Chris Meyer
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Meyer serves as director and Chairman of the Board of our company, and has been a Managing Director of Hudson Americas L.P., an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, since February 2015. Mr. Meyer has oversight responsibility for a number of Lone Star’s private equity investments, including our company, and also assists with the due diligence and underwriting of potential operating company investments. Prior to joining Hudson Americas, Mr. Meyer held a number of positions with McKinsey & Company, Inc., a global management consulting firm, most recently serving as a Director (Senior Partner). While at McKinsey, Mr. Meyer managed the Dallas office, co-led the Consumer Practice group and co-founded McKinsey’s Consumer Marketing Analytics Center. Mr. Meyer currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies, including several for which he serves as chairman. Mr. Meyer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Richard “Chip” Cammerer, Jr.
Director
Mr. Cammerer serves as a director for our company. Mr. Cammerer is a Managing Director with Hudson Advisors L.P., or Hudson, an affiliate ours and our controlling stockholder, a position he has held since January 2016. Mr. Cammerer has over 20 years of experience within the commercial and investment banking industry, advising corporate clients and boards on a range of strategic and financial transactions. He served as Managing Director of Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group at RBC Capital Markets LLC from June 2014 to January 2016. From 2006 to June 2014, he held various roles within Citigroup Global Markets Inc.’s investment banking arm in New York, most recently being promoted to Managing Director of the industry team in 2010. Previously, he held roles with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Banc of America Securities LLC and Bank of America, N.A. Mr. Cammerer served as Non-Executive Director of Forterra plc, a former affiliate of the Company, from March 2016 to April 2017, and currently serves as a member of the board of other private companies. Mr. Cammerer holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University with a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting.
Rafael Colorado
Director
Mr. Colorado serves as a director of our company. Mr. Colorado has been a Director with Hudson Advisors L.P., an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, since January 2016, and previously served as a Vice President with Hudson Advisors from 2008 to 2012, in each case, with responsibility for the management of the Legal Department. In such capacity, Mr. Colorado oversees all legal issues impacting operating companies that are affiliates of Lone Star within North America, as well as other corporate investments for which Hudson Advisors or its subsidiaries provide underwriting and asset management services in North America. In particular, Mr. Colorado has been actively involved in the negotiation and closing of numerous acquisitions, asset sales and lending transactions, for the Company and other Lone Star portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Colorado was a Partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, from 2012 to 2016, where he supported clients in various types of mortgage banking transactions, private and public securities offerings, debt financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his initial stint at Hudson Advisors that began in 2008, Mr. Colorado was an attorney with Bank of America and a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Colorado currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies. Mr. Colorado graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Professional Accounting degree. Mr. Colorado also received a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Colorado is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Robert Corcoran
Director
Mr. Corcoran serves as a director of our company. Mr. Corcoran is Senior Advisor – Global Operations for Hudson Advisors LP, an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, a position he has held since January 2016. Mr. Corcoran was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Hudson Advisors, a position he held from July 2014 to December 2015, and prior to that served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Hudson Advisors since 1993. Before joining Hudson Advisors, Mr. Corcoran served as the Controller for Brazos Asset Management, Inc. and American Real Estate Group. Mr. Corcoran began his career with the accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co. in San Antonio. He is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Dominic LaValle
Director
Mr. LaValle serves as a director for our company. Mr. LaValle is a Managing Director with Hudson Americas, L.P., or Hudson Americas, an affiliate ours and our controlling stockholder, a position he has held since January 2018, and previously served as Director from July 2015 through December 2017. In such capacity, he is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing private equity investments. Prior to joining Hudson Americas, Mr. LaValle was a Managing Director at Sowell & Company from September 2013 to July 2015 and a Managing Director at Wynnchurch Capital from May 2011 to June 2013. Mr. LaValle holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. LaValle has also served as a member of the board of directors of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. since February 2017, as well as a number of privately held companies.
Chad Lewis
Director
Mr. Lewis serves as a director for our company. Mr. Lewis is a Vice President of Hudson Americas, an affiliate ours and our controlling stockholder, where he is responsible for executing and managing private equity investments, a position he has held since June 2015. Previously, Mr. Lewis served as an Associate of Hudson Americas from January 2015 to June 2015. Prior to Hudson Americas, Mr. Lewis was a Consultant at Bain & Company from January 2014 to January 2015 and an Associate at Prospect Partners, LLC from August 2009 to July 2011. Mr. Lewis began his career as an investment banking analyst, and later served as an Associate, at Lincoln International. Mr. Lewis holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, which was earned between his time at Prospect Partners, LLC and Bain & Company, and a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce from Washington and Lee University, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Lewis has served as a member of the board of directors of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. since April 2018, as well as a member of the board of one other privately held company.
Clint McDonnough
Director
Mr. McDonnough serves as a director of our company. Mr. McDonnough has been the Managing Partner of McDonnough Consulting LLC, a consulting firm, since May 2016. Before retiring in June 2015, Mr. McDonnough served 38 years for Ernst & Young LLP, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Dallas office. In his role as Managing Partner, Mr. McDonnough was responsible for leading all day-to-day practice operations in one of the firm’s largest markets. Prior to serving as Managing Partner, Mr. McDonnough was the firm’s Managing Partner of Assurance & Advisory Business Services for the southwest area practice. Mr. McDonnough has been a member of the board of directors of UDR, Inc. and ORIX USA Corporation since February 2016 and April 2016, respectively, and has served as a member of our Advisory Board since July 1, 2015. Mr. McDonnough is also active in, and serves on the boards of, several charitable and educational organizations.
John McPherson
Director
Mr. McPherson serves as a director of our company. Mr. McPherson has been Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of Vulcan Materials Company, a publicly-traded producer of construction aggregates, asphalt mix and readymixed concrete, since July 2014. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. McPherson served in a number of roles for Vulcan, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2014 to July 2014, Senior Vice President – East Region from November 2012 to December 2013 and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development from October 2011 to November 2012. Before joining Vulcan in October 2011, Mr. McPherson worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc., a global management consulting firm, beginning in 1995, most recently serving as Senior Partner from 2006 to 2011.
Jacques Sarrazin
Director
Mr. Sarrazin serves as a director of our company. Mr. Sarrazin has also been a Partner at and President of JMH Conseil, a strategy and development consulting firm, since 2015. Mr. Sarrazin has also been an Affiliate Partner at Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity fund, since 2015. Prior to 2015, Mr. Sarrazin held a number of executive positions with Lafarge SA, a French industrial company, over a period of almost 25 years, most recently serving as Group Vice President of Strategy from 2007 to 2014. Prior to Lafarge, Mr. Sarrazin was employed by Pechiney, an aluminum company, and served as a research fellow at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Mr. Sarrazin holds a degree in Mining Engineering from Ecole des Mines, Nancy and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jeff Bradley
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bradley has served as our Chief Executive Officer since September 2015 and a member of our board of directors since July 2016. Mr. Bradley joined Forterra from Globe Specialty Metals, a publicly-traded producer of silicon metal and silicon based alloys, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2008 through 2015. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Bradley served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Claymont Steel, a U.S. custom steel plate producer. Prior to Claymont Steel, Mr. Bradley held numerous key roles at Worthington Industries. Mr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Loyola University.
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