Chief Executive Officer and President
Scott Bowman serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Global Net Lease. His primary focus is to create value for all shareholders. This responsibility includes oversight of our operations, as well as, in partnership with our board of directors, the development and execution of the Company’s strategy. A key element of Mr Bowman’s responsibility is building a strong portfolio of high quality real estate assets.
Most recently, he served as the Group President of The Jones Group, a leading global fashion brand management company. In this role, Mr. Bowman was responsible for global retail and international business. Prior to this, Mr. Bowman founded Scott Bowman Associates in May 2009, a company providing global management, business development, retail market and network strategies, licensing, strategic planning and international strategy and operations support to leading retailers and consumer brands. He has served as its Chief Executive Officer since its incorporation. Prior to founding Scott Bowman Associates, Mr. Bowman served as President of Polo Ralph Lauren International Business Development where he was also a member of the executive committee and capital committee. He also served as Chairman of Polo Ralph Lauren Japan from June 2007 until September 2008, and led the transformation of Polo Ralph Lauren’s business in Asia from a licensed structure to a direct, integrated subsidiary of Polo Ralph Lauren. Before this, Mr. Bowman served as an Executive Officer of two subsidiaries of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, as the Chief Executive Officer of Marc Jacobs International, and Region President of Duty Free Shoppers. Previously, Mr. Bowman served on the board of Colin Cowie Enterprises, Stuart Weitzman and The Healthy Back. Mr. Bowman received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Nick Radesca serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Global Net Lease, the Company’s advisor and the Company’s property manager. Mr. Radesca manages all of the company’s finance and accounting activities. He has held and currently holds management positions for many of the publicly-registered, non-traded companies currently sponsored by AR Global.
Prior to joining the predecessor to AR Global Investments, LLC, the parent of the Company’s sponsor, in December 2012, Mr. Radesca was employed by Solar Capital Management, LLC, from March 2008 to May 2012, where he served as the chief financial officer and corporate secretary for Solar Capital Ltd. and its predecessor company, and Solar Senior Capital Ltd., both of which are publicly traded business development companies. From 2006 to February 2008, Mr. Radesca served as the chief accounting officer at iStar Financial Inc. (“iStar”), a publicly traded commercial REIT, where his responsibilities included overseeing accounting, tax and SEC reporting. Prior to iStar, Mr. Radesca served in various senior accounting and financial reporting roles at Fannie Mae, Del Monte Foods Company, Providian Financial Corporation and Bank of America. Mr. Radesca has more than 20 years of experience in financial reporting and accounting and is a licensed certified public accountant in New York and Virginia. Mr. Radesca holds a B.S. in accounting from the New York Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the California State University, East Bay.
Chief Accounting Officer
Brandon Koch serves as the Chief Accounting Officer, with oversight of the accounting and financial reporting functions of the Company.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Koch was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young with their Assurance & Advisory practice where he coordinated and managed all aspects of the financial statement audit for publicly traded and privately held real estate and finance companies.
Executive Vice President, Acquisitions
Jason Slear serves as Executive Vice President and leads the acquisitions group for the Company
Prior to joining GNL, Mr. Slear was responsible for sourcing and closing more than 3.5B in single tenant net leased transaction for various non-traded REITs
Mr. Slear has served as key member of many M&A transactions which include underwriting, evaluating and strategic deployment of assets
Vice President, Investments
Brian Mansouri has been a member of the investment team for the Company’s advisor since March of 2012. He currently serves as Vice President of Investments
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mansouri was an analyst at GE Capital Real Estate
Senior Vice President & US Counsel
Akomea Poku-Kankam serves as Senior Vice President and US Counsel, overseeing the legal aspects of acquisition, ownership, management and financing of all US properties in GNL, including closings, mortgage and portfolio financing, leasing and property management
17 years of experience representing developers, landlords, lenders and servicers in real estate development, leasing, acquisition, disposition, management and finance
Managed billions of dollars in acquisitions for various REIT products
Senior Vice President & European Counsel
Jacqui Shimmin serves as Senior Vice President and European Counsel, overseeing European acquisitions and property management while interfacing with the GNL team in New York
Previously a senior lawyer at Weil, Gotshal and Manges and in-house at Westfield in London, UK
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Brian Spiewak serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Company
Previously, Mr. Spiewak was a capital markets pricing analyst at Capmark Finance, Inc.