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Mr. Aslansan currently serves as Senior Advisor and Managing Director, Alvarez and Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement (November 2021 to present, and February 2018 to October 2021) a restructuring, advisory and consulting company; Co-President, SOL Investment Group (December 2021 to present), a software services investment management services provider; Co-founder and Managing Director, Optimity Advisors (2009 to 2018), a global consulting company servicing the Media & Entertainment, Financial Services, Insurance and Healthcare sectors. Mr. Aslansan brings to the Board his extensive knowledge of corporate finance and technology, due-diligence, mergers and acquisitions and digital transformation.
Darlene DeRemer joined the Board of Directors in August 2023 and brings a career in investment banking, new product development and governance positions of leadership. Ms. DeRemer currently serves as the Chairwomen and Trustee of ARK ETF Trust and was a Managing Partner at Grail Partners LLC, a financial services merchant bank from 2005 to 2019, and remains an Advisory Partner today. She served on the Board of Directors for United Capital Wealth Advisors, 2008 to 2019 and the Board of Directors for Confluence Technologies, Inc. (2018 – 2021). Earlier in her career, Ms. DeRemer was Vice President and Director in the Asset Management Division of State Street Bank and Vice President at T. Rowe Price & Associates. Ms. DeRemer also serves on the Board of Trustees for Syracuse University from which she holds an MBA and BS.
Michael J. Ferrantino has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2019. Since 2015, Mr. Ferrantino has served as Chief Executive Officer for InterEx Inc., a full-service company specializing in the design, fabrication, management and service of custom exhibit spaces for the trade show retail and museum markets. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Ferrantino was a Vice President at CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS), a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors, as well as a provider of electronics manufacturing services to manufacturers in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace industries. Prior to this, Mr. Ferrantino spent 11 years at Valpey-Fisher Corporation (NASDAQ:VPF); a company specializing in the marketing, design, and manufacture of high-accuracy frequency control subsystems used in digital and optical telecommunications systems. Mr. Ferrantino served in several leadership roles at VPF; most recently as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Ferrantino served as Vice President at Performax, Inc. from 2001 to 2003. Performax is a company that specialized in the design, administration, and management of fully customized health and benefit plans. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Ferrantino was a Vice President at Bicycle Health Benefits, Inc. after beginning his career at Eaton Corporation as a Product Marketing Manager. Mr. Ferrantino graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering and earned his MBA from Loyola College in 2003.
Mr. Foufas has been serving on the Board of Directors for The LGL Group, Inc. since 2007. He has also served as the Managing Partner of Plato, Foufas & Co., LLC, a financial services company, since 2005. In addition, Mr. Foufas has served as President of Levalon Properties, LLC, a real estate property management company, since 2007. Previously, Mr. Foufas served as Senior Vice President of Bayshore Management Co., LLC, from 2005 to 2006. Prior to joining Bayshore Management Co., LLC, he was the Director of Investments at Liam Ventures Inc., a private equity investment firm, from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Foufas brings to the Board of Directors his management skills and expertise in finance, investment and real estate matters.
Herve Francois joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in August 2023 and brings broad financial services experience in research and sales, including specializations in technology investing. Mr. Francois currently serves as Partner & Acquisition Manager at DeRosa Group, a real estate investment firm. Mr. Francois has held positions as a Financial Analyst and Institutional Equity Sales Manager at Citigroup, Credit Suisse First Boston, and several other investment banking firms over a 23-year career on Wall Street. As a Financial Analyst, Mr. Francois covered a broad number of Technology stocks and ranked 3rd place in the stock picking category in Wall Street Journal’s “Best Analyst’s on The Street” for 2002. Mr. Francois also led U.S. Equity Sales at Mizuho Securities. Mr. Francois holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Economics from Boston College.
Mr. Gabelli has served on the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. since September 2004. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LGL Group, Inc. from September 2007 to June 2016. Mr. Gabelli has served as the Managing Director and President of GGCP, Inc., a private investment corporation and control shareholder of the financial services firm GAMCO Investors (GBL) since 1999. He has served, since 1994, as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Portfolio Manager of Gabelli Securities International Ltd., a manager of hedge fund portfolios. He is Director of IFIT Group, a Zurich based financial services administration firm and Director and Managing Partner of GAMA Funds Holdings GmbH. He has also been serving as the Managing Member of Commonwealth Management Partners LLC since 2008, which is the general partner of Venator Merchant Fund, LP, an investment management vehicle. Mr. Gabelli is a well-recognized practitioner in global equity fund management, and has managed a diverse group of fund portfolios. Mr. Gabelli has managed investment funds for institutions and individuals since 1990. Today he exclusively manages hedge fund portfolios. During his tenure managing retail distributed mutual funds, he achieved the highest rankings by Morningstar and by Lipper, managing the #1 U.S. ranked fund in the global equity category for the period. Mr. Gabelli has been a frequent participant in various financial publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Financial Times. He has been a regular panelist on the Barron’s Annual Telecommunications Roundtable, and a variety of investment industry conferences. He has been a frequent guest on CNN and CNBC, and Bloomberg Television. Mr. Gabelli has been with the Gabelli group of companies since 1993. Prior to Gabelli, he began his career in equity arbitrage and research at Lehman Brothers International in London and New York. Mr. Gabelli is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), with a master's degree in business administration, Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and the SEP at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has been a member of several industry associations including The New York Society of Securities Analysts and the Media and Entertainment Analysts of New York, as well as participated in the executive program at Harvard Business School. He is involved with several New York area charitable causes including serving as a founding trustee of the New York Nativity Centers, a full year middle school system operating in lower Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. Additionally, he was involved with St. Ignatius School, and the Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, NY. Mr. Gabelli serves on the Board of Directors for the United Nations’ (IIE, NLG) “Institute of International Education New Leaders Group” which helps administer Fulbright scholarships and was previously on the board of the John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, and on the investment board of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Mr. Gabelli's qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive knowledge of the Company's business and industry due his longstanding service on the Board of Directors, as well as his financial expertise and leadership experience as an executive of various investment firms.
Manjit Kalha joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in July 2011. Mr. Kalha is Chief Executive Officer of Jeet Associates Private Limited; a consulting firm based in New Delhi, India, that provides business strategy, finance, and taxation advisory services. He holds the role of Chief Executive Officer with Horizon AMC, a firm that provides investment management and consulting services. Mr. Kalha was Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Radiant Polymers Private Limited (2001 to 2006), a manufacturing company of high quality specialty plastic components. He began his career In Arthur Anderson’s New Delhi office and is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Kalha shares with the Board his experience in management and manufacturing operations, and an extensive knowledge of global financial markets.