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Ozzie Giglio

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Anthony G. (Ozzie) Giglio is CEO/Dealer Principal of Windy City Motorcycle Company (WCMC). Mr. Giglio founded the Company with his wife Jill in 2000. WCMC is currently comprised of sixteen locations throughout Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin, including ten full-line Harley-Davidson® dealerships, two Triumph and BMW Motorcycle dealerships and other retail locations. WCMC employs approximately 420 people. The operating business was started with the acquisition of one dealership in March 2001. WCMC is now among Crain’s list of Chicago’s largest privately held businesses. Mr. Giglio’s responsibilities include overall strategic and operational oversight for all aspects of the businesses. Mr. Giglio also serves as the CEO of the Windy City Real Estate Group, which owns and controls real estate throughout Chicagoland and Milwaukee, including the properties upon which the WCMC operating companies are situated.

Prior to creating WCMC, Mr. Giglio was employed by Equity Group Investments and related entities, a Sam Zell Organization. While with the Zell organization, Mr. Giglio participated in numerous transactions and acquisitions, including those involving multiple real estate holdings, Schwinn Bicycles, The Executive Life Portfolio, National Water & Power, COMCAST, AT&T and others. Mr. Giglio also participated in the formation of three Zell-originated Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) to include Manufactured Housing Communities, (NYSE-MHC), Equity Residential Properties Trust (NYSE-EQR) and Equity Office Properties (NYSE-EOP). Upon its creation, Mr. Giglio became Senior Vice President-Business Development for EQR. Mr. Giglio’s overall responsibility was in generating revenue from sources other than rent. Mr. Giglio and EQR were both pioneers and ultimately leaders in the “Ancillary Revenue” industry, which mushroomed out of the multi-family market. At the time of his departure from EQR, the Company had over a $9B market cap and ancillary revenue was contributing more than four cents a share.

Prior to joining the Zell organization, Mr. Giglio practiced Corporate Law with Jones Day, one the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms, where he concentrated on all aspects of Corporate Law.

Mr. Giglio’s civilian education includes: Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction and Honor in Philosophy and Criminal Justice from Valparaiso University, a JD with Honor from DePaul University of College of Law and Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL. Mr. Giglio is licensed to Practice Law in Illinois and Texas.

Mr. Giglio sits on the Board of Directors for INCENTCO, a real estate support business, The Darley Industries, Defense Advisory Board, a 110-year-old privately held company in the Fire, Emergency and Defense Industries, and Radiant 1, a Chicago-based Marketing firm. Mr. Giglio is a former member of the Harley-Davidson® Financial Services Advisory Board.

Mr. Giglio is also a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve. CAPT Giglio is a Naval Intelligence Officer and Naval Parachutist, specializing in Humane Intelligence (HUMINT), Joint Special Operations and Navy Special Warfare. CAPT Giglio has served and forward deployed on multiple occasions with Joint Special Operations Task Forces both in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

Mr. Giglio was born in Oak Park, IL and is married to the Former Ms. Jill S. Palleson of Naperville, IL. They reside in Hinsdale, IL with their two children, Ronin and Jorie. Mr. Giglio is an avid motorcycle rider, enjoys Golf and is a Volunteer Fire Fighter in Cody, WY.
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