Board of Directors
Thomas J. Quinlan III
Tom Quinlan has extensive experience in executive roles at commercial print and marketing services companies. He has specialized expertise in rebranding traditional businesses and pivoting physical content into the digital space by leveraging digital marketing, data analytics, business intelligence, and data management solutions. As CEO of R.R. Donnelley (2007 to 2016) and LSC Communications (2016 to 2020), he has led companies through challenging business cycles by transforming, growing, and recapitalizing business-to-business manufacturing and services businesses. With deep financial expertise and experience serving as CFO for R.R. Donnelley (2006 to 2007), he successfully generated cash flow and value for stakeholders through repositioning, share gains, and expanding capabilities. He has also overseen restructurings, over 50 acquisitions and integrations, spin-offs and divestitures, and capital markets strategies. Mr. Quinlan holds an M.B.A. in finance from St. John’s University and a B.S. in business administration from Pace University.
Gene Castagna is an experienced executive and corporate board director, with over 35 years of experience in leadership, strategy, finance, and operational roles. His Fortune 500 public company experience as President, COO and CFO, and deep P&L management deliver critical expertise to the boardroom as a Qualified Financial Expert (QFE). Mr. Castagna has helped teams navigate multiple stages of growth, M&A, leadership transitions, business model changes, and global crises. He has a broad depth of experience helping companies manage ongoing change in omni-channel environments, implement scaled transformation programs, execute business acquisitions and integrations, raise capital in the public market, optimize SG&A, and communicate effectively with investors. Mr. Castagna was an active participant in 25 years of Bed Bath and Beyond board discussions including financial results, strategy, M&A, shareholder activism, compensation, governance, and capital structure, and was considered a trusted leader and advisor on key financial and strategic matters. He has a B.S. in accounting from Wake Forest University and is a licensed CPA in the State of North Carolina.
Edward P. Taibi
Edward P. Taibi is an experienced leader of buy-side and sell-side transactions and portfolio company management in a wide array of industrial sectors. Mr. Taibi currently operates Rigor Ventures which is focused on transaction advisory to founders and growth stage investments in regulated industries. Mr. Taibi served as Executive Vice President of MacAndrews & Forbes, a holding company with interests in a diversified portfolio of public and private companies, from 2004 to 2020. At MacAndrews & Forbes, Mr. Taibi was responsible for all key aspects of the investment process from sourcing to deal execution to portfolio company oversight and strategy for MacAndrews & Forbes and its portfolio. During his tenure, Mr. Taibi executed dozens of acquisitions, divestitures and financing transactions for MacAndrews & Forbes and its portfolio companies, while also serving on the boards of numerous portfolio companies. Prior to joining MacAndrews & Forbes, Mr. Taibi was a corporate attorney with Skadden Arps for several years, including spending a few years on behalf of Skadden as an attorney with Milan, Italy-based Chiomenti Studio Legale. Mr. Taibi earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Rutgers College where he graduated summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Jeffrey K. Dorsey
Jeffrey K. Dorsey is Chief Operating Officer for McClatchy Company, a Sacramento CA, based publishing company operating several newspapers and digital based assets. Mr. Dorsey started his employment with McClatchy in September 2020 serving as SVP of Transformation. Prior to starting with McClatchy, Mr. Dorsey was President of Dass Inc, a management/technology consulting and solutions delivery firm. Mr. Dorsey has nearly 20 years of media related business experience having served in numerous cross functional middle-to-senior level management roles with Tribune Publishing Company, as well as Tribune Company, including having served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and SVP at Tribune Publishing Company from 2015 to 2017. Mr. Dorsey holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in industrial management from Purdue University. He also is a former Certified Internal Auditor. Mr. Dorsey has served on several not-for-profit boards and United Way agencies, and is currently the board chair to Young, Beautiful & Proud (YBP) Inc, a not-for-profit agency committed to the social enrichment of at-risk teenage girls.
Elaine Lintecum is an experienced board member and accomplished financial executive with 32 years of experience in the media industry. Her career reflects a track record leading a state-of-art financial organization and executing M&A transactions across the deal lifecycle. She also brings a deep understanding of corporate governance, is a qualified financial expert, and is an experienced audit and compensation committee member. As the CFO of The McClatchy Company, Elaine was instrumental in transforming the company from a small, private company to a publicly-traded digital media company serving 30 markets in 14 states. She was responsible for obtaining funding for successful acquisitions and executing sales transactions to develop a dynamic and diversified portfolio of media businesses in attractive markets. Elaine serves on the Board of Directors of the River City Bank (RCB); a $3.6 billion bank located in Sacramento, CA, and serves on RCB’s Audit, Governance and Compensation, Loan and IT Committees. For eight years Elaine served on the board of The Seattle Times Company (Audit Committee), owner of the second largest newspaper on the West Coast, The Seattle Times, as well as other newspapers in the state of Washington. Elaine started her career at Deloitte Haskins and Sells, predecessor to Deloitte & Touche LLP, serving for seven and half years with increasing responsibilities in Deloitte’s audit practice. Elaine also has executive training in Finance and Investor Relations from Stanford University and the University of Michigan, respectively. Prior to graduating with distinction with a BS degree in accounting from California State University, (Chico) Ms. Lintecum was a member of the U.S. Army for two years, rising to the rank of Specialist 4.
Evan Ratner is a portfolio manager and the head of research at Chatham Asset Management, and is currently a director of Accelerate360, a leading distribution company. Mr. Ratner has had a 30-year career in finance, beginning as a financial analyst in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking group focusing on financial institutions. Mr. Ratner then joined DLJ/Credit Suisse, where he would work for 18 years in investment banking, high yield research, and distressed research, most recently as a Managing Director and Head of Distressed Research. In this capacity he hired and trained nearly all members of the distressed research team and ran the vendor finance business for four years. After Credit Suisse purchased DLJ in 2000, Mr. Ratner continued to head the distressed team until leaving for an event driven hedge fund, Darmel Management, in mid-2002 where he was the Distressed Portfolio Manager. He returned to Credit Suisse the following year and resumed his role as the head of Distressed Research before leaving to join Chatham in 2009. Mr. Ratner earned an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1991 as well as a B.A. in economics from Columbia College in 1985.
Roshan M. Karingada
Roshan M. Karingada is a Senior Research Analyst at Chatham Asset Management, focused on Chatham’s investments in the telecom, cable, media, and satellite sectors. Mr. Karingada has over 13 years of experience in finance and has held various banking and trading roles throughout his career. Prior to joining Chatham in 2018, Mr. Karingada was a credit analyst on Citigroup’s Distressed Trading Desk in New York. Prior to that, he worked both in banking at Citi’s Institutional Clients Group covering financial institutions, and in trading at Citi Holdings, a special unit which housed distressed assets that tightly managed risks and losses and maximized the value of these assets following the 2008 financial crisis. Mr. Karingada earned a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University.
Morton Schapiro is executive vice president and senior advisor at TWG Global as of September 2022. He also became president emeritus of Northwestern University on September 2022, after serving as the 16th president from September 2009. He is a professor of economics in Northwestern’s Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and also holds appointments in the J. L. Kellogg School of Management and the School of Education and Social Policy.
President Schapiro is among the nation’s leading authorities on the economics of higher education, with particular exper¬tise in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid.
Previously he was president of Williams College from 2000 to 2009. He had served earlier as a member of the Williams College faculty from 1980 to 1991 as professor of economics and assistant provost. In 1991 he went to the University of Southern California, where he served as chair of the Department of Economics until 1994 and then as dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences until 2000. During his last two years as dean, he also served as the university’s vice president for planning.
President Schapiro has written more than 100 articles and written or edited ten books, including his most recent book, Minds Wide Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us (with Gary Saul Morson, Princeton University Press, 2021); Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities (with Gary Saul Morson, Princeton University Press, 2017); The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education (with Michael McPherson, Princeton University Press, 1998); and Keeping College Affordable: Government and Educational Opportunity (with Michael McPherson, Brookings Institution, 1991). He has also authored dozens of essays and commentaries for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chronicle of Higher Education and numerous other publications.
He has received research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education, the World Bank, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the College Board, the Organization for Economic Coopera¬tion and Development, and other groups to study the economics of higher education and related topics. In 2010 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2017 he was elected to the National Academy of Education.