Mark S. Burgess, 57, is the Chief Executive Officer of Signode Industrial Group (SIG), a manufacturer of packaging consumables, tools and equipment. Mr. Burgess joined SIG in March 2014 upon The Carlyle Group’s acquisition of SIG from Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Previously, Mr. Burgess served as the Chief Executive Officer of Graham Packaging Company, Inc. from January 2009 to April 2012 and served on its Board of Directors from February 2010 to April 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Burgess served as Graham Packaging’s Chief Financial Officer from December 2006 until May 2009, and Chief Operating Officer from April 2008 to December 2008. Mr. Burgess served as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as Chief Financial Officer, of Anchor Glass Container Corporation from May 2005 until September 2006. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. from April 2003 to April 2005. Between 1990 and 2003, Mr. Burgess held senior financial and operational management roles at JL French Automotive Castings and Trailmobile Corporation, and prior to that, he served as a Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Dickinson College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Mr. Burgess currently serves as Chairman of the Clondalkin Group, a global manufacturer of flexible and specialty plastic packaging solutions, and is a former director of the Polymer Group, where he served from March 2011 to June 2013.
Jeffrey J. Clarke
Jeff Clarke is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Kodak. Prior to joining Kodak, Clarke was a Managing Partner of Augusta Columbia Capital (ACC), a private investment firm he co-founded in 2012. From 2012 to 2014, Clarke was the Chairman of Travelport, Inc., a private, travel technology firm, where he served as CEO from 2006 to 2011, after leading its sale from Cendant Corporation to the Blackstone Group for $4.3 billion in 2006. Clarke was the Chief Operating Officer of CA, Inc., an enterprise software company, from 2004 to 2006. At CA, he was responsible for sales, services, distribution, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, information technology, corporate strategy and planning.
From 2002 to 2003, Clarke was Executive Vice President of Global Operations at HP. In this role, he was responsible for HP's worldwide supply chain, manufacturing, procurement and internet operations. He also co-led HP's merger integration with Compaq Computer. Prior to HP, Clarke was the Chief Financial Officer of Compaq Computer, which he joined in 1998 following the merger of Compaq with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Clarke was with DEC from 1985 to 1998, serving in management roles in international operations, finance and manufacturing.
In 2016, Clarke joined the board of directors of Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Clarke served on the board of directors of Red Hat, Inc., an enterprise software company, from 2008 through 2016. He served as Chairman of Orbitz Worldwide, a global online travel agency, from 2007 to 2014. He also served as director of the Compuware Corporation, an enterprise software company, from 2013 until 2014.
Clarke earned an MBA from Northeastern University, where he serves as a Trustee. He holds a B.A. in Economics from SUNY Geneseo.
James V. Continenza, Chairman
James V. Continenza, 53, has extensive executive and board experience with high-tech companies and with companies that successfully emerged from or are in various stages of corporate restructuring. Since September 2012, Mr. Continenza has served as the Chief Executive Officer of TBC Holdings I, Inc., the parent company of The Berry Company, LLC, a holding company that acquires and manages advertising, marketing and technology companies that provide a wide range of digital and legacy leads-generating products to local and national advertisers. He served as the President of STi Prepaid, LLC, a telecommunications company, from June 2010 to February 2011. Mr. Continenza served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Anchor Glass Container Corp., a leading manufacturer of glass containers, from September 2006 to December 2006. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Teligent, Inc., which provides communications services including voice, data, and internet access, from September 2002 to June 2004; served as its Chief Operating Officer from May 2001 to September 2002; and served as its Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations from September 2000 to May 2001. Mr. Continenza served as Chief Operating Officer of Arch Wireless, Inc., a wireless services provider, from September 2000 to September 2002. From April 1999 to September 2000, Mr. Continenza was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies Product Finance, a global leader in telecom equipment, and served as its Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing from September 1997 to April 1999.
In addition to his management experience, Mr. Continenza currently serves on the boards of NII Holdings, Inc. (since 2015), a provider of wireless communication services under the Nextel brandTM in Brazil, Neff Rental LLC (since 2014), an industrial and construction equipment rental company, and Tembec, Inc. (since 2008), a manufacturer of lumber-derived products,. Mr. Continenza also serves or has served on the boards of several private companies.
Matthew A. Doheny
Matthew A. Doheny, 45, currently serves as President of North Country Capital LLC, an advisory and investment firm focusing on board advisory assignments and investing in alternative investments, where he has served since 2011. Previously, Mr. Doheny served as Portfolio Manager of Fintech Advisory Inc., a fund focusing on operational turnarounds and undervalued securities, from June 2008 to October 2010. He previously served as Managing Director of the Distressed Assets Group of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. from January 2000 to March 2008. Prior to his career with financial institutions, Mr. Doheny was an attorney in the Corporate Restructuring Departments of Orrick LLP and Kelley Drye & Warren and in the Business and Corporate Department of Hancock & Estabrook.
Mr. Doheny currently serves on the board of YRC Worldwide, Inc. (since July 2011) and Affinity Gaming (since May 2013) and has served on the boards of several private companies in the financial services and venture capital industries.
John A. Janitz
John A. Janitz, 73, is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Evergreen Capital Partners, LLC, an investment firm that provides advisory services and co-invests with private equity sponsors under exclusive contractual arrangements. He served as Co-Managing Principal for Questor Management Company LLC, a turnaround capital investment firm that acquires underperforming or troubled companies, from 2003 to 2007. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Janitz served as a consultant with JPMorgan Partners, Kidd Associates, Aurora Capital Partners, and Questor Management. Mr. Janitz served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Textron Inc. from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Janitz served as President, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Textron Automotive Company, which was a $2.9 billion full-service supplier of automotive interior and exterior trim, fuel systems, and functional components, from 1996 to 1999. He held a number of key executive positions with TRW, Inc., an international company providing advanced technology products and services to the automotive, space and defense, and information systems industry segments, from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Janitz served as President of Wickes Manufacturing Company from 1989 to 1990 and previously held a number of key executive positions with its predecessor company, Gulf & Western Industries, Inc., including Group President of its Industrial and Automotive Units. Mr. Janitz began his career at Ford Motor Company, where he held a variety of engineering and manufacturing positions.
Mr. Janitz currently serves on the board of STR Holdings, Inc. (since June 2007), a manufacturer of solar power module encapsulants and LoJack Corporation (since April 2015), a leading provider of tracking and recovery systems for valuable mobile assets. Mr. Janitz previously served on the board of Textron Inc. and Wickes Manufacturing Company and has also served on the boards of several privately-held companies.
George Karfunkel, 67, is currently the Chairman of Sabr Group, a consulting company. Mr. Karfunkel was a director, Senior Vice President and co-owner of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, a stock transfer company, which he co-founded in 1971. Mr. Karfunkel is a co-owner of Worldwide TechServices, LLC, a computer maintenance and services company.
Mr. Karfunkel serves as vice chairman of Upstate Bank, a nationally-chartered community bank; a director of Berkshire Bank; and a director at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
Jason New, 47, has been Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group L.P., a global investment and advisory firm, and Head of Special Situation Investing for GSO Capital Partners LP, a credit-oriented alternative asset manager, since 2005. Mr. New focuses on managing GSO's public investment portfolio with a specific emphasis on stressed and distressed companies and on sourcing direct special situation investment opportunities. He is a member of the GSO Investment Committee. Mr. New joined The Blackstone Group L.P. in 2008 in connection with its acquisition of GSO. Before joining GSO in 2005, Mr. New was a senior member of Credit Suisse's distressed finance group. Mr. New joined Credit Suisse in 2000 when it acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where he was a member of DLJ's restructuring group. Prior to joining DLJ in 1999, he was an associate with the law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where he practiced in the firm's corporate reorganization group.
Mr. New has served as a director of MPM Holdings Inc. since October 2014. Mr. New served as a director of Cheniere Energy, Inc. from August 2008 to December 2010 and as a director of Global Aviation Holdings Inc. from September 2009 to January 2012.
William G. Parrett
Mr. Parrett, 70, is a former Senior Partner of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, a public accounting firm. Mr. Parrett retired in 2007. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT). Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer of DTT, he was Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche USA since 1999. Mr. Parrett joined Deloitte in 1967 and served in a series of roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Parrett is a certified public accountant licensed by the State of New York.
Mr. Parrett currently serves as a director of The Blackstone Group L.P., an investment and advisory firm; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a provider of analytical and laboratory instruments and products; and UBS AG, a global financial services firm.
Derek Smith, 48, has been a Managing Partner and Co-chief Investment Officer at BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, a diversified asset manager, since March 2014. From March 2008 until March 2014, he served as its Managing Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining BlueMountain in 2008, Mr. Smith worked at Deutsche Bank, where he was a Managing Director of Global Credit Trading, managing investment grade and high-yield credit cash and derivatives desks for the United States and Europe. Before his career at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Smith spent nearly 15 years working in various aspects of the fixed income, derivatives and credit markets at Goldman Sachs, managing the U.S. government options desk as well as the investment grade credit cash and derivative desks. In 2005, Mr. Smith served as Chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Credit Derivatives Market Practice Committee.