Board of Directors
Arthur Anton served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Swagelok Company, Solon, Ohio (a fluid systems technologies company), from 2017 until his retirement on December 31, 2019. Mr. Anton previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2017, President and Chief Operating Officer from 2001-2004, Executive Vice President from 2000-2001, and Chief Financial Officer from 1998-2000 of Swagelok. Prior to joining Swagelok in 1998, Mr. Anton was a Partner of Ernst & Young LLP (a professional services organization).
Mr. Anton is currently a director and chair of the audit committee of The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, Ohio (a paint coatings manufacturer), where he has served since 2006 and where he serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Anton also is lead director of Olympic Steel, Bedford Heights, Ohio (a steel processing and distribution company), where he has served since 2009, and a director of University Hospitals Health System, Cleveland, Ohio (a large academic medical center), where he has served since 2005 and became Chairman in 2019. 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 (a diversified Real Estate Investment Trust), where he served from 2010-2018.
Bruce Besanko served as Chief Financial Officer of Kohl’s Corporation, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin (a national retailer) from 2017 until his retirement in February 2020. Previously, Mr. Besanko spent four years with Supervalu Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota (a national food retailer and wholesaler), in executive roles, including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from 2016-2017, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2015-2016, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013-2015. From 2009-2013, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for OfficeMax Inc., Naperville, Illinois (a national office supplies retailer).
In addition to his business experience, Mr. Besanko served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Besanko is also currently a director of United Service Organizations of Illinois (a non-profit organization supporting military service members).
Reynolds Bish has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Kofax Limited, Irvine, California (a process automation software provider), since 2017. Previously, Mr. Bish was Vice President of Lexmark International, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky (a provider of printing and imaging products) from 2015-2017 and Chief Executive Officer of Kofax Limited from 2007-2015. From 1989-2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer and was the co-founder of Captiva Software Corporation (a provider of input management software and services).
Mr. Bish is also a former director of Guidance Software, Inc., Pasadena, California (a provider of digital forensic and endpoint security software), and 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 currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of The Pegasus School, Huntington Beach, California (a private independent grade school).
Ellen Costello served as Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Corporation and U.S. Country Head of BMO Financial Group (a global diversified financial services company headquartered in Toronto, Canada) before retiring in July 2013. Prior to taking on these roles in the firm’s Chicago office in 2011, 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 from 2006-2011. Prior to this, she held a number of capital markets leadership roles in Canada, Asia and the U.S.
Ms. Costello currently is a director of Citigroup, Inc., New York, New York (a global diversified financial services company), where she has served since 2016 and where she serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Management Committee. She also serves as a director of Citigroup’s subsidiary, Citibank, N.A. In addition, Ms. Costello also serves on the board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is a member of its Audit and Finance committees. She is a former director of D+H Corporation (a global fintech company), where she served from 2014-2017 and was Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. She also served as a director of BMO Financial Corporation’s Board, BMO’s independent U.S. Board of Directors, from 2006-2013.
Phil Cox has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cox Financial Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio (a financial planning and wealth management services firm), since 1972.
Mr. Cox currently is a director of Cincinnati Bell Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio (a telecommunications company), where he has served as a director since 1993 and as Chairman of the Board since 2003, and where he serves as a member of the Audit and Finance, Business Development, Compensation, and Governance and Nominating Committees and as the Chair of the Executive Committee. He also serves as a director of Touchstone Investments, Cincinnati, Ohio (a mutual fund company), where he has served since 1993 and where he has served as Chairman of the Board since 2008. Mr. Cox has been a director of TimkenSteel, Canton, Ohio (an engineered steel products company), since 2014 and serves as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Prior to TimkenSteel becoming an independent company, Mr. Cox served as a director of The Timken Company, Canton, Ohio (an engineered steel products company), and was a member of the Audit Committee from 2004-2016, and Chair of the Finance Committee from 2004-2011.
Dr. Alex Dibelius is Managing Partner of CVC Capital Partners (Deutschland) GmbH (a private equity advisor), in which capacity he has served since 2015. Previously, he served in a number of capacities at Goldman Sachs from 1993-2015, including Chairman of the Executive Board of Goldman Sachs AG (a financial services company) from 2002-2015, and Global Chairman of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, Inc. from 2013-2015. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. (a global management consulting firm) 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 also is a member of the supervisory board of KION Group AG, Wiesbaden (a fork lift manufacturing company), chairman of the board of Breitling SA, Switzerland (a luxury watch manufacturer), a member of the supervisory board of Douglas AG (a perfumery retail company) (as well as a member of the supervisory boards of Douglas GmbH, Düsseldorf, and Douglas Holding, Düsseldorf), a member of the supervisory board of Kirk Beauty Investments SA, Luxemburg, a member of the board of CVC Capital Partners Luxembourg SARL, Luxemburg, and a member of the shareholders’ committee of Tipico Group Ltd., Malta.
Matthew Goldfarb is a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal North America, New York, New York (a professional services firm), in which capacity he has served since 2019. Previously, he was 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) from 2016-2019. Prior to this, Mr. Goldfarb served as Chief Restructuring Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer of Cline Mining Corporation, Toronto, Canada (a Canadian mining company), from 2013-2018, and was Chief Executive Officer of Xinergy Ltd. (a Central Appalachian coal producer) having previously served as its Vice Chairman and lead independent director from 2009-2013. Mr. Goldfarb was previously an investment professional with The Blackstone Group/GSO Capital Partners, Icahn Associates Corp. and Pirate Capital, LLC. Mr. Goldfarb also worked as an M&A lawyer at Schulte, Roth & Zabel.
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 Greenfield is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, in which capacity he has served since January 1, 2018. Mr. Greenfield serves as a Partner for Court Square Capital Partners, New York, New York (a private equity company), and has served in that role since 2013. He formerly served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Avid Technology, Inc. (a digital media and entertainment company) from 2007-2013.
Mr. Greenfield is currently a director of Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc., Chicago, Illinois (a financial communications and data services company), where he has served since October 2016 and is the Chairperson of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. In addition, he is also a director of Ancile Solutions, Elkridge, Maryland (a learning and performance software company), Research Now SSI, Plano, Texas (an online sampling and data collection company), Dynata, Plano, Texas (a market research firm), and Encompass Digital Media, Atlanta, Georgia (a technology services business). He formerly was a director of Vocus, Inc., Beltsville, Maryland (a marketing and public relations software company), where he served as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee from 2008-2014.
Gerrard Schmid is President and CEO of Diebold Nixdorf, a role 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 is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Difenda, Toronto, Canada (a cyber security company).
Kent 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.
Mr. Stahl is a member of the advisory board of Longfellow Investment Advisors and the investment advisory board for The Ohio State University Endowment.
Ms. States retired in 2014 from the IBM Corporation, Armonk, New York (an information technology company), after a career of more than 36 years. Prior to her retirement, she served as Vice President, Strategy and Transformation for IBM’s Software Group and was a member of the Growth and Transformation senior leadership team. From 2008-2013, she was a leader in the company’s transformation to cloud computing and served as Chief Technology Officer in the corporate strategy function. Over her career, she has served in a broad variety of roles including technology, strategy, transformation, sales and talent development.
Ms. States currently is a director of Clean Harbors, Inc., Norwell, Massachusetts (an environmental, energy and industrial services company), where she has served since 2016 and where she serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. She also serves as a director of Webster Financial Corporation, Waterbury, Connecticut (a bank holding company and financial holding company), where she has served since 2016 and where she serves as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Risk Committee. In addition, Ms. States serves as a director for Code Nation and as trustee for International House, New York, and Mercy High School, Middletown, Connecticut.