Sarah Nash retired in August 2005 as a Vice Chairman for J.P. Morgan’s Global Investment Bank with broad M&A, Capital Markets and Lending experience across all industry groups, including Financial Services. Her leadership roles included co-heading Corporate Finance/M&A in North America including President of JPMorgan Canada and Head of Leverage Finance. Since that time, she has acted as a Board Director for public and private companies and for non-profit organizations. Additionally, Sarah invests in privately held Biotech and other venture-backed companies.
Michael Sylvester is the classic serial entrepreneur, with a history of involvement with innovative companies before founding Novagard Solutions in 1977. Michael holds a BA from Colby College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Provides treasury, financial operations, and strategic financial leadership. Demonstrated leadership in directing the accounting/finance departments to excellence. Delivered notable operational improvements, productivity increases, and cost-saving results to organizations. Supported success by promoting engagement and collaborations with partners. Responsive to changing business objectives with energy and innovation.
Joe is a highly productive executive providing leadership across sales, marketing, and operations within the Pro Construction division with an inspiring and empowering leadership style. He creates a customer-centric work culture which delivers highly successful turnarounds, customer-centric work cultures, customer collaboration, entry into new markets, development and launching of new products, and building and leading high-performance teams that deliver ground-breaking results that consistently exceed expectations.
Doug is a broad-based executive with experience in Sales, Operations and R&D in both Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies. Proven track record in leading both growth businesses and turnaround situations. Particularly effective at bringing teams together to function at a high performance level.
Jason is an experienced executive, serving as a global general manager and strategic marketing leader who has built new programs from concept to multi-million dollar success, delivered double-digit business unit growth, and optimized constrained assets. Cross-functional team leader with 22 years experience leading projects, driving change, and exceeding performance targets.
Tom is an innovative, global product development executive with extensive experience in rubber and plastic products with a variety of global organizations ranging in size from $30 MM to $20 billion in sales. To facilitate new product development and to fill the innovation pipeline he leads the product development and R&D teams. With a formal training in law, finance, and strategic management, he is skilled at leading the selection of products and projects to assemble the optimal product portfolio that maximizes shareholder value. These developments also demand a significant legal component because of the complications of the ever-expanding regulatory environment, and the importance of protecting intellectual property.
Transformational executive who energizes teams to achieve operational excellence and create a culture of execution in private equity, Fortune 200, & mid-size company environments. Deep and broad experience in Quality, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain and Procurement, and deploying Lean & Six Sigma initiatives. Accomplished at enabling significant YOY sales growth, profitability, and organizational efficiency.
Key contributing member of business leadership teams aligning HR strategies and initiatives with financial, operational and organizational objectives. Demonstrated experience in strategic business partnering, talent and performance management, employee relations, succession planning, coaching, competency modeling, organization development & effectiveness, employee engagement, compensation & benefits, staffing & recruitment, training & development, employment law and compliance.
MK is a creative, hands-on executive with over 20 years experience establishing and leading brands as the basis for building successful businesses, both for startup companies and established mid-sized companies. Recently named Crain's Cleveland Business "Who to Watch" in Technology, MK received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University. He serves on the marketing advisory board for BGSU, and lives in Cleveland with his wife and cat.