Angela Blanton has served as a member of our Board since November 2020. Ms. Blanton has served as Carnegie Mellon University’s vice president for Finance and chief financial officer since 2017 after serving as interim vice president and chief financial officer in 2016. Ms. Blanton has over 20 years of experience spanning finance, project management and engineering disciplines within the higher education, financial services and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Ms. Blanton was chief financial officer for PNC Investments Brokerage from February 2015 to December 2015. Ms. Blanton serves on the boards of Pittsburgh Public Theater, where she serves as the Chair of the Education and Community Engagement Committee, National Association of College and University Business Officers, and Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Ms. Blanton received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and her MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Francesca Cornelli has served as a member of our Board since November 2020. Dr. Cornelli is the dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a position she has held since August 1, 2019. She is also a professor of finance and holds the Donald P. Jacobs Chair in Finance. Prior to that, she was a professor of finance and deputy dean at London Business School from 1994 to 2019. Dr. Cornelli’s research interests include corporate governance, private equity, privatization, bankruptcy, IPOs and innovation policy. She has been an editor of the Review of Financial Studies and previously served on the board of editors of the Review of Economic Studies and as an associate editor at the Journal of Finance. She is a research fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and previously served as a director of the American Finance Association. Dr. Cornelli has previously taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, The London School of Economics, the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and the New Economic School in Moscow. She has also served as an independent board member of several global corporations, including Banca Intesa SanPaolo from 2016 to 2019, Telecom Italia from 2014 to 2018, American Finance Association from 2013 to 2016, and Swiss Re International and Swiss Re Holdings from 2013 to 2019. In January 2016, she helped create and became a board member of AFFECT, a committee of the American Finance Association designed to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance.
Mr. Levin is the firm’s President and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business. Mr. Levin is Chair of the Global Investment Council and a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Committee, the Labor Impact Fund Investment Committee, and the Strategic Investments Investment Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Levin was the Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., where he was responsible for managing KKR’s balance sheet investments, engaging with public investors and industry analysts, and leading strategic projects. Prior to his role as Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations, Mr. Levin worked in KKR’s private equity business and focused on investments in the financial services industry. Mr. Levin began his career as an Analyst in the private equity group of Bear Stearns. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and is a member of the board of directors of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Stephen Malkin has served on as a member of our Board since November 2020. Mr. Malkin is President of Ranger Capital Corporation, a position he has held continuously since departing from his position as a senior executive of GCM Grosvenor in 2005. Mr. Malkin was associated with GCM Grosvenor from 1992 through 2005, during most of which time he served on GCM Grosvenor’s Management Committee and shared management responsibilities with Mr. Sacks. Mr. Malkin was also a member of GCM Grosvenor’s Absolute Return Strategies Investment Committee and shared responsibility for portfolio management as well as the evaluation, selection, and monitoring of various Absolute Return Strategies investments. Prior to his role with GCM Grosvenor, from 1988 through 1991, Mr. Malkin worked in various management positions for JMB Realty Corporation, focusing on non-real estate corporate acquisition opportunities. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Malkin was an analyst with Salomon Brothers Inc in Chicago and Tokyo. He received a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Blythe Masters has served as a member of our Board since November 2020. Ms. Masters is an experienced financial services and technology executive and currently a Founding Partner at the private equity and venture capital firm Motive Partners. Ms. Masters is President of Motive Capital Corp II, the special purpose acquisition corporation sponsored by Motive’s funds. From March 2015 until December 2018, she was the chief executive officer of Digital Asset. Ms. Masters was previously a senior executive at J.P. Morgan, which she left in 2014 following the sale of the physical commodities business that she built. Ms. Masters was a member of the Corporate & Investment Bank Operating Committee and the firm’s Executive Committee. Positions at J.P. Morgan included Head of Global Commodities, Head of Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs, CFO of the Investment Bank, Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy & Strategy, Head of North American Structured Credit Products, Co-Head of Asset Backed Securitization and Head of Global Structured Credit. Ms. Masters has held a number of board positions throughout her career. She currently serves on the board of directors of Forge Global Holdings, Inc. CAIS, Credit Suisse Group, serving as chair of the Digital Transformation and Technology Committee and as chair of Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Inc. She is chair of Wilshire Digital Asset Advisory Group, and advisory board member of the US Chamber of Digital Commerce, Figure Technologies, Maxex and SandboxAQ. She is a member of the Brookings Institution Taskforce on Financial Stability and P.R.I.M.E. Finance (the Hague-based Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance). She previously served as chair of the board of directors of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from June 2015 to July 2016, chair of the board of Phunware having served on this board from December 2019 to April 2021, board member of A.P. Moller Maersk from 2020 to 2022 and CEO and board member of Motive Capital Corp from 2021 to 2022. She is the former chair of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), having served on this board from 2009 to 2014, former chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association having served on this board from 2004 to 2014, and former chair of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project. Ms. Masters has a B.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge.
Mr. Sacks is GCM Grosvenor’s Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sacks joined GCM Grosvenor in 1990 and was named CEO in 1994. Under his leadership, GCM Grosvenor grew from its position as an early participant in a cottage industry to its current position as one of the largest open architecture alternative asset management platforms. Mr. Sacks is engaged civically, serving on a number of nonprofit boards. Mr. Sacks graduated from Tulane University with his Bachelor of Science in Economics and holds a general course certificate from the London School of Economics. In addition, he holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law.
Samuel C. Scott III has served as a member of our Board since November 2020. Prior to his retirement in 2009, Mr. Scott served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, since 2001, and President and Chief Operating Officer, since 1997, of Corn Products International, Inc., a leading global ingredients solutions provider now known as Ingredion Incorporated. Mr. Scott previously served as President of CPC International’s Corn Refining division from 1995 to 1997 and President of American Corn Refining from 1989 to 1997. In addition to his public board service, Mr. Scott also serves on the board of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Board of Trustees of the Ringling College of Art and Design, the board of the Northwestern Medical Group and the board of the American Business Immigration Coalition. Mr. Scott served on the board of directors of BNY Mellon from 2003 to 2022, where he served as a member of its Audit Committee, its Human Resources and Compensation Committee and its Corporate Governance, Nominating & ESG Committee. Mr. Scott served on the board of Motorola Solutions, Inc. from 1993 until 2019 and was its lead director from 2015 to 2019. Mr. Scott also served on the board of Abbott Laboratories from 2007 until 2020. Mr. Scott received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master in Business Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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