Mary E. Amor T'94
Mergers & Acquisitions
Senior strategic advisor to public and private companies on advisory assignments totaling over $200 billion of enterprise value. Extensive experience for domestic and cross-border transactions including but not limited to buy-side, sell-side, leverage recapitalizations, hostile and defense, shareholder activism, portfolio restructuring (sale, spin, carve) and balance sheet restructuring advisory assignments. Representative transactions include advising Alcoa Inc on its hostile acquisition of Alcan, advising Quintana on the sale for cash and stock to Excel, and advising Ford on the sale of Hertz to a consortium of private equity buyers.
Last visited: SMA 05/11/2009
Gavin Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer of privately-held GovernanceMetrics International, the world's first global corporate governance ratings agency. GMI offers their subscribers independent and dispassionate evaluation of the governance characteristics of each company they research, currently 500 U.S. companies and over 2000 U.S.- and internationally-based companies by the end of the year.
For twenty years, Mr. Anderson was the chairman and CEO of Gavin Anderson & Company, a global corporate, financial and investor relations firm advising companies on communications to the financial community. Mr. Anderson completed the sale of his firm to Omnicom Group in 1996 and relinquished his CEO duties in February 2000.
Last visited: ICG 02/25/2003
Jose Arau, CFA
Corporate Governance Officer
California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
Mr. Arau has worked as an investment analyst and portfolio manager at CalPERS, the largest public retirement system in the U.S., for 23 years and was present at the beginning of the company's corporate governance program in 1984. Currently, he assists in the preparation and monitoring of Focus Lists, the preparation of guidelines for domestic and international proxy voting, and the interviewing of CEOs and directors of the Focus companies. Before joining CalPERS in 1977, he worked for 10 years as an investment analyst at Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles. Mr. Arau has a BA in economics from the University of Barcelona and a master's in economics from the University of Indiana.
Last visited: ICG 02/12/2001
Vikram Bhardwaj T'99
Citi Global Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Last visited: SMA 05/12/2009
Director of Corporate Affairs
Mr. Blackwell is charged with developing programs to support unions in their strategic relations with employers on issues ranging from corporate ownership and governance to collective bargaining and workplace democracy.
Before joining the AFL-CIO, Mr. Blackwell worked with the President of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) and was Chief Economist of UNITE where he advised union leaders on public policy and union strategy.
Mr. Blackwell serves on the research advisory council of the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. He is also a member of the U.S.-Mexico Consultative Group of the Carnegie Endowment and a participant on the Task Force on Work and Employment Institutions at M.I.T. He is the author of Globalization and the American Labor Movement in the book Audacious Democracy: Labor Intellectuals and the Social Reconstruction of America. Mr. Blackwell lectures regularly on labor issues in universities and public policy forums and is an occasional commentator on economic and labor issues on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and NPR's All Things Considered.
Last visited: ICG 02/10/2003
Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft
Mr. Block is co-chairman of the Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Department, chairman of the Litigation Department, and a member of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft's management committee. He is a corporate counselor and litigator, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions; corporate governance; and corporate, business, and securities litigation. Before entering private practice, Mr. Block was a branch chief of enforcement at the New York regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He served as a member of the Committee on Corporate Laws of the section of business law of the American Bar Association, 1993-98, and helped draft The Corporate Directors Guidebook and portions of the Revised Model Business Corporation Act. He is the coauthor of The Business Judgment Rule: Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors (1998), Securities Law Techniques (1985), and a monthly column in The New York Law Journal and is on the editorial boards of several legal publications. Mr. Block is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he serves as an adjunct professor, teaching advanced corporate law.
Last visited: ICG 01/18/2000
David J. Breazzano
President, Chief Investment Officer
DDJ Capital Management, LLC
Mr. Breazzano is a co-founder of DDJ and has over 27 years of experience in high yield, distressed, and special situation investing. Prior to forming DDJ, from 1990 to 1996, he was a vice president and portfolio manager in the High Income Group at Fidelity Investments, where he had investment management responsibility for over $4 billion in high yield and distressed assets. Specifically, he was a portfolio manager of the Fidelity Capital & Income Fund, which was one of the largest high yield funds in existence at that time. In addition, Mr. Breazzano co-managed the distressed investing operation at Fidelity.
Prior to joining Fidelity in 1990, Mr. Breazzano was a vice president and portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Associates. Before joining T. Rowe Price in 1985, he was a high yield analyst and vice president at First Investors Asset Management, which had over $1 billion in high yield assets under management. Mr. Breazzano began his professional career at New York Life as an investment analyst.
He currently serves on the boards of directors of Avado Brands, Inc., Bush Industries, Inc., and Key Energy Services, Inc. Mr. Breazzano is co-author of the chapter entitled "Trading in the Distressed Market" in Investing in Bankruptcies and Turnarounds. Mr. Breazzano received his MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University where he currently sits on the advisory board, and graduated cum laude with a BA from Union College, where he currently sits on the board of trustees.Last visited: CR 04/07/2010
Ciara A. Burnham
Holger Partners, LLC
Prior to joining Holger Partners, Ms. Burnham was a partner at Evercore Partners, a boutique investment bank focusing on private equity investing and merger and acquisition advisory services to large corporate clients. Prior to Evercore, Ms. Burnham was an equity research analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., an engagement manager with McKinsey & Co., and an associate with Booz, Allen & Hamilton. She is a director of Resources Connection LLC and Skyauction. She received her BA at Princeton University and her MBA at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Last visited: CR 09/26/2001
James (Jim) R. Byrne, T'81
J. Byrne & Company
Jim Byrne was President of J. Byrne & Company in Atlantis, FL, a broker/dealer company he founded in 1992 and headed until February, 2005. His business was institutional equity sales and trading, matching institutional buyers with institutional sellers of large blocks of equities.
Prior to starting his own firm, Jim traded equities for Jefferies Group for 7 years, where he was perennially among the Top 5 producers, including #1 in 1989. He joined Jefferies after a 3-year stint at Goldman Sachs in equity trading.
Jim graduated from Rutgers College in 1979 and from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1981.
Jim distinguished himself in his competitive service business through single-minded customer focus. His clients relied on him for 24/7 access and information, and they knew that he was the first trader at his desk in the morning and the last one to leave. His reading list topped 200 periodicals and publications a week, giving him an information edge to help his clients obtain better executions.
Institutional sales have undergone a remarkable transformation in Jim's years working with Wall Street. Trading commissions have dropped from 40 cents per share to 1 to 2 cents per share. Money managers are increasingly bringing "trading acumen" in-house away from the brokerage houses, and trades that once were handled by people are now done electronically.
In spite of the changes, J. Byrne & Company prospered in its service niche.
Last visited: ICG 05/14/2007
Stuart M. Cable T'76
Goodwin Procter LLP
Stuart Cable represents as outside general counsel public and private companies involved in technology, software, life sciences, professional and business services, alternative energy and financial services, as well as, counseling Boards of Directors and management teams on corporate governance, disclosure, compensation and securities law matters. Mr. Cable also represents private equity and venture sources investing in such companies and investment banks serving such industries. He served as chair of Goodwin Procter’s Corporate Department (1991-1995), chair of the Hiring Committee (1987-1990), and a member of the Executive Committee (1996-1998) and the Allocations Committee (1995 2000). Mr. Cable currently chairs the firm’s Incubator Initiative and leads the firm’s initiative in expanding into Asia.
Mr. Cable’s transactional practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity recapitalizations, venture capital private placements and corporate finance.
Mr. Cable serves as a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Dartmouth College and as Chairman Emeritus of the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. He also serves as a member of the Board of Fellows of the Harvard Medical School.
Mr. Cable frequently lectures in the fields of corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and the Institute of Outstanding Directors. He has responsibility for directing Goodwin’s annual Directors’ Forum. Mr. Cable is listed annually in the Best Lawyers in America, and in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate/M&A – Tier 1).
Mr. Cable began his higher education at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude), followed by an MBA at Tuck School of Business in 1976, and finally a Law Degree from Columbia Law School in 1979 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).
Last visited: SMA 04/07/2009
Tuck School of Business.
Paul Danos is the ninth Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration. He was appointed Dean of Tuck on July 1, 1995. Before joining Tuck, he was Senior Associate Dean and chaired professor of accounting at the University of Michigan. Dean Danos was Chairman of the Accounting Department at the University of Michigan from 1984–1991 and he also served as the Director of the Paton Accounting Center from 1988–1991. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and BS and MBA from the University of New Orleans. He is a CPA and a member of the AICPA.
Some of Dean Danos’ current and past professional associations include: Board of Directors, BJ’s Wholesale Club; Board of Directors, General Mills; Board of Directors and Secretary-Treasurer of the AACSB International; Chairman of the LEAD Council of Deans; Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business; GMAC Board of Directors; and the New Hampshire Governor’s State Consensus Revenue Estimating Panel.
Dean Danos has led major curricular innovations at both Tuck and the University of Michigan. He is very active in reviewing and counseling business schools for accreditation in North America and Europe. Dean Danos has published two textbooks, several research monographs and over 25 scholarly articles and has made presentations at many academic and professional meetings on topics ranging from financial accounting to the future of management education. He has been extensively quoted in the press on all areas of business education. He has taught financial accounting at all levels in graduate and undergraduate programs and Philosophy of Science to PhD students. He has chaired and been a member of many doctoral dissertation committees.
Last visited: ICG 04/09/2007
Stephen M. Davis
Davis Global Advisors, Inc.
Before founding Davis Global Advisors, Inc. (DGA), the leading advisor on international corporate governance and publisher of the weekly Global Proxy Watch newsletter, Dr. Davis established the global shareholder service at the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) in Washington, D.C. Since 1988 he has advised institutional investors, business executives, stock exchanges, governmental bodies, and international organizations, including the OECD and the World Bank. Studies include the annual Leading Corporate Governance Indicators: An International Comparison. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, Dr. Davis's Shareholder Rights Abroad: A Handbook for the Global Investor (1989) was the first study comparing corporate governance practices in top markets. He was elected in 2000 to the board of governors of the International Corporate Governance Network and serves on numerous other boards worldwide. He is a partner in Beacon Global Advisors, a corporate governance investment venture, and co-founder of Governance Metrics Inc., which generates accountability research. Dr. Davis earned a doctorate in international business and security studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he has lectured on corporate governance.
Last visited: ICG 02/27/2001
Managing Director and Co-head of the Recapitalization and Restructuring Group
Jeffries & Co.
William Derrough is managing director, co-head of Jefferies' Recapitalization and Restructuring Group and head of the firm's New York office. Mr. Derrough works on restructurings and recapitalizations, as well as financings and mergers, with a diverse group of clients and investors in a wide range of industries. Prior to joining Jefferies, Mr. Derrough was with the private investment firm Doyle & Boissiere where he identified and executed controlling equity investments in underperforming companies and assisted them in their operational turnarounds. He also has worked at Salomon Brothers, Inc. and at Chanin & Company, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in restructurings, recapitalizations and distressed M&A. Mr. Derrough is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Last visited: CR 11/05/2002
Jeffrey L. Dodge T'98
Vice President, Industrials Group
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Last visited: ACF 01/28/2003
David S. Drake
Since joining Georgeson Shareholder Communications Inc. as a Managing Director in 1997, Mr. Drake has developed a Stock Option Plan Evaluation Service to help corporate clients design or modify stock option plans that can be expected to receive high levels of support from institutional shareholders. Mr. Drake also works with clients to help them obtain favorable shareholder vote results on proxy proposals related to shareholder rights plans, contested solicitations and other corporate governance matters. Prior to joining Georgeson Shareholder, Mr. Drake worked for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) for six years as its Director, Proxy Advisory Services, and as a Senior Analyst. Mr. Drake received his MBA in Finance from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Last visited: ICG 04/03/2007
Gordon E. Dyal T'87
Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Gordon became global head of Mergers & Acquisitions in 2004. Previously, he was cohead of Investment Banking in Europe. From 1999 to 2001, Gordon was cohead of European Mergers & Acquisitions. He joined the firm as a partner in 1998. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Morgan Stanley for eight years and at Merrill Lynch for three years. Gordon earned an MBA in 1987 from the Tuck School of Business and a BA in 1983 from Dartmouth College. He and his wife, Candace, have two sons and reside in London.
Last visited: SMA 05/18/2006
Peter D. Fitzsimmons T'85
Jay Alix & Associates
Peter specializes in stabilizing and turning around troubled companies and providing financial restructuring advice to senior executives and creditor groups. He has led companies through workouts and debt restructurings in a variety of ways, including development and implementation of achievable business plans, implementation of cost reduction programs, bank credit agreement negotiations, supplier negotiations, and identification and execution of asset sales. Peter has significant experience in the retail and distribution industries. Peter has been successful as both an interim executive and as a financial advisor. Currently, Peter is CEO of Quality Stores. Other recent roles have included the following assignments: Chief Restructuring Officer at AmeriServe Food Distribution, one of the nation's largest food distributors to chain restaurants; financial advisor to Service Merchandise Company, a 220 store retailer of jewelry and home goods; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for APS, Inc., an $800 million wholesale and retail distributor of auto parts; and Restructuring Officer at Maidenform Worldwide, a well-known manufacturer of intimate apparel that underwent Chapter 11 reorganization in 1997 and 1998. Prior to joining JA&A, Peter was a senior manager in the restructuring and reorganization group at Ernst & Young in New York. Peter has also been an operating manager in the retail and distribution industries. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College.
Last visited: CR 02/25/2008
Bill Flaherty D'70, T'71
Executive Vice President and CFO
Bill Flaherty joined Polaroid Corporation in June 2001 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in order to help lead the company's restructuring. Previously, Bill played a key role in turning around Avid Technology, the premier manufacturer of digital non-linear editing systems for film, video and audio, as its CFO and acting CEO. Prior to that, Bill served as CFO of Gibson Greetings, where shortly after joining, he uncovered the first Bankers Trust derivatives scandal, as well as a major inventory fraud, both of which transformed the company into a turnaround which he helped lead. Earlier in his career, Bill served as Treasurer of FMR Corp., the parent company of Fidelity Investments, and James River Corporation, a multi-national paper company. He also held several financial management positions at DuPont. In all of these positions, Bill has had primary responsibility for several billion dollars of financing and M & A transactions. He received his BA from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Last visited: ICG 05/09/2005
James B. Flaws T'73
Vice Chairman & CFO
James B. Flaws joined Corning Incorporated in 1973. He has held a variety of positions within Corning's Consumer Products group, including division controller, general manager, Department Store Business, division vice president-Business Development, and vice president and chief financial officer.
Flaws was elected assistant treasurer of Corning Incorporated in 1993. He was responsible for the spin-off of Corning's health-care businesses in 1996. He was named vice president and controller in February 1997 and in May of that year was elected vice president, Finance and treasurer of Corning Incorporated. In December 1997, he was named senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer. He was named executive vice president and chief financial officer in December 1999, and was elected to the Corning board of directors in December 2000. In April 2002, he was named vice chairman and chief financial officer. In addition to his financial duties, he is responsible for mergers and acquisitions and the legal and corporate communications functions at Corning.
Flaws is on the board of directors for Dow Corning Corporation. He is also a member of the board of trustees for the Corning Museum of Glass, the Corning Foundation and a past board member of the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
He is active with the local United Way where he served as a United Way board member for 17 years, was board chairman for three years and treasurer for 10 years. He is a member of the board of directors of the Community Foundation.
Flaws graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in engineering and received a master's degree from Dartmouth College. He was named a member of The Conference Board’s prestigious Council of Financial Executives in May 1999. Institutional Investor magazine recently named Flaws as one of America’s Best CFOs.
Last visited: CR 01/15/2008
Richard H. Fleming T'71
Executive Vice President and CFO
Richard H. Fleming is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, USG Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of the Pacific and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.
Mr. Fleming's previous assignments at USG Corporation included Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President and Treasurer.
Prior to joining USG Corporation as Assistant Treasurer and Director, Corporate Finance, Mr. Fleming held numerous senior financial positions at Masonite Corporation, which was acquired by USG in 1984. The positions included Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President-Planning and Treasurer, Treasurer, and Assistant Treasurer. Before joining Masonite in 1973, Mr. Fleming held several positions with Graco, Inc., including Manager, Banking and Foreign Exchange, and Manager, Pension and Insurance.
Mr. Fleming is a Director of Columbus McKinnon Corporation. He is also a Trustee of the USG Foundation; a past President and member of the Board of FamilyCare Services of Illinois, and past President and member of the Child Welfare League of America. Mr. Fleming is also a Principal of Chicago United, and serves on the Midwest Advisory Board of FM Global Insurance and the Board of Governors of the Metropolitan Club of Chicago.
Last visited: CR 11/04/2008
J. Christopher Flowers
J. Christopher Flowers has spent his entire career focusing on financial services companies, as advisor, investor and manager. Through his firm, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, a private equity firm with committed capital of about $675 million for investment in financial services, Mr. Flowers recently has partnered with the Texas Pacific Group to acquire the State of Berlin's interest 81% interest in Bankgesellschaft Berlin. Bankgesellschaft Berlin is the largest bank in Berlin with assets of about $180 billion and equity of about $4.5 billion as of December 31, 2001. He has received indications of interest from investors in excess of $1.5 billion for the transaction.
In a similar transaction that closed in March of 2000, Mr. Flowers sponsored, with Ripplewood Holdings LLC, the purchase of Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (formerly the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) from the Japanese government. A syndicate of investors including AIG, GECC, Citigroup, Mellon, Bank of Nova Scotia, Banco Santander, Deutsche Bank and ABN-Amro invested about $1.2 billion. Mr. Flowers is the largest single shareholder of Shinsei Bank, which is the largest privately owned bank in the world, with assets of $61 billion and equity of $5 billion as of March 31, 2002.
Previously, Mr. Flowers was a general partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. While at the firm, he served as global head of the Financial Institutions Group, was a member of Goldman's Operating Committee, and headed the team which analyzed the issue of Goldman's initial public offering.
Last visited: CR 11/05/2002
John E. Foley T'96
Wayzata Investment Partners
Mr. Foley serves as a high yield and distressed debt analyst and manages Investor Relations for Wayzata. Prior to joining the group in 1996, Mr. Foley had been a Financial Services Representative for New York Life and prior thereto was a foreign exchange trader for both BSI New York and JP Morgan. Mr. Foley holds an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a B.A. from Amherst College. Mr. Foley is a Director of Anchor Glass Container Corp.
Last visited: CR 11/08/2006
José Antonio González Anaya
Insurance and Securities, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
Dr. Gonzalez is the Director General for Insurance and Securities at the Ministry of Finance in Mexico. He is in charge of regulation of non-bank financial intermediation including, insurance, pension funds, non-bank-banks, and stock and bond markets. Major projects include leading the efforts of the new Securities Law approved in December 2005, public sector pension reform submitted to Congress in December 2005, deregulation of non-bank-banks, creation of mortgage and financial insurance.
Dr. Gonzalez served as the Director de Area for the Mexican President's Staff in 1991. He worked under Ana Paula Gerard in the office of José Cordoba, the Chief of Staff. His responsibilities included: writing the minutes of the Economic Cabinet Meetings and writing proposals to be presented to the Economic Cabinet which included implementation of daylight savings, and privatization of ports.
Dr. Gonzalez received his B.S. in Economics as well as Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He then went on to receive his M.S in International Economics/Trade, Industrial Organization/Regulation from Harvard University and finally his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
Last visited: ICG 05/15/2006
John J. Gorman
Luse Gorman Pomerenk & Schick
JOHN J. GORMAN is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Luse Gorman Pomerenk & Schick. He is a former Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel, Corporation Finance Division, Securities and Exchange Commission. Since leaving the SEC in 1984, Mr. Gorman has specialized in providing both transactional and general corporate and securities law advice to public companies. He regularly advises management and boards of directors in connection with: public and private offerings of securities; merger and acquisition transactions; proxy and annual meeting regulation (including the rules regulating communications among shareholders); corporate governance matters; and executive compensation.
Mr. Gorman is a faculty member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and served as a Commissioner on the 2004 NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Leadership.
He is a director of SmartPros Ltd, a Nasdaq traded company engaged in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training, and is a member of the audit and the compensation committees.
Mr. Gorman received his B.S. from Brown University in 1976, and received his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1979.Last visited: ICG 02/22/2010
Frank C. Herringer D'64, T'65
Frank C. Herringer, 64, has been chairman of Transamerica since 1995, and served as chief executive officer of Transamerica from 1991 to 1999, and president from 1986 to 1999. He was elected chairman of the board of the combined AEGON USA and Transamerica Corporation in July 1999, when AEGON N.V. completed the acquisition of Transamerica Corporation. He was also elected a member of the AEGON N.V. executive board. In May 2000, Herringer resigned from the AEGON N.V. executive board. He remains a member of the AEGON USA board.
Herringer joined Transamerica as vice president and assistant to the Chairman in January, 1979, and was named senior vice president responsible for corporate strategic planning, including mergers and acquisitions, in 1980. In 1982 he was elected group vice president responsible for manufacturing, travel, and transportation equipment leasing. In 1984 he became executive vice president responsible for all of Transamerica's insurance-related operations: life insurance, insurance brokerage, and property and casualty insurance.
Prior to joining Transamerica, Herringer was General Manager of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). He had been named to that position in July 1975. Before BART, Herringer served as Administrator of the U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) in Washington, D.C., the federal agency with overall responsibility for public transportation. Appointed by the President and unanimously confirmed by the Senate, he served in the top UMTA post from February 1973 to June 1975.
Herringer came to Washington as a member of the White House staff in November 1971, from Cresap, McCormick and Paget, Inc., an international management consulting firm based in New York. He joined that firm in 1965, and was elected a Principal in 1969.
Herringer was graduated "magna cum laude" from Dartmouth College in 1964 with an A.B. degree concentrating in mathematics and economics. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.B.A. degree the following year from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, graduating first in his class.
Herringer was born in New York City on November 12, 1942, and raised in the Long Island (N.Y.) community of Seaford. He is married to Maryellen Cattani Herringer. They have three children and reside in Piedmont, California.
Herringer's personal interests include golf and skiing.
Herringer serves on the boards of Amgen Inc., The Charles Schwab Corporation, AEGON USA, Mirapoint, Inc., Cardax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and California Pacific Medical Center. He was one of eight individuals cited as an “Outstanding Director” by ODX in 2004.
Last visited: ICG 05/04/2007
Steve W. Hooper
Steve is a founding partner of Ignition. He invests in telecommunications and wireless companies.
Steve represents Ignition as director on the boards of RadioFrame Networks, MobileLime, TTM, Sotto, Sparkplug and AVST. He previously served on the board of Avogadro (acquired by OpenWave) and UIEvolution (acquired by SquareEnix).
Prior to Ignition, Steve worked closely with Craig McCaw for 18 years and was CEO of every major McCaw Company except Nextel. Most recently, Steve was the Chairman and CEO of Nextlink Communications (now XO Communications), where he was responsible for repositioning the company to a true Integrated Communications Provider offering a full complement of voice and data services.
Prior to Nextlink, Steve served as the co-CEO of Teledesic with Craig McCaw. In that capacity, he oversaw the operation of the company and the negotiation of the multi-billion dollar satellite contract with Motorola.
From 1994 to 1997, Steve served as CEO of AT&T Wireless. As President and CEO of AT&T Wireless, Steve grew the company from $1.8 billion sales to $4 billion. As CEO, Steve bought LIN Broadcasting for $3.5 billion; expanded AT&T's footprint via the PCS auctions; built national GSM networks in India, Hong Kong and Taiwan; worked with Nokia to build the cornerstone of AT&T's "Digital One Rate" offering; deployed the first nationwide packet-based data network; and launched the first nationwide digital air-to-ground network, achieving 40% market share.
Prior to becoming CEO of AT&T Wireless, Steve was part of the small McCaw team that recognized cellular's promise in the early eighties. Steve financed McCaw's expansion into cellular, raising $200 million in the industry's first high-yield cellular deal and taking the company public in 1987. Steve also had extensive operational responsibility at McCaw. Steve was the president of McCaw's cable operations and successfully sold that business for $750 million. From there he moved into Cellular operations where he was responsible for a large part of the McCaw cellular footprint in the United States.
Steve holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Seattle University, where he serves as a Trustee of the Seattle University Board.
Last visited: SMA 04/21/2009
Professor of Finance
Korea University in Seoul
Director of the Asian Institute of Corporate Governance at Korean University
Hasung Jang is a professor of finance and the Korea University in Seoul and director of their Asian Institute of Corporate Governance. He is also the chief analyst for the recently launched Center for Good Corporate Governance in Korea.
Dr. Jang received his PhD in finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. His major areas of research include corporate governance and security market structure, and he has published in many top international academic journals. Dr. Jang is currently serving as chair of the Participatory Economy Committee (PEC), a minority shareholder-protection civil group, under the umbrella of the People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), a leading NGO in Korea. In addition, he provides advisory services to various public entities, including the Financial Supervisory Commission, the Fair Trade Commission, and the Korea Stock Exchange. He also has served an advisor to the Presidential Commission for Financial Reform.
Dr. Jang has won several awards, including the first annual International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Award in 2001. He was also chosen as one of "50 Asian Stars" by Business Week in 1998 and 1999, and as the "Asia's Best Advocate of Shareholder's Rights" by Asia Week in 2000.
Last visited: ICG 02/24/2003
Mr. Kenny is a managing partner in Boardroom Consultants, a New York firm that works with CEOs and boards on succession planning, CEO search, board structure, director selection, and other corporate governance issues. The New Career Makers, published by Harper Business, named Mr. Kenny one of the Top 10 General Management Recruiters. He has been widely published in Harvard Business Review, The Business Quarterly, The Corporate Board, and Directors & Boards. Mr. Kenny coauthored E-Board Strategies: How to Survive and Win, published in 2000.
Last visited: ICG 02/26/2002
Vice President, Domestic General Insurance, AIG
President, AIG's National Union Fire Insurance Company
John Keogh is Vice President, Domestic General Insurance of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), one of the world's largest insurance firms. He is also President of National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a member company of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). National Union is the leading provider of directors and officers ("D&O") liability and fiduciary liability insurance, as well as a leader in employment practices liability, fidelity and surety coverages.
Prior to his appointment to his current position in 2000, Mr. Keogh was Executive Vice President of AIG's Domestic Brokerage Group (DBG), responsible for managing field operations and segment marketing. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Lexington Insurance Company and President of the DBG Commercial Accounts Division. He has also held a number of management positions with AIG Risk Management, Inc. (AJGRM), American Home Assurance Company and American International Underwriters (AIU). He joined AIG in 1986 as an underwriter with AIU.
Mr. Keogh is a graduate of Brown University.
Last visited: ICG 02/04/2003
Rufus C. King D'77
Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP
Mr. King has been with Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, a business practice group, since 1986. He specializes in corporate, partnership, and securities law, and represents venture capital and other private equity funds, in both fund organization and investment transactions. He also represents public and private high-technology companies in all aspects of corporate operation and development, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, employment and consulting contracts, research and development agreements, and licensing and other intellectual property transfers. He has acted as issuers' and underwriters' counsel in public offerings. Mr. King earned an AB from Dartmouth, a BPhil from the University of Oxford, and a JD from Harvard University Law School.
Last visited: ICG 01/14/2002
Michael E. Koester T'99
Partner and Managing Director
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Michael Koester is a Managing Director in the Principal Investment Area (“PIA”) at Goldman, Sachs & Co. The PIA is responsible for the direct corporate private equity and mezzanine investing businesses at Goldman Sachs, managing the GS Capital Partners and GS Mezzanine Partners family of funds, representing over $36 billion of capital raised since 1992. Mr. Koester is a member of the PIA Investment Committee and is the Chief Financial Officer of the PIA. Mr. Koester serves as an observer or director on the boards of directors of Comprehensive Development, Inc. (a not-for-profit in New York City), Unifrax Corporation, and Windsor Frozen Foods Ltd. Mr. Koester has previously served as an observer or director on the boards of directors of Cincinnati Bell, Inc., Dollar Financial Group, Inc., Intercontinental Art, Inc., Kranson Holding Company, Language Line Holdings, Inc., PCA International, Inc., Playcore, Inc., Progressive Moulded Products Limited and Paint Sundry Brands Corporation. Mr. Koester received a B.A. from Colby College in 1994 and an M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1999. Mr. Koester lives in Bronxville, New York with his wife, André, and their two sons, William and Thomas.
David Konker D'72
David Konker has 14 years of search experience working with boards, CEOs and investor groups in a broad range of industries recruiting senior-level executives such as CEOs, CFOs, senior general management and members of boards of directors. Located in the firm's Dallas office, Dave is a co-leader of the firm's Real Estate Practice and an active participant in the Financial Services and Board Services practices. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1987, Dave spent 15 years with one of the world's largest money-center banks, Continental Illinois National Bank. A corporate lender, Dave handled large client relationships in Chicago (headquarters), served as Assistant Manager of the Bank's Leadership Training Program, opened and ran the Seattle Regional Office and, finally, served as Southwest Area Manager in Dallas. He is an Advisory Director for the National Center for Policy Analysis, a public policy research institute headquartered in Dallas. Dave received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Last visited: ICG 02/25/2002
Konrad (Chip) Kruger T'77
Holger Partners, LLC
Prior to co-founding Holger Partners, Mr. Kruger held the position of Co-Chief Executive of Greenwich NatWest, having completed a global restructuring of NatWest Bank's investment banking businesses. He also had responsibility for the corporate banking business of NatWest. In addition, Mr. Kruger served as Co-President and Co-CEO of Greenwich Capital Markets. Currently, Mr. Kruger serves on the Board of The American Ballet Theatre. Mr. Kruger received a BA degree from Trinity College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he serves on the Board of Overseers.
Last visited: CR 10/01/2002
Rafael La Porta
Professor of Finance
Tuck School of Business
Rafael La Porta is professor of finance at the Tuck School. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard in 1994 and was on the Harvard faculty from that time until he joined Tuck in 2003.Professor La Porta's research has focused on issues of investor protection and corporate governance across the world, an area known as "law and finance." He is an expert on cross-country differences in laws and practice pertaining to investor protection and how those differences cause economies, stock markets, and firms' financing practices to vary. Professor La Porta teaches the core Corporate Finance course as well as an International Corporate Finance elective course at Tuck.
Last visited: ICG 03/27/2007
Associate Professor of Finance and Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow
University of Iowa
Dr. Erik Lie is an Associate Professor of Finance and Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow at the University of Iowa, where he teaches corporate finance to undergraduate, MBA, and PhD students. Dr. Lie has conducted research on executive stock option grants, poison pills and defensive payouts by takeover targets, fixed price and Dutch auction self-tender offers, open market share repurchases, financial restructuring in Chapter 11, debt-reducing exchange offers, and dividend policy. He has been retained as an expert witness and/or consultant in cases on hostile takeovers and executive stock option grants. In November, 2006, SmartMoney Magazine listed him among the 30 most influential people on Wall Street. Previously, Dr. Lie was an Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary. He received his PhD in Finance from Purdue University.
Last visited: ICG 04/23/2007
Arthur Lindenauer T'59
Former Chairman of the Board
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Mr. Lindenauer is chairman of Schlumberger Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of oil field services giant Schlumberger. Before this appointment, he was executive vice president and CFO at Schlumberger Limited. In 1998 Mr. Lindenauer was appointed by the chief judge of the state of New York to the Legal Services Project. Prior to this, he rose from senior accountant to manager at Price Waterhouse and, in 1972, was promoted to partner. In addition to audit partner responsibilities, he was the partner in charge of the firm's mergers and acquisitions department as well as the company's leading expert witness and accounting advisor in hostile takeover transactions. Mr. Lindenauer received an AB degree from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and a CPA from New York State.
Judy K. Mencher
Principal and Co-founder
DDJ Capital Management
Judy Mencher, is principal and co-founder of DDJ Capital Management, a registered investment advisor specializing in distressed and high yield securities. Ms. Mencher has over 20 years of experience in bankruptcy law and distressed, high yield and special situation investing. Before forming DDJ, Ms. Mencher was Vice President, Distressed Investments at Fidelity Investments, and served as Associate General in a previous position. Prior to joining Fidelity, Ms. Mencher was a partner at the law firm of Goodwin, Procter & Hoar specializing in bankruptcy and creditors' rights. Ms. Mencher has been involved in numerous corporate restructurings, including R. H. Macy & Co., Trump Plaza, Bally Grand Casinos, Liberty House, Inc., and Filene's Basement, Inc. Ms. Mencher earned her JD from Boston University Law School, MBA from Boston University School of Management and BA from Tufts University.
Last visited: CR 11/05/2002
Pearl Meyer Partners
Mrs. Meyer co-founded Pearl Meyer Partners in 1989. Previously, she had spent more than 20 years advising the senior managements and boards of major corporations in the U.S. and abroad in matters of executive compensation, performance, and organization. She has played an integral role in developing many of today's most widely used compensation programs and is a recognized authority on corporate governance issues, called upon to serve as an expert witness in executive compensation litigation. She has served as chairperson and keynote speaker for The Conference Board, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the American Compensation Association (WorldatWork), and the American Management Association, and she has addressed seminars at Harvard, Yale, and other leading business schools. A cum laude graduate in mathematics and economics, with PhD studies at the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration, Mrs. Meyer received her initial training in executive compensation at Kraft Foods.
Last visited: ICG 02/28/2000
Robert A.G. Monks
Lens Governance Advisors
Robert A.G. Monks is the publisher of http://www.ragm.com, which is focused on the assembly and dissemination of information and opinion about global issues of corporate governance. He is also the founder of Lens Governance Advisors, a law firm that advises on corporate governance in the settlement of shareholder litigation and his principal occupation is the development of ideas harmonizing corporate energies with the long-term interests of Global society. He is also the board chairman of Governance for Owners, for both the London and U.S. based share-ownership services venture formed by former Hermes directors Peter Butler and Steve Brown. Mr Monks is a substantial shareholder in, and advisor to, Trucost, the environmental research company.
Mr. Monks was the Deputy Chairman of Hermes Focus Asset Management in the UK from 2000-2005. He also was the founder of Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., and served as its president from 1985-1990. ISS is now the leading corporate governance consulting firm, advising shareholders with assets in excess of $1 trillion on how to vote their proxies. He founded the investment fund known as LENS, which since 1992 has developed the "institutional activist" mode of investment. The fund has achieved returns in excess of the S&P average throughout its life and has exceeded them by over 100% during the three-year period from 1998 to 2000.
In 1998, in partnership with British Telephone Pension Scheme to promote the same investment principles in the United Kingdom, he founded Hermes LENS Asset Management Company of which he served as Joint Deputy Chairman. This fund also exceeded its index performance standard. Mr. Monks served as the President of Henley Management College's Center for Board Effectiveness from 2000 to October 2003.
He is a graduate of Harvard College, Cambridge University and Harvard Law School. He was a partner in a Boston law firm and served as vice president of Gardner Associates, an investment management company. He was president and chief executive officer of C.H.Sprague & Son Company, a coal and oil concern and served as a board member and chairman of the Board of The Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company and the Boston Company. He served as director of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation through appointment by President Reagan who also appointed him one of the founding Trustees of the Federal Employees' Retirement System. He served in the Department of Labor as Administrator of the Office of Pension and Welfare Benefit Programs having jurisdiction over the entire U.S. pension system.
Mr. Monks has served as a member of the board of directors of ten publicly held companies including most recently Tyco International, The Jefferies Group
and The Boston Company. He has spoken, written and testified widely on corporate governance matters over the past twenty years. These materials are largely
available at www.thecorporatelibrary.com, including the full text of the first of three books, he co-authored with Nell Minow, Power and Accountability
(Harper Business, 1991). With Nell Minow, he also wrote Corporate Governance (Blackwell Publishing, 1995), the 3d edition was published October 2003, and Watching
the Watchers (Blackwell Publishers, 1996). He wrote The Emperor's Nightingale (Capstone, April 1998) and The New Global Investors: How Shareowners Can Unlock
Sustainable Prosperity Worldwide (Capstone, May 2001). Mr. Monks was also the subject of a biography chronicling the corporate governance movement - A Traitor
to His Class - by Hilary Rosenberg published by Wiley in 1999. Mr. Monks first novel, Reel and Rout was published by the Brook Street Press, February 2004.
Last visited: ICG 05/16/2006
William Galpin Monroe IV T'06
J.P. Morgan Securities Incorporated
Last visited: CRR 09/23/2008
Michael J. Montgomery T'77
Montgomery & Co.
Michael Montgomery advises client companies on merger and acquisition opportunities and financings in the media and entertainment industries. Most recently, he advised Intermix Media on its sale to News Corporation, iFILM on its sale to Viacom, Lycos Inc.’s Quote.com on its sale to Interactive Data, XDrive on its sale to America Online, Trymedia Systems on its sale to Macrovision Corporation and Rent.com on its sale to eBay.
Prior to joining Montgomery & Co. in 1999, Mr. Montgomery was the chief executive officer of Sega GameWorks, a joint venture between Sega, Universal Studios, and DreamWorks. Prior to Sega GameWorks, Mr. Montgomery was a senior executive for DreamWorks SKG where he structured and led its$1 billion raise in private equity financing. Previous to that, Mr. Montgomery served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of EuroDisney, playing a key role in the fiscal and operational restructuring of the company post-opening. Mr. Montgomery served as vice president and treasurer at the Walt Disney Company where he was responsible for Disney’s financing arrangements, including their film financings, overseas royalty financings and the initial public offering of EuroDisney. Before joining Disney, Mr. Montgomery worked at ARCO’s treasury organization, and later served as president of ARCO Solar in Europe. At ARCO, he served as point for the sale of the Arco Plaza and its $4 billion restructuring.
Mr. Montgomery serves on the board of directors of the Neighborhood Youth Association and has been on the board of directors for Corus Pharma and Pathogenesis. Mr. Montgomery received his M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, where he also received a B.A. as a Rufus Choate Scholar with magna cum laude mont honors.
Last visited: SMA 04/27/2006
William J. Montgoris
Mr. Montgoris joined the Bear Stearns Companies Inc. in 1979. He was named general partner in 1985, became CFO in 1987, and served as a member of the management and compensation committee and chairman of the operations committee. From 1975 to 1979, he was with Blyth Eastman Dillon, serving as CFO in 1979. Currently, Mr. Montgoris sits on several boards, including Covenant House, Hackensack Medical Center, and Prescient, LLC. He has served as a board member of St. John's University, as a member of Colby College Overseers Program, and is a past chairman of the Dartmouth College Parents Fund. He is a graduate of St. John's University, from which he also received an honorary doctorate of commercial sciences and the President's Medal.
Last visited: ICG 02/20/2001
David H. Morse T'89
Last visited: SMA 05/12/2008
Stephen T. Moss T'89
Merrill Lynch & Co.
Mr. Moss joined Merrill Lynch in January 1996. As a senior relationship manager, he focuses on the group's business in several sectors, including enterprise and server hardware, appliances, storage systems, PCs and components, and imaging technologies. From 1985 to 1987, he was an analyst in public finance at Merrill Lynch. He then joined Salomon Brothers, where he spent seven years as a generalist investment banker. Mr. Moss received an AB degree in economics and government from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Last visited: ICG 02/13/2001
Stephen F. O'Byrne
Shareholder Value Advisors, Inc
Stephen F. O'Byrne is President and co-founder of Shareholder Value Advisors Inc., a consulting firm that helps companies increase shareholder value through better performance measurement, incentive compensation and valuation analysis. Mr. O'Byrne is an expert in competitive compensation analysis, stock option valuation, economic profit measurement, bonus and phantom stock plan design and the development of total compensation strategies.
His compensation clients at Shareholder Value Advisors have included SPX, Triarc, Time-Warner, Federal Signal, Tenneco Automotive, Vornado Realty Trust, Waste Management, Herman Miller and Bertelsmann. Mr. O'Byrne has been an advisor to the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Institutional Shareholder Services and CS First Boston equity research.
Mr. O'Byrne was previously head of the compensation consulting practice at Stern Stewart & Co. and a Principal in the executive compensation consulting practice at Towers Perrin. Prior to joining Towers Perrin in 1979, he worked in the tax department at Price Waterhouse and taught mathematics at Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. O'Byrne holds a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Chicago, an M.S. in Mathematics from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, a certified public accountant and a member of the Illinois bar.Last visited: ICG 02/21/2011
In addition to her role as investor activist for eRaider, an Internet confederation that aims to galvanize individual investors in troubled small-to-midsize companies, Ms. Pastor holds the position of portfolio manager at New York's Privateer Asset Management, a fund she founded with her husband. Her fund's takeover strategy is to buy significant equity stakes in struggling firms and rally other stakeholders to improve the companies' business. Before joining eRaider, she worked for J.P. Morgan and Bank of Montreal. Ms. Pastor is a graduate of Yale University.
Last visited: ICG 03/04/2002
Meyrick Payne T'69
Management Practice, Inc.
C. Meyrick Payne is a Senior Partner with Management Practice and works extensively on issues of governance with the firm's mutual fund practice.
He has been actively involved in the preparation of information required by independent trustees for the renewal of management and advisory contracts. He has also taken a leading role in the preparation and compilation of MPI's annual survey of Mutual Fund Trustee Compensation and Best Governance Practices Survey as well as MPI’s Annual Survey of Mutual Fund Profitability. Meyrick has served as an expert witness on behalf on independent mutual fund directors and has counseled others during troubled times.
Meyrick has written widely on issues relating to mutual funds, including Comparing Compensation Of Mutual Fund Trustees With That Of Corporate Directors, Building An Effective Mutual Fund Board, OK, So Just What Is A Lead Trustee? and Defining a Trustee’s Role in Voting the Underlying Proxies. He has also completed the first survey of Mutual Fund Director Compensation in Canada as well as presenting at the OECD seminar on comparative governance in collective investment schemes throughout the developed world. He has presented at numerous ICI, NICSA and IFIC conference about mutual fund governance.
He formerly served as the CFO and director of Reeves Communications Corporation, a public television production and direct marketing company, and worked for McKinsey & Co., where he consulted in the Banking and Finance practice. He qualified as a British Chartered Accountant and a CPA while working for KPMG Peat Marwick in London, New York and Denver.
He received his M.B.A. from Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College (1969). His early education was completed in England where he served in the British equivalent of the US National Guard.
Last visited: ICG 05/08/2007
Hunter R. Peterson
Trinity Hunt Partners
Bio - TBA
Last visited: CR 10/20/2008
Mark W. Peterson
Senior VP & Treasurer
Cincinnati Bell, Inc.
Mark W. Peterson is Senior Vice President and Treasurer of ServiceMaster Company. Mr. Peterson manages the $4 billion debt structure, cash management, risk management, bank and investment bank relations, fixed income investor relations, and insurance. He has a total staff of 50.
Mr. Peterson joined ServiceMaster Company in November 2007.
Prior to his joining CBI, Mr. Peterson was Vice President and Treasurer of Cincinnati Bell Inc. where he managed the $2.3 billion debt structure, cash management and the $500 million of pension assets. Prior to Cincinnati Bell he worked at Sprint where he managed domestic treasury. In this position there he was responsible for cash management, foreign exchange hedging, stock buy back program, interest rate risk management, bank and investment bank relationship, bank loan syndication, and issuance of public debt and equity. While at Sprint he conducted over $11 billion in financing for various Sprint ventures. He was involved in the formation, planning, documentation and execution of the IPO for Sprint PCS and related financings.
Prior to joining Sprint, he spent 18 years in banking, investment banking, risk management and treasury positions with Continental Bank, First City National Bank, Enron Corporation and KPMG Peat Marwick. He is a board member of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers and currently serves as Chairman. Mr. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He is married with three children and resides in Memphis, Tennessee.Last visited: CR 03/31/2010
Paul Raether T'73
Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts
Paul Raether is a Member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in their New York City office, having become a partner in 1986. He joined KKR in 1980 and prior to that was a Vice President in the Corporate Finance Department of Blyth Eastman Dillon & Co.
Mr. Raether obtained his B.A. from Trinity College in 1968. He then served as an officer in the United States Navy, and received his M.B.A. from Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College in 1973.
Paul is active on a number of boards, serving as the Chairman of the Board at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He also serves as a Trustee of the Board of Overseers of Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. Paul is also a Trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation.
Last visited: SMA 04/15/2008
Steven Roth T'63
Chairman & CEO
Vornado Realty Trust
Last visited: SMA 04/19/2007
Max Rottersman is a Fund Industry Consultant specializing in the mutual fund industry. He has worked in financial services since 1989 and was recently the chief compliance officer for the Guinness Atkinson funds.
Last visited: ICG 05/08/2007
Professor of Accounting
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Flemming Ruud is chaired professor of internal and external auditing at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, as well as the managing director of their Institute of Accounting, Controlling, and Auditing. He was previously a professor at the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen. He has conducted preparation courses for the CIA exam in Norway and Switzerland and is responsible for the Management Program in Operational Auditing and Administrative Quality Assurance at the Norwegian School of Management. Professor Ruud is a board member of the Swiss Institute of Internal Auditors, a member of IIA Academic Relations Committee, and is a Norwegian CPA. This past year Professor Ruud was presented with The Institute of Internal Auditors' Educator of the Year award in Washington, D.C. for his significant contributions to the advancement of internal auditing and university-level education.
Last visited: ICG 02/19/2003
Senior Vice President and Group Executive
Ms. Sanford is senior vice president and group executive of IBM's storage systems group, the organization that develops and markets the company's Enterprise Storage Server ("Shark") and other open-storage networking-related hardware and software that allow customers to use their data as the currency of e-business. She joined IBM in 1975 as an engineer in the typewriter division. She has held a number of executive positions at IBM since then, including executive assistant to the chairman of the board and director of IBM Networking Systems. Prior to assuming her current post, she headed Global Industries, the IBM organization that manages relationships with IBM's largest customers worldwide, and was general manager of IBM's S/390 Division, which develops, manufactures, and markets large-enterprise systems. Ms. Sanford has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business by Fortune, one of the Top Ten Innovators in the Technology Industry by Information Week, and one of the Ten Most Influential Women in Technology by Working Woman. She serves on the boards of ITT Industries, St. John's University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a graduate of St. John's University and earned an MS in operations research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Last visited: ICG 02/21/2000
Gary S. Schieneman
Gary Schieneman was appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in 2001. Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Schieneman served as director, Comparative Global Equity Analysis, of Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for global accounting research and related issues affecting cross-border investments. Previous to his position at Merrill Lynch, he was director of Latin American Research at Smith New Court, where he also was the firm's Latin American Strategist. Before joining Smith New Court, he was vice president, International Equity Research at Prudential-Bache Securities. Mr. Schieneman began his career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse in their New York and Paris offices. He later worked for Mobil Europe based in London. Following that post, he joined Arthur Young & Co. in New York as Partner in its International Service Office. Among his other activities, Mr. Schieneman has been a Professor of Accounting at Columbia Graduate School of Business Administration and at New York University. Mr. Schieneman received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and earned his MBA from New York University.
Last visited: ICG 02/18/2003
Manager, European Engagement and Governance
Hermes Investment Management Ltd.
Mrs Sjo works for Hermes Investment Management Ltd in London, the largest pension fund in the UK. She is responsible for Hermes’ engagement programme in Continental Europe. Through Hermes Equity Ownership Services and Hermes Focus Funds staffs of some 50 people act as active owners on behalf of Hermes’ clients. Prior to joining Hermes she was a corporate governance and IR adviser. She was an executive at the Oslo Stock Exchange for several years holding various positions such as strategic adviser, market director and CFO. She has written a handbook in investor relations, given a series of lectures and published articles about stock market efficiency. Hege holds a post graduate degree in corporate finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).
Last visited: ICG 05/01/2007
Michael T. Sullivan T'01
Angelo Gordon & Company
Michael Sullivan joined Angelo Gordon in 2007 to work as an analyst in the distressed securities area. Prior to joining Angelo Gordon, Michael was a Director at UBS Investment Bank in its Restructuring Group, where he focused on advising corporate clients and investors in distressed and special situations, as well as raising capital for acquisitions, refinancings and restructurings. From 1995-1998, he worked as a credit analyst in the Structured and Project Finance Group of Bayerische Hypotheken-und Wechsel-Bank, AG. Michael holds an A.B. degree from Bowdoin College, an M.A.L.D. degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and an M.B.A. degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Last visited: CRR 11/10/2008
John Parry Tatum T'05
H.I.G. Capital, LLC
John is an Investment Professional with H.I.G. Capital, a $7bn diversified private investment firm, a position he accepted following his graduation from Tuck. At H.I.G., John concentrates on completing owner-operated recapitalizations and making equity and debt investments in complex “special situation” opportunities across a range of industries for the firm’s middle market LBO fund – LBO IV – and distressed debt investment fund – Bayside. John currently sits on the board of several H.I.G. portfolio companies. Prior to H.I.G. and Tuck, he started his career at Salomon Smith Barney (aka Citigroup Securities) as an investment banking Analyst in the firm’s Business Services Group. After two years at Salomon, John began his principal investing career as an Associate at Charterhouse Group, a New York-based private equity firm that completes traditional late stage growth equity investments, build-ups and recapitalizations. At Tuck, John was an active member of the Ice Hockey team, the Private Equity Club, and gained international private equity experience while working with Reiten & Co., a Scandinavian PE firm, during his internship. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, traveling and playing squash.
Last visited: SMA 05/13/2008
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Mr. Tuttle is a Deloitte Consulting LLP Senior Principal with 25 years of High Technology, M&A and consulting experience. His clients include: General Electric, Philips, KKR, TPG, EMC, Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Houghton Mifflin and Lucent Technologies.
He is a strategy & operations partner with a focus on merger integration. He has led a number of large, complex global mergers and divestiture, and has supported private equity firms through their evaluation, bid development, and close of their deals.
Mr. Tuttle is also the US Consulting Alliance Leader and has responsibility for a portfolio of over 40 technology and services alliances with Deloitte. He has held other leadership roles within Deloitte Consulting including the Global High Technology Sector Leader, and Lead Client Service Partner for a number of large Deloitte clients.
He has been extensively quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Investor's Business Daily, Industry Week, Dow Jones News Wire, Computer Reseller News, and other business publications.
Mr. Tuttle has a BA Engineering degree from Lafayette College, and an MBA in Operations and Marketing from Boston University.
Last visited: SMA 05/17/2007
Norges Bank Investment Management
Runa Urheim has a Master of Science in Finance from London Business Schools and a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Runa works as a senior analyst in the Corporate Governance Team at NBIM which manages the Government Pension Fund of Norway with assets under management of 380 billions USD. Runa has nine years of experience in asset management, working five years as equity portfolio manager for global portfolios with a focus on enhanced relative value strategies. Runa has been a crucial person in the establishment of NBIM’s corporate governance policy and activities.
Last visited: ACF 05/05/2009
David M. Webb
Founder and Editor
Mr. Webb is a former investment banker and in-house adviser to a Hong Kong blue chip company. He moved to Hong Kong in 1991, and in 1998 he retired to focus on investments. Mr. Webb founded Webb-site.com, a non-profit platform for better corporate and economic governance. He is a member of Hong Kong’s Shareholders Sub-Committee on Company Law Reform, Takeover and Mergers Panel, Takeover Appeals Committee and SFC Shareholders Group. He is the driving force behind the HAMS proposal for a levy-funded, investor-elected body to catalyze corporate governance reform. In 2000 he was a Business Week magazine “Star of Asia.” In 2001, the World Economic Forum named him a “Global Leader for Tomorrow”. Mr. Webb has an honors degree in Mathematics from Oxford University.
Last visited: ICG 01/25/2002
B. Kenneth West
Senior Consultant on Corporate Governance
Mr. West joined TIAA-CREF, the world's largest pension fund, in April 1995 as senior consultant for corporate governance. That same year, he retired as chairman of the board of Chicago-based Harris Bankcorp, Inc. after 38 years of service. He has served on the board of Motorola, Inc. since 1976 and is a director of the Pepper Companies, a privately owned commercial/institutional construction company. Mr. West has written and lectured extensively on corporate governance and related issues. He is chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors; vice chairman of the National Park Foundation, where he has been a trustee since 1995; past chairman of the University of Chicago board of trustees and a 1988 recipient of that university's honorary doctor of laws degree; and a director and past president of the University of Illinois Foundation and co-chairman of the foundation's $1 billion Campaign for Illinois. In 1997 he was elected to Chicago's Business Hall of Fame. Mr. West graduated from the University of Illinois and received an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Last visited: ICG 02/12/2001
J. Otis Winters
Board Member and Lead Director
Last year, the board of directors of Houston-based Dynegy-which owns operating divisions engaged in power generation, natural gas liquids and regulated energy delivery-elected Mr. Winters to the newly created position of lead director. Mr. Winters, who has served on Dynegy's board since 1993, is the retired co-founder of The PWS Group, Inc., a Dallas-based consulting and crisis management firm. He currently serves on the board of PWS Group's successor firm, Glass and Associates, as well as on the board of publicly traded remote control system designerAMX. Formerly, Mr. Winters served as executive vice president and director of the Williams Companies. A registered professional engineer, Mr. Winters holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as a BS and MS in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.
Last visited: ICG 03/04/2003
Eddy Zervigon T'97
Vice President, Special Situations Group
Eddy Zervigon T'97, is a vice-president, Morgan Stanley Special Situations Group in New York, where he specializes in distressed securities and turn around situations. Mr. Zervigon has been involved in several restructurings for the firm, including: DigitalGlobe Corporation, TVN Entertainment and Impsat Fiber Networks, Inc. He sits on the board of TVN Entertainment and is actively involved in the management of the Company. He has also been involved in the successful valuation and bidding of several significant portfolios in South Korea and Japan, including Hokkaido Takushoku Bank (which was one of the first major distressed portfolios to emerge from Japan).
Last visited: CR 11/05/2002