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 deliver significant shareholder value while also promoting racial equity and a shift to a more inclusive economy and society.
HAROLD FORD, JR - Chairman and CEO
Our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Harold Ford Jr., served in Congress for 10 years from 1997 to 2007 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, 7 years at Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director and Senior Client Relationship Manager, and is the former non-executive 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 and a Director of Live Oak Acquisition Corporation, a blank check company founded in 2020. Mr. Ford received a B.A. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
GINNIE HENKELS - CFO
Our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, Virginia (Ginnie) Henkels, was the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Swift Transportation Company (“Swift”) from 2008 to 2017, 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. Ms. Henkels joined Swift in 2004 and was a key leader in successfully navigating the business through the great recession after completing a $2.5 billion leveraged buyout in 2007. 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 roles with increasing responsibilities from 1990 to 2002 at Honeywell International, Inc., a worldwide diversified technology and manufacturing leader. She currently serves on the board of three publicly traded companies: LCI Industries, Viad Corp, and Echo Global Logistics. She chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee for LCI Industries, chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee for Viad Corp, and is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees for Echo Global Logistics. Ms. Henkels is currently a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Women Corporate Director organizations. Ms. Henkels received a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Arizona and a M.B.A. from Arizona State University. She passed the May 1995 certified public accountant (CPA) and June 1995 certified management accountant (CMA) examinations.