Rebecca Blalock was appointed to our board of directors in June 2016. Ms. Blalock is a partner at Advisory Capital LLC, which provides strategic consulting in the areas of energy and information technology. She has served in that role since October 2011. From October 2002 to October 2011, Ms. Blalock was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Southern Company, a Fortune 500 energy company. From 1979 to October 2002, Ms. Blalock served in various positions at Georgia Power and Southern Company Services, which are subsidiaries of Southern Company. Ms. Blalock’s management experience during her tenure at Georgia Power included serving as Vice President of Community and Economic Development from January 2000 to October 2002 and Director, Corporate Communication from February 1996 to February 2000. Ms. Blalock currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Electric Power Research Institute as a member of its audit and executive committees. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of Catavolt, Gigabark and Sol America. Ms. Blalock is also a Trustee of the Woodruff Arts Foundation and serves on the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center and the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Community Foundation. Ms. Blalock holds a BBA in Marketing from the State University of West Georgia, an MBA in Finance from Mercer University and completed the Program for Management Development (PMD) at Harvard Business School.
ROBERT M. GERVIS
Robert M. Gervis has served on our board of directors since January 2011. Mr. Gervis is Managing Member and President of Epilogue, LLC, a private advisory firm he founded in April 2009. Prior to founding Epilogue, LLC, Mr. Gervis served in various senior executive positions at Fidelity Investments from July 1994 to March 2009. Mr. Gervis’ management experience during his tenure with Fidelity Investments included serving as (i) Chief Executive Officer of an oil and natural gas exploration and production company from December 2002 to March 2006; (ii) Chief Operating Officer of an international, full-service real estate development and investment company from May 2002 to June 2003; (iii) Managing Director of a private equity division from March 2002 to March 2006, which invested in a broad range of industries, including technology, biotechnology, real estate, oil and gas exploration and production and telecommunications; and (iv) President of Ballyrock Investment Advisors from April 2006 to March 2009, a registered investment adviser which managed Fidelity Investments’ structured credit business. Prior to joining Fidelity Investments, Mr. Gervis was a partner at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. He currently also serves on the board of directors of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL); and is an investor in, and occasionally serves on the boards of, private companies primarily in the Boston area. Mr. Gervis previously served as a director of Tronox Incorporated (NYSE: TROX). Mr. Gervis holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and a JD from The George Washington University. Mr. Gervis also is a CFA charterholder.
CRAIG A. HUFF
Craig A. Huff has served on our board of directors since September 2010, and prior to that served on our board of directors from February 2005 to August 2009. Mr. Huff is Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Reservoir Capital Group, or Reservoir, a privately-held investment firm with approximately $7.1 billion under management as of December 31, 2013. Reservoir invests opportunistically in both the public and private equity and debt markets with a focus on power and energy. Reservoir also starts and builds alternative investment firms. Since founding Reservoir in 1998, Mr. Huff has served on the boards of many of its portfolio companies in industries such as energy, power, agriculture, aircraft leasing and insurance. He has also been instrumental in the formation and development of a variety of hedge funds and private investment firms. Previously, Mr. Huff was a Partner at Ziff Brothers Investments and, prior to business school, served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer and nuclear engineer. Mr. Huff is the President of the Board of Trustees of St. Bernard’s School in New York City. He is a Trustee of the Princeton Theological Seminary and serves as Chairman of its Investment Committee. Mr. Huff is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Regenerative Medicine (Harvard Stem Cell Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital) and several other nonprofit organizations. Mr. Huff graduated magna cum laude from Abilene Christian University with a B.S. in Engineering Physics. He also completed his MBA at Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.
STEVEN R. MITCHELL
Steven R. Mitchell has served on our board of directors since August 2009. Mr. Mitchell has served as the managing director of Argonaut Private Equity, LLC, or Argonaut, since November 2004. Prior to joining Argonaut, Mr. Mitchell was a principal in both Radical Incubation and 2929 Entertainment. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Global Client Solutions, LLC; Yulex Corporation; Stepstone Group; Green Hills Software, Inc.; Newco Valves, LLC; S&R Compression, LLC; DMB Pacific, LLC; 360 Degree Solar Holdings, Inc.; Norberg-IES, LLC; Otis Eastern Services, LLC; Specific Systems, LLC; and Global Technology Partners, LLC. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Mitchell was a corporate attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Mitchell holds a BBA in Marketing from Baylor University and a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law.
MARK L. NOETZEL
Mark L. Noetzel has served on our board of directors since December 2009. Mr. Noetzel has worked as a consultant to a number of public and private companies since May 2009. From June 2007 to May 2009, Mr. Noetzel was president and chief executive officer of Cilion, Inc., a biofuels company. Prior to joining Cilion in 2007, he had served in several senior positions at BP plc, including Group Vice President, Global Retail, from 2003 until 2007, Group Vice President, B2B Fuels and New Markets, during 2001 and 2002 and Group Vice President, Chemicals, from 1997 until 2001. Prior to those senior management roles with BP plc, Mr. Noetzel served in other management and non-management roles with Amoco from 1981 until BP plc acquired Amoco Corporation in 1998. Mr. Noetzel is also chairman of the board of directors of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL), created by the merger of Georgia Gulf Corporation and the commodity chemicals business of PPG. Mr. Noetzel currently serves on the boards of two private development stage technology companies, Siluria Technologies Inc. and Novogy Inc. Mr. Noetzel holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
WILLIAM P. NOGLOWS
William P. Noglows has served on our board of directors since June 2014. Mr. Noglows previously served on our board of directors from January 2011 to April 2013. Mr. Noglows has served as Chairman of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation since November 2003 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cabot Microelectronics from 2003 to 2014. Mr. Noglows also is a director of Littelfuse, Inc. From 1984 through 2003, he served in various management positions at Cabot Corporation, culminating in serving as an executive vice president and general manager. Mr. Noglows had previously served as a director of Cabot Microelectronics from December 1999 until April 2002. Mr. Noglows received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. We believe that Mr. Noglows possesses specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his experience as chief executive officer of a leading public company and his expertise in developing technology. In addition, because Mr. Noglows has served on boards of directors of two other public companies, we believe he has significant experience regarding how boards can and should effectively oversee and manage companies, and a significant understanding of governance issues.
RICHARD F. REILLY
Richard F. Reilly has served on our board of directors since July 2010. For 31 years prior to his retirement in 2009, Mr. Reilly specialized in audits of manufacturing, technology and distribution companies with KPMG LLP, with 28 years in the role of senior audit partner. Prior to his tenure with KPMG LLP Mr. Reilly worked in private industry, serving in various accounting management roles in technology and manufacturing companies. Mr. Reilly also served for ten years in the U.S. Army reserve as a combat engineer officer. Mr. Reilly currently serves as a member of the board of trustees and as chair of the audit committee of Perkins School for the Blind, a non-profit institution headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and as a member of the finance and audit committee for The Clergy Funds of the Archdiocese of Boston. From November 2012 to December 2013, Mr. Reilly has also served as a consultant to a Fortune 500 company related to finance, controls and governance issues at its subsidiary in India. Mr. Reilly holds a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
DONALD R. YOUNG
Donald R. Young has been our President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since November 2001. Prior to joining us, Mr. Young served as Chief Executive Officer of HighWired, a leading venture capital backed software and e-learning company. Prior to that, Mr. Young worked in the United States and abroad in a broad range of senior operating roles for Cabot Corporation, a leading global specialty chemical company. Prior to Cabot Corporation, Mr. Young worked in the investment business at Fidelity Management & Research. Mr. Young holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.