Board of Directors
Bill Nuti, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, NCR Corporation
Gregory R. Blank, Managing Director of Blackstone
Edward P. (Pete) Boykin, retired President and Chief Operating Officer, Computer Sciences Corporation
Chinh E. Chu, Advisor and Former Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
Richard L. Clemmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, NXP B.V.
Gary Daichendt, former Executive Vice President, Cisco Systems
Robert P. DeRodes, former Executive Vice President of Global Operations & Technology, First Data Corporation
Kurt P. Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer, UPS
Linda Fayne Levinson, former Chair of the Board, Connexus Corporation
Bill Nuti is chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of NCR Corporation. Before joining NCR in August 2005, Nuti served as president and CEO of Symbol Technologies where he strengthened the company’s product portfolio and positioned the company as a leading supplier in the emerging radio frequency identification (RFID) industry. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of Symbol where he led a challenging turnaround. Nuti joined Symbol in 2002 following 10 years at Cisco Systems where he held positions of increasing responsibility, advancing to the dual role of senior vice president of the company’s Worldwide Service Provider Operations and U.S. Theater Operations. Prior to his Cisco experience, Nuti held sales and management positions at IBM, Netrix Corporation and Network Equipment Technologies.
Gregory R. Blank
Gregory R. Blank is a Managing Director of Blackstone in the Private Equity Group based in New York where he focuses on investments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Mr. Blank has been involved in the execution of many of Blackstone’s investments, including most recently in Kronos, Ipreo, and Optiv. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Blank was an Associate at Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in San Francisco where he was involved in the evaluation and execution of private equity transactions. Mr. Blank graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard College and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He currently serves as a director of Ipreo, Optiv, Travelport, and The Weather Company.
Edward P. (Pete) Boykin
Edward P. (Pete) Boykin retired in 2003 as president and chief operating officer of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the world's leading information technology services and consulting firms providing outsourcing, management consulting and systems integration. Prior to joining CSC in 1966, he was an aerospace engineer with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Chinh E. Chu
Chinh E. Chu currently acts as a senior advisor to Blackstone, where he was a Senior Managing Director in the Corporate Private Equity Group from January 2000 to November 2015. Mr. Chu led Blackstone’s investments in AlliedBarton, Celanese, Graham Packaging, Interstate Hotels, Kronos, LIFFE, Nalco, Nycomed, and Stiefel Laboratories. Mr. Chu graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Buffalo. He currently serves as a director of Biomet, Freescale, HealthMarkets and Kronos.
Richard L. Clemmer
Richard L. Clemmer is president and chief executive officer (CEO) and also holds the position of chairman of the Management Board at NXP, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips. Previously, he was a senior advisor at KKR, a leading private equity fund. Prior to joining KKR, Clemmer drove the turnaround and re-emergence of Agere Systems, the Lucent spin-off and a leader in semiconductors for storage, wireless data, and public and enterprise networks. He also served as chairman of u-Nav Microelectronics, a leading GPS technology provider, and also held a five-year tenure at Quantum Corporation where he was executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to Quantum, Clemmer worked for Texas Instruments as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Gary Daichendt served as executive vice president of Cisco Worldwide Operations with global responsibility for sales, distribution, manufacturing and strategic alliances. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of worldwide operations and also served as vice president of Cisco’s intercontinental operations. Before joining Cisco, Daichendt spent eight years at Wang Laboratories in positions of increasing responsibility. His background also includes time at Nortel Networks as president and chief operating officer and 10 years at IBM in various sales, marketing and management positions.
Robert P. DeRodes
Robert P. DeRodes served as executive vice president of Global Operations and Technology of First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payments. Previously, DeRodes served as executive vice president and chief information officer for The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer of Delta Technology, Inc. and chief information officer for Delta Air Lines, Inc. The recipient of numerous industry and professional achievement awards, DeRodes has also held senior positions at Citibank and AMR, where he led the company's SABRE Development Services organization.
Kurt P. Kuehn
Kurt P. Kuehn is chief financial officer (CFO) at UPS, a global leader in logistics. Prior to his appointment as CFO in 2008, Kuehn was senior vice president Worldwide Sales and Marketing, leading the transformation of the sales organization to improve the global customer experience. Kuehn was UPS’s first vice president of Investor Relations, taking the company public in 1999, as one of the largest IPOs in U.S. history. Since he joined UPS as a driver in 1977, Kuehn’s UPS career has included leadership roles in sales and marketing, engineering, operations, and strategic cost planning.
Linda Fayne Levinson
Linda Fayne Levinson was chair of the board of Connexus Corporation and served as interim chief executive officer and chair of Vendare Media, a predecessor company to Connexus. Previously, Levinson was a partner with GRP, a private equity investment fund from 1997 to December 2004. From 1994 to 1999, she was also president of Fayne Levinson Associates, an independent consulting firm. Prior to 1994, Levinson worked for Creative Artists Agency, Inc., Alfred Checchi Associates, Inc., American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. and McKinsey & Co. She serves on the boards of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Ingram Micro, Inc., Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., and The Western Union Company.