Board of Directors
Mr. Stein has been Chairman of the Board since January 1, 2015 and has served as a director since May 1, 2013. Mr. Stein is Founder and Managing Partner of Stein Advisors LLC, a financial advisory firm that provides consulting services to institutional investors. Mr. Stein is an investment professional with over 27 years of experience in the high yield, distressed debt and special situations equity asset classes who has substantial experience investing in the financial services industry. Previously Mr. Stein was Co-Founder and Principal of Durham Asset Management LLC, a global event-driven distressed debt and special situations equity asset management firm. From January 2003 through December 2009 Mr. Stein served as the Co-Director of Research at Durham responsible for the identification, evaluation and management of investments for the various Durham portfolios. From July 1997 to December 2002 Mr. Stein served as a Co-Director of Research at The Delaware Bay Company, Inc., a boutique research and investment banking firm focused on the distressed debt and special situations equity asset classes. From September 1991 to August 1995, Mr. Stein was an Associate/Assistant Vice President at Shearson Lehman Brothers in the Capital Preservation & Restructuring Group. Mr. Stein previously served as a director on the Boards of Dynergy Inc. and Westmoreland Coal Company. Mr. Stein received a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University and an M.B.A. with Honors in Finance and Accounting from New York University.
Mr. Greene has been a director since April 2, 2015. Mr. Greene has over thirty-five years of corporate finance and private equity experience. From December 2005 to March 2014, he was a Managing Partner and head of U.S. Private Equity at Brookfield Asset Management, a global asset management company. Previously, Mr. Greene was a Managing Director and co-head of Carlyle Strategic Partners, a private equity fund; and a Managing Director and investment banker at Wasserstein Perella & Co., and Whitman Heffernan Rhein & Co. He is a director of Element Fleet Management Corp., GP Natural Resource Partners LLC and USA Truck, Inc. and served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Modular Space Corporation prior to its sale in 2018. He is president of the Armonk Independent Fire Company and serves on the Budget and Finance Advisory Committee for the Town of North Castle, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from George Washington University.
Mr. Haft has been a director since March 28, 2016. He is the Managing Partner and CEO of Surgis Capital LLC (“Surgis’), an investment manager he founded in 2018. From 2009 until 2017, Mr. Haft was a founding partner and Vice President and Secretary of Cornwall Capital Management LP (“Cornwall”), an investment manager. At Cornwall, Mr. Haft previously held the positions of Chief Financial Officer (until November 2011) and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer (until the end of 2015). Mr. Haft was also a member of Cornwall GP, LLC, the general partner of Cornwall Master LP. Prior to joining Cornwall, Mr. Haft was a Principal at GenNx360 Capital Partners, a private equity fund, from 2008 to 2009. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Haft was a Senior Associate and then Vice President (from 2004) at ACI Capital Co., LLC, where he focused on middle market leveraged buyouts and growth equity investments on behalf of two private equity funds. Mr. Haft began his career at The Boston Consulting Group in 1993 and was also employed by Merrill Lynch & Co. and The Blackstone Group prior to joining ACI Capital in 2002. Mr. Haft currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Hone Fitness Inc. and also serves as member of the board of directors of several private companies. Mr. Haft previously served as a director of American Pacific Corporation (NASDAQ: APFC) from March 2013 until February 2014. Mr. Haft graduated magna cum laude with a BA in economics and mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1993 and he received his JD and MBA from Columbia University in 2000. Mr. Haft has extensive experience working with companies of all sizes and identifying, understanding and utilizing areas of value creation.
Mr. Herzog has been a director since March 28, 2016. He was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of AIG from October 2008 until his retirement from AIG in April 2016. Mr. Herzog served as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of AIG from June 2005 to October 2008, Chief Financial Officer for worldwide life insurance operations from April 2004 to June 2005 and Vice President, Life Insurance from 2003 to 2004. In addition, Mr. Herzog has served in other senior officer positions for AIG and its subsidiaries, including as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of American General Life following its acquisition by AIG. Previously, Mr. Herzog served in various executive positions at GenAmerica Corporation and Family Guardian Life, a Citicorp Company, and at a large accounting firm that is now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Herzog currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of MetLife, Inc., DXC Technology Company and PCCW Ltd. Mr. Herzog received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master of business administration in finance and economics from the University of Chicago. In addition, Mr. Herzog holds the designations of Certified Public Accountant and Fellow, Life Management Institute.
Mr. Prieur has been a director since January 5, 2016. Mr. Prieur has over 30 years of finance, investment management, risk management, and international business experience. Mr. Prieur served as Chief Executive Officer and director of CNO Financial Group, Inc. from 2006 until his retirement in 2011. CNO Financial Group is a life insurance holding company focused on the senior middle income market in the U.S. Prior to joining CNO Financial Group, Mr. Prieur had been with Sun Life Financial since 1979. He began his career at Sun Life Financial in Investments, and in 1997 he was named Senior Vice President and General Manager for U.S. operations, and became corporate President and Chief Operating Officer in 1999, a position Mr. Prieur occupied until he left Sun Life Financial to join CNO Financial Group. While at Sun Life Financial, Mr. Prieur managed multiple lines of business, including life, annuities, and health products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Asia. Mr. Prieur is currently a director of Manulife Financial Corporation. Mr. Prieur is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a BA from the Royal Military College and a MBA from Western University in Ontario.
Mr. LeBlanc has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and director of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. and Ambac Assurance Corporation since January 1, 2017. In this role Mr. LeBlanc is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight with regards to Ambac’s strategic priorities and vision with a view towards creating long-term shareholder value. Mr. LeBlanc is also responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and for ensuring the execution of the Company’s short and long term plans. Previously, Mr. LeBlanc was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer of Syncora Holdings Ltd. until December 24, 2016. In these roles, which he held since 2010, he actively led global remediation and asset recovery initiatives, evaluated strategic alternatives for Syncora and oversaw all aspects of the finance function. He also served as Special Advisor to Syncora’s Board of Directors beginning in 2008. As Special Advisor, he led the successful restructuring of Syncora during the 2008-2009 financial crisis and again in its 2016 restructuring. Mr. LeBlanc joined Syncora in 2006 as Executive Vice President and was responsible for all corporate development activities, strategic development, capital planning, and management of key bank and rating agency relationships. Prior to joining Syncora, Mr. LeBlanc served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy and as a member of the executive management group for XL Capital Ltd. In this role, he led various global corporate development initiatives, oversaw and managed significant capital market transactions, and, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff, was responsible for global strategy development and capital management. Prior to joining XL Capital in 2002, he served as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the executive management team for Transworld Network International, a North American telecommunications group where he led corporate development, financial planning, and certain business operations. Mr. LeBlanc began his career in 1991 at PricewaterhouseCoopers and later served as Vice President of Financial Advisory Services in 1997 when he advised on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and transaction advisory. Mr. LeBlanc holds a BA in Economics from York University, a BComm from the University of Windsor and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. He is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant.
Ms. Lamm-Tennant has been a director since March 1, 2018. Ms. Lamm-Tennant is a global entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in building, operating and governing business with a proven track record in synthesizing strategy and innovation with result focused execution. From December 2015 to May 2020, Joan was the founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Marble Microinsurance, a corporation formed by a consortium of eight insurance entities for the purpose of developing service ventures enabling the insurers to enter the microinsurance market. Prior to founding Blue Marble, Ms. Lamm-Tennant was the Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the reinsurance and risk advisory operating company of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Prior to joining Guy Carpenter in 2007, Ms. Lamm-Tennant was the founding President of General Reinsurance Capital Consultants. In parallel to her industry experience, Ms. Lamm-Tennant had an academic career of over thirty years. She was a tenured Professor of Finance at Villanova University where she held the Thomas Labrecque Chair in Business. Most recently, Ms. Lamm-Tennant was an Adjunct Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where she held the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Chair in International Business. She currently serves on the Board of Equitable Holdings, Inc., Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd. and Element Fleet Management Corp. Ms. Lamm-Tennant served on the Board of Selective Insurance Group from 1994 to 2015 and Ivans (an insurance technology provider) from 2001 to 2013. Ms. Lamm-Tennant holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Investments from the University of Texas, Austin; an M.B.A. in Finance from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas and a B.B.A. with Honors in Accounting from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.