Mary A. Laschinger , , , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mary Laschinger is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), a leading North American distribution solutions company. Previously, Ms. Laschinger served as Senior Vice President of International Paper Company from 2007 to June 2014, and as President of the xpedx distribution business from January 2010 to June 2014. Ms. Laschinger also served as President of the Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia business at International Paper; Vice President and General Manager of International Paper’s Wood Products and Pulp businesses, as well as in other senior management roles in sales, marketing, manufacturing, and supply chain at International Paper. Prior to joining International Paper in 1992, Ms. Laschinger held various positions in sales, marketing, and supply chain at James River Corporation and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Ms. Laschinger is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where she serves on the Audit Committee. Ms. Laschinger is also a member of the Board of Directors for Kellogg Company, where she chairs the Compensation & Talent Management Committee and serves on the Executive and Nominating & Governance Committees.

She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and is a former lead Director of Ilim Group, Russia’s largest pulp and paper company. Ms. Laschinger holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Ms. Laschinger has also completed postgraduate studies in executive management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

William E. Mitchell , ,

William E. (Bill) Mitchell is the Founding Partner of Sequel Venture Partners, LLC (formerly Sequel Capital Management, LLC), formed in January 2010 to provide transformational capital, breakthrough strategic thinking and management expertise to innovative companies ranging from early stage start-ups to mid-level enterprises, primarily in the technology sector.

Prior to this, Mr. Mitchell was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), a 20B$ Fortune 150 company providing distribution and advanced supply chain solutions to the technology industry. He joined Arrow in February 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer, was named Chairman of the Board in May 2006, and retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010.

Mr. Mitchell began his career at Raychem Corporation, where he spent 20 years in various roles in finance, manufacturing, international operations, and worldwide sales and marketing. In 1993, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Nashua Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty products and services for print application needs. In 1995, he became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sequel, Inc., then a privately held computer services company.

Prior to joining Arrow, Mr. Mitchell led the acquisition of Sequel, Inc. by Solectron Corporation, and then led the successful formation of Solectron Global Services, a 1.2B$ technology services company, now part of Flextronics International.

Mr. Mitchell currently serves on the Board of Directors of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) where he serves on the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees and on the Board of Directors of Trace3, Inc.

Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of National Semiconductor prior to its sale to Texas Instruments, as well as the Brown-Forman Corporation where he was Chair of the Audit Committee. He was also Chair of the Compensation Committee of Spansion, Inc., which merged in March 2015 with Cypress Semiconductor, Inc.

Mr. Mitchell is active with educational institutions. He serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Foundation; is a Director of the UCLA Investment Company which has fiduciary responsibility for the UCLA Endowment; serves on the Board of Directors of the Westwood Technology Transfer Corporation, which has oversight responsibility for the Intellectual Property portfolio of the University; and is a member of the Executive Board of the UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television.

He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Lincoln Center Corporate Leadership Committee, and the Eisenhower Fellowships Foundation. Mr. Mitchell holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Princeton University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his master's degree in engineering from the University of Michigan where he was named a National Science Foundation Fellow. He has served as a member of the University of Michigan College of Engineering Advisory Council.

David E. Flitman , ,

David E. Flitman is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of diversified building products, services and innovative building solutions in the U.S. residential construction market. From January 2015 to September 2018, he served as the Executive Vice President of Performance Food Group Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of its Performance Foodservice division.. From January 2014 to December 2014, Mr. Flitman served as Chief Operating Officer and President USA and Mexico of Univar Corporation, a global chemical distributor. Mr. Flitman joined Univar in December 2012 as President USA with additional responsibility for Univar’s Global Supply Chain and Export Services teams. From November 2011 to September 2012, he served as Executive Vice President and President Water and Process Services at Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. From August 2008 to November 2011, Mr. Flitman served as Senior Executive Vice President of Nalco until it was acquired by Ecolab. He also served as President of Allegheny Power from February 2005 to July 2008. In his early career, Mr. Flitman spent nearly 20 years in operational, commercial, and global business leadership positions at DuPont.

Mr. Flitman holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. He brings to the Board of Directors strong global business leadership and executive management skills, extensive commercial distribution industry experience and experience managing newly public companies.

Daniel T. Henry , ,

Daniel T. Henry served as the Chief Financial Officer of American Express Company, a global financial services company, from October 2007 until his retirement in August 2013 and as its Executive Vice President from February 25, 2007 until his August 2013 retirement. Mr. Henry served as Acting Chief Financial Officer of American Express Company from February 2007 until October 2007. While at American Express, Mr. Henry was responsible for leading the company’s finance organization and representing American Express to investors, lenders and rating agencies. Mr. Henry joined American Express in 1990 and served in a variety of senior finance roles including Comptroller. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. Henry was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Henry brings to the board of directors substantial experience and expertise with respect to complex financial systems, public company financial management and reporting, and financial and strategic planning. Mr. Henry also serves as a director of The Hanover Insurance Group.

Liza K. Landsman , ,

Liza K. Landsman is currently a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates, Inc., a global venture capital firm. From March 2015 to April 2018, she was the President and Chief Customer Officer of, an online retailer owned by Walmart. In that role, Ms. Landsman led the firm’s Management Committee and was a member of Walmart’s U.S. Ecommerce leadership team.

From May 2013 to March 2015, Ms. Landsman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for E*Trade Financial, an online financial services company, where she was responsible for the firm’s marketing, advertising and insights & analytic functions, including the evolution of its consumer facing brand. From March 2012 to May 2013, Ms. Landsman served as Managing Director and Global Head of Digital for BlackRock, Inc., a global investment firm, where she was responsible for firm wide digital marketing strategy, including social media, websites and mobile applications. Previously, Ms. Landsman served as Operating Partner and Acting Chief Marketing Officer at Bravas Partners LLC, and in a variety of senior leadership roles at Citigroup, Inc. over a 10-year period.

Ms. Landsman graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Cornell University. She brings to the Board of Directors strong leadership skills and extensive digital, mobile and social media marketing and business development experience. Ms. Landsman also serves as a director of Choice Hotels International, Inc. and GO! Project, a New York City-based foundation that provides education opportunities for children in need.

Tracy A. Leinbach , ,

Tracy A. Leinbach, served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ryder System, Inc., a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, from March 2003 until her retirement in February 2006. Ms. Leinbach served as Executive Vice President of Ryder’s Fleet Management Solutions from March 2001 to March 2003, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing from September 2000 to March 2001, and she was Senior Vice President, Field Management from July 2000 to September 2000. Ms. Leinbach also served as Managing Director-Europe of Ryder Transportation Services from January 1999 to July 2000 and previously she had served Ryder Transportation Services as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to January 1999, Senior Vice President, Business Services from 1997 to 1998, and Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Asset Management for six months during 1996.

From 1985 to 1996, Ms. Leinbach held various financial positions in Ryder subsidiaries. Prior to her career with Ryder, Ms. Leinbach, a former licensed CPA, worked in public accounting for Price Waterhouse. Ms. Leinbach possesses particular knowledge, expertise and perspectives in corporate finance; operations, sales and logistics; and in strategic planning and risk management; expertise in issues regarding the management of a multinational corporation; and expertise regarding financial reporting and accounting issues for large public companies. Ms. Leinbach also serves as a director of Hasbro, Inc.

Michael P. Muldowney , ,

Michael P. Muldowney, is the Chief Executive Officer of Foxford Capital, LLC, a strategic financial advisory and investment management firm he founded in 2012. From June 2014 to December 2018, Mr. Muldowney served as Chief Financial Officer of Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Muldowney served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, a global educational publishing company. From March 2011 to September 2011, Mr. Muldowney also served as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May 2012 and emerged with a confirmed plan in June 2012. Previously, Mr. Muldowney served in various capacities, including as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President and Director, at Nextera Enterprises, Inc., a consulting firm. Early in his career, Mr. Muldowney held various management positions with Marsh & McLennan Companies, including Corporate Controller and Principal of the Mercer Management Consulting subsidiary. Mr. Muldowney, a former Certified Public Accountant, brings to the Board of Directors a broad‑based business background and significant financial expertise and leadership skills.

Charles G. Ward, III , ,

Charles G. Ward, III, was a partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, a global, independent advisory and asset management firm, from March 2012 until his retirement in December 2015. From October 2010 to December 2011, Mr. Ward served as Chief Investment Officer for Arcapita Inc., a private equity firm. From 2002 to 2010 Mr. Ward was President of Lazard Ltd, a leading financial advisory and investment management firm. Prior to that, Mr. Ward served as Global Head of Investment Banking and Private Equity for Credit Suisse First Boston and as a Co-Founder and member of the board of directors of Wasserstein Perella Group, a U.S. investment bank. Mr. Ward brings to the board of directors extensive investment banking, capital markets and private equity experience.

John J. Zillmer , ,

John J. Zillmer, is the retired Executive Chairman of Univar Inc., a leading global distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related services, which position he held from May 2012 to December 2012. Mr. Zillmer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Inc. from October 2009 to May 2012. Prior to joining Univar Inc., Mr. Zillmer was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Waste Industries, Inc., the nation’s second-largest waste management company, from May 2005 until December 2008, when Allied Waste Industries, Inc. merged with Republic Services, Inc. Previously, Mr. Zillmer spent 18 years at Aramark Corporation, a leading foodservice, facilities and uniforms provider, in roles of increasing responsibility, the last of which was President, Food and Support Services. Mr. Zillmer brings to the board of directors strong leadership skills, broad experience with public and private boards of directors, and extensive knowledge in the areas of strategy development and execution, operational efficiencies, management of global operations, capital investments and executive compensation. Mr. Zillmer also serves as a director of CSX Corporation, Ecolab Inc. and Performance Food Group Company.