Emil W. Henry, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Henry is the CEO and Founder of Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm focused on growth-oriented infrastructure investment opportunities. Prior to founding Tiger Infrastructure Partners, he was Global Head of the Lehman Brothers Private Equity Infrastructure businesses, where he oversaw global infrastructure investments. In 2005, Mr. Henry was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions by the President of the United States. Until his departure in 2007, he was a key advisor to two Treasury Secretaries on economic, legislative and regulatory matters affecting U.S. financial institutions and markets. Before joining the Treasury, Mr. Henry was a partner of Gleacher Partners LLC, an investment banking and investment management firm, where he served as Chairman of Asset Management, and Managing Director, and where he oversaw the firm’s investment activities. Mr. Henry began the formative part of his career at Morgan Stanley in the mid-1980s in that firm’s merchant banking arm where he executed management buyouts for Morgan Stanley’s flagship private equity fund. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.
Mr. Bernstein is managing partner of FTV Capital and leads the sector-focused growth equity investment firm. Mr. Bernstein has over 30 years of private equity experience. Prior to FTV Capital, Mr. Bernstein was a partner at Oak Hill Capital Management and its predecessors where he managed the business and financial services group. He began his private equity career with Patricof & Company Ventures and started his professional career in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch in New York. Mr. Bernstein also currently serves as a director of MarketsandMarkets, a research company. Mr. Bernstein received a B.A. magna cum laude from Tufts University.
Ms. Gorgas is a board director and C-Suite executive with 25+ years of expertise in growth strategy, operations and human capital management. Her unique blend of experience has accelerated organizational performance and driven transformational growth in private and public companies, in the U.S. and on an international stage. Ms. Gorgas is a member of the Supervisory Board of Delivery Hero (DLVHF), where she chairs the Strategy Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee. Ms. Gorgas also sits on the Board of Directors of Youth INC, and is a member of the Audit and Nominating & Governance committees. From November 2019 to December 2020, Ms. Gorgas was Consultant & Chief Human Capital Officer at Valor Equity Partners, responsible for leading human capital solutions in portfolio operations, and developing and overseeing best practices to enable growth and scale at the firm. Before joining Valor, from July 2015 to November 2018, Ms. Gorgas was Chief Strategy Officer of Grant Thornton, and built and led the Office of Strategy Management. Her role at Grant Thornton included leading a team of 65 people in strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, alliances, strategic initiative execution, knowledge management technology, change management and corporate social responsibility. Ms. Gorgas has held senior officer roles in Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, with ever-increasing responsibilities. She also served as Senior Associate Dean for Yale University, leading all facets of the MBA Program at Yale School of Management. Ms. Gorgas graduated with high honors from London School of Economics with a Master of Science (MSc) in Management. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers’ College School of Business, and attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management and Women on Boards programs.
Ms. Huynh has spent over 20 years working at the intersection of financial services and technology, leading large digital transformation projects for global 1000 firms. In 2008, she co-founded and served as Head of Insurance and Financial Services for Global One/Cloud Sherpas, a global cloud advisory firm, which was acquired by Accenture in 2015. Ms. Huynh remained as a Managing Director with Accenture’s CloudFirst Practice until 2018, while running various innovation programs including the Fintech Innovation Lab with the Partnership Fund for New York City and launching the Liquid Studios for Innovation. After spending over fifteen years investing in early stage companies, in 2018, she joined Citi Ventures as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence to launch new financial products within the Consumer Bank and Institutional Corporate Group divisions. In addition, she joined Information VP as the US-based partner, investing in B2B SaaS, financial services technologies, and enterprise technologies in North America and advising as a growth advisor until 2020. She has served on the board of Flagstar Bank since December 2020 and the board of Bankers Financial Corporation since 2015, and continues to support high growth IT services and technology companies as a growth and operating advisor. Ms. Huynh holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and Economics. She is a frequent speaker/mentor in startup and venture programs including FIS Venture Studio, Global Insurance Accelerator and Female Funders. In her spare time, Toan seeks to link the arts as a bridge to a common language, volunteering with OpeningAct.org, WordswithoutBorders.org, and Lincoln Center Innovation Center. She is also on the Board of Trustees for The Ethel Walker School for Girls.
Jennifer D. Nordquist
Ms. Nordquist is the Executive Vice President of the Economic Innovation Group, serves on the advisory board of Big Sun Holdings and ClearPath, is a Fellow at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She is the former Executive Director representing the United States on the Board of Directors of the World Bank Group. Confirmed unanimously by the US Senate, her work at the Bank focused on the COVID-19 response, oversight, information and communication technology, energy, debt, human capital, and gender. Prior to the Bank, she served as Chief of Staff at the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House and was Chief of Staff for the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. She also served as Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Senior Advisor in the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding, Deputy Chief of Staff at the FDIC, and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Education. DJ also worked in the private sector in Asia and Europe and worked on Capitol Hill. She is a graduate of Stanford University and has a master’s from Northwestern University.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Potere has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors for Sunlight since 2015. Prior to Sunlight, Mr. Potere served as a Senior Vice President responsible for Bank of America, N.A.’s home equity product from 2012 to 2015. Prior to Bank of America, Mr. Potere served as the Chief Operating Officer of Swift Financial from 2007 to 2010, and in various senior credit, marketing and operations roles at MBNA America Bank, N.A. from 1995 to 2006. Mr. Potere holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware.
Mr. Ryan has served on the board of directors of Swiss Re Americas Holding Corporation since 2010 and as Chairman since 2012. Mr. Ryan joined the Board of Directors of Swiss Re Ltd, the parent company, in April 2015. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Ryan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Power Corporation of Canada and Power Financial Corporation in Montreal from January 2008 to May 2012 and in that capacity served on the board and committees of IGM Financial, Great West Lifeco and several of their subsidiaries, including Putnam Investments. Prior to that Mr. Ryan served as an officer of Credit Suisse Group in New York, London and Zurich from 1985 to 2008 in a variety of roles, including Chairman of the Financial Institutions Group (UK), Chief Financial Officer of Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland), Chief Financial Officer of Credit Suisse Asset Management (UK) and Managing Director of CSFB Financial Institutions Group (USA/UK). Mr. Ryan is also engaged in a number of charitable activities including the Smithsonian National Board. Mr. Ryan received a B.S. from the University of Illinois School of Engineering and an M.B.A. from the Indiana University Kelly Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Shea is currently an independent consultant and an investor. Mr. Shea served as Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Securities, LLC from 2014 to 2019. Prior to joining Guggenheim Securities, LLC, Mr. Shea served as President of Coastal Capital Management LLC from 2009 until 2014, and Managing Director for Icahn Capital LP from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Shea currently sits on the Board of Directors of Viskase Companies, Inc., a food packaging and service company, where he is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Shea also serves on the Advisory Board of WhyHotel, a privately-held, venture-backed real estate company. Previously, Mr. Shea served on the board of trustees of Equity Commonwealth, a commercial office REIT, where he was Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and on the board of Hydra Industries, a special purpose acquisition company, and CVR Refining, a mid-continent refiner. Mr. Shea received his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. in Economics from Boston College. We believe Mr. Shea is qualified to serve as a member of the board of directors due to his extensive experience in corporate finance and financial services and his knowledge of the capital markets.
Mr. Siegel founded StoneCastle Partners, LLC in 2003 and serves as Managing Partner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is widely regarded as a leading expert and investor in the banking industry. As Head of Innovation and Chief Imagineer of StoneCastle, Mr. Siegel is responsible for numerous first-of-their-kind products and has a unique eye for finding innovative solutions that solve for the myriad of banking and SEC regulations that might otherwise limit our activities. During Mr. Siegel’s career, his innovations have brought nearly $40 billion of capital and $25 billion of deposits to more than 1,600 community and regional banks. He was an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, where he lectured on imagineering in financial services. Mr. Siegel has provided strategic advice to the Global Food Banking Network. He also provides annual economic support to Prep for Prep to make sure academic brilliance is recognized and nurtured without regard to a student’s economic, demographic or sociological impediments. Mr. Siegel received his BS in Management and Accounting from Tulane University. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and Mensa.