for children with ADHD.

Mr. Lichtenstein’s Steel Partners Foundation has pledged support to many different charitable organizations benefiting the communities where he lives, children’s causes and other worthy and impactful organizations such as the Aspen Jewish Community Center, the Positive Coaching Alliance’s New York and Los Angeles chapters, as well as University of Pennsylvania, Tulane University and Chadwick School. Steel Partners Foundation recently co-hosted a Think Tank on Parental Alienation with Stand Up for Gus, actor Jason Patric’s charity that helps to create awareness of parental alienation.

Mr. Lichtenstein studied at Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

"Potential is interesting, but execution is everything."

-Warren Lichtenstein

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