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Biographical Profile - Essel W. Bailey, Jr.

Mr. Bailey is a lawyer, corporate executive and private investor. He is currently Managing Director of Alpha Capital Inc, a private investment advisory firm, and serves as a director of nonprofit organizations related to mental health and hospice services and is active in conservation issues as a Trustee of the Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He is a director and owner of companies engaged in commercial real estate, healthcare, telecommunications and hospitality services.

After several years in Michigan state government, Mr. Bailey spent 15 years with the Detroit law firm Dykema Gossett, where he was a partner specializing in corporate and real estate finance. He organized and ran two public companies, served as a director or chaired the Board of several other publicly listed companies and has spent more than 20 years engaged in the public capital markets and working with organizations providing services to the elderly. He has invested in, organized and managed businesses in real estate and real estate finance, healthcare and manufacturing in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Educated at Cranbrook School and Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, he also holds a JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Michigan Bar Association.  | 
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