Steven R. Mitchell has served as a director at StepStone since its founding in January 2007. Mr. Mitchell has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Argonaut Private Capital L.P., a private equity investment firm, since July 2016, and from November 2004 to July 2016, he was the Managing Director of Argonaut Private Equity, LLC, a private equity investment firm. Prior to joining Argonaut Private Equity, LLC, Mr. Mitchell was a principal in both Radical Incubation, a private equity investment firm, and 2929 Entertainment, LLC, a media company. Mr. Mitchell currently serves on the board of directors of Aspen Aerogels, Inc., a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He also currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately owned companies, including DMB Pacific, LLC, Otis Eastern Services, LLC, Miratech Holdings, Inc., The Fred Jones Companies, LLC, JAC Holding Enterprises, Inc., Alkami Technology, Inc., SEF Energy, LLC, MT Group Holdings, LLC, Global Technology Partners, LLC, Mark Young Construction, LLC and American Cementing, LLC. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Mitchell was a corporate attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Mr. Mitchell received his B.B.A. from Baylor University and his JD from the University of San Diego School of Law. We believe that Mr. Mitchell’s public company board experience qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.