The Board of our parent company, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc., includes:
Linn N. Anderson
Ms. Anderson, who is the widow of the late Frederick H. Joseph, co-founder of Morgan Joseph, has over 25 years of real estate-related business experience. She 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
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Mr. Blecher is Vice Chairman of the firm 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.
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Mr. Cromack co-founded Tri-Artisan Capital Partners in 2002. Prior to Tri-Artisan, 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 BA, with Distinction, in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Mr. Cromack is currently a member of the board of directors of Hartz Mountain Corporation, a former Tri-Artisan portfolio company.
Mary Lou Malanoski
Head of Investment Banking
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Ms. Malanoski serves as Vice Chair and Head of Investment Banking and has over 25 years of industry experience. 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 MBA from Cornell University and a B.A. from Rosemont College. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Phibro Animal Health Corp.
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Mr. Manocha co-founded Tri-Artisan Capital Partners in 2002. Prior to Tri-Artisan, 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 BS in Engineering and a JD from Columbia University . Mr. Manocha currently serves on the board of directors of Claire’s Stores, Inc., a Tri-Artisan portfolio company.
John A. Morgan
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Mr. Morgan founded Morgan Joseph TriArtisan's predecessor firm in 1982 and is Founding Chairman. Prior to founding Morgan Joseph, Mr. Morgan was with Smith Barney & Co., Inc. and Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., Inc., serving as Vice Chairman and Global Head of Investment Banking. Over the years Mr. Morgan has been an independent Director of a number of public companies, most of them listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Morgan received his bachelors degree from Yale University.
John F. Sorte
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Mr. Sorte is Executive Chairman of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan and has over 35 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 MBA with High Distinction from Harvard and both BA and ME degrees from Rice University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Vail Resorts Inc. and Shorts International Ltd.