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 served as a director of Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. since January 2021. She served as Partner of Baylane Capital from 2018 to 2020. In 2008, she co-founded and served as Global Head of Insurance and Financial Services for Cloud Sherpas/Global One, a boutique, cloud advisory firm, which was acquired by Accenture in 2015. Ms. Huynh was a Managing Director with Accenture until 2018 and a partner for Information Venture Partners until 2020. She was also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Citi Ventures. Ms. Huynh is a seasoned cloud and digital leader with over 20 years of experience working with various industries to design and implement digitally focused transformation programs with focus on business first. She currently serves on the board of Bankers Financial Group.
Jennifer D. Nordquist
Ms. Nordquist has 30 years of experience in public policy, research, and government. She is currently a Dean’s DC Fellow at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, where she engages in the Darden classroom as guest speaker and co-teaches, participates in roundtable discussions, and contributes thought leadership articles. She is also an Advisory Board Member at ClearPath, whose mission to develop and advance policies that accelerate breakthrough innovations that reduce emissions in the energy and industrial sectors using cutting-edge policy solutions. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Big Sun Holdings, the US affiliate of HN Inc. (formerly Hyundai BS&C) and holding company for Black Buffalo 3D Corporation and Flash Labs Corporation which specializes in smart 3D printing construction, blockchain, IoT infrastructure and IT services for smart homes, smart offices, smart factories, and smart cities. She represented the United States at the Board of Directors of the World Bank Group from 2019-2021, after being confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. Serving as the World Bank’s largest shareholder, she helped steer the World Bank’s COVID-19 response, as well as working with G7, G20, and Paris Club on the Debt Service Suspension Initiative. Her work focused on environmental and social frameworks (ESF), UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and gender. In addition, she pushed the World Bank to pilot the use of blockchain to prevent elite capture, forced a review of information and communication technologies (ICT) safeguards and procurement, and was a Member of the Audit Committee, the Committee on Development Effectiveness, and the Committee on Governance. She holds a BA from Stanford University and an MS from Northwestern University. She speaks French, and has some knowledge of Italian and Thai. She received the Distinguished Service Award from US Department of the Treasury and was named Stanford Associate by Board of Governors for outstanding alumni volunteer service (top 1 percent).
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 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.
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.