Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Patrick W. Allender
Retired Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, Danaher Corporation

Patrick W. Allender, retired in February 2007 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for Danaher Corporation, Washington, D.C., a diversified manufacturing company. He was elected to Diebold’s Board of directors in 2011. In addition, he serves as a director of Colfax Corporation and Brady Corporation.

Mr. Allender hold's a bachelor's of science degree from Loyola College in Maryland and was elected to the Board of Governors and Visitors of Washington College in 2009.

Arthur F. Anton
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Swagelok
Mr. Anton has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Swagelok Company, Solon, Ohio (a fluid systems technologies company), since 2017, where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2017. Elected to the Diebold Nixdorf board in April 2019, Mr. Anton brings significant domestic and international manufacturing and distribution experience and financial expertise.

He is currently a director and chair of the audit committee of The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, Ohio, where he has served since 2006. Mr. Anton also has served as lead director of Olympic Steel, Bedford Heights, Ohio, since 2009, he is a director of University Hospitals Health System, Cleveland, Ohio, and has served since 2005, in 2019 he became Chairman. He was also appointed as a director of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio, in 2018 and is a former director of Forest City Realty Trust, Cleveland, Ohio, where he served from 2010-2018.
Bruce Besanko
Chief Financial Officer, Kohl’s Corporation
Bruce H. Besanko is the Chief Financial Officer of Kohl’s Corporation, a national retailer. Previously, Mr. Besanko spent four years with SUPERVALU, a national food retailer, in financial leadership roles, including chief operating officer and chief financial officer, as well as five years as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for OfficeMax. In addition to his business experience, he served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was elected to Diebold’s board of directors in 2018.

Mr. Besanko received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Reynolds C. Bish
Chief Executive Officer, Kofax Limited
Mr. Bish has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Kofax Limited, Irvine, California (an intelligent automation software platform provider), since 2017, and previously served in that capacity from 2007-2015. Elected to the Diebold Nixdorf board in April 2019, he brings substantial experience, having served as the Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer of multiple public and privately held enterprise software and technology companies.

Mr. Bish also brings relevant experience as a former director of Guidance Software, Inc., Pasadena, California (a provider of digital forensic and endpoint security software) where he was Chair of its Nominating and Governance Committee from 2016-2017. He also served as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Iomega Corporation (a provider of portable data storage products) from 2005-2008 and I-Many, Inc. (a provider of contract management software) from 2005-2009.

Mr. Bish received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
Ellen M. Costello
Retired Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Corporation
Ellen M. Costello, a veteran leader with more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry, currently serves as an independent director on the board of Citigroup, Inc. In her most recent executive position, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Corporation and U.S. Country Head of BMO Financial Group from 2011 until 2013. Prior to this, she was Group Head of Personal and Commercial Banking for the U.S. and the Chief Executive Officer of BMO Harris Bank N.A. and BMO Financial Corporation. During her career, Ms. Costello has held a wide range of senior leadership positions across global retail, commercial and corporate banking and capital markets. She was elected to Diebold Nixdorf’s board of directors, in 2018, and serves on the board’s audit and finance committees.

Ms. Costello holds a bachelor degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and a MBA from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Phillip R. Cox
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cox Financial Corporation

Phillip R. Cox, is President and CEO of Cox Financial Corporation, Cincinnati, OH, a financial services firm he founded in 1971. He was elected to Diebold's board of directors in 2005. In addition, he serves as a director on a variety of boards, including Cincinnati Bell, The Timken Company, and Touchstone Investments.

Mr. Cox is a graduate of Xavier University and holds a doctorate of letters degree from the College of Mount St. Joseph and Cincinnati Technical College.

Dr. Alexander Dibelius
Managing Partner of CVC Capital Partners (Deutschland) GmbH

Dr. Dibelius is Managing Partner of CVC Capital Partners (Deutschland) GmbH. Previously, he was Chairman of the Executive Board of Goldman Sachs AG, having been with Goldman Sachs from 1993 until 2015. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., where he was appointed partner in 1992. Before his career in business, Dr. Dibelius was a surgeon at the University Clinic of Freiburg. Dr. Dibelius studied medicine at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. In 1986, he earned a doctorate.

Dr. Dieter Düsedau
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Dr. Düsedau is a physicist and formerly a Director (Senior Partner) of McKinsey & Co., based in Munich. He was leader of the German Strategy Practice and was the long-standing leader of McKinsey’s Telecoms, IT, and Media Sector in Germany. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked at the Max Planck Institut, CERN, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and M.I.T. on quantum field theories. He holds a master’s of science in physics from the University of Munich and a PhD in theoretical physics from M.I.T.

Matthew Goldfarb
Founding Partner and Managing Member, Southport Midstream Partners LLC.
Mr. Goldfarb is a founding partner and managing member of Southport Midstream Partners LLC, Westport, Connecticut (a private-equity backed investment vehicle focused on energy infrastructure projects in North America). Elected to Diebold Nixdorf’s board in April 2019, Mr. Goldfarb brings vast investing experience and experience with commercial and corporate law, as well as an extensive record of service on the boards of several public companies.

Mr. Goldfarb is a former chairman of Sevcon, Inc. where he served from 2016-2017, as well as Midway Gold Corporation, where he served from 2016-2017, The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, from 2015-2016, Huntingdon Capital Corp., where he served from 2013-2014, Fisher Communications, Inc., Seattle, Washington, where he served from 2011-2013, CKE Restaurants, Inc., where he served from 2006-2010, and James River Coal Company, where he served in 2006.
Gary G. Greenfield
Non-executive Chairman of the Board, Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated Partner, Court Square Capital Partners

Gary G. Greenfield was elected to Diebold’s board of directors in 2014 and appointed Chairman of the Board for Diebold Nixdorf in January 2018. In his capacity as Chairman, Mr. Greenfield oversees executive session meetings of the independent members of the Board of Directors. In addition, he serves as a Partner for Court Square Capital Partners, a private equity company based in New York. Formerly he served as Chairman, CEO and President of Avid Technology, Inc. He has over thirty years of technology experience and has served in various senior executive capacities across the industry.

Mr. Greenfield received a bachelor's degree in general engineering and international security affairs from the United States Naval Academy. He went on further to receive a master’s degree in information systems management from George Washington University, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.

Gerrard B. Schmid
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gerrard B. Schmid is President and CEO of Diebold Nixdorf, a position he has held since February 2018.  

Prior to joining Diebold Nixdorf he served as chief executive officer of D+H Corporation, a $1.7 billion global fintech company. Under his leadership from 2012 to 2017, the company evolved to a global leader in real-time payments and lending software. He joined D+H in 2007 as president and CEO of the company’s Filogix business unit.

Prior to D+H, he managed a $3 billion retail banking business at Lloyds TSB in the United Kingdom. From 2001 to 2005, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for retail banking at CIBC, one of the “Big Five” Canadian banks. In 1997 he joined McKinsey and Company, Inc., working across financial services, e-commerce and technology before joining CIBC. He began his career in finance at Citibank in 1995.

Mr. Schmid earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He also holds a Master of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Kent M. Stahl
Retired Partner, Chief Investment Strategist and Director of Investment Strategy and Risk Management, Wellington Management Company, LLP
Mr. Stahl, CFA, is a retired Partner from Wellington Management Company, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts (an investment management firm), where he was Chief Investment Strategist and Director of Investment Strategy and Risk Management from 1998-2018. In this capacity, Mr. Stahl was a portfolio manager and fiduciary on over $25 billion in assets for a variety of institutional clients and insurance companies. He also spearheaded the firm’s investment oversight processes and was a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Mr. Stahl brings over twenty years of experience in evaluating investments and risk, growing and managing businesses, and advising institutional clients on strategy and trends. He was elected to Diebold Nixdorf’s board in April 2019.

Mr. Stahl is a member of the advisory board of Longfellow Investment Advisors and the investment advisory board for The Ohio State University Endowment.