OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Mr. Coll is a founder of Pangaea and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since
its inception. Prior to co-founding Bulk Partners Ltd., the predecessor company to Pangaea, in 1996, Mr. Coll spent 10 years at Continental Grain Company with
assignments in New York, New Orleans, Rome and Rotterdam. He joined Commodity Ocean Transport Corp (COTCO) in 1989 and became president of the company in 1993. In this position, Mr. Coll was responsible for the overall activities and businesses of three U.S public shipping companies. Mr. Coll is an elected member
of the American Bureau of Shipping and has considerable expertise in the worldwide shipping and commodities markets and lectures regularly on these topics. He holds
a B.S. in nautical science from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and a master's degree in international business from Pace University.
Mr. Filanowski serves as Chief Operating Officer and director of the Company. Mr. Filanowski formed Intrepid Shipping LLC with Richard du Moulin in 2002. He started his career at Ernst & Young from 1976 to 1984. Subsequently, Mr. Filanowski spent 4 years at Armtek Corporation, where he served as Vice President and Controller. From 1989 to 2002, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Marine Transport Corporation, which he helped take private from NASDAQ. Mr. Filanowski is a Director of ETRE REIT, LLC and is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping. Previously, he has served as the Chairman of the Board at Arvak and at Shoreline Mutual (Bermuda) Ltd., an insurance company. Mr. Filanowski was formerly a Certified Public Accountant. He earned a BS from University of Connecticut and an MBA from New York University. Mr. Filanowski’s qualifications to sit on our board include his operational experience, his financial experience as a CPA with Ernst & Young, his positions as Controller at Armtek and as CFO at Marine Transport and deep his knowledge of the shipping industry
Mr. Del Signore serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company overseeing the Company’s finance, accounting and reporting functions and strategies, as well as Information Technology. Prior to being named CFO, Mr. Del Signore served as Controller of the Company since joining in 2010. Prior to Pangaea he served in the Assurance Service practice at Ernst & Young from 2005-2010. Mr. Del Signore was formerly a Certified Public Accountant. He earned an MBA from Bryant University and a BS in Accountancy from Providence College.
Mr. Boggild is a founder of Pangaea and has served as its President (Brazil) since
its inception. Prior to co-founding Bulk Partners Ltd., the predecessor company to Pangaea, in 1996, Mr. Boggild was Director of Chartering and Operations at the
Korf Group of Germany. He also was a partner at Trasafra Ltd, a Brazilian agent for the largest independent grain parcel operator from Argentina and Brazil to Europe. He worked for Hudson Trading and Chartering where he was responsible for Brazilian related transportation services. As President of Commodity Ocean Transport
Corporation (COTCO) he was responsible for the operations of its affiliate Handy
Bulk Carriers Corporation. Prior to becoming President of COTCO, Mr. Boggild was
an Executive Vice President and was responsible for its Latin American operations. Mr. Boggild holds a diploma in International Maritime Law.
Mr. Laura is a founder of Pangaea and has served as its Chief Financial Officer since its inception. Prior to co-founding Bulk Partners Ltd., the predecessor to Pangaea, in 1996, Mr. Laura spent 10 years as CFO of COTCO. Mr. Laura also served at Navinvest Marine Services from 1986 to 1996. Mr. Laura is a graduate of Fordham University.
Mr. du Moulin is currently the President of Intrepid Shipping LLC, a position he has held since he founded Intrepid in 2002. From 1974, he spent 15 years with OMI Corporation, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and as a member of the company's Board of Directors. From 1998 to 2002, Mr.
du Moulin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marine Transport
Corporation. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. du Moulin served as Chairman and CEO of Marine Transport Lines. Mr. du Moulin is a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Seamens Church Institute of New York and New Jersey. He currently serves as a Director of Teekay Tankers and, Tidewater Inc. Mr. du Moulin served as Chairman of Intertanko, the leading trade organization for the tanker industry, from 1996 to 1999. Mr. du Moulin served in the US Navy and is a recipient of the US Coast Guard's Distinguished Service Medal. He received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University. Mr. du Moulin’s qualifications to sit
on our board include his operational experience and deep knowledge of the
Mr. Paul Hong serves as a director of the Company. Mr. Hong is a Senior Managing Director at Cartesian Capital Group. Prior to joining Cartesian, Paul served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of AIG Capital Partners. Paul was previously
an attorney in the corporate and tax departments of Kirkland & Ellis where he
specialized in private equity transactions. Paul holds an AB in Economics from Columbia College, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an LLM in Taxation from
New York University Law School. Mr. Hong’s qualifications to sit on our board
include his substantial experience in the areas of business management and
financial and investment expertise.
Mr. Rosenfeld served as Quartet’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer from its inception through consummation of the Mergers. Mr. Rosenfeld has been the president and chief executive officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P. (“Crescendo”), a New York-based investment firm, since its formation in November 1998. Mr. Rosenfeld has formed and served as a director and management of three prior special purpose acquisition companies, Arpeggio Acquisition Corporation (“Arpeggio”), Rhapsody Acquisition Corp. (“ Rhapsody ”) and Trio Merger Corp. (“ Trio ”). Mr. Rosenfeld
presently serves or has served on the board of directors of Arpeggio, Rhapsody,
Trio, CPI Aerostructures, Inc., Cott Corporation, Absolute Software Corporation, Primoris Services Corporation (“ Primoris ”), Hill International, Spar Aerospace Limited, Hip Interactive, AD OPT Technologies Inc., Pivotal Corporation, Sierra Systems
Group, Inc., Geac Computer Corporation Limited, Emergis Inc., Matrikon Inc., Dalsa Corporation and Computer Horizons Corp. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners, Mr. Rosenfeld had been managing director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. since 1985. Mr. Rosenfeld is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and has served on numerous panels at Queen’s University Business Law School Symposia, McGill Law School, the World Presidents’ Organization and the Value Investing Congress. He is a senior faculty member at the Director’s College. He has also been a regular guest host on CNBC. Mr. Rosenfeld received an A.B. in economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Sgro served as Quartet’s chief financial officer, secretary and a member of its board of directors from its inception through consummation of the Mergers. Mr.
Sgro has been a Managing Director, Senior Vice President, Vice President and
investment analyst of Crescendo from May 2005 to the present. Mr. Sgro
presently serves or has served on the board of directors of Rhapsody, Trio,
Primoris, Bridgewater Systems, Inc. and COM DEV International Ltd. Mr. Sgro attended Columbia Business School and prior to that, Mr. Sgro worked as an
analyst and then senior analyst at Management Planning, Inc., a firm engaged in
the valuation of privately held companies. Simultaneously, Mr. Sgro worked as an associate with MPI Securities, Management Planning, Inc.’s boutique investment banking affiliate. From June 2004 to August 2004, Mr. Sgro worked as an analyst at Brandes Investment Partners. Mr. Sgro received a B.S. in Finance from The College of New Jersey and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. In 2001, he became a
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. Mr. Sgro is a regular guest lecturer
at the College of New Jersey and Columbia Business School.
Mr. Yu serves as a director of Pangaea, a position he has held since 2008. Mr. Yu founded Cartesian Capital Group, LLC, a global private equity firm with more than
$2 billion in commitments under management and the responsibility for more than 19 investments in a variety of fields and industries, in 2006. Prior to founding
Cartesian, Mr. Yu founded AIGCP in 1996 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, AIGCP became a leading international private equity firm, with more than $4.5 billion in committed capital. Prior to founding AIGCP in 1996, Mr. Yu served President Clinton as Director to the National Economic Council, the White House office responsible for developing and coordinating economic
policy. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Yu served as President of the Harvard Law Review and as a law clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Yu received a B.A. degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. Mr. Yu is a director of Banco Daycoval, S.A., a publicly traded bank headquartered in Brazil. Mr. Yu is
also a director of a number of private entities partly or wholly-owned by funds
sponsored by Cartesian Capital Group. Mr. Yu’s qualifications to sit on our board include his substantial experience in the areas of business management and
financial and investment expertise.
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