Suzy Taherian will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Ms. Taherian has over 25 years of experience acting as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and acting Chief Financial Officer for global industrial companies. She started her career as a consultant with Accenture, advising large companies on implementation of ERP systems to optimize operations. She later held various senior finance roles for 16 years at Exxon and Chevron.
Since January 2020, Ms. Taherian has been an advisor to TKCapital, a private equity firm with investments in industrial companies. Additionally, Ms. Taherian has served as Chief Financial Officer of several industrials companies – from February 2017 through December 2019, at Kinetic Systems Inc., a global engineering and construction firm; from July 2016 through January 2017, at RePower, a national software company; from June 2015 through June 2016, at NobleIron, a publicly-traded construction equipment rental company (TSX:NIR); and from April 2013 through May 2015, at eCullet, a national manufacturer of glass.
Over her career, Ms. Taherian completed over $4.5 billion in financings and $2.5 billion in M&A transactions. She served on numerous boards such as Glass to Glass, a JV with Owens Illinois which is the world’s largest glass manufacturer, and Chevron Federal Credit Union, which has over $1 billion in assets. She served on boards of various nonprofits (including a homeless shelter and a school) and is an active community leader and was appointed as the Contra Costa County Library Commissioner, advocating for literacy and education for 1 million residents of the county.
Since 2019, Ms. Taherian has been on the Steering Committee of CFO Leadership Council, a national organization of Chief Financial Officers. Additionally, she has been an adjunct professor at UC Davis Graduate School of Management for last 9 years, teaching courses on International Finance and International Business. Ms. Taherian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.