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GreenbergScottScott 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.

ElkelesTamarTamar Elkeles, Ph.D.

Tamar Elkeles, Ph.D. is the Chief Talent Executive for Atlantic Bridge Capital, a global venture capital fund focused on technology investments. Previously she was the Chief People Officer for Quixey, a Silicon Valley mobile technology start-up and before that had a 24 year tenure as a senior human resources executive at Qualcomm, including 17 years as Qualcomm’s Chief Learning Officer. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University, CTDO Next and the Editorial Board for Chief Learning Officer (CLO), a multimedia publication for the enterprise learning market. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and The Conference Board’s Executive Council on Talent and Organizational Development. Dr. Elkeles is the author of three books focused on the CLO’s role: The Chief Learning OfficerMeasuring the Success of Learning Through Technology and The Chief Talent Officer. She also serves as a strategic advisor to several startup companies in the talent, learning and education technology sector. Dr. Elkeles was elected to our board of directors in August 2018.

headShotMGellerMarshall 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.

 

headShot-Koonin-Steve-135x170Steven 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.

headShot-Manardo-Jacques-135x170Jacques Manardo

Jacques Manardo is a former CEO and Managing Partner of Deloitte Europe. After 33 years in the audit and consulting profession, Mr. Manardo retired in 2001 from Deloitte, where he was the founding partner of the French practice, the CEO for Europe and global managing partner for services to the firm’s top 300 clients. In 2001, he became an angel investor, director and advisor, and has since conducted special consulting assignments on mergers and acquisitions and other complex transactions.  Mr. Manardo is currently a board member of a private investment fund, Yam Invest, in Amsterdam, and a trustee of the French Institute-Alliance Francaise, Chair of the Finance Committee in New York City.  He was a member of the Board of the Banking and Insurance Fortis Group from 2004 until 2009, was a senior advisor to HIG, a Miami based hedge fund from 2006 to 2012, and previously served on the boards of several other commercial and non-profit entities.  Mr. Manardo is a CPA and a Doctor in Law of Paris University. Mr. Manardo brings previous board experience and business leadership experience in the global services industry, which we believe will be beneficial as we continue to expand globally. Mr. Manardo was elected to our board of directors in August 2018.

 

RPfennigerRichard 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-robinson-formalSamuel 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.

 

mimi-strouseMiriam H. Strouse

Miriam Strouse most recently served as a Senior Advisor at Accretive, LLC, a private equity firm, from 2010 to 2016. Prior to this, she served as Managing Director at Warburg Pincus LLC from 2002 to 2008 and was responsible for leading investments in the business process outsourcing, financial technology and post-secondary education markets.  Previously, she was a Principal at General Atlantic Partners LLC from 1996 to 2002, and also worked as a financial analyst in the mergers and acquisitions division of Credit Suisse First Boston.  She is currently a Director of Everspring Partners, Inc. and serves as a Trustee of Strada Education Network, a public charity focused exclusively on education.  Ms. Strouse previously served on the Boards of WNS Global Services, Bridgeport Education, Fortent, Yodlee, Skillsoft, MLM, Rebus (Suber Acquisition Ltd), Lifecare.com and SmartTime Software.  Ms. Strouse received a B.A. in History and African Studies with honors from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and a diploma in African Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Ms. Strouse brings to the board financial investment expertise and experience in the outsourcing and education industries. Ms. Strouse was elected to our board of directors in August 2018.

 

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