Executive Management Team

Board of Directors

Black Knight, Inc.’s Board of Directors is elected annually by the shareholders to govern the affairs of the Company. The Board appoints the Executive Officers, who are charged with the day-to-day conduct of the Company’s business. The fundamental responsibility of the directors is to exercise their business judgment on matters of critical and long-term significance to the company in furtherance of what they reasonably believe to be in the best interest of the company, and therefore its shareholders.

To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duties, the Board of Directors has adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines. These guidelines address such matters as director independence, committee structure, Board meetings and executive sessions, director selection, education, and retirement, among other things. The guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Our Directors are:

William P. Foley, II

William P. Foley, II has served as Executive Chairman of Black Knight since January 2014 and as Chairman of the board of directors of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) since 1984. Mr. Foley served as Executive Chairman of FNF from October 2006 until January 2016, as Chief Executive Officer of FNF from 1984 until May 2007, and as President of FNF from 1984 until December 1994. Mr. Foley was the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. from March 2012 through May 2017. Prior to that, he served as Executive Chairman of FIS from February 2006 through February 2011 and as non-executive Chairman from February 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Foley has also served as Co-Executive Chairman of CF Corp. since April 2016. Mr. Foley served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Lender Processing Services, Inc. from July 2008 until March 2009. Mr. Foley also serves on the boards of directors of the Foley Family Charitable Foundation and the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, and is a founder, trustee and director of the Folded Flag Foundation. Mr. Foley also is Chairman, CEO and President of Foley Family Wines Holdings, Inc., which is the holding company of numerous vineyards and wineries located in the U.S. and in New Zealand, and Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC, which is the company that owns the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League team. After receiving his B.S. degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Foley served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of captain.

Mr. Foley’s qualifications to serve on the Black Knight, Inc. Board of Directors include his more than 30 years as a director and executive officer of FNF; his experience as a board member and executive officer of public and private companies in a wide variety of industries; his strong track record of building and maintaining stockholder value, as well as successfully negotiating and implementing mergers and acquisitions.

Thomas M. Hagerty

Thomas M. Hagerty has served on the Board of Directors for Black Knight, Inc. since December 2014. In addition, Mr. Hagerty has served as a director of FNF since 2005. Mr. Hagerty is a Managing Director of THL, which he joined in 1988. Mr. Hagerty also serves as a director of Ceridian Holding LLC, Fleetcor Technologies Inc., FIS and ServiceLink.

Mr. Hagerty’s qualifications to serve on the Black Knight, Inc. Board of Directors include his managerial and strategic expertise working with large growth-oriented companies as a Managing Director of THL, and his experience in enhancing value at such companies, along with his expertise in corporate finance.

David K. Hunt

David K. Hunt has served on the Board of Directors for Black Knight, Inc. since December 2014. In addition, Mr. Hunt has served as a director of FIS since June 2001 and as a director of LPS from February 2010 until January 2014, when LPS was acquired by FNF. Since December 2005, Mr. Hunt has been a private investor. He previously served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of OnVantage, Inc. from October 2004 until December 2005. From May 1999 to October 2004, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PlanSoft Corporation, an Internet-based business-to-business solutions provider in the meeting and convention industry.

Mr. Hunt’s qualifications to serve on the Black Knight, Inc. Board of Directors include his long familiarity with our business and industry that he acquired as a Director of LPS and FIS, as well as Mr. Hunt’s prior services as chairman of LPS’ risk and compliance committee and his deep understanding of the regulatory environment and other challenges facing our industry.

Richard N. Massey

Richard N. Massey has served on the Board of Directors for Black Knight, Inc. since December 2014. In addition, Mr. Massey has served as a director of FNF since February 2006. Mr. Massey has been a partner of Westrock Capital, LLC, a private investment partnership, since January 2009. Mr. Massey was Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel of Alltel Corporation from January 2006 to January 2009. From 2000 until 2006, Mr. Massey served as Managing Director of Stephens Inc., a private investment bank, during which time his financial advisory practice focused on software and information technology companies. Mr. Massey also serves as a Director of ServiceLink, as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bear State Financial, Inc., and as a director of Oxford American Literary Project and the Arkansas Razorback Foundation.

Mr. Massey’s qualifications to serve on the Black Knight, Inc. Board of Directors include his experience in corporate finance and investment banking and as a financial and legal advisor to public and private businesses, as well as his expertise in identifying, negotiating and consummating mergers and acquisitions.

Ganesh B. Rao

Ganesh B. Rao has served on the Board of Directors for Black Knight, Inc. since December 2014. Mr. Rao is a Managing Director of THL, which he joined in 2000. Prior to joining THL, Mr. Rao worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department. Mr. Rao also worked at Greenlight Capital, a hedge fund. Mr. Rao is currently a Director of Ceridian HCM Holding Inc., MoneyGram International, Prime Risk Partners and ServiceLink. Mr. Rao is a former Director of The Nielsen Company and Comdata Inc.

Mr. Rao’s qualifications to serve on the Black Knight, Inc. Board of Directors include his managerial and strategic expertise working with large growth-oriented companies as a Managing Director of THL, a leading private equity firm, and his experience in enhancing value at such companies, along with his expertise in corporate finance.

John D. Rood

John D. Rood has served on our board of directors since December 2014 and has served on the board of Black Knight LLC since January 2014. Mr. Rood is the founder and Chairman of The Vestcor Companies, a real estate firm with 30 years of experience in multifamily development and investment. In addition, Mr. Rood has served on the board of FNF since May 2013. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Rood served as the US Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Mr. Rood previously served on the board of Alico, Inc., and currently serves on several private boards. He was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission where he served until 2004. He was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State of Florida University System, where he served until 2013. Mr. Rood was appointed by Mayor Lenny Curry to the JAXPORT Board of Directors, where he served from October 2015 to July 2016. Governor Rick Scott appointed Mr. Rood to the Florida Prepaid College Board in July 2016, where Mr. Rood serves as Chairman of the Board, and to the Enterprise Florida, Inc. board of directors in September 2016.

Mr. Rood's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his experience in the real estate industry, his leadership experience as a United States Ambassador, his financial literacy and his experience as a director on boards of both public and private companies.

Governance Documents

Committee Charters

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Corporate Governance Documents

Committee Composition

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee assists our Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to, among other things, the quality and integrity of the Company's financial statements; the Company's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; the qualifications, performance and independence of the Company's independent registered public accounting firm; the performance of the Company's internal audit function; and the quality of the Company's internal controls. The Audit Committee also oversees risk assessment and risk management of the Company.

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee is primarily responsible for, among other things, ensuring that the compensation and benefit programs of the Company are fair and appropriate, and designed to attract, retain and motivate employees. It ensures that pay practices are consistent with the Company's stated compensation strategy. The Compensation Committee determines annual and long-term goals for the Company and ensures that compensation paid to the Chief Executive Officer, as well as other senior officers and key management through cash pay, or any type of long-term or stock-based awards, are commensurate with levels of performance. The Compensation Committee is also responsible for ensuring that the Company has a thorough succession planning process. It periodically reviews identified senior-level positions and is informed of the development of viable candidates.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

The Nominating Committee considers and nominates or recommends to the Board individuals to serve as directors of the Company and members of the committees. It develops and recommends to the Board a set of corporate governance principles applicable to the Company, oversees the annual process for Board and committee self-assessments, is engaged in long-term succession planning efforts for the Chief Executive Officer, considers legal, regulatory and other matters that could have a significant reputational impact on the Company and otherwise takes a leadership role in shaping the Company's corporate governance with a focus on the long-term interests of the Company and its stockholders.