Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Kenneth S. Grossman1,3A,4Chairman of the Board
Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Company from May 11, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Chairman of the Board of the Company from April 15, 2020 to May 10, 2021. Investor and attorney specializing in companies undergoing and/or emerging from restructuring or reorganization; Senior Managing Director of Steppingstone Group, LLC. Mr. Grossman has been engaged in the investment and management of capital as a buy-side principal since 1990. Mr. Grossman has served as an independent director of both private and public companies, and as a member of creditor, bank group and shareholder committees for other businesses and has extensive experience in advising investors as well as leading investors and partners with respect to distressed and other debt-challenged “special situation” companies. Mr. Grossman’s experience includes a strong network of relationships and management roles involving large portfolios in this investment sector maintained by multi-strategy and arbitrage firms. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1982, Mr. Grossman practiced law with Shea & Gould until 1989, where he specialized in bankruptcy, creditor’s rights and commercial litigation. More recently, Mr. Grossman utilized that experience in leadership roles and as a Director of Lehman Brothers Special Finance, Inc. and Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (formerly Fremont General Corporation), as they emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Mr. Grossman is currently a board member and/or special advisor for Concise Capital Management and a director of Performance Sports Group, Inc., Buffalo Armory, LLC and Nebraska Book Co, Inc.
Joshua S. Horowitz1, 3, 4A
Alexander C. Kinzler2A
Chief Executive Officer of the Company since December 2016. President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since December 2002 and General Counsel of the Company since December 2001. Mr. Kinzler, an attorney, has been employed by the Company since 1984 in various capacities, including Vice President, Executive Vice President, and currently Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, and brings to the Board deep insight into the operations, challenges and complex issues facing the Company. He has served on the boards of directors of business groups including the Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference, and also brings to the Board significant operational, strategic, consensus-building and management skills from his years with the Company and legal background. Mr. Kinzler received B.A. and J.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Laurance E. Narbut2
Douglas N. Woodrum1A,2,3,4
Has served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of ChinaCast Education Corporation, a post-secondary education and e-learning services provider in the People’s Republic of China, since January 2012. From January 2006 to December 2009, Mr. Woodrum, a private investor, served as a research analyst for Jayhawk Capital Management, a private equity firm focusing on investing in small- and medium-sized businesses operating in China. From December 1997 to December 2005, Mr. Woodrum was the Chief Financial Officer of CNET Networks, Inc., then a publicly traded online media company, where his responsibilities included raising capital for growth, business model development, financial reporting, annual budgeting, long-term planning, acquisitions, investor relations and tax. Mr. Woodrum has served on the board of directors of MarketScout, a private insurance distribution and underwriting company, since 2002, and on the board of directors of ChinaCast Education Corporation, since 2012. Mr. Woodrum received his B.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Iowa in 1979.
- 1A Chair of the Audit Committee
- 1 Member of the Audit Committee
- 2A Chair of the Reserves Committee
- 2 Member of the Reserves Committee
- 3A Chair of the Compensation Committee
- 3 Member of the Compensation Committee
- 4A Chair of the Nominating Committee
- 4 Member of the Nominating Committee