Board of Directors

Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc.'s Board of Directors includes:

Linn N. Anderson
Director

Ms. Anderson, who is the widow of the late Frederick H. Joseph, co-founder of Morgan Joseph, serves as a Director of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc. She has over 25 years of real estate-related business experience and has held various positions in the fields of property management, real estate brokerage, land development and construction. Ms. Anderson’s firm, L.A. Associates, Inc., from which she retired in 2007, specializes in the permitting and development of affordable housing in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Ms. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Steven D. Blecher
Vice Chairman
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Mr. Blecher is Vice Chairman of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc. and has over 40 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Morgan Joseph TriArtisan, Mr. Blecher served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of ING Barings Furman Selz, and as Chief Operating Officer of Lehman Management Co. Mr. Blecher graduated from Dartmouth College.

 

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Gerald Cromack
Co-President

Mr. Cromack is Co-President of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc. and co-founded its private equity investing arm, TriArtisan Capital Partners, in 2002. Mr. Cromack is currently with Cowen and Company, LLC. Prior to TriArtisan, Mr. Cromack was a principal in the 1994 leveraged buyout of Furman Selz LLC, which was sold in 1997 to ING Group. Mr. Cromack remained with ING Group (and the successor owner, ABN AMRO) until the beginning of 2002, serving as an executive member of the investment bank and head of its mergers and acquisitions department. Prior thereto, Mr. Cromack worked as a senior member in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance departments of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Mr. Cromack started his career at the First National Bank of Chicago in its leveraged buyout corporate finance group. Mr. Cromack received a B.A., with Distinction, in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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Mary Lou Malanoski
Director

Ms. Malanoski serves as a Director of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc. From 2001 through 2015, Ms. Malanoski was a Managing Director of the company and had served as the Chief Financial Officer and the Head of Capital Markets. Ms. Malanoski is currently Clhief Financial Officer of S2K Financial Holdings LLC and S2K Partners Holdings LLC. Prior to joining Morgan Joseph TriArtisan, Ms. Malanoski held various positions at New Street Advisors LP and was a Managing Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert and Chairperson of the firm's underwriting commitment committee. Ms. Malanoski received an M.B.A. from Cornell University and a B.A. from Rosemont College. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Phibro Animal Health Corp.

Rohit Manocha
Co-President

Mr. Manocha is Co-President of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc. and co-founded its private equity investing arm, TriArtisan Capital Partners, in 2002. Mr. Manocha is currently with Cowen and Company, LLC. Prior to TriArtisan, Mr. Manocha was a founding partner of Thomas Weisel Partners LLC. Prior thereto, he was a principal in the 1994 leveraged buyout of Furman Selz LLC, which was sold in 1997 to ING Group. Mr. Manocha remained with ING Group until the beginning of 1999, where he took responsibility of the North American private equity coverage and consumer, retailing and industrial mergers and acquisitions businesses. Prior thereto, Mr. Manocha worked at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and was a founding member of its private equity coverage effort. Mr. Manocha began his career as a corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney in New York and California . Mr. Manocha received a B.S. in Engineering and a J.D. from Columbia University . Mr. Manocha currently serves on the board of directors of Claire’s Stores, Inc. and TGIF Holdings Inc., each a TriArtisan portfolio company.

John F. Sorte
Executive Chairman
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Mr. Sorte is Executive Chairman of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc. and has over 40 years of industry experience. Prior to co-founding Morgan Joseph, he was President of New Street Advisors LP. He previously held various positions at Drexel Burnham Lambert, including Co-head of Investment Banking and Chief Executive Officer, and started his career as an investment banker at Shearson Hammill. Mr. Sorte received his M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard and both B.A. and M.E. degrees from Rice University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Vail Resorts Inc. and Shorts International Ltd.

 

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