Steven Sharpe is Managing Director of The EmBeSa Corporation, a private consultancy focused on corporate restructuring and business strategy, and Chairman of the board of directors of Madalena Energy Inc. Previously, Mr. Sharpe served as Chairman of the board of directors of Longview Oil Corp. (as well as its Interim-Chief Executive Officer), Chairman of Advantage Oil and Gas Limited, a director and Chairman of the Special Committee of Renegade Petroleum Ltd., a director and Chief Executive Officer of C.A. Bancorp, Inc., and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Restaurants Royalty Income Fund. Mr. Sharpe has also held numerous executive management roles including Co-Managing Partner and Senior Advisor of Blair Franklin Capital Partners, Inc., the Toronto-based investment bank, which he co-founded in 2003, and Chief Restructuring Officer of a number of private entities located across North America. Prior to founding Blair Franklin, Mr. Sharpe was Executive Vice President of The Kroll-O’Gara Company. A lawyer by training, Mr. Sharpe was a senior partner with Davies, Ward & Beck and started his legal career with Torys LLP in Toronto.
Mr. Sharpe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
Alfred T. Mockett
Alfred T. Mockett is Chairman of Hibu Group Limited, a provider of online marketing solutions and websites to small and medium-sized enterprises. For more than thirty years, Mr. Mockett has held executive and non-executive roles across public and private global technology, telecommunications and professional services companies. Most recently, Mr. Mockett was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Dex One Corporation, a leading marketing solutions company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mockett held chief executive officer and other senior leadership roles at Motive, Inc., American Management Systems, Inc., BT Group (formerly British Telecom), and Memorex Telex.
Andrew R. Prozes
Andrew R. Prozes is Executive Chairman of Alert Global Media Holdings, LLC (ACAMS) and Executive Chairman of Scribestar Limited. He also serves on the boards of Transunion, Interactive Data Corp (IDC), Asset International, Synaptive, and Ethoca. He also serves on the board and chairs the Human Resources & Compensation Committee for Cott Corporation, a public company listed on the NYSE and TSE. He chairs the Compensation Committees for both Transunion, listed on NYSE, and Ethoca. Mr. Prozes served on the board of directors of Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV from 2000 until December 2010. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of LexisNexis Group Inc. from 2000 until 2010. Prior to joining Reed Elsevier, Mr. Prozes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of West Group, part of the Thomson Reuters Corporation, from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Prozes is a past Chairman of The US Information Industry Association and has served on the boards of the Information Technology Association of Canada and the Canadian Newspaper Association. He is also a Director of the National Executive Service Corps (NESC). Mr. Prozes joined Southam Inc. in 1988, then Canada’s largest newspaper company, as President, City Newspapers and New Media.
David L. Resnick
David L. Resnick is President, Chief Investment Officer for Third Avenue Management, LLC. Mr. Resnick joined Third Avenue from Rothschild Inc., where he served as Chairman of Global Financing Advisory and previously, Co-Head of Investment Banking for North America. Earlier in his career, Mr. Resnick founded and headed the restructuring group for Peter J. Solomon Company, and focused on restructuring and mergers and acquisitions at both Lazard Frères & Co. and Merrill Lynch & Co. In a career spanning three decades, Mr. Resnick has played a leading role in numerous complex financial transactions, with an emphasis on institutional investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and recapitalizations. Mr. Resnick also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Reichhold Inc., Wesleyan University and The Jewish Museum.
Mr. Resnick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with High Honors, from Wesleyan University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago. In 2011, Mr. Resnick received the Harvey R. Miller Award for service to the restructuring industry.
Thomas P. Staudt
Thomas P. Staudt serves as a member of the board of directors of Albert Uster Imports, Inc. and has held chief executive officer and other senior executive leadership roles in companies that operate in the financial services, healthcare, technology and insurance industries. Most recently, Mr. Staudt was the Chief Executive Officer of GlobalCollect B.V., a global leader in international payment processing. Before then, he was a Senior Operating Executive with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and an Executive-in-Residence with Great Hill Partners. For nearly two decades, Mr. Staudt has had a record of success in generating and delivering value for all stakeholders, including his leadership at Ruesch International, Inc., Source Medical, BenefitPort, and Card Establishment Services Corporation (ultimately sold to First Data Corporation).
Mr. Staudt is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University.