Frank R. Martire, Executive Chairman, NCR Corporation
Michael Hayford, President and Chief Executive Officer, NCR Corporation
Mark Begor, Chief Executive Officer, Equifax
Gregory R. Blank, Managing Director, Blackstone
Katie Burke, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Chair, Practices & Sectors, Edelman
Chinh E. Chu, Independent Lead Director, NCR Corporation, Managing Partner, CC Capital Management and Senior Advisor to Blackstone
Deborah Farrington, Founder and President of StarVest Management, Inc.
Georgette Kiser, Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group
Kirk Larsen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Black Knight
Matthew Thompson, Executive Vice President, Adobe Systems Inc.
Frank R. Martire
Frank R. Martire is Executive Chairman of NCR, a position he has held since May 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Martire served as non-executive Chairman of Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS). From 2015 to 2017, he served as Executive Chairman of FIS, and from 2009 to 2015 was President and Chief Executive Officer of FIS after its acquisition of Metavante Technologies, Inc. (Metavante), a bank technology processing company. Mr. Martire previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Metavante from 2003 to 2009 and President from 2003 to 2008. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Call Solutions Inc. from 2001 to 2003, and President and Chief Operating Officer, Financial Institution Systems and Services Group, of Fiserv, Inc. (Fiserv), from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Martire serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors of Cannae Holdings, Inc. Mr. Martire became a director of NCR on May 31, 2018.
Michael D. Hayford is President and Chief Executive Officer of NCR, a position he has held since April 2018. Mr. Hayford was most recently Founding Partner of Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled companies that power the financial services industry. From 2009 until his retirement in 2013, Mr. Hayford served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS), a financial services technology company. Prior to joining FIS, Mr. Hayford was with Metavante Technologies, Inc. (Metavante), a bank technology processing company, from 1992 to 2009. He served as the Chief Operating Officer at Metavante from 2006 to 2009 and as the President from 2008 to 2009. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Hayford also served on the Board of Directors of Metavante. Mr. Hayford was a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. from 2013 to 2019, and was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company from 2007 to 2018. Mr. Hayford became a director of NCR on April 30, 2018.
Mark W. Begor is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Equifax, Inc., a consumer credit reporting agency, a position he has held since April 2018. Prior to that he served as a Managing Director in the Industrial and Business services group at Warburg Pincus LLC (Warburg Pincus), a private equity firm, from 2016 to 2018. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Begor spent 35 years at General Electric Co. (GE), most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE’s energy management business from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Begor also served as Senior Vice President and a member of GE’s 30 person Corporate Executive Council and the GE Capital Board, and as a GE Officer for 19 years. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) from 2016 to 2018.
Gregory R. Blank
Gregory R. Blank is a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group, Inc. (Blackstone), an American multi-national private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm based in New York where he focuses on investments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Since joining Blackstone in 2009, Mr. Blank has been involved in the execution of many of Blackstone’s investments, including most recently in Kronos, JDA, Paysafe, Ipreo and Optiv. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Blank was an associate at Texas Pacific Group (TPG) where he was involved in the evaluation and execution of private equity transactions. Before joining TPG, Mr. Blank worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. (Goldman Sachs) focused on technology, media and telecommunications clients. He currently serves as a director of Kronos, and previously served as a director of Travelport Worldwide Limited, Ipreo, Optiv and The Weather Company. Mr. Blank became a director of NCR on December 4, 2015.
Catherine (Katie) L. Burke is Chief Strategy Officer at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings Inc. (Edelman), a global communications firm, a position she has held since January 6, 2019. In addition, she is the head of Practices, Sectors and Intellectual Property at Edelman and is a member of Edelman’s Executive and Operations Committees. From 2008 to 2015, Mrs. Burke served in a variety of executive roles at Edelman including Global Chair of Public Affairs. In 2015, she founded and managed a communications firm, Katie Burke Communications, until she returned to Edelman in 2017. Previously, Mrs. Burke served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Nielsen Holdings plc. Mrs. Burke became a director of NCR on September 23, 2019.
Chinh E. Chu
Chinh E. Chu is the Founder and Managing Director at CC Capital Partners, LLC (CC Capital), a private equity firm he founded in 2015. Mr. Chu is the co-founder of two special purpose acquisition companies, CF Corp. that was acquired by Fidelity & Guaranty Life, a life insurance company where Mr. Chu currently serves as Co-Executive Chairman, and Collier Creek Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company. Before forming CC Capital, Mr. Chu was Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, Inc. (Blackstone), where he worked from 1990 to 2015 and served as Co-Chair of Blackstone’s Private Equity Executive Committee, as a member of the Investment Committee and on the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Chu previously served as a director of Catalent, Inc., Kronos Incorporated, SunGuard Data Systems, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd., Biomet, Inc., Alliant, Celanese Corporation, Nalco Company, Nycomed, Alliant Services, Inc., the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange, or LIFE, Graham Packaging, and AlliedBarton Security Services. Mr. Chu is a member of the Board of Directors of Stearns Holdings, LLC, a holding company. Mr. Chu became a director of NCR on December 4, 2015 and was appointed independent Lead Director effective February 22, 2016.
Deborah A. Farrington is a founder and President of StarVest Management, Inc. (StarVest Management) and since 1999 has been a general partner of StarVest Partners, L.P. (StarVest Partners), a venture capital fund that invests primarily in technology enabled business services and emerging software companies. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Farrington was President and Chief Executive Officer of Victory Ventures, LLC (Victory Ventures), a New York-based private equity investment firm. Also during that period, she was a founding investor and Chairman of the Board of Staffing Resources, Inc., a diversified staffing company. Prior to 1993, Ms. Farrington held management positions with Asian Oceanic Group in Hong Kong and New York, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. in Hong Kong and New York, and the Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Farrington was Lead Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of NetSuite, Inc. (NetSuite), a NYSE-listed company, until its sale to Oracle Corporation in November 2016 for $9.4 billion. Ms. Farrington is a member of the board of directors of Ceridian HCM Holdings. Inc., where she is Chairperson of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee; and Collectors Universe, Inc., where she is Chairperson of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Farrington became a director of NCR on November 27, 2017.
Georgette D. Kiser is an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group (Carlyle), an American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services corporation, a position she has held since May 2019. From January 2015 to May 2019, Ms. Kiser served as a Managing Director and the Chief Information Officer for Carlyle. From 1996 to 2015, Ms. Kiser served as Vice President of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (T. Rowe Price), an American publicly owned global asset management firm that offers funds, advisory services, account management, and retirement plans and services for individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Ms. Kiser worked for General Electric Company (GE) within their Aerospace Unit. Ms. Kiser is a member of the Board of Directors of Aflac Incorporated, Adtalem Global Education Inc. and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Ms. Kiser became a director of NCR on February 7, 2020.
Kirk T. Larsen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Black Knight, Inc. (BKI), a provider of software, data and analytics to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate and capital markets verticals, a position he has held since January 2014. From January 2014 to April 2015, Mr. Larsen also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ServiceLink, a national provider of loan transaction services to the mortgage industry. From July 2013 to December 2013, Mr. Larsen served as Corporate Executive Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, and from October 2009 to July 2013, served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS), a financial services technology company. He has also held senior leadership positions in finance, investor relations and financial planning and analysis in the fintech, payments and information technology industries at FIS as well as with companies like Rockwell Automation, Inc. and Ernst & Young Global Limited. Mr. Larsen became a director of NCR on September 23, 2019.
Matthew A. Thompson currently serves as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, for Adobe Inc. (Adobe), a multinational computer software company. Mr. Thompson joined Adobe in January 2007 as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. In January 2013, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Borland Software Corporation (Borland), a software delivery optimization solutions provider, from October 2003 to December 2006. Prior to joining Borland, Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations for Marimba, Inc., a provider of products and services for software change and configuration management, from February 2001 to January 2003. From July 2000 to January 2001, Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Calico Commerce, Inc., a provider of eBusiness applications. Prior to joining Calico, Mr. Thompson spent six years at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a provider of electronic design technologies. While at Cadence, from January 1998 to June 2000, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Field Operations and from April 1994 to January 1998 as Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services. Mr. Thompson became a director of NCR on October 24, 2017.