Inside Business

Our Team

We have assembled a highly diverse, experienced and connected management team and board that, along with our sponsors, will help drive our purpose-driven mission – to acquire a company making a positive difference in the world and support its growth to create value for all stakeholders.

 

Management Team

 
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HAROLD FORD, JR

Chairman and CEO

Harold Ford, Jr. served in Congress for 10 years representing Tennessee’s 9th congressional district and was a member of the House Financial Services, Budget and Education Committees as well as the Congressional Black Caucus. After serving in the House of Representatives, Mr. Ford spent 4 years as Vice Chairman and Senior Policy Advisor of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and 7 years at Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director and Senior Client Relationship Manager, and he is the former nonexecutive Chairman of Rx Saver, a patient-directed prescription medication search engine platform. Mr. Ford has also taught public policy at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan. He is currently Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of PNC’s Corporate & Institutional Banking group. Until December 2020, he was a Director of Live Oak Acquisition Corp. I, a special purpose acquisition company that completed its business combination in December 2020 and is now Danimer Scientific (NYSE: DNMR).

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GINNIE HENKELS

CFO

Our CFO and Secretary, Virginia (Ginnie) Henkels, previously served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Swift Transportation Company (“Swift”), a then $4 billion publicly traded transportation services company, where she led numerous capital market transactions including its 2010 initial public offering and balance sheet recapitalization and its 2017 merger with Knight Transportation, now Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KNX). While at Swift, Ms. Henkels served on the board of Swift Charities, a non-profit organization focused on employee assistance grants, scholarships, and community grants. Prior to Swift, she held various finance and accounting leadership positions with increasing responsibilities from 1990 to 2002 at Honeywell International, Inc., a worldwide diversified technology and manufacturing leader. Ms. Henkels currently serves on the board of two publicly traded companies: LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII) and Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI), and formerly served on the board of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Ms. Henkels chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee for LCI Industries, and chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee for Viad Corp. Ms. Henkels is currently a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Women Corporate Directors organizations.

Board of Directors

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Richard Bynum

Director

Marjorie Cheshire

Director

Laura Long

Director

Stephanie Phillips

Director

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Gagan Singh

Director

Peg Smith

Director

Toni Townes-Whitley

Director

Andrea Zopp

Director