Irving R. Gerstein, C.M., O.Ont:
Senator Irving R. Gerstein has been our Chairman of the Board and a director of the Company since October 2004. He is a retired executive and is currently a director of Medical Facilities Corporation and Student Transportation of America Ltd. He previously served as a director of other public companies, including Economic Investment Trust Limited, CTV Inc., Traders Group Limited, Guaranty Trust Company of Canada, Confederation Life Insurance Company and Scott's Hospitality Inc., and as an officer and director of Peoples Jewellers Limited. Senator Gerstein is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Ontario and was appointed to the Senate of Canada in December 2008. He is an honorary officer of Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), having previously served as Chairman of the Board, Chairman Emeritus and a director over a period of twenty-five years, and is currently a member of its Research Committee. Senator Gerstein received his BSc in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Finance and Commerce).
R. Foster Duncan:
Mr. Duncan has been a director of the Company since June 2010. He has more than 30 years of senior corporate, investment banking, and private equity experience. Mr. Duncan is an Operating Partner of Bernhard Capital Partners and serves as a Senior Advisor to EHS Partners in New York, a management consulting firm focused on improving operational effectiveness, earnings, and growth. Previously, Mr. Duncan was a Member of MFB Energy Partners, LLC and was a Managing Director at Advantage Capital Partners with senior management responsibility for the firm's energy portfolio and energy initiatives. From 2005 through 2009, Mr. Duncan was managing member of KD Capital L.L.C., an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. ('KKR') which he and KKR formed. Mr. Duncan was located in KKR's offices and worked exclusively with KKR and its portfolio companies in connection with creating value and investing in the energy, utility, natural resources, and infrastructure sectors. Previously, Mr. Duncan was Executive Vice President and CFO of Cinergy Corp., Chairman of Cinergy's Investment Committee and CEO and President of Cinergy's commercial Business Unit. Mr. Duncan is active with the Edison Electric Institute, and is a past member of the Wall Street Advisory Group, and past Chairman of the Finance Executive Advisory Committee. He has also held senior management positions at LG&E Energy Corp., Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold and Howard Weil, a premier energy investment banking boutique. He graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia and later received his MBA degree from the A. B. Freeman Graduate School of Business at Tulane University. Mr. Duncan also serves on the Advisory Council of Greentech Capital Advisors in New York. Mr. Duncan is active in a number of civic organizations including the Board of Directors of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital Foundation in New Orleans and in Charlottesville, Virginia the National Advisory Board of the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Program.
Kevin T. Howell:
Mr. Howell has over 35 years of industry experience. He is an accomplished power and natural gas executive with extensive commercial leadership at the executive levels of affiliates of Duke Energy, Dominion Resources, NRG Energy and Dynegy. Following a brief retirement from NRG in 2010, Mr. Howell most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Dynegy, where he ran commercial and plant operations as well as environmental health and safety. Mr. Howell retired from Dynegy in January of 2013. Mr. Howell currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Illinois Power Generating Company, an affiliate of Dynegy. Mr. Howell has previously served on the Board of Directors for Entrust Energy, a privately held energy retailer and Nanosolar, a thin film solar manufacturer.
Holli C. Ladhani:
Holli C. Ladhani has been a director of the Company since June 2010. She currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Chemical Technologies of Rockwater Energy Solutions. Prior to her current role, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Houston-based Rockwater provides fluids management and environmental solutions to the energy industry in North America to uniquely address the special fluid and environmental-related challenges associated with modern-day unconventional and conventional oil and gas resource development. Rockwater is controlled by SCF Partners, a private equity investor since 1989 that provides equity capital and strategic growth assistance to build energy service and equipment companies that operate throughout the world. Prior to joining SCF Partners in March, 2011, Ladhani served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dynegy Inc., a provider of wholesale power, capacity and ancillary services in multiple regions of the United States. Prior to joining Dynegy, she was a Senior Manager-Audit with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she supervised teams that provided audit services to large public companies in the oil and gas industry. A Certified Public Accountant, Ladhani received a bachelor's of science from Baylor University and a master's of business administration from Rice University. She serves on the board of Rosetta Resources, an independent North American exploration and production company.
Gilbert S. Palter:
Gil co-founded EdgeStone Capital Partners in 1999, serving as its Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner growing EdgeStone to be one of Canada’s leading independent private capital managers, with in excess of $2 billion of capital commitments for its private equity, mezzanine debt, and venture capital funds. Gil attended Harvard Business School on a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and winner of the John L. Loeb Fellowship in Finance, and he was the Gold Medalist in his graduating class at the University of Toronto, where he attended on the J.W. Billes Scholarship, earning a B.Sc. degree in computer science and economics. Gil was a 2003 recipient of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” award, and was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award 2006. Gil has served as Chairman and as Director on over 20 public and private company Boards, and is actively involved in a variety of community and philanthropic organizations.
Teresa M. Ressel:
Ms. Ressel has 25 years of direct experience across highly regulated industries combined with significant experience at the board of director level. She currently serves on the board of directors of ON Semiconductor. Ms. Ressel brings senior corporate, investment banking and public sector experience, including having served in various executive roles for UBS Investment Bank, which she joined in 2004 as Chief Operating Officer of the Americas group and was, in 2007, also named Chief Executive Officer of UBS Securities LLC. In these roles, Ms. Ressel managed a broad array of supervisory control, regulatory, compliance and logistics functions covering the Americas. From 2001 until 2004, Ms. Ressel served in the U.S. Treasury Department. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Management of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and designated, by Presidential directive, as the Chief Financial Officer of the department, where she served in both capacities. Prior to the U.S. Treasury, Ms. Ressel previously held senior positions covering an array of risk management, compliance and regulatory management, program management, and corporate audit across Kaiser Permanente and Hewlett Packard.
James J. Moore, Jr.:
Mr. Moore joined the Company in January 2015 from Diamond Castle Holdings LLC (“DCH”), a $1.8 billion private equity firm in New York City, where he served as Chairman of Energy and Power from 2008 to 2015. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Moore served as CEO of Catamount Energy Corporation (“Catamount”), where he helped transform a small Vermont energy company into a wind-focused growth company. The new strategy led to the sale of the company to DCH in 2005 and later to Duke Energy in 2008. Prior to his tenure at Catamount, Moore served as Chairman and CEO of American National Power and on the board of directors of International Power PLC. Mr. Moore also previously served on the board of directors of Comverge, Inc. in 2012. Mr. Moore has thirty-three years of experience in the energy industry including building two independent power producer businesses.