+ Michael L. Iaccarino – Chairman
Michael Iaccarino has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since May, 2019. Mr. Iaccarino is the Chairman and CEO of Infogroup, a leading provider of high-value data and multi-channel marketing solutions delivered in real-time and used by small businesses and enterprise brands.
Mr. Iaccarino served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Messenger from 2009 to 2011, establishing the company as one of the dominant mobile technology players in North America.
Prior to joining Mobile Messenger, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Epsilon from 2001 to 2009, transforming Epsilon into one of the United States’ leading database marketing companies.
Before Epsilon, Mr. Iaccarino was a Senior Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Corporate Controller at Summit Technology after having started his career at KPMG’s High Technology practice. Mr. Iaccarino holds a B.S. in Accounting and English from Boston College where he graduated magna cum laude and is a former Certified Public Accountant.
+ Gilbert S. Palter – Vice Chairman
Gil Palter has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since May 2019 and has served as its Chairman of the Board since July 20, 2017 until May 2019. He joined and co-founded EdgeStone Partners Inc. in May 1999. Prior to co-founding EdgeStone, he was the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Eladdan Capital Partners, a Toronto-based private equity fund targeting middle-market Canadian and U.S. companies. He also founded Eladdan Enterprises, a boutique investment bank specializing in providing buy side mergers and acquisitions advice to Canadian and U.S. companies, particularly on cross-border acquisitions and investments. Gil has previously worked at Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney, McKinsey & Company and Clairvest Group Inc.
Mr. Palter currently serves as Chairman of Specialty Commerce Corp. and Stephenson’s Holdings Inc. and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE/TSX), RPX Corporation (Nasdaq) and Tunnel Hill LP. He is a former Chairman of Aurigen Capital Limited, BreconRidge Corporation, Hair Club Group, Continental Alloys & Services, BFI Canada, and Farley Windows and was previously a director of Alliance Films, Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Lavalife, Mitel Networks, Trimaster Manufacturing and Xantrex Technology.
Mr. Palter holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he attended on a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship and graduated as a Baker Scholar and winner of the John L. Loeb Fellowship in Finance. He was the Gold Medalist in his graduating class at the University of Toronto where he attended on the J.W. Billes Scholarship earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics. Gil is actively involved in a number of philanthropic organizations. He was a 2003 recipient of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” award, a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® Award 2006 and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO Gold).
+ Jason Mudrick – Director
Jason Mudrick has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since May 2019. Mr. Mudrick is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mudrick Capital Management, L.P., an investment firm that specializes in long and short investments in distressed credit. Mudrick Capital was founded in 2009 with $5 million under management. As of May 2019, the firm has grown to manage approximately $2.8 billion, primarily for institutional clients.
Mr. Mudrick began his Wall Street career in 2000 advising on mergers and acquisition transactions as an Associate in Merrill Lynch’s Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking Group. In 2001 he joined Contrarian Capital Management, where he began his focus on distressed investing. In October 2002 he launched the Contrarian Equity Fund, an investment vehicle focused on purchasing distressed debt that would be restructured into equity, post-bankruptcy equities and other event driven deep value special situations. As Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Contrarian, Mr. Mudrick grew that business to peak assets of approximately $400 million in the Contrarian Equity Fund and close to $1 billion in total assets including the positions Contrarian’s other funds co-invested along-side Mr. Mudrick’s fund. Mr. Mudrick left Contrarian in October 2008 to launch Mudrick Capital.
Mr. Mudrick has served on multiple creditors' committees and served on the Board of Directors of numerous public and private companies, including Safety-Kleen Holdings, Integrated Alarm Services Group, Salton, Rotech Healthcare, NJOY Holdings, Corporate Risk Holdings, Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation, Fieldwood Energy, Proenza Schouler and Dex Media, where he is currently the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Mudrick also spent two years in graduate school teaching economics classes to Harvard University undergraduates. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the College of the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Mudrick was admitted to the New York State Bar.