Board of Directors
Guy A. Archbold
Guy A. Archbold was appointed as our Director and our Chief Executive Officer and President on September 30, 2011. Guy became the Chairman of our Board of Directors on January 6, 2012. (See bio under Executive Team ).
Edward F. Feighan
Edward F. Feighan was appointed to our Board of Directors on September 21, 2011. He is currently chief operating officer of Evergreen National Indemnity Corporation and Continental Heritage Indemnity Corporation, specialty property and casualty insurance companies. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of both Evergreen and Continental, as well as of the parent holding company, ProAlliance Holdings Corporation. Mr. Feighan has held those positions since 2009. From 2004 through 2008, Mr. Feighan was chairman, president and chief executive officer of ProCentury Corporation, a Nasdaq listed, Columbus, Ohio based holding company for Century Insurance Group, which is a specialty property/casualty insurance group which underwrites general liability, commercial property, and commercial multi-peril insurance for small and midsized businesses throughout the United States. Mr. Feighan has been an investor and Board member of ProCentury and ProAlliance since 2000, and has been involved with the insurance subsidiaries in various capacities, including serving as a Board member, since 1993. From 1998 through 2000, he served as the Managing Partner of Alliance Financial, Ltd., an Ohiobased Boutique merchant banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector. From November, 1996 to December, 1997, Mr. Feighan served as the founding president, chief executive officer and director of Century Business Services, Inc., a Nasdaq listed company. Beginning in 1972, Feighan held elected offices for 20 consecutive years. He served as an Ohio State Representative for six years, a Cuyahoga County Commissioner for four years and a Member of the United States House of Representatives for 10 years. Mr. Feighan earned a law degree from Cleveland State University in 1978 after completing his undergraduate studies at Borromeo Catholic Seminary, Cleveland, Ohio, and Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Feighan brings experience in management, financial services and public services, as well as his experience serving on other boards of public companies, to our Board of Directors.
Michael Feinberg was appointed to our Board of Directors on January 6, 2012. Mr. Feinberg has 45 years of experience as a property developer, owner and investor. He has owned and/or developed residential and office buildings in the greater metropolitan New York and South Florida areas. During at least the past five years, Mr. Feinberg has been the owner and designed the course at The Club at Emerald Hills in Hollywood, Florida. He was also one of the earlier financiers of Ultimate Software, a leading provider of end-to-end strategic human resources, payroll and talent management solutions and is an investor in the funds managed by Black Diamond Financial Group LLC, a manager of limited partnerships involved in venture capital investments. Mr. Feinberg’s experience as an entrepreneur and in venture capital investments makes him a valuable addition to our Board of Directors.
J. Sherman Henderson III
J. Sherman Henderson III was appointed to our Board of Directors on September 21, 2011. Mr. Henderson has more than 37 years of business experience, including roles spanning company ownership, sales, marketing and management, which provides him with valuable expertise to assist the Company. He began his career in the telecom industry in 1986, when he oversaw Charter Network, a long-distance carrier serving the Midwestern United States. Mr. Henderson founded Lightyear Network Solutions, which began operations as UniDial, an established provider of data, voice and wireless telecommunication services to approximately 60,000 business and residential customers throughout North America, in 1993 in Louisville, Kentucky and served as its chief executive officer from its founding until May 2011. He currently serves as its chairman emeritus. He also serves as a director of Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group Inc. and is a member of that company’s compensation committee. Mr. Henderson served six terms as chairman of COMPTEL, the leading association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. Mr. Henderson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida State University.
William V. Andrew
Mr. William V. Andrew was appointed to our Board of Directors on July 18, 2012. Bill Andrew, a private investor, is a co-founder and life member of the Andrew Family Foundation, a co-founder and president of the AFC Public Foundation, President of Andrew Trust Company, CEO of Werdna Corporation which is a family wealth management organization, co-founder and chair emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Summit School of Ahwatukee, a general partner of the private equity firm Inlign Capital Partners, a Limited Partner of and current member of the Executive Committee of the Arizona Diamondbacks, an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of Valley Youth Theatre, a Director of the Arizona Community Foundation and a Trustee of Xavier College Preparatory. He has served in board or management committee roles for many companies including Knights Apparel, Inlign Wealth Management, Applied Photonics, Whisper Creek Log Homes and Sound Surgical Technologies. Dr. Andrew earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Arizona State University in 1990 and 1996, respectively. His research interests included imaging radar systems and computational electromagnetics. Dr. Andrew is a private pilot and in his free time enjoys training for triathlons, golfing and spending time with his wife and three children.
Mr. John Kyees was appointed to our Board of Directors on July 18, 2012. Retired in 2010 and currently serving on the board of directors of 5 public companies (Casual Male Retail Group, Vera Bradley, Teavana, Hot Topic and Rackwise). Prior to retirement he was Chief Financial Officer for several companies including Urban Outfitters, bebe Stores, Skinmarket, HC Holdings, Ashley Stewart, Limited’s Express, Chas. A. Stevens (division of Hartmarx), J.L. Hudson Co.(division of Dayton Hudson which became Target), The Model A and Model T Motor Car Reproduction Co., and Ford Motor Co. Married for 40 years with 5 children and 5 grandchildren. Has served in many church callings including as a Bishop (lay minister).