Henry R. Slack
Henry R. Slack served as Chairman of Terra Industries, an international nitrogen-based fertilizer company, from 2001 until 2010, and as a director of Terra Industries from 1983 to 2010. He is currently the senior partner of Quarterwatch, LLC and a director of several other private companies that are primarily based in the United Kingdom. Additionally, Mr. Slack is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Blakeney Limited Partners. He has also served as a director of E. Oppenheimer and Son International Limited, a private investment and holding company, since 1979 and sits on its Investment Committee. He was Chief Executive Officer of Minorco SA, an international mining company, from 1991 until 1999, when that company merged with Anglo American Corporation to form Anglo American plc. In addition, he served as Chairman of First Africa Group, a private investment banking firm, from 2006 until its acquisition in 2009, and was Chairman of Task (USA) Inc., a private investment firm, from September 1999 to June 2002. Mr. Slack was a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of Anglo American Corporation, an international mining company, from 1981 until 1999. He has also served on the board of directors of Salomon Brothers Inc., a provider of investment-banking, securities underwriting, and foreign exchange trading services, from 1982 to 1988, SAB Miller plc., one of the world's largest brewers, from 1998 to 2002, and for more than 20 years on the board of Engelhard Corporation, a supplier of catalysts used in the petroleum, chemical and food industries, until its acquisition in 2006. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Willow School, and a trustee of the Raritan Headquarters Association in New Jersey. Mr. Slack holds a B.A. degree in History from Princeton University.
George R. Brokaw
George R. Brokaw is a director of DISH Network Corporation. He previously served as the Managing Director of the Highbridge Growth Equity Fund at Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC. Prior to joining Highbridge in 2012, Mr. Brokaw was a Managing Partner and Head of Private Equity at Perry Capital, LLC. Mr. Brokaw also served as a director to several companies including: North American Energy Partners Inc., Capital Business Credit LLC, Timberstar, and Value Place Holdings LLC. Prior to joining Perry in 2005, Mr. Brokaw was Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Mr. Brokaw received a B.A. degree from Yale University and a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. Mr. Brokaw is a member of the New York Bar.
R. Greg Eisner
Mr. Eisner has served on the Board of Directors since November 19, 2013 and brings to the Board extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of finance and investments.Mr. Eisner is the Co-President of Engineers Gate LP, a proprietary trading firm focused on quantitative strategies founded in early 2014 and consults for Dubin & Company, LP, an investment firm managed on behalf of Glenn Dubin and his family interests. Prior to joining Dubin & Company in 2013, Mr. Eisner was a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Hedge Fund Strategies for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. From 2005 through 2012, Mr. Eisner held various positions at Highbridge Capital Management, including Chief Operating Officer of Business Development, Chief Strategy Officer of Gávea Investimentos and Head of Corporate Strategy. He was a member of the Highbridge Operating Committee, the Chairman of the Highbridge New Product Committee and, in 2010, led J.P. Morgan and Highbridge’s purchase of a majority interest in Gávea Investimentos. Mr. Eisner also served on the board of directors of Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC, an integrated merchant energy business and portfolio company of Highbridge. Prior to joining Highbridge in 2005, Mr. Eisner was an investment banker in Mergers and Acquisitions at The Blackstone Group and in Energy and Power at Banc of America Securities. Mr. Eisner earned his B.S. degree in Economics and B.A. degree in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton and Benjamin Franklin Scholar.
Benjamin D. Fishman
Ben Fishman is the Interim President of Alico, Inc. Mr. Fishman is also the Managing Director at Arlon Group, a food and agriculture investment firm. From 1998-2000, he served as a Strategic and Financial Analyst for Continental Grain Company (CGC). He left CGC in 2000 to co-found The Grow Network, which was sold to the McGraw-Hill Companies in 2004. Mr. Fishman returned to CGC in 2005 and helped to establish Arlon. He currently serves on the Boards of Coastal, Wholesource, Alico, and Cici's Holdings. He received his BA, cum laude, in political theory from Princeton University.
W. Andrew Krusen, Jr.
Since 1987, Andrew Krusen has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Financial Group, Inc., a merchant banking organization that provides investment capital to the natural resources, communications and manufacturing and distribution sectors. He is also the managing member of Gulf Standard Energy, LLC, an oil and gas concern, and the managing member of Krusen-Douglas, LLC, a large landowner in the Tampa, Florida area. Mr. Krusen serves as a director of publicly-traded Canada Fluorspar Inc., a Canadian fluorspar and industrial minerals company and Lucas Energy, Inc., an independent oil and gas company. He is also a director of Raymond James Trust Company, a subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc., as well as numerous privately held companies, including Beall's Inc., Romark Laboratories, L.C., Telovations, Inc. and PlanSource Holdings, Inc. Mr. Krusen served as a director of Florida Banks, Inc., from August 1998 until its acquisition in July 2004. He also served as Chairman of the Board of First National Bank of Tampa from 1995 until its acquisition by Florida Banks in August 1998. He is currently a director and Chairman of Florida Capital Group, Inc., a Florida bank holding company, as well as Florida Capital Bank, N.A., its wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Krusen is a former member of the Young Presidents' Organization, and is currently a member of the World President's Organization and the Society of International Business Fellows. He is a past Chairman of Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. Mr. Krusen holds a B.A. degree in Geology from Princeton University.
Remy W. Trafelet
Remy W. Trafelet is President and Chief Executive Officer of Trafelet & Company, LLC, a New York-based private investment management firm. Mr. Trafelet also serves as Managing Partner of Trafelet Capital Management, LP, Manager of 734 Agriculture, LLC and Chairman of Silver Nip Citrus, LLC, a grower of Florida citrus products. He currently serves as Chairman of HazelTree Treasury Management Solutions, which Mr. Trafelet founded in 2009. In 2000, Mr. Trafelet founded Trafelet Delta Funds, LLC, and in 2009, he spun off the firm's London operations to form Habrok Capital Management. Prior to founding Trafelet Delta Funds, LLC, Mr. Trafelet was a portfolio manager at Fidelity Management and Research Company. Mr. Trafelet is a trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy and serves as Chairman of its Investment Committee. Additionally, he is a board member of Children's Scholarship Fund. Mr. Trafelet is a member of the Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory Investment Committee and a board member of the Boys' Club of New York. Mr. Trafelet earned an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, where he graduated with honors and was named a Presidential Scholar. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Sambuco is Chairman/CEO of Colonnade Properties LLC, a private fully integrated commercial real estate investment company. He began his real estate career at Lazard Frères & Co in 1982 in their Real Estate division. Mr. Sambuco focused on the accounting, reporting, and due diligence for over $2.0 billion in commercial real estate assets and was also actively involved the firm's real estate consulting and advisory business. In 1989 Mr. Sambuco became a Managing Director and the CFO of The Taylor Simpson Group when TSG purchased the assets of Lazard's property investment company. Mr. Sambuco held these responsibilities until 1999 when he formed Colonnade Properties LLC in joint venture with Prudential Real Estate Investors to acquire all assets of TSG. Since founding Colonnade, Mr. Sambuco has invested over $600 million of capital for institutional and high net worth investors. During his career, Mr. Sambuco has been involved with the development of over $1.0 billion of commercial real estate projects, the acquisition of in excess of $5.0 billion of commercial real estate, and the operation of more than 15.0 million square feet of commercial real estate. He is a Director of the Palm Beach Civic Association and a Trustee on the board of the Palm Beach Day Academy. Mr. Sambuco has a B.A. in accounting from Rutgers University (1982).