Scott N. Greenberg
Scott N. Greenberg has been chief executive officer since April 2005 and was the president of the company from 2001 until February 2006. He was chief financial officer from 1989 until December 2005, executive vice president from 1998 to 2001, vice president from 1985 to 1998, and has held various other positions since joining the company in 1981.
From 1999 to 2008, he was a director of GSE Systems, Inc. (GSE), a global provider of real-time simulation and training solutions which is a former majority-owned subsidiary of the company that was spun off in 2005. Mr. Greenberg was also a director of Wright Investors’ Service Holdings Inc., formerly National Patent Development Corporation (NPDC), from 2004 to January 2015. Mr. Greenberg was also chief financial officer of NPDC from 2004 until August 2007. Mr. Greenberg has served on our board of directors since 1987.
Harvey P. Eisen
Harvey P. Eisen is currently chairman, chief executive officer and director of Wright Investors’ Service Holdings, Inc., formerly NPDC. He has also served as chairman of Bedford Oak Advisors, LLC, an investment partnership, since 1998. He was previously senior vice president of Travelers, Inc. and held various executive positions with Primerica, SunAmerica Corp., and Integrated Resources Asset Management. Mr. Eisen has served on the Strategic Development Board for the Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri since 1995 where he established the first accredited course on the Warren Buffet Principles of Investing. He also served on the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board for Johns Hopkins University as well as the Carey Business School Board of Overseers and the Hopkins Parents Council. Mr. Eisen has been the chairman of the board since April 2005 and has served on our board of directors since 2002.
Marshall S. Geller
Marshall S. Geller is a founder and senior managing partner of St. Cloud Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity fund formed in December 2001. He has spent more than 40 years in corporate finance and investment banking, including 21 years as a senior managing partner of Bear, Stearns & Co. with oversight of all operations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Hong Kong, and the Far East. Mr. Geller is currently on the board of directors of COR Capital LLC, Wright Investors’ Service Holdings, Inc. and UCLA Health System and is on the board of governors of Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Mr. Geller also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Business & Economics at California State University, Los Angeles. Mr. Geller has served on our board of directors since 2002.
Laura L. Gurski
Laura L. Gurski is currently a partner at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm. She also serves as Global Head of Practices, Chairwoman of the Portfolio and Governance Committee and Member of the Senior Leadership Team at A.T. Kearney. Prior to joining A.T. Kearney in 1995, Ms. Gurski’s experience included senior marketing positions in brand management, merchant and product marketing for Sears Discover card, and sales promotion and advertising for a regional food retailer. She earned a masters of management from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, with emphasis in strategy, finance and international business, and a bachelor of science in marketing and French from Northern Illinois University.
Steven E. Koonin
Dr. Steven E. Koonin has been the director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress since its creation in April 2012 by New York University, where he is also a Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences in the Stern School of Business and of Civil and Urban Engineering in the Tandon School of Engineering. Prior to his current roles, Dr. Koonin served as Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy from May 2009, following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate, until November 2011. Prior to joining the government, Dr. Koonin spent five years, from March 2004 to May 2009, as Chief Scientist for BP, p.l.c. From September 1975 to July 2006, Dr. Koonin was a professor of theoretical physics at Caltech and was the institute’s Provost from February 1995 to January 2004. Dr. Koonin was a director of CERES, Inc., a publicly traded company pursuing genetically enhanced bioenergy crops, from 2012 to 2015. His memberships include the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission. He has been a member of the JASON advisory group from July 1988 to May 2009, and from November 2011 to present, and served as the group’s chair from 1998 to 2004. He also has served as an independent governor of the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Security LLCs since July 2012 and of the Sandia Corporation since 2016 and has been a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board since 2013. Dr. Koonin holds a B.S. in Physics from Caltech and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from MIT and has been a Trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses since 2014. Dr. Koonin was elected to our Board of Directors in June 2016.
Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr.
Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr. served as interim chief executive officer of Vein Clinics of America, Inc. from May 2014 to February 2015 and as interim chief executive officer of Integramed America, Inc., a manager of highly specialized outpatient medical centers, from January to June 2013. From 2003 until 2011, Mr. Pfenniger served as the chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Continucare Corporation, a provider of primary care physician services. Mr. Pfenniger was the chief executive officer and vice chairman of Whitman Education Group, Inc., a provider of career-oriented higher education, from 1997 until 2003. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Pfenniger served as the chief operating officer of IVAX Corporation, and from 1989 to 1994 he served as the senior vice president-legal affairs and general counsel of IVAX corporation, a multi-national pharmaceutical company. Mr. Pfenniger currently serves as a director of TransEnterix, Inc. (a medical device company), Opko Health, Inc. (a multi-national pharmaceutical and diagnostics company), and Wright Investors’ Service Holdings, Inc. Mr. Pfenniger has served on our board of directors since 2005.
Samuel D. Robinson
Samuel D. Robinson is President of Sagard Capital, based in New York. He also serves as Vice-President of Power Corporation of Canada and as a board member of certain Sagard portfolio companies, including IntegraMed Fertility, Vein Clinics of America and GP Strategies. Samuel joined Sagard and Power in 2016 after an 18 year career at Goldman Sachs, during which he served in a variety of positions, including Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Strategy for the global Investment Banking Division, Chief Operating Officer of the firm’s emerging markets businesses and Asia Chief of Staff. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 as a financial institutions investment banker. Samuel holds a M.A. and a M.Phil., both from Christ Church, Oxford. He serves on the Development Board of Christ Church and on the U.S. Board of the Cambodian Childrens’ Fund. Mr. Robinson joined our board of directors in August 2016.
Marvin Strait presently practices as a certified public accountant under the name A. Marvin Strait, CPA. He has practiced in the field of public accountancy in Colorado for over 40 years. He presently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Foundation, the Sam S. Bloom Foundation and Pikes Peak Educational Foundation. He also presently serves as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Sturm Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Strait previously served as the chairman of the board of directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), as president of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado State Board of Accountancy, and serves as a permanent member of the AICPA governing council. Mr. Strait served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Continucare Corporation from 2004 to 2011, and as a director and chairman of the audit committee of RAE Systems, Inc. from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Strait has served on our board of directors since 2007.