James E. Cline
Chair of the Board
James E. Cline became a member of our Board of Directors in March 2019 and was appointed Chair of our Board in December 2020. Since 2020, Mr. Cline has served as chairman of the board of Trex Company, Inc. (“Trex”), a manufacturer of outdoor living products. From 2015 to 2020, Mr. Cline served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Trex. From 2013 to 2020, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trex. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Cline served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trex. Prior to Trex, Mr. Cline served as the President of Harsco GasServ, a subsidiary of Harsco Corporation, a manufacturer of containment and control equipment for the global gas industry, from 2005 to 2007 and was the Vice President and Controller for Harsco GasServ from 1994 to 2005. In connection with the purchase of Harsco GasServ by Taylor-Wharton International LLC, which was owned by Windpoint Partners Company, Mr. Cline served as a consultant to the buyers in 2008 by providing transition management and financial services. Mr. Cline served in various capacities with the Huffy Corporation from 1976 to 1994, including as Director of Finance of its True Temper Hardware subsidiary, a manufacturer of lawn care and construction products. Mr. Cline holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University.
Mark P. Laven
Vice Chair of the Board
Mark P. Laven became a member our Board of Directors in December 2001 and was appointed Vice Chair of our Board in December 2020. From December 2001 to October 2017, Mr. Laven served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Latham Pool Products and he served as Chairman of Latham Pool Products until December 2020. From 2004 to 2008, he was a member of the board of the Association of Pool Spa Professionals, a national trade association. Mr. Laven holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ithaca College.
Robert D. Evans
Robert D. Evans became a member our Board of Directors in July 2019. He currently serves on two boards of managers. Since 2019, Mr. Evans has served as a member of the board of managers and strategic alternatives committee of Quirch Foods Parent, LLC (dba Quirch Foods), a distributor, importer and exporter of food products. He has also served as a member of the compensation committee since 2019 and as its chair beginning in 2023. Since 2018, he has served as a member of the board of managers and the chair of the audit committee of Del Real Holdco, LLC (dba Del Real Foods), a food company. Additionally, from 2017 to September 2021, Mr. Evans had served as a member of the board of managers and a chair of the audit committee of BMark Investment Holdings, LP (dba BakeMark Foods), a distributor of quality bakery products. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Evans served as Chief Financial Officer of Performance Food Group Company, a distributor of food products. From 2005 to 2008, he was President of Black Diamond Holdings, a start-up manufacturer and retailer of eco-friendly cleaning services. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Evans was Executive Vice President, Finance and Development of Giant Foods of Landover MD, a retail supermarket chain in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Prior to that, Mr. Evans has served as Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Senior Vice President of North American Ready to Eat Cereals, and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Kellogg North America in the Kellogg Company, a multinational food manufacturing company, from 1998 to 2000. He also held a series of finance positions at the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo., a multinational food, snack and beverage corporation. Mr. Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Administration degree from Princeton University.
Alexander L. Hawkinson
Alexander L. Hawkinson became a member of our Board of Directors in October 2020. Since 2019, Mr. Hawkinson is a Co-Founder and Operator of BrightAI. From 2012 to 2018, he served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SmartThings, a consumer IoT platform. Mr. Hawkinson was the Chief Product Officer from 2011 to 2012 and the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Presence from 2010 to 2011 for ReachLocal, an online marketing and advertising provider. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Hawkinson was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SMBLive, a developer of social marketing platform software. Prior to SMBLive, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Apptix, an application service provider technology company, from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Hawkinson serves on the board of directors of iFit, a manufacturer and marketer of fitness equipment, CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., a provider of commercial laundry services and air vending solutions, Horizon Services, a provider of residential HVAC services, Pelsis, a provider of pest management solutions, Mural Ventures, an investment firm, Mural Advisors, a consulting company, and Mural Consulting, a consulting company. Mr. Hawkinson also serves on the board of advisors for the Carnegie Mellon University College of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Mr. Hawkinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in cognitive science from Carnegie Mellon University.
DeLu Jackson became a member of our Board of Directors in March 2023. Mr. Jackson is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of ADT Inc., a leader in smart home and small business security. Prior to joining ADT in 2021, he served as Vice President, Precision Marketing at Conagra Brands, a leading branded food company, where he was responsible for integrated marketing, e-commerce, brand strategy, and advertising. Before joining Conagra Brands, he served in senior digital and marketing roles for domestic and international brands, including Kellogg Company, McDonald’s Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, Audi of America and Subaru of America. Mr. Jackson also serves on the board of directors of Brag House Inc (an esports platform), the Western Golf Association and the Chicago Public Library Foundation. DeLu holds a Master of Business Administration from the NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Princeton University.
Suzan Morno-Wade became a member of our Board of Directors in March 2021. Ms. Morno-Wade has served as the Chief Human Resources Officer of Xerox, a provider of print and digital document products and services, since November 2018. She also is an Executive Vice President of Xerox Holdings Corporation, the parent of Xerox, and serves as a member of the company’s executive committee. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President of Total Rewards with Xerox from 2016 to 2018, Vice President Human Resources and Vice President of Compensation and Governance with Hess Corporation, a global independent energy company, from 2014 to 2016 and 2005 to 2014, respectively, and as director compensation and benefits at Quantum Corporation, a leader in storing and managing digital video and other forms of unstructured data, from 1999 to 2005. Over a 20-year period, Ms. Morno-Wade has worked across a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, oil and gas, industrial and consumer goods. Ms. Morno-Wade began her career in finance and holds multiple human resources certifications as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois. Ms. Morno-Wade also serves on the board of directors of A Better Chance, a nonprofit organization, focused on increasing the number of well-educated young people of color in the United States.
Brian Pratt became a member of our Board of Directors in March 2023. Mr. Pratt is a Vice President at Pamplona Capital Management LLC (“Pamplona”), having joined the firm in March 2019. He serves as a board observer of several other companies, including BFG Supply, a national distributor of consumables, greenhouse durables, and technical equipment to the green industry, and CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., a provider of commercial laundry services and air vending solutions. Prior to joining Pamplona, Mr. Pratt worked in the investment banking division at Barclays from 2017 to February 2019. Mr. Pratt holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Yale University.
William M. Pruellage
William M. Pruellage became a member of our Board of Directors in December 2018. Mr. Pruellage joined Pamplona in 2014 and has served as Managing Partner since 2018. Prior to Pamplona, Mr. Pruellage was the Co-President of Castle Harlan, Inc., where he was employed since 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Pruellage was a mergers and acquisitions banker at Merrill Lynch. During his time at Pamplona, Mr. Pruellage has served on the board of directors of several companies, including BakeMark, a manufacturer of baking ingredients, Veritext, a diversified legal services provider, nThrive, a payment solutions provider for the healthcare industry, and Lumos Networks, a broadband internet provider. Prior to Pamplona, Mr. Pruellage served on the board of directors of numerous companies, including Exterran, an oil and gas company, Ames True Temper, a manufacturer of garden products, GoldStar Foods, a food distributor, Pretium Packaging, a plastics manufacturer, Securus, a prison communications firm, RathGibson, a manufacturer of tubing and pipe, Baker & Taylor, a book distributor, Verdugt Specialty Chemicals, a chemicals company, Anchor Drilling Fluids, a drilling fluids company, and Universal Compression, a provider of natural gas compression equipment and services. Mr. Pruellage holds a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Scott M. Rajeski has served as our President and Chief Executive since October 2017 and Director since December 2020. He previously served as our Chief Financial Officer and Vice President since August 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Rajeski served as a Director of Finance at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a semiconductor manufacturing company, from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that Mr. Rajeski was the Chief Financial Officer for Americas of Momentive Performance Materials/GE Silicones, a former division of General Electric, from 2004 to 2009 and held various finance positions at General Electric from 1991 to 2003. Mr. Rajeski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in math and a minor in business economics from the State University of New York at Potsdam and a Master of Business Administration degree from Clarkson University. Mr. Rajeski also graduated from General Electric’s Executive Finance Leadership Program and Finance Management Program, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.