Board of Directors
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.
John M.B. O’Connor
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.
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.
Daniel Lyons is currently Director of Research at Purchase Capital. In this role, Mr. Lyons focuses on due diligence, financial modeling, general research, and assisting portfolio companies with operational matters. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Lyons was a buy-side consultant specializing in global macro-economic research. During this period, Mr. Lyons worked with numerous institutional asset managers. Between 2001 and 2010, Mr. Lyons was a US interest rate bond and derivatives trader at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup. At both firms, Mr. Lyons’ specialty was in global macro-economic trends and their impacts on the financial markets with a subspecialty in inflation and US inflation linked bonds and derivatives. Mr. Lyons holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Nicholas J. Singer is currently Managing Member of Purchase Capital, an investment firm that provides patient capital for private and public companies that have significant potential for long-term value creation. He is also the Founder & Chairman of United Parks, LLC and a Trustee of the Pérez Art Museum Miami. From 2007-2013, Mr. Singer was Co-Founding Partner and Co-Managing Member of Standard General, an SEC registered investment advisor which managed over $1bn of assets. Prior to that, he was a Founding Partner of Cyrus Capital Partners, a Principal at Och-Ziff Capital Management, and an analyst in High Yield Trading and the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A.S. in Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.