Rory J. Cowan
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Rory J. Cowan has served as one of our directors since March 2001 and was appointed our Chairman in June 2003. Mr. Cowan is the founder of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., a provider of globalization products and services for worldwide deployment of technology and information-based products, where he has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since September 1996. Lionbridge was traded on NASDAQ from 1999 until its sale in 2017 to HIG, a private equity firm. He continues to Chair the Board of Directors of Lionbridge. Before founding Lionbridge, Mr. Cowan served on the board of Interleaf, Inc., a document management software company, from 1995 until its sale in 2000. He also served as its interim Chief Executive Officer from October 1996 until January 1997. From May 1995 to June 1996, Mr. Cowan served as Chief Executive Officer of Stream International, Inc., a software and services provider and a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons, a provider of commercial print and print-related services. Mr. Cowan joined R.R. Donnelley in 1988 and served in a variety of leadership positions, including Executive Vice President, and member of the Management Committee from 1991 to 1996. During his career, Mr. Cowan served on the boards of multiple public and private companies, most recently serving as Chairman of the Board of Lojack, Inc. until its sale to CalAmp Corporation (NASDAQ: CAMP) in March 2016.
Director Since: 2001
Jared L. Landaw
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Barington Capital Group, L.P.
Mr. Jared L. Landaw has served as one of our directors since June 2008. He is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Barington Capital Group, L.P., an investment firm that has extensive experience investing in manufacturing and industrial companies, where he has been employed since 2004. From 1998 until 2003, Mr. Landaw worked at International Specialty Products Inc. (formerly NYSE: ISP), a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and performance enhancing products, where he was the Vice President of Law. At ISP, Mr. Landaw was responsible for counseling its business groups and handling all M&A and strategic transactions for ISP and its affiliate, GAF Materials Corporation, a manufacturer of building materials and roofing products. He was also the recipient of the Chairman's Award for "outstanding work and notable contribution to the affairs of the company." Prior to that, he was an attorney in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. From September 2014 until January 2018, Mr. Landaw was an officer and a director of Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BHAC), a blank check acquisition company. Mr. Landaw is a frequent speaker on public company corporate governance. He received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a B.A. from Colgate University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Director Since: 2008
Gregory T. Hradsky
Independent financial consultant and former Vice President of Avenue Capital Group
Mr. Gregory T. Hradsky has served as one of our directors since June 2008. He has been an independent financial consultant since February 2006. Between May 2003 and February 2006, Mr. Hradsky was a Vice President of Avenue Capital Group, a global investment firm, where he managed a portfolio of distressed securities, postreorganization equities and other investments. From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Hradsky was the founder and Managing Partner of Bellport Capital, an investment firm specializing in distressed securities. Prior to that, Mr. Hradsky was a Managing Director and Head of the Distressed Securities Group at UBS Securities LLC from 1993 until 1998. Mr. Hradsky joined UBS in 1991 as a research analyst focusing on distressed credits. Prior to UBS, Mr. Hradsky held positions at CS First Boston and T. Rowe Price Associates. Mr. Hradsky is a director of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYCC), a biopharmaceutical company developing oral therapies for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases where he is a member of the Audit Committee.
Jeffrey S. Wald
Mr. Jeffrey S. Wald is the Founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to efficiently and compliantly, organize, manage, and pay freelancers (purchased by ADP). From May 2008 until May 2010, Mr. Wald served as a Managing Director with Barington Capital Group, L.P., an investment firm. From March 2007 through May 2008, Mr. Wald was the CoFounder of Spinback, Inc., an internet commerce company (sold to Buddy Media Corporation). From January 2003 to March 2007, he was a Vice President at The GlenRock Group, an Israeli venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wald held various positions in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. Mr. Wald is a director of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), the global leader in outsourced supply chain logistics, and is a former director of Peerless Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: PRLS), a software licensing company and Register.com L.P., a provider of domain registration, website and business web hosting services. Mr. Wald holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS and BS from Cornell University. He also formerly served as an officer in the Auxiliary Unit of the New York City Police Department. Jeff is the author of "The Birthday Rules", the upcoming book "The End of Jobs: The Rise of Agile Companies and the On-Demand Worker” as well as the screenwriter for the upcoming film “Day 39”. Jeff is a regular writer in Huffington Post and Forbes, and speaks widely at conferences and television on startups and labor issues. Mr. Wald was named “One of the 100 Most Influential People in Staffing” by the Staffing Industry Analysts in 2017 and 2018.
Director since: 2010
ICEO Practice Lead, Lee Hecht Harrison
Ms. Sally Washlow currently leads the Midwest practice for the International Center for Executive Options, a boutique provider of executive transition consulting services. She is also the Managing Director of SW Consulting Solutions LLC, a strategic and executive management consulting firm. From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Washlow was the Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Electronics Corporation, a supplier of radar detectors, GPS systems, dash cameras and other electronic products, and led the integration of the Cobra and Escort electronics businesses. Prior to that, Ms. Washlow worked for 13 years at Cobra Electronics Corporation in various capacities, including as President from 2013 until 2015. Ms. Washlow received a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from DePaul University and a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. She is also a former member of the Executive Board of the Consumer Technology Association.
Director Since: 2019
Alan B. Howe
Managing Partner, Broadband Initiatives, LLC
Mr. Alan B. Howe has served as a co-founder and the Managing Partner of Broadband Initiatives LLC, a boutique corporate advisory and strategic consulting firm, since 2001. Previously, he held various executive management positions at Covad Communications, Inc., Teletrac, Inc., Sprint PCS and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mr. Howe is an experienced public company director. He currently serves as a director of WidePoint Corporation (NYSE AMERICAN: WYY) and Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN), the Chairman of the Board of Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) and the Vice Chairman of Determine, Inc. (OTCMARKETS: DTRM). Mr. Howe received a Masters of Business Administration from the Kelley Business School at Indiana University and a Bachelors of Science – Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Illinois.