The Executive Council is comprised of leaders with significant operating experience in various industries that convene to share perspectives on the economy, global political factors and specific regional or industry matters that help inform Cohesive’s investment activities

W. Marston (Marty) Becker
Chairman of the Board, QBE Group
Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Alterra Capital Holdings Limited 

Marty Becker is the Chairman of the Board of QBE.  He was appointed as a non‑executive director of QBE in August 2013 and Chairman in April 2014. Mr. Becker is a member of the Risk and Capital Committee.

Previously, Mr. Becker served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited following the merger of Max Capital Group and Harbor Point in May 2010.  Marty served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Max Capital Group Ltd., from October 2006 – May 2010 and he had been a director of Max Capital Group Ltd. since April 2004. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Becker was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orion Capital Corporation, until its sale in 1999 to Royal & SunAlliance, where he then served as Vice Chairman and a Director of Royal & SunAlliance USA until 2000. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of an Orion Capital subsidiary from 1994 to 1996. From 2002 to 2005, he led the restructuring and wind-down of Trenwick Group Ltd, a Bermuda insurance company and from 2002 to 2008, its subsidiary, LaSalle Holdings. From 2001 to 2004, he was non-executive Chairman of Hales & Company, a boutique insurance industry investment bank and private equity investor. Becker is Chairman and General Partner of West Virginia Media Holdings, which he co-founded in 2001.

Mr. Becker earned his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from West Virginia University. He is a certified public accountant and is an admitted attorney in West Virginia.

Michael A. Carpenter
Chief Executive Officer, Ally Financial Services 

Michael Carpenter is Chief Executive Officer of Ally Financial Services and has served on its board of directors since May 2009. The company was renamed Ally Financial in 2010, although it was founded in 1919 as the General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) to be a provider of financing to automotive customers. Since then, the business has expanded to include insurance, online banking, mortgage operations and commercial finance.

Prior to Ally, in 2007, Mr. Carpenter founded Southgate Alternative Investments. From 2002 to 2006, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments. From 1998 to 2002 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup’s Global Corporate & Investment Bank, with responsibility for Salomon Smith Barney Inc. and Citibank’s corporate banking activities globally. Mr. Carpenter was named Chairman and CEO of Salomon Smith Barney in 1998, shortly after the merger that created Citigroup. Prior to this he was Chairman and CEO of Travelers Life & Annuity and Vice Chairman of Travelers Group Inc.  From 1989 to 1994, he was Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Kidder Peabody Group Inc.  From 1986 to 1989, he was Executive Vice President of GE Capital Corporation. He first joined GE in 1983 as Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Planning and was responsible for strategic planning and development as well as mergers and acquisitions.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Carpenter spent nine years as Vice President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group consulting to major companies on corporate strategy and three years with Imperial Chemical Industries of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Carpenter received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nottingham, England, and an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He also holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Nottingham. He serves on the boards of US Retirement Partners and the New York City Investment Fund and has been a board member of the New York Stock Exchange, General Signal, Loews Cineplex and various other private and public companies.

John Gellert
President, SEACOR Marine
Senior Vice President, SEACOR Holdings 

John Gellert is the President of SEACOR Marine, the offshore marine services business of SEACOR Holdings, a global provider of marine transportation equipment and logistics services.  SEACOR Marine operates a fleet of marine support vessels, serving the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry in the Gulf of Mexico, Latin America, the North Sea, West Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to assuming his current role in 2005, Mr. Gellert has had a long career with SEACOR, where he started as a financial and market analyst after graduating from college. Following the acquisition of offshore assets from Compagnie Nationale de Navigation (“CNN”) in 1995, over the next five years, he had a series of international appointments with both marketing and operating responsibilities in Europe, West Africa and South East Asia.  Mr. Gellert graduated from Harvard College in 1992.

Efraim Grinberg
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Movado Group, Inc. 

Efraim Grinberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV), the world-renowned watch company. It designs, manufactures and markets Movado, Ebel, Concord, ESQ by Movado, Coach, HUGO BOSS, Juicy Couture, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger watches worldwide, and operates a Movado Boutique in New York City and Movado Company Stores throughout the United States. Named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1990, he oversaw the Company’s initial public offering in 1993. Since that time, he has been responsible for building the company into a global enterprise.

Mr. Grinberg maintains active affiliations with numerous arts organizations including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where he serves on the Board of Directors. He is also on the Board of the American Watch Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Jewelers Charity Fund for Children. Mr. Grinberg graduated from Brown University in 1980.

John Harbal
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Impact Products, LLC 

John Harbal was Chairman of Impact Products, a manufacturer and supplier to the janitorial and sanitary supply industry, where he served as CEO for 13 years.  In 2003, John was the finalist for Ernst & Young’s Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year competition.  In 2008, he was the recipient of the Entrepreneurial Business Excellence award for the Davenport-Longenecker Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Advocacy.

Mr. Harbal served as a 2-term elected member of the Genoa Board of Education, and was its President for 3 years.  Mr. Harbal has served on the Elder Board of 3 different churches, has taught adult Sunday school classes for over 20 years, and was one of the founders of a church in Brownsburg, Indiana.  Mr. Harbal has served on the Board of Trustees of Bowling Green University, is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the College of Business, and is a member of the President’s Club and Falcon Club. Mr. Harbal graduated from the College of Business Administration of Bowling Green State University in 1972.

Nick Howley
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, TransDigm Group Inc. 

Mr. Howley is an original founder of and is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransDigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG). TransDigm owns and operates a broad range of aerospace manufacturing businesses and has acquired thirty-seven such businesses since its formation in 1993.  Prior to founding TDG, Mr. Howley worked for Imo Industries (a NYSE Industrial Conglomerate) from 1988 to 1993 first as the Corporate Director of Finance and then as General Manager of the AeroProducts Divisions. Prior to 1988, he held a range of general management, manufacturing, engineering, and international marketing jobs in the engineered service, oil drilling equipment, defense, and farm machinery industries.

Mr. Howley is a director of Satair A/S (SAT/The Nordic Exchange) and Polypore Inc. (PPO/NYSE); he is a trustee of Case Western Reserve University, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Gilmour Academy and St. Martin de Porres High School. Mr. Howley received his B.S. degree in Engineering (mechanical) from Drexel University in 1975 and an MBA from Harvard University in 1979.

David D. Le Norman
President & Chief Executive Officer, Le Norman Operating LLC & Templar Energy LLC 

David Le Norman has over 25 years of experience in the oil & gas industry ranging from working in field operations as a roustabout, pumper, rig hand on a workover rig, and petroleum engineer, to the CEO position.  Over 20 years of that experience was as a Petroleum Engineer in various engineering, business development, and management positions for Texaco prior to founding Le Norman Energy in 1995.  Since that time, Mr. Le Norman has founded Le Norman Partners, Crusader Energy Corporation, Crusader Energy II, LLC, Crusader Energy III, Knight Energy Group, LLC, Knight Energy II, LLC, Crusader Energy Group, White River Energy LLC, Le Norman Properties LLC, Le Norman Operating LLC, TLP Energy LLC, and Templar Energy LLC.  He also served as a Senior Vice President with Patina Oil & Gas during its rapid growth from 2002-2004 from $0.7 million of enterprise value subsequent to being sold to Noble Energy for $3.4 billion.  With the exception of Le Norman Properties, Le Norman Operating, and Templar Energy, LLC, all of these companies were built and sold from 1995-2012 for an aggregate equity value of $2.2 billion.

Mr. Le Norman holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming, Masters work in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University.

David R. Parker
Chief Operating Officer, Archstone Management Company, LLC 

David Parker is the Chief Operating Officer of The Archstone Partnerships. He is responsible for strategy, long-range planning, governance, and all management-related issues. In addition, he leads Archstone’s operational due diligence effort and is a member of Archstone’s Executive Committee. The Archstone Partnerships manage a family of multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, allocating capital for each fund across a diversified group of hedge fund strategies and managers with the objective of producing absolute returns. The firm manages approximately $3.8 billion in assets.

Prior to Archstone Mr. Parker co-founded Interprise Technology Partners, L.P. capitalized at $110 million to make private equity investments in information technology companies. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Parker organized ProSource, Inc. where he grew the company to $4 billion in annual revenue, taking it public in 1996. Prior to this, he was President of Ryder System’s vehicle leasing and service division and was a manager with the Boston Consulting Group.

Mr. Parker is the Presiding Director at Tupperware Corporation and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Florida International University. He was Chairman of the FlU Foundation board from 1994 to 1997 and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University from 2005 through 2009.  Mr. Parker received a B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.

Thomas L. Pearson
Former Senior Vice President, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. & Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. 

Thomas Pearson was the Senior Vice President – Law, Human Resources, and Administration, General Counsel and Secretary of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (“ARLP”) and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (“AHGP”), two publicly-traded master limited partnerships listed on the NASDAQ National Market. In 1996, Mr. Pearson and other members of senior management acquired the coal assets of MAPCO, Inc., then a Fortune 500 diversified energy company, and subsequently was involved in, and assumed a lead role in, the initial public offerings of ARLP and AHGP in 1999 and 2006, respectively.

Prior to his nineteen-year involvement with the Alliance companies and their predecessors, Mr. Pearson served as the General Counsel and Secretary of McLouth Steel Products Corporation from 1985 to 1989, one of the country’s largest integrated steel producers.  From 1982 to 1985, he was corporate counsel for Midland-Ross Corporation, a diversified conglomerate involved in a range of activities from heavy industrial equipment to aircraft component manufacturing.  From 1980-1982, Mr. Pearson was in private practice with Arter & Hadden, LLP, one of the country’s largest law firms at the time.

Currently Mr. Pearson is actively involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Pearson received his B.S. degree in History and Communications from DePauw University, where he was a Rector Scholar, in 1976, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from the University of Iowa, graduating with honors, in 1980.

Marcus C. Rowland
Founder & Sr. Managing Director, IOG Capital, L.P.
Former Chief Financial Officer, Chesapeake Energy Corporation 

Marc Rowland is the Senior Managing Director of IOG Capital, LP and leads the company’s investment team through his 30+ years of experience in all aspects of the oil & gas upstream and midstream business segments.  Mr. Rowland is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he worked for 18 years.  Recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at FTS International, Inc. (formerly Frac Tech International, LLC). He served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Frac Tech Services, LLC and Frac Tech International, LLC from November 2010 to May 2011. Mr. Rowland served as the Chief Financial Officer, and other executive positions of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) from 1993 to August 2010.  Mr. Rowland served as Chief Operating Officer of Anglo-Suisse, LP from 1990 to 1993, assigned to the White Nights Russian Enterprise, a joint venture of Anglo-Suisse, LP and Phibro Energy Corporation, a major foreign operation which was granted the right to engage in oil and gas operations in Russia.

Currently, Mr. Rowland is a Director for Warren Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: WRES) as well as several private companies. Mr. Rowland is a Certified Public Accountant and a 1975 graduate of Wichita State University.

Maurice Reznik
Former Chief Executive Officer, Maidenform 

Maurice Reznik served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Maidenform Brands, Inc., a global intimate apparel company, from 2008 to 2014. From 2004 until assuming the CEO position, he was President of Maidenform Brands with responsibility for marketing, merchandising, design and sales for both branded and private label products. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Reznik was President of the Maidenform division of Maidenform Brands’ predecessor company and, in the 19 years prior to joining Maidenform, held various sales and management positions in the intimate apparel industry, including President of Warner’s Intimate Apparel Group, a division of Warnaco, Inc., a global intimate apparel, swimwear and sportswear company.

Mr. Reznik is a Director of The Movado Group and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation.  Mr. Reznik is also the founder of the For Love of Life Colon Cancer charity and serves on the boards of ITAG, a B2B business focused on mobile shopping, Dignity U Wear, and Queens College.  He also serves on the Parent Leadership Council of Shatterproof, an organization dedicated to reducing the impact of addiction on families across America.  Mr. Reznik graduated from Queens College in 1976.

Frank D. Yeary
Executive Chairman, CamberView Partners
Former Vice Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley 

Frank Yeary is currently the Executive Chairman of CamberView Partners.  Mr. Yeary previously served as Vice Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, from 2008 to 2012, where he led and implemented a series of major strategic and financial initiatives and where, from 2010 to 2011, he also acted as Chief Administrative Officer.  From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Yeary was at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup where he was Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, a member of the investment banking operating committee, a member of the investment committee for the firm’s private equity investment funds, led the diversity committee for investment banking and co-led the investment banking recruiting committee.  From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Yeary was a Partner and Head of the Communications Group at The Carlyle Group, where he opened the firm’s New York office.  Prior to this, he worked at Salomon Brothers, Inc., Lehman Brothers, and Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb.

Mr. Yeary is director of Intel Corp., a major technology company; chairman and co-founder of Level Financial, Inc., a financial organization dedicated to empowering young adults; principal of Darwin Capital Advisors LLC, a private investment and advisory firm; and a trustee of the boards of New York Public Radio and the Head-Royce School.