Chairman of the Board
Dana Messina has been a director since May 2015. Mr. Messina was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Steinway Musical Instruments from August 1996 to October 2011. During his 15 years as CEO, he led the company through a significant period of growth and profitability. When he retired from Steinway, it was one of the largest and most profitable musical instrument companies in the world. Mr. Messina also owns Kirkland Messina LLC, a firm founded in 1994 that specializes in financial advisory services. Prior to founding Kirkland Messina, Mr. Messina was a Senior Vice President in the High Yield Bond Department at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated. Mr. Messina graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Messina brings to our Board significant operating and financial expertise as well as extensive experience as a public company director.
Michael D. Dean
President and CEO
Michael D. Dean was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc., where he revitalized the global health and wellness company and returned it to growth. He also served as a director on its board and a member of its audit committee. Previously, Mr. Dean was Chief Executive Officer of Mediaur Technologies, Inc., a privately-held satellite technology company that provides proprietary antenna system solutions for commercial and government applications. Before Mediaur, Mr. Dean was Executive Vice President of ABC Cable Networks Group, a multi-billion dollar global division of The Walt Disney Company, where he ran all of the division's non-creative operations including Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Finance, Legal, Broadcasting Operations, IT, Human Resources, and Business Development. Earlier at Disney, he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning, responsible for all corporate strategy, development, and M&A in Disney's broadcasting, cable, and film studio businesses. Before Disney, Mr. Dean was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Dean brings to our Board substantial managerial, operational and strategy experience.
Nick S. Cyprus
Nick S. Cyprus is a member of the board of directors of DigitalGlobe, Inc. and The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committees of both boards and serves on the Governance and Nominating Committee of DigitalGlobe. He also provides advisory services for several smaller clients. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Cyprus was employed by General Motors Company, most recently as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining GM in 2006, Mr. Cyprus was Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., one of the world's largest advertising and marketing services companies. Before Interpublic, Mr. Cyprus held positions of increasing responsibility at AT&T for more than 22 years, serving in his most recent role as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Cyprus earned his Bachelor's degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business. He is an active Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Cyprus brings to our Board valuable managerial, financial and accounting experience serving companies with global operations.
Bruce G. Goodman
Bruce G. Goodman has been a director since May 2000. He has been General Counsel of Shepherd Kaplan LLC (an investment advisor registered with the SEC) since April 2008. From April 1995 to April 2008, he was a partner of the law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP. In addition to his perspective as a non-management director, Mr. Goodman provides to the Board experience as a business lawyer with substantial experience and insight into the investment markets obtained as general counsel to an investment advisory firm.
William J. Grubbs
Bill Grubbs brings more than 30 years of experience to the Company and currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Cross Country Healthcare, a Nasdaq-listed company that specializes in healthcare workforce solutions. Prior to this, Mr. Grubbs was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Trueblue, Inc., a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions, and also held various senior executive positions with staffing services provider, SFN Group, Inc., including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Laurie Siegel is the President of LAS Advisory Services, a firm providing advice to organizations on issues related to talent management, succession planning, organizational capability and culture. Ms. Siegel was the Chief Human Resource Officer at Tyco International Ltd. from 2003 to 2012. She joined Tyco as part of a new leadership team charged with restoring the company's reputation, financial health and governance practices. Ms. Siegel had responsibility for rebuilding the leadership team, executing a strategy to restore the confidence of the company's employees and building an HR function with deep expertise in global human resource practices. Ms. Siegel is a director and compensation committee chair of the board of directors of CenturyLink, Inc., a broadband, telecommunications and data hosting company, and a director of FactSet Research Systems Inc, a multinational financial data and software company. Ms. Siegel has an MBA and a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning, both from Harvard University. She completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan. Ms. Siegel serves as an advisor to the G100 Network and teaches at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Ms. Siegel brings to our Board substantial experience as a human resources executive with large global enterprises as well as substantial public company board experience.
Arnie Ursaner has over 35 years of broad investment industry experience with senior positions at Bear Stearns, First Boston and Smith Barney. Mr. Ursaner was the founder and president of CJS Securities, Inc. In this capacity, he oversaw the strategy and growth of the company, which specialized in providing in-depth, fundamental research on small and mid-cap companies. He was awarded the Best on the Street Award for General Industrial Services in 2003, Best on the Street Award for Business Services in 2006 and the Wall Street Journal Starmine award for #1 Rated Analyst in Business and Industrial Services.