Bradley Jacobs 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.
Gena Ashe has more than two decades of broad-based executive experience with public and private companies in varied industries. She has held senior legal roles with The Brickman Group, Ltd. (now BrightView Landscapes, LLC), Catalina Marketing Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Darden Restaurants, Inc., Lucent Technologies, Inc. and AT&T. Earlier, she was an electrical engineer with IBM Corporation before joining IBM’s legal team. Ms. Ashe holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Spelman College, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a doctor of law degree from Georgetown University. She is a graduate of the executive development program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a certificate in international management from Oxford University in England.
Louis DeJoy was most recently chief executive officer of XPO Logistics' supply chain business in the Americas. Previously, he led New Breed Logistics as its chairman and chief executive officer from 1983 until XPO acquired New Breed in 2014. During that time, he grew the company from a small, regional operation to a leading U.S. provider of highly engineered, technology-driven contract logistics solutions. Mr. DeJoy is a member of the boards of trustees of Elon University and the PGA Wyndham Championship, and serves on the board of directors for The Fund for American Studies in Washington, DC. He is a past member of the board of trustees of Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina, and was an appointee to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. He holds a business degree from Stetson University.
Lead Independent Director
Michael Jesselson 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, he serves as a director of C-III Capital Partners LLC and other private companies, as well as several philanthropic organizations.
Adrian Kingshott is the chief executive officer of AdSon LLC, senior advisor to Headwaters Merchant Bank, and advisory director of Spotlight Advisors, 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 and Investments at Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business; and an adjunct professor of International Corporate Financial Management at Fordham University's School of Business and the Gabelli 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.
|Jason Papastavrou, Ph.D.|
Jason Papastavrou, Ph.D., 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 Shaffer 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 board of Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) and the supervisory board of Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions. He has previously held board positions with Belgacom S.A., Demag Cranes AG and Intermec, Inc. 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.
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