Bradley S. Jacobs, Chairman
Bradley Jacobs, 56, is a career CEO. He has led two public companies: United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), which he co-founded in 1997, and United Waste Systems, Inc., founded in 1989. Mr. Jacobs served as chairman and chief executive officer of United Rentals for the company's first six years, and as executive chairman for an additional four years. He served eight years as chairman and chief executive officer of United Waste Systems. Previously, Mr. Jacobs founded Hamilton Resources (UK) Ltd. and served as its chairman and chief operating officer. This followed the co-founding of his first venture, Amerex Oil Associates, Inc., where he was chief executive. Mr. Jacobs is a member of the board of directors of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
G. Chris Andersen
G. Chris Andersen, 73, is the founder and a managing partner of G.C. Andersen Partners, LLC. Previously, Mr. Andersen served as vice chairman of PaineWebber, and as head of the Investment Banking Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated. Mr. Andersen is the lead director for Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX). He is a founder of the Garn Institute of Finance at the University of Utah; a member of the International Advisory Council of the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University; and sits on the advisory board of the RAND Corporation's Center for Asia Pacific Policy. Mr. Andersen holds a master's degree from the Kellogg School of Management and is a chartered financial analyst.
Michael G. Jesselson
Michael Jesselson, 60, is the president of Jesselson Capital Corporation. He is a longstanding director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO), and serves as the company's lead independent director. Additionally, Mr. Jesselson is a member of the board of directors of U*tique, Inc., and he has numerous non-profit affiliations, including chairman of American Friends of Bar-Ilan University; trustee of Yeshiva University; board member of SAR Academy; co-chairman of Shaare Zedek Medical Center Board of Directors in Jerusalem; board member of the Center for Jewish History; trustee of the American Jewish Historical Society; board member of the National Museum of American Jewish History; and board member of the Leo Baeck Institute.
Adrian P. Kingshott
Adrian Kingshott, 51, is the chief executive officer of AdSon LLC, and an affiliated managing director of The Bank Street Group LLC. Previously, with Goldman Sachs, he served as co-head of the firm's Leveraged Finance business, among other positions. More recently, Mr. Kingshott was a managing director of Amaranth Advisors, LLC. He is an adjunct professor of Global Capital Markets at Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business; and an adjunct professor of International Corporate Financial Management at Fordham University's School of Business. He holds a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and a master of jurisprudence degree from Oxford University. Mr. Kingshott is a member of the board of directors of Centre Lane Investment Corp.
James J. Martell
James Martell, 57, is an independent operating executive with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, for companies in the transportation logistics sector and related industries. Previously, he was chief executive officer of SmartMail Services, Inc.; executive vice president of Americas for UTi Worldwide Inc.; and chief executive officer of Burlington Air Express Canada. Earlier, Mr. Martell held management positions with Federal Express Corporation and United Parcel Service, Inc. He currently serves as a director of Mobile Mini, Inc., and is a past chairman of the board of directors of Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Martell is lead director for Ozburn-Hessey Logistics LLC, Vision Logistics Holding Corp., 3PD, Inc., and ProTrans International. He holds a degree in business administration from Michigan Technological University.
Jason D. Papastavrou
Jason Papastavrou, Ph.D., 50, is the founder and chief investment officer of ARIS Capital Management, LLC, and is the co-founder of Empiric Asset Management, LLC. Previously, Dr. Papastavrou was the founder and managing director of the Fund of Hedge Funds Strategies Group of Banc of America Capital Management (BACAP); president of BACAP Alternative Advisors; and a senior portfolio manager with Deutsche Asset Management. He was a tenured professor at Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering, and holds a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Papastavrou serves on the board of directors of United Rentals, Inc.
Oren G. Shaffer
Oren Shaffer, 69, was most recently vice chairman and chief financial officer of Qwest Communications International, Inc. (now CenturyLink, Inc.). Previously, Mr. Shaffer was president and chief operating officer of Sorrento Networks, Inc.; executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ameritech Corporation; and held senior executive positions with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he also served on the board of directors. Mr. Shaffer is a director on the boards of Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX); Belgacom S.A. (BCOM.BR); and Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN); and serves on the supervisory board of Demag Cranes AG (Xetra: D9C GR). He holds a master's degree in management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a degree in finance and business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.