Boards

Management Board

Rolf Unterberger, CEO

Rolf Unterberger was born in 1966 in Zürich, Switzerland. He has a degree in mechanical engineering (Maschinenbau-Ingenieur) from the Higher Technical Institute in Klagenfurt, Austria, and a degree in industrial engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieur) from the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Mr. Unterberger is an internationally experienced executive manager with 28 years of experience in various industries (telecommunications, IT services, media, high tech, software services and professional services), countries and management positions. Further, he is chairman of the advisory board (Beirat) of ASSMANN Holding GmbH, Lüdenscheid, Germany. Previous stations include, among others, diverse interim management mandates on a C-Level, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Frequentis AG and partner and managing director at Accenture.

Bernd Wagner, CFO and COO

Bernd Wagner was born in 1961 in Munich, Germany. He has a degree in business administration (Betriebswirtschaftslehre) from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Mr. Wagner is an internationally experienced executive manager with more than thirty years of experience in various industries (IT services, restructuring, private equity, healthcare, aviation, furniture industry and professional services), countries and management positions. Previous stations include, among others, management and supervisory board membership at Internationale Möbel-Selection AG, Chief Restructuring Officer at Nexpert AG and Chief Financial Officer at NorCom Information Technology AG.



Supervisory Board

Marcel Stolk, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Marcel Stolk was born in 1967 in Middelburg, The Netherlands. From 1991 until 2005 he worked for Logitech Group, most recently as Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales & Marketing and as member of the senior management of Logitech International S.A. In 1998, he also completed the executive program in international executive management at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He returned as a member of the Board of Directors of Logitech Europe S.A. from 2011 to 2019 and Executive Chairman Logitech Europe and from April 2013 to April 2019 as Senior Vice president Consumer Computing Platform Business group.

James Burns, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee

James Burns was born in 1964 in San Francisco. California, United States. He studied Accounting at Santa Clara University, California, United States, where he received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1986. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Burns was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a provider of smart grid products headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. From 2016 to 2017, he was Chief Financial Officer at Accela, Inc., a provider of a cloud-based platform of solutions for governmental customers. Since 2017, he works as an independent consultant at Jim Burns Consulting. In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer at Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara, California, United States. James Burns also served on the Advisory Board of the Leavey School of Business (2013 to 2020) and on the Advisory Board of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University, California, United States (from 2012 to 2021). Furthermore, since 2020, he is a member of the Advisory Board of Cristo Rey High School Work-Study, San José Jesuit High School, San Jose, California, United States.

Joachim Coers, Member of the Personnel & Compensation Committee

Joachim Coers was born in 1965 in Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany. Since 1991 he holds a diploma in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany. From 1993 to 2004, he worked for the Daimler-Benz Group in different divisions (debis Services, Trucks NAFTA, Railsystems, Passenger Cars Asia) and locations (Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, Germany, Portland, Oregon, USA, Tokyo, Japan). From 2004 to 2013 he worked for MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH & Tognum AG in Friedrichshafen, Germany as member of the management board, in the beginning as CFO and labor director and later as CEO.

He is a member of the following administrative, management or supervisory bodies, or a member in comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies, or a partner in the following companies outside the Group:

  • KAP AG, Fulda, Germany: Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • ensian group GmbH, Leutkirch im Allgäu, Germany: Member of the Advisory Board

Heather Faust, Chairwoman of the Personnel & Compensation Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

Heather Faust was born in 1979 in New Jersey, United States. In 2002, she received a bachelor of science in engineering degree from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States. In 2008, she received a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. From 2008 to 2015, she was an investment professional at the private equity firm Castle Harlan, Inc., New York, New York, United States. During her time at Castle Harlan, Inc. she was a member of the Board of Directors of Ames True Temper, Inc., IDQ Holdings, Inc. and Baker & Taylor, Inc. In 2015, she was a Managing Partner of the private equity firm CHI Private Equity, the successor entity to Castle Harlan, Inc. In 2015, she co-founded the private equity firm Argand Partners and is a Managing Partner of Argand Partners, LP, New York, New York, United States.

Heather Faust is a member of the following administrative, management or supervisory bodies or a member in comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies or a partner in the following companies outside the Group:

  • Grosse Point Beacon Acquisition, Inc.: Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
  • OASE Management GmbH: Chairwoman of the Advisory Board
  • Tensar Corporation: Member of the Board of Directors
  • Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation: Member of the Board of Directors
  • Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc.: Member of the Board of Directors

Steven M. Greenberg, Chairman of the Nomination Committee

Steven M. Greenberg was born in 1970 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. He studied economics and electrical engineering at Columbia University in New York, New York, United States, where he received a bachelor's degree in economics in 1992 and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1993. From 1993 to 1994, he worked as a programmer analyst at Datacor, Inc. From 1994 to 1995, he worked at Quantachrome Corporation as a research & development engineer and from 1995 to 1996 as a software engineer at SIRS, Inc. Between 1997 and 2003, he worked at different law firms, and in 1999, he received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States. In 2006, he co-founded the law firm Carey Rodriguez Greenberg O'Keefe, LLP, where he was Partner and Head of Intellectual Property Transactions until 2013. From 2014 to 2018, he was Partner and Head of Intellectual Property Transactions at CRGO Greenberg, LLC, the successor firm formed from Carey Rodriguez Greenberg O'Keefe.

Mr. Greenberg is a member of the following administrative, management or supervisory bodies or a member in comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies or a partner in the following companies outside the Group:

  • Shutts & Bowen LLP: Contract partner
  • Ardent Medical Corporation, President

Tariq Osman, Member of the Nomination Committee, Member of the Personnel & Compensation Committee

Tariq Osman was born in 1978 in Khartoum, Sudan. He received a bachelor of electrical & electronic engineering degree from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, in 1997 and a master of engineering (telecommunications) degree from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, in 1999. He started his professional career in 1999 at Gutteridge, Haskins & Davey Limited, Sydney, Australia, where he worked as an energy consultant. In 2003, he joined the private equity firm Castle Harlan, Inc., New York, New York, United States, where he worked in various functions until 2015 and most recently (in 2015) was Managing Partner of CHI Private Equity. In 2006, he also received a master of applied finance degree (executive program) from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, and in 2012 a master in business administration degree (executive program) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. In 2015, he co-founded the private equity firm Argand Partners, New York, New York, United States. From 2019 to 2021, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation, where he served as Chairman from October 2016 to January 2020. From July 2017 to December 2018, he was Director & Executive Vice President at Industrea Acquisition Corp., which was a special purpose acquisition company for the purpose of the business combination with Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. From 2018 to 2021, Tariq Osman was as member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc.

Dino Sawaya, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee

Dino Sawaya was born in 1983 in Sydney, Australia. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 2004. In 2007, he received Bachelor of Laws degree from The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. He started his professional career in 2008 as an analyst in investment banking at Deutsche Bank (Deutsche Australia Limited), Sydney, Australia. In 2011, he moved to Australian private equity firm CHAMP Private Equity where he worked for CHAMP Group Services Pty Ltd as an Associate until 2014. In 2015 he joined New York based private equity firm Argand Partners, where between 2015 and 2018 he was a Vice President and from 2019 onwards a Principal of Argand Partners, LP, New York, New York, United States. From August 2013 to July 2018, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Paddington Bay Pty Ltd, and from October 2014 to November 2018 a member of the Board of Directors of Paddington Bay Partners Pty Ltd.

Mr. Sawaya is a member of the following administrative, management or supervisory bodies or a member in comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies or a partner in the following companies outside the Group:

  • Seybert's Billiards Corporation, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Apartment Guardian Inc., Member of the Board of Directors
  • OASE Management GmbH, Member of the Advisory Board
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