Scott M. Sperling
Executive Chairman and Director
Scott Sperling is our Executive Chairman and Director. Mr. Sperling is currently a Co-President of THL, which he has led for over 20 years. Mr. Sperling's current and prior directorships include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Experian Information Solutions, Houghton Mifflin Co., iHeartMedia, Inc., Madison Square Garden Company, ProcureNet, ProSiebenSat.1, Univision Communications, Inc., Warner Music Group, Fisher Scientific, Front Line Management Companies, Inc., The Learning Company, PriCellular Corp, Wyndham Hotels and several other private companies. Prior to joining THL, Mr. Sperling was, for more than ten years, managing partner of The Aeneas Group, Inc., the private capital affiliate of Harvard Management Company. Before that he was a senior consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Sperling holds a B.S. from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Art G. McAleer
Art McAleer is our President. Mr. McAleer is an Executive Advisor to THL with over twenty five years of finance and operating experience and a demonstrated track record of effective leadership and building value organically and through acquisitions. Prior to joining THL, Mr. McAleer held leadership roles at Covidien PLC, Thermo Fisher Scientific and its predecessor Fisher Scientific International and Asymmetry Inc. Before these roles, Mr. McAleer was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and worked at Credit Suisse First Boston. He holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Kent R. Weldon
Vice Chairman and Director
Kent Weldon is a Vice Chairman and Director. Mr. Weldon is currently a Managing Director and member of the Management Committee at THL. He joined THL in 1991 and has served as co-head of THL's Consumer & Healthcare group for the last ten years. Mr. Weldon is currently a director of Bargain Hunt, CTI Foods, Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp. and Phillips Pet Food & Supplies. His prior directorships include Acosta Sales and Marketing, iHeartMedia, Inc., CMP Susquehanna Corp., Nortek, Inc., FairPoint Communications, Inc., Fisher Scientific International, Michael Foods, Progressive Moulded Products and Syratech Corporation. Prior to joining THL, Mr. Weldon worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Wellington Management Company. Mr. Weldon holds a B.A. in Economics and Arts and Letters Program for Administrators from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Michael P. Borom
Michael Borom is a Vice Chairman. Mr. Borom is currently a Managing Director in THL's Strategic Resource Group. Mr. Borom previously served as head of THL's Strategic Resource Group and his primary focus is on delivering operational and strategic improvements across THL's portfolio. He is currently a director of Intermedix and Material Handling Systems. Prior to joining THL in 2009, Mr. Borom was a founding member of Impala Partners, LLC, a boutique investment and consulting firm for fifteen years. Prior to Impala, Mr. Borom was CFO of Aetna Property Casualty, and held a variety of positions during a fourteen year career at General Electric including CFO of GE Mortgage, vice president in GE's Corporate Restructuring Group, head of GE Financial Services Financial Planning & Analysis/Strategic Planning, and GE Corporate Audit Administrator. Mr. Borom holds a B.A., cum laude, in Mathematics from Colgate University.
Charles P. Holden
Chief Financial Officer
Charles P. Holden is our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Holden is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at THL. Prior to joining THL in 1999, Mr. Holden worked in various financial positions at Bracebridge Capital (formerly Farallon Fixed Income Associates), Wellington Management Company, Harvard Management Company and State Street Bank. Mr. Holden is a founding member and a former director of the Private Equity CFO Association and a member of the Hedge Fund CFO Association. Mr. Holden holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and an M.B.A., Beta Gamma Sigma, from Suffolk University.
Shari H. Wolkon
Shari H. Wolkon is our General Counsel and Secretary. Ms. Wolkon is a Managing Director and General Counsel at THL. Prior to joining THL in 2007, Ms. Wolkon was a corporate partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, where she specialized in private equity transactions, public company mergers and acquisitions, and securities law compliance. Ms. Wolkon holds an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Michael A. Bell
Michael A. Bell is an Independent Director. Mr. Bell served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inventiv Health, Inc. from September 2014 to August 2017 when inVentiv Health, Inc. merged with Syneos Health, Inc. Mr. Bell served as Inventiv Health, Inc.'s Chief Operating Officer from May 2014 until his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From 1998 until he joined Inventiv Health, Inc., Mr. Bell was a Managing Partner and Founder of Monitor Clipper Partners, a private equity firm where he invested in companies in the professional services, procurement outsourcing and biopharmaceutical services industries. Mr. Bell also served as Senior Executive Vice President of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc., reporting to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, from 2001 until the business was sold to Manulife Financial Corporation in 2004. In 1983, Mr. Bell was a founder of Monitor Group, a management consulting firm engaged across the healthcare delivery system, and was a member of the firm's leadership team until 1998 when he joined Monitor Clipper Partners, LLC. Mr. Bell holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Gary L. Gottlieb
Dr. Gary L. Gottlieb is an Independent Director. Dr. Gottlieb has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Partners In Health since March 2015. From 2010 until February of 2015, he served as president and Chief Executive Officer of Partners HealthCare, the parent of the Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Gottlieb currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Dr. Gottlieb also serves as a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He served as President of Brigham and Women's Hospital, as President of North Shore Medical Center, and as Chairman of Partners Psychiatry. Dr. Gottlieb also serves as a Director of Kyruus, Inc., OM1, Inc. and inventiv Health, Inc. and as an Executive Partner of Flare Capital Partners. Dr. Gottlieb earned an M.B.A from the Wharton Graduate School of Business Administration and an M.D. from the Albany Medical College of Union University in a six year accelerated biomedical program.
Henry A. McKinnell
Henry A. McKinnell is an Independent Director. Mr. McKinnell is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Moody's Corporation. Dr. McKinnell served as the Chief Executive Officer of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from February 2013 until October 31, 2013. He served as Chairman of the Board of Pfizer Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from May 2001 until his retirement in December 2006 and Chief Executive Officer from January 2001 to July 2006. He served as President of Pfizer Inc. from May 1999 to May 2001, and as President of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Group from January 1997 to April 2001. Dr. McKinnell served as Chief Operating Officer of Pfizer Inc. from May 1999 to December 2000 and as Executive Vice President from 1992 to 1999. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Connecticut Science Center and is a member of the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa. He also currently serves as a director of ViewRay, Inc. and ChemoCentryx, Inc. He served as Chairman of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until 2013, Emmaus Life Sciences until 2015 and Accordia Global Health Foundation until 2016. He served as a director of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until 2011, Pfizer Inc. and ExxonMobil Corporation until 2007 and John Wiley & Sons until 2005. Mr. McKinnell holds a B.A. in Business from the University of British Columbia, and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Paul M. Montrone
Dr. Paul M. Montrone is an Independent Director. Dr. Montrone has served as President of Bayberry Financial Services Corporation since January 2016. He has also served as Manager of Latona Partners LLC since June 2015. From 1994 until December 2015, Dr. Montrone served as Chairman at Liberty Lane Service Company. Previously, Dr. Montrone served in various executive and director positions at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Fisher Scientific International Inc., Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. and The Signal Companies, Inc. and its successor, AlliedSignal Inc. (now Honeywell International Inc.). Dr. Montrone also served in numerous roles for a number of private and public companies as well as charitable organizations. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 1962 and has a Ph.D. from Columbia University.