Ed Coll - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
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. 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. He has twice been awarded the “Outstanding Professional Achievement “ award from The United States Merchant Marine Academy and is a trustee of the Seamans Church Institute in Newport, Rhode Island.
Mark Filanowski - Chief Operating Officer & Director
Mr. Filanowski serves as Chief Operating Officer and is a 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, where he worked as a certified pulic accountant. 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. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping. He earned a BS from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from New York University.
Gianni Del Signore - Chief Financial Officer
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 is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He earned an MBA from Bryant University and a BS in Accountancy from Providence College.
Claus Boggild - Director
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.
Anthony Laura - Director
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 at COTCO. Mr. Laura also served as CFO at Navinvest Marine Services from 1986 to 1996. Mr. Laura is a graduate of Fordham University.
Paul Hong - Director
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 A.B. in Economics from Columbia College, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an LLM in Taxation from New York University Law School.
Richard T. du Moulin - Director
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 Seamen's 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.
Eric S. Rosenfeld - Director
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., 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, Rhapsody Acquisition Corp. and Trio Merger Corp. 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, 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.
David D. Sgro - Director
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. Business School.
Nam H. Trinh - Director
Mr. Nam H. Trinh is a Director at Cartesian Capital Group. Prior to joining Cartesian in 2007. Mr. Trinh worked at a boutique Wall Street investment bank as an Associate providing M&A advisory services since 2004, and previously served in the Assurance and Advisory practice at Deloitte. Mr. Trinh graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a BS in economics with concentrations in finance, accounting, and statistics from The Wharton School and a BSE in computer science and engineering from The School of Engineering and Applied Science. Mr. Trinh is a CFA charter holder.
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