Mark Filanowski - Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Filanowski serves as Chief Executive Officer and is a Director of the Company. Prior to being appointed CEO, Mr. Filanowski served as Chief Operating Officer. He 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 public 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.
Mads Boye Petersen – Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Petersen serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company and oversees all chartering and operational functions. Prior to being appointed COO, Mr. Petersen served as Managing Director for the wholly owned subsidiary Nordic Bulk Carriers, a position he has held since 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Petersen worked in different operational and management roles in the dry bulk industry. Mr. Petersen received an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School.
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 - Lead Independent 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.
Richard T. du Moulin - Director and Chairman of the Board
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.
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.
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.
Karen Beachy - Director
Ms. Beachy serves as a director of Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII), a global provider of engineered services and products for the offshore energy, defense, aerospace, and entertainment industries. Ms. Beachy founded her strategic consulting firm, Think B3 Consulting, in January 2021 and joined The Alliance Risk Group in January 2022. The Alliance Risk Group is comprised of senior, experienced energy professionals that help energy leaders develop and enhance their integrated risk management and smart, clean resilient grid solutions. Prior to starting her consulting firm, Ms. Beachy served as the Senior Vice President of Growth and Strategy at Black Hills Corporation, an investor-owned electric and gas utility in the Midwest, where she was responsible for corporate planning, business development, process improvement, enterprise data and analytics, natural gas retail marketing, products and services, energy innovation and asset optimization. Ms. Beachy began her tenure at Black Hills in Rapid City, South Dakota in 2014 as the Director of Supply Chain and was promoted to Vice President of Supply Chain in 2016. She was responsible for sourcing, procurement, fleet, and materials management. Ms. Beachy worked at Vectren (now CenterPoint Energy) Corporation, an electric and gas utility in Indiana and Ohio, from 2010 to 2014 where Ms. Beachy led the gas operations division in Ohio and worked in supply chain. From 1995 to 2008, Ms. Beachy worked at Louisville Gas and Electric/Kentucky Utilities, an electric and gas utility in Kentucky and Western Virginia, where she held several positions in corporate development, products and services, electric operations, and supplier diversity. In 2007, Ms. Beachy completed an expatriate assignment in Germany with E.ON, a European electric utility, where she served as a project manager in the global liquified natural gas procurement group. Throughout her career, Ms. Beachy has served on several non-profit Boards with a focus on supporting and growing young people and entrepreneurs in the communities where she lived and worked. Ms. Beachy holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in management from Purdue University.
Eric S. Rosenfeld - Director
Mr. Rosenfeld serves as a director of the Company. Eric Rosenfeld, 64, of New York, New York, U.S.A., 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. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners, he held the position of Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. for 14 years. Mr. Rosenfeld currently serves as lead independent director for Primo Water Corp, a water delivery and filtration company, and CPI Aero (Chairman Emeritus), a company engaged in the contract production of structural aircraft parts. He is also on the board at Aecon Group, Inc., a construction company, and Algoma Steel, Inc., a fully integrated producer of hot and cold rolled steel products. Mr. Rosenfeld has also served as Chairman and CEO for Arpeggio Acquisition Corporation, Rhapsody Acquisition Corporation, Trio Merger Corp, Quartet Merger Corp and Harmony Merger Corp., all blank check corporations that later merged with Hill International, Primoris Services Corporation, SA Exploration Holdings, Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd and NextDecade Corporation respectively. Mr. Rosenfeld is also the Chief SPAC Officer of Legato Merger Corp II., a blank check corporation. Mr. Rosenfeld has also served as the Chief SPAC Officer of Legato Merger Corp., a blank check corporation that later merged with Algoma Steel, Inc. Mr. Rosenfeld is also currently the CEO of Allegro Merger Corp, a non-listed shell company. He was also a director of Canaccord Genuity Group, a full-service financial services company, NextDecade Corporation, a development stage company building natural gas liquefaction plants, Absolute Software Corp., a leader in firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and ultraportable devices, AD OPT Technologies, an airline crew planning service, Sierra Systems Group Inc., an information technology, management consulting and systems integration firm, Emergis Inc., an electronic commerce company, Hill International, a construction management firm, Matrikon Inc. a company that provides industrial intelligence solutions, DALSA Corp., a digital imaging and semiconductor firm, HIP Interactive, a video game company, GEAC Computer, a software company, Computer Horizons Corp. (Chairman), an IT services company, Pivotal Corp, a cloud software firm, Call-Net Enterprises, a telecommunication firm Primoris Services Corporation, a specialty construction company, and SAExploration Holdings, a seismic exploration company. 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 is a guest lecturer at Tulane Law School. He has also been a regular guest host on CNBC. Mr. Rosenfeld received an B.A. in economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. The board nominated Mr. Rosenfeld to be a director because he has extensive experience serving on the boards of multinational public companies and in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Rosenfeld also has valuable experience in the operation of a worldwide business faced with a myriad of international business issues. Mr. Rosenfeld’s leadership and consensus-building skills, together with his experience as senior independent director of all boards on which he currently serves, make him an effective board member.
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