Board of Directors

Jeff Samberg
Jeff Samberg is currently managing director at Acadia Woods Partners. Previously he was vice president, corporate strategy of PeopleSoft Inc., vice president, business development of Wily Technology and an Entrepreneur-In-Residence of Greylock Management Corporation and Greylock Partners. He received his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and his B.A., with high honors, in economics from Princeton University.

Christopher Brady
Christopher founded The Chart Group in 1994 and remains its Managing Partner. With over 25 years’ experience in private equity, corporate finance and capital markets, Chris focuses on identifying and building portfolio companies through his extensive industry relationships and perspective. Prior to Chart, Chris spent fourteen years in the Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Departments of Lehman Brothers and Dillon Read. Chris earned his B.A. from Middlebury College and his M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

John M.B. O'Conner
Mr. O’Connor, is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC (an alternative investment firm), a position he has held since January 2005. Previously, Mr. O’Connor was Chairman of JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management, Inc. (part of the investment manager arm of JP Morgan) and an Executive Partner of JP Morgan Partners (a private equity firm). Mr. O’Connor serves as a member of the Department of Defense Business Board and as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for New York (South). In addition, Mr. O’Connor is a member of the Board of Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) and the Advisory Boards of the New York State Green Bank and Global Guardian Inc.

Rick Inman
Prior to founding Ironwood Capital, Mr. Inman served as President of Tucker Federal Bank for eleven years. In that role, Mr. Inman grew the bank from $250 million to $1.2 billion in total assets and in 1997 founded Eagle Bancshares Capital Group, invested over $30 million in preferred equity transactions and earned a return of 29.95%. Mr. Inman began his career at Citibank, New York in the workout department and has over 25 years of lending, workout and investment experience. He received an M.B.A. from Stanford and a B.S. from Georgia Tech.