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Audit Committee Position

Sharda Cherwoo

Sharda Cherwoo has over 25 years of executive experience as a strategic and innovative organizational leader with specialized industry focus in private equity, financial services, healthcare and emerging and disruptive technology.

Ms. Cherwoo has been a Board Director of Tax Analysts since 2020, an independent Board Director of World Fuel Services Corp. since 2020, a member of the Advisory Board of Land O'Lakes Inc. since 2020 and a member of the Board of Trustees of International House of New York since 2008.

Ms. Cherwoo is a former senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”), where she garnered extensive operating experience serving global clients across EY’s four service lines - audit, tax, management consulting and transactions advisory (M&A) practices. In October 2015, Ms. Cherwoo launched and spearheaded EY’s Intelligent Automation program, with a focus on strategic direction, governance and risk management. As part of that role, she also directed EY’s investments in robotic process automation (“RPA”) and digital transformation initiatives. She also advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on their intelligent automation strategies, including operating models, digital and talent transformation planning. Ms. Cherwoo also served as a Senior Advisory Partner in EY’s Private Equity practice group since 2009 and served financial services clients as a Global Client Service Partner and Global Tax Account Leader since 1991. In those roles, she was responsible for serving select EY clients, advising on digital transformation, RPA initiatives, complex tax accounting and global tax planning, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and their impact on business and global tax strategies. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Cherwoo served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of EY’s Global Shared Services operations in Bangalore, India, which was EY’s first global offshoring center for client-facing operations. Prior to that, Ms. Cherwoo held various senior leadership roles and other positions since joining EY in the U.S. in 1982 in the audit practice.

In addition to her strategic, operational and leadership roles, Ms. Cherwoo has been committed to mentoring and bringing innovative ideas to diversity and inclusiveness efforts. She has received the 2018 Silver Stevie® Award Most Innovative Woman of the Year; 2017 Best in Biz award for Innovator of the Year; 2017 Gold Stevie Award® for Innovation of the Year. In 2019, she received the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award.

Ms. Cherwoo is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.Sc. in Accounting as Valedictorian from Sacred Heart University (1982). Ms. Cherwoo has also attended Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School for Strategic Leadership for EY Partners and at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Chair

Peter Lenardos

Peter K. Lenardos currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of U.K.-based OSTC Group Holdings Ltd., a global market-making and trading firm. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Cinnober Financial Technology AB (“Cinnober”) between 2018 and 2019, a publicly-listed financial technology company with over 300 employees and a blue-chip client roster on six continents. At Cinnober, he was responsible for strategy, finance, sales/business development, client engagement, restructuring (including rightsizing the cost base) and funding. He led the $220 million sale of Cinnober to Nasdaq Technology AB, which resulted in a greater than 70% return on Cinnober’s share price during his tenure as CEO.

Prior to Cinnober, Mr. Lenardos spent the majority of his career between 2001 and 2018 in investment banking in both the U.S. and U.K., covering M&A advisory, capital raising, equity research and corporate broking, largely at William Blair & Co. and RBC Capital Markets. As an investment banker in the U.S., he advised clients on M&A deals and helped raise capital via public and private equity offerings collectively totaling in the billions of U.S. dollars. In the U.K., he worked on both IPOs and secondary capital raises, collectively totaling in the billions of British pounds.

Mr. Lenardos received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting summa cum laude from Mendoza Business School (University of Notre Dame) in 1997. He earned his MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in 2001. Additionally, in 2019, Mr. Lenardos completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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Emer Timmons

Emer Timmons has over 20 years of international experience within start-ups and multi-national organizations, combining P&L accountability, strategy conception and delivery as well as IPO management.

In January 2019, Ms. Timmons founded ET Solutions, a provider of strategic engagement professional services and programmes, delivered through consultancy and client focused experiences. In September 2019, she was appointed to Co-Chair the “Leaders as Change Agents” Board, a U.K. government-backed Board aimed at intensifying the campaign for greater diversity at senior levels of business. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Timmons served as a Non-Executive Director of the FTSE 100 listed Flutter Entertainment, where she was a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Previously, between 2016 and 2019, Ms. Timmons was the Chief Marketing Officer and President of Enterprise Sales for Brightstar, a leading global mobile services company. Prior to this, she was the first female President in BT’s 175 year history, having joined the group in 2006. She was responsible for BT’s multi-billion Global Services U.K. and Product business and played an integral role in its successful turnaround, and helped restore strong profitability and significant market share growth.

Ms. Timmons is also the Vice-Chair of Maynooth University Industry Business Council for the School of Business, part of the National Universities of Ireland.

Ms. Timmons has received various industry recognitions over the last few years including: top places on the Financial Times and HERoes 100 Female Champions of Women in Business list for the last three consecutive years, U.K. Woman of the Year from the Women in IT Awards, the Stevie® International Awards for both Global Female Business Executive of the Year and Global Maverick of the Year, one of the Most Impactful B2B Marketing leaders in Europe and Female U.K. Corporate Leader. She was also awarded the CBI First Women Award for Business Services.

Ms. Timmons achieved a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the National University of Ireland in 1995.

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Peter Lenardos

Peter K. Lenardos currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of U.K.-based OSTC Group Holdings Ltd., a global market-making and trading firm. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Cinnober Financial Technology AB (“Cinnober”) between 2018 and 2019, a publicly-listed financial technology company with over 300 employees and a blue-chip client roster on six continents. At Cinnober, he was responsible for strategy, finance, sales/business development, client engagement, restructuring (including rightsizing the cost base) and funding. He led the $220 million sale of Cinnober to Nasdaq Technology AB, which resulted in a greater than 70% return on Cinnober’s share price during his tenure as CEO.

Prior to Cinnober, Mr. Lenardos spent the majority of his career between 2001 and 2018 in investment banking in both the U.S. and U.K., covering M&A advisory, capital raising, equity research and corporate broking, largely at William Blair & Co. and RBC Capital Markets. As an investment banker in the U.S., he advised clients on M&A deals and helped raise capital via public and private equity offerings collectively totaling in the billions of U.S. dollars. In the U.K., he worked on both IPOs and secondary capital raises, collectively totaling in the billions of British pounds.

Mr. Lenardos received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting summa cum laude from Mendoza Business School (University of Notre Dame) in 1997. He earned his MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in 2001. Additionally, in 2019, Mr. Lenardos completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Chair

Sharda Cherwoo

Sharda Cherwoo has over 25 years of executive experience as a strategic and innovative organizational leader with specialized industry focus in private equity, financial services, healthcare and emerging and disruptive technology.

Ms. Cherwoo has been a Board Director of Tax Analysts since 2020, an independent Board Director of World Fuel Services Corp. since 2020, a member of the Advisory Board of Land O'Lakes Inc. since 2020 and a member of the Board of Trustees of International House of New York since 2008.

Ms. Cherwoo is a former senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”), where she garnered extensive operating experience serving global clients across EY’s four service lines - audit, tax, management consulting and transactions advisory (M&A) practices. In October 2015, Ms. Cherwoo launched and spearheaded EY’s Intelligent Automation program, with a focus on strategic direction, governance and risk management. As part of that role, she also directed EY’s investments in robotic process automation (“RPA”) and digital transformation initiatives. She also advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on their intelligent automation strategies, including operating models, digital and talent transformation planning. Ms. Cherwoo also served as a Senior Advisory Partner in EY’s Private Equity practice group since 2009 and served financial services clients as a Global Client Service Partner and Global Tax Account Leader since 1991. In those roles, she was responsible for serving select EY clients, advising on digital transformation, RPA initiatives, complex tax accounting and global tax planning, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and their impact on business and global tax strategies. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Cherwoo served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of EY’s Global Shared Services operations in Bangalore, India, which was EY’s first global offshoring center for client-facing operations. Prior to that, Ms. Cherwoo held various senior leadership roles and other positions since joining EY in the U.S. in 1982 in the audit practice.

In addition to her strategic, operational and leadership roles, Ms. Cherwoo has been committed to mentoring and bringing innovative ideas to diversity and inclusiveness efforts. She has received the 2018 Silver Stevie® Award Most Innovative Woman of the Year; 2017 Best in Biz award for Innovator of the Year; 2017 Gold Stevie Award® for Innovation of the Year. In 2019, she received the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award.

Ms. Cherwoo is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.Sc. in Accounting as Valedictorian from Sacred Heart University (1982). Ms. Cherwoo has also attended Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School for Strategic Leadership for EY Partners and at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Member

Emer Timmons

Emer Timmons has over 20 years of international experience within start-ups and multi-national organizations, combining P&L accountability, strategy conception and delivery as well as IPO management.

In January 2019, Ms. Timmons founded ET Solutions, a provider of strategic engagement professional services and programmes, delivered through consultancy and client focused experiences. In September 2019, she was appointed to Co-Chair the “Leaders as Change Agents” Board, a U.K. government-backed Board aimed at intensifying the campaign for greater diversity at senior levels of business. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Timmons served as a Non-Executive Director of the FTSE 100 listed Flutter Entertainment, where she was a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Previously, between 2016 and 2019, Ms. Timmons was the Chief Marketing Officer and President of Enterprise Sales for Brightstar, a leading global mobile services company. Prior to this, she was the first female President in BT’s 175 year history, having joined the group in 2006. She was responsible for BT’s multi-billion Global Services U.K. and Product business and played an integral role in its successful turnaround, and helped restore strong profitability and significant market share growth.

Ms. Timmons is also the Vice-Chair of Maynooth University Industry Business Council for the School of Business, part of the National Universities of Ireland.

Ms. Timmons has received various industry recognitions over the last few years including: top places on the Financial Times and HERoes 100 Female Champions of Women in Business list for the last three consecutive years, U.K. Woman of the Year from the Women in IT Awards, the Stevie® International Awards for both Global Female Business Executive of the Year and Global Maverick of the Year, one of the Most Impactful B2B Marketing leaders in Europe and Female U.K. Corporate Leader. She was also awarded the CBI First Women Award for Business Services.

Ms. Timmons achieved a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the National University of Ireland in 1995.

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Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Position

Emer Timmons

Emer Timmons has over 20 years of international experience within start-ups and multi-national organizations, combining P&L accountability, strategy conception and delivery as well as IPO management.

In January 2019, Ms. Timmons founded ET Solutions, a provider of strategic engagement professional services and programmes, delivered through consultancy and client focused experiences. In September 2019, she was appointed to Co-Chair the “Leaders as Change Agents” Board, a U.K. government-backed Board aimed at intensifying the campaign for greater diversity at senior levels of business. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Timmons served as a Non-Executive Director of the FTSE 100 listed Flutter Entertainment, where she was a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Previously, between 2016 and 2019, Ms. Timmons was the Chief Marketing Officer and President of Enterprise Sales for Brightstar, a leading global mobile services company. Prior to this, she was the first female President in BT’s 175 year history, having joined the group in 2006. She was responsible for BT’s multi-billion Global Services U.K. and Product business and played an integral role in its successful turnaround, and helped restore strong profitability and significant market share growth.

Ms. Timmons is also the Vice-Chair of Maynooth University Industry Business Council for the School of Business, part of the National Universities of Ireland.

Ms. Timmons has received various industry recognitions over the last few years including: top places on the Financial Times and HERoes 100 Female Champions of Women in Business list for the last three consecutive years, U.K. Woman of the Year from the Women in IT Awards, the Stevie® International Awards for both Global Female Business Executive of the Year and Global Maverick of the Year, one of the Most Impactful B2B Marketing leaders in Europe and Female U.K. Corporate Leader. She was also awarded the CBI First Women Award for Business Services.

Ms. Timmons achieved a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the National University of Ireland in 1995.

Chair

Sharda Cherwoo

Sharda Cherwoo has over 25 years of executive experience as a strategic and innovative organizational leader with specialized industry focus in private equity, financial services, healthcare and emerging and disruptive technology.

Ms. Cherwoo has been a Board Director of Tax Analysts since 2020, an independent Board Director of World Fuel Services Corp. since 2020, a member of the Advisory Board of Land O'Lakes Inc. since 2020 and a member of the Board of Trustees of International House of New York since 2008.

Ms. Cherwoo is a former senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”), where she garnered extensive operating experience serving global clients across EY’s four service lines - audit, tax, management consulting and transactions advisory (M&A) practices. In October 2015, Ms. Cherwoo launched and spearheaded EY’s Intelligent Automation program, with a focus on strategic direction, governance and risk management. As part of that role, she also directed EY’s investments in robotic process automation (“RPA”) and digital transformation initiatives. She also advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on their intelligent automation strategies, including operating models, digital and talent transformation planning. Ms. Cherwoo also served as a Senior Advisory Partner in EY’s Private Equity practice group since 2009 and served financial services clients as a Global Client Service Partner and Global Tax Account Leader since 1991. In those roles, she was responsible for serving select EY clients, advising on digital transformation, RPA initiatives, complex tax accounting and global tax planning, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and their impact on business and global tax strategies. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Cherwoo served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of EY’s Global Shared Services operations in Bangalore, India, which was EY’s first global offshoring center for client-facing operations. Prior to that, Ms. Cherwoo held various senior leadership roles and other positions since joining EY in the U.S. in 1982 in the audit practice.

In addition to her strategic, operational and leadership roles, Ms. Cherwoo has been committed to mentoring and bringing innovative ideas to diversity and inclusiveness efforts. She has received the 2018 Silver Stevie® Award Most Innovative Woman of the Year; 2017 Best in Biz award for Innovator of the Year; 2017 Gold Stevie Award® for Innovation of the Year. In 2019, she received the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award.

Ms. Cherwoo is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.Sc. in Accounting as Valedictorian from Sacred Heart University (1982). Ms. Cherwoo has also attended Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School for Strategic Leadership for EY Partners and at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

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Peter Lenardos

Peter K. Lenardos currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of U.K.-based OSTC Group Holdings Ltd., a global market-making and trading firm. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Cinnober Financial Technology AB (“Cinnober”) between 2018 and 2019, a publicly-listed financial technology company with over 300 employees and a blue-chip client roster on six continents. At Cinnober, he was responsible for strategy, finance, sales/business development, client engagement, restructuring (including rightsizing the cost base) and funding. He led the $220 million sale of Cinnober to Nasdaq Technology AB, which resulted in a greater than 70% return on Cinnober’s share price during his tenure as CEO.

Prior to Cinnober, Mr. Lenardos spent the majority of his career between 2001 and 2018 in investment banking in both the U.S. and U.K., covering M&A advisory, capital raising, equity research and corporate broking, largely at William Blair & Co. and RBC Capital Markets. As an investment banker in the U.S., he advised clients on M&A deals and helped raise capital via public and private equity offerings collectively totaling in the billions of U.S. dollars. In the U.K., he worked on both IPOs and secondary capital raises, collectively totaling in the billions of British pounds.

Mr. Lenardos received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting summa cum laude from Mendoza Business School (University of Notre Dame) in 1997. He earned his MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in 2001. Additionally, in 2019, Mr. Lenardos completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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Sharda Cherwoo

Sharda Cherwoo has over 25 years of executive experience as a strategic and innovative organizational leader with specialized industry focus in private equity, financial services, healthcare and emerging and disruptive technology.

Ms. Cherwoo has been a Board Director of Tax Analysts since 2020, an independent Board Director of World Fuel Services Corp. since 2020, a member of the Advisory Board of Land O'Lakes Inc. since 2020 and a member of the Board of Trustees of International House of New York since 2008.

Ms. Cherwoo is a former senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”), where she garnered extensive operating experience serving global clients across EY’s four service lines - audit, tax, management consulting and transactions advisory (M&A) practices. In October 2015, Ms. Cherwoo launched and spearheaded EY’s Intelligent Automation program, with a focus on strategic direction, governance and risk management. As part of that role, she also directed EY’s investments in robotic process automation (“RPA”) and digital transformation initiatives. She also advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on their intelligent automation strategies, including operating models, digital and talent transformation planning. Ms. Cherwoo also served as a Senior Advisory Partner in EY’s Private Equity practice group since 2009 and served financial services clients as a Global Client Service Partner and Global Tax Account Leader since 1991. In those roles, she was responsible for serving select EY clients, advising on digital transformation, RPA initiatives, complex tax accounting and global tax planning, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and their impact on business and global tax strategies. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Cherwoo served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of EY’s Global Shared Services operations in Bangalore, India, which was EY’s first global offshoring center for client-facing operations. Prior to that, Ms. Cherwoo held various senior leadership roles and other positions since joining EY in the U.S. in 1982 in the audit practice.

In addition to her strategic, operational and leadership roles, Ms. Cherwoo has been committed to mentoring and bringing innovative ideas to diversity and inclusiveness efforts. She has received the 2018 Silver Stevie® Award Most Innovative Woman of the Year; 2017 Best in Biz award for Innovator of the Year; 2017 Gold Stevie Award® for Innovation of the Year. In 2019, she received the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award.

Ms. Cherwoo is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.Sc. in Accounting as Valedictorian from Sacred Heart University (1982). Ms. Cherwoo has also attended Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School for Strategic Leadership for EY Partners and at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Peter Lenardos

Peter K. Lenardos currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of U.K.-based OSTC Group Holdings Ltd., a global market-making and trading firm. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Cinnober Financial Technology AB (“Cinnober”) between 2018 and 2019, a publicly-listed financial technology company with over 300 employees and a blue-chip client roster on six continents. At Cinnober, he was responsible for strategy, finance, sales/business development, client engagement, restructuring (including rightsizing the cost base) and funding. He led the $220 million sale of Cinnober to Nasdaq Technology AB, which resulted in a greater than 70% return on Cinnober’s share price during his tenure as CEO.

Prior to Cinnober, Mr. Lenardos spent the majority of his career between 2001 and 2018 in investment banking in both the U.S. and U.K., covering M&A advisory, capital raising, equity research and corporate broking, largely at William Blair & Co. and RBC Capital Markets. As an investment banker in the U.S., he advised clients on M&A deals and helped raise capital via public and private equity offerings collectively totaling in the billions of U.S. dollars. In the U.K., he worked on both IPOs and secondary capital raises, collectively totaling in the billions of British pounds.

Mr. Lenardos received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting summa cum laude from Mendoza Business School (University of Notre Dame) in 1997. He earned his MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in 2001. Additionally, in 2019, Mr. Lenardos completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Emer Timmons

Emer Timmons has over 20 years of international experience within start-ups and multi-national organizations, combining P&L accountability, strategy conception and delivery as well as IPO management.

In January 2019, Ms. Timmons founded ET Solutions, a provider of strategic engagement professional services and programmes, delivered through consultancy and client focused experiences. In September 2019, she was appointed to Co-Chair the “Leaders as Change Agents” Board, a U.K. government-backed Board aimed at intensifying the campaign for greater diversity at senior levels of business. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Timmons served as a Non-Executive Director of the FTSE 100 listed Flutter Entertainment, where she was a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Previously, between 2016 and 2019, Ms. Timmons was the Chief Marketing Officer and President of Enterprise Sales for Brightstar, a leading global mobile services company. Prior to this, she was the first female President in BT’s 175 year history, having joined the group in 2006. She was responsible for BT’s multi-billion Global Services U.K. and Product business and played an integral role in its successful turnaround, and helped restore strong profitability and significant market share growth.

Ms. Timmons is also the Vice-Chair of Maynooth University Industry Business Council for the School of Business, part of the National Universities of Ireland.

Ms. Timmons has received various industry recognitions over the last few years including: top places on the Financial Times and HERoes 100 Female Champions of Women in Business list for the last three consecutive years, U.K. Woman of the Year from the Women in IT Awards, the Stevie® International Awards for both Global Female Business Executive of the Year and Global Maverick of the Year, one of the Most Impactful B2B Marketing leaders in Europe and Female U.K. Corporate Leader. She was also awarded the CBI First Women Award for Business Services.

Ms. Timmons achieved a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the National University of Ireland in 1995.

Peter Lenardos

Peter K. Lenardos currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of U.K.-based OSTC Group Holdings Ltd., a global market-making and trading firm. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Cinnober Financial Technology AB (“Cinnober”) between 2018 and 2019, a publicly-listed financial technology company with over 300 employees and a blue-chip client roster on six continents. At Cinnober, he was responsible for strategy, finance, sales/business development, client engagement, restructuring (including rightsizing the cost base) and funding. He led the $220 million sale of Cinnober to Nasdaq Technology AB, which resulted in a greater than 70% return on Cinnober’s share price during his tenure as CEO.

Prior to Cinnober, Mr. Lenardos spent the majority of his career between 2001 and 2018 in investment banking in both the U.S. and U.K., covering M&A advisory, capital raising, equity research and corporate broking, largely at William Blair & Co. and RBC Capital Markets. As an investment banker in the U.S., he advised clients on M&A deals and helped raise capital via public and private equity offerings collectively totaling in the billions of U.S. dollars. In the U.K., he worked on both IPOs and secondary capital raises, collectively totaling in the billions of British pounds.

Mr. Lenardos received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting summa cum laude from Mendoza Business School (University of Notre Dame) in 1997. He earned his MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in 2001. Additionally, in 2019, Mr. Lenardos completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Sharda Cherwoo

Sharda Cherwoo has over 25 years of executive experience as a strategic and innovative organizational leader with specialized industry focus in private equity, financial services, healthcare and emerging and disruptive technology.

Ms. Cherwoo has been a Board Director of Tax Analysts since 2020, an independent Board Director of World Fuel Services Corp. since 2020, a member of the Advisory Board of Land O'Lakes Inc. since 2020 and a member of the Board of Trustees of International House of New York since 2008.

Ms. Cherwoo is a former senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”), where she garnered extensive operating experience serving global clients across EY’s four service lines - audit, tax, management consulting and transactions advisory (M&A) practices. In October 2015, Ms. Cherwoo launched and spearheaded EY’s Intelligent Automation program, with a focus on strategic direction, governance and risk management. As part of that role, she also directed EY’s investments in robotic process automation (“RPA”) and digital transformation initiatives. She also advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on their intelligent automation strategies, including operating models, digital and talent transformation planning. Ms. Cherwoo also served as a Senior Advisory Partner in EY’s Private Equity practice group since 2009 and served financial services clients as a Global Client Service Partner and Global Tax Account Leader since 1991. In those roles, she was responsible for serving select EY clients, advising on digital transformation, RPA initiatives, complex tax accounting and global tax planning, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and their impact on business and global tax strategies. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Cherwoo served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of EY’s Global Shared Services operations in Bangalore, India, which was EY’s first global offshoring center for client-facing operations. Prior to that, Ms. Cherwoo held various senior leadership roles and other positions since joining EY in the U.S. in 1982 in the audit practice.

In addition to her strategic, operational and leadership roles, Ms. Cherwoo has been committed to mentoring and bringing innovative ideas to diversity and inclusiveness efforts. She has received the 2018 Silver Stevie® Award Most Innovative Woman of the Year; 2017 Best in Biz award for Innovator of the Year; 2017 Gold Stevie Award® for Innovation of the Year. In 2019, she received the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award.

Ms. Cherwoo is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.Sc. in Accounting as Valedictorian from Sacred Heart University (1982). Ms. Cherwoo has also attended Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School for Strategic Leadership for EY Partners and at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Emer Timmons

Emer Timmons has over 20 years of international experience within start-ups and multi-national organizations, combining P&L accountability, strategy conception and delivery as well as IPO management.

In January 2019, Ms. Timmons founded ET Solutions, a provider of strategic engagement professional services and programmes, delivered through consultancy and client focused experiences. In September 2019, she was appointed to Co-Chair the “Leaders as Change Agents” Board, a U.K. government-backed Board aimed at intensifying the campaign for greater diversity at senior levels of business. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Timmons served as a Non-Executive Director of the FTSE 100 listed Flutter Entertainment, where she was a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Previously, between 2016 and 2019, Ms. Timmons was the Chief Marketing Officer and President of Enterprise Sales for Brightstar, a leading global mobile services company. Prior to this, she was the first female President in BT’s 175 year history, having joined the group in 2006. She was responsible for BT’s multi-billion Global Services U.K. and Product business and played an integral role in its successful turnaround, and helped restore strong profitability and significant market share growth.

Ms. Timmons is also the Vice-Chair of Maynooth University Industry Business Council for the School of Business, part of the National Universities of Ireland.

Ms. Timmons has received various industry recognitions over the last few years including: top places on the Financial Times and HERoes 100 Female Champions of Women in Business list for the last three consecutive years, U.K. Woman of the Year from the Women in IT Awards, the Stevie® International Awards for both Global Female Business Executive of the Year and Global Maverick of the Year, one of the Most Impactful B2B Marketing leaders in Europe and Female U.K. Corporate Leader. She was also awarded the CBI First Women Award for Business Services.

Ms. Timmons achieved a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the National University of Ireland in 1995.

Emer Timmons

Emer Timmons has over 20 years of international experience within start-ups and multi-national organizations, combining P&L accountability, strategy conception and delivery as well as IPO management.

In January 2019, Ms. Timmons founded ET Solutions, a provider of strategic engagement professional services and programmes, delivered through consultancy and client focused experiences. In September 2019, she was appointed to Co-Chair the “Leaders as Change Agents” Board, a U.K. government-backed Board aimed at intensifying the campaign for greater diversity at senior levels of business. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Timmons served as a Non-Executive Director of the FTSE 100 listed Flutter Entertainment, where she was a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Previously, between 2016 and 2019, Ms. Timmons was the Chief Marketing Officer and President of Enterprise Sales for Brightstar, a leading global mobile services company. Prior to this, she was the first female President in BT’s 175 year history, having joined the group in 2006. She was responsible for BT’s multi-billion Global Services U.K. and Product business and played an integral role in its successful turnaround, and helped restore strong profitability and significant market share growth.

Ms. Timmons is also the Vice-Chair of Maynooth University Industry Business Council for the School of Business, part of the National Universities of Ireland.

Ms. Timmons has received various industry recognitions over the last few years including: top places on the Financial Times and HERoes 100 Female Champions of Women in Business list for the last three consecutive years, U.K. Woman of the Year from the Women in IT Awards, the Stevie® International Awards for both Global Female Business Executive of the Year and Global Maverick of the Year, one of the Most Impactful B2B Marketing leaders in Europe and Female U.K. Corporate Leader. She was also awarded the CBI First Women Award for Business Services.

Ms. Timmons achieved a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the National University of Ireland in 1995.

Sharda Cherwoo

Sharda Cherwoo has over 25 years of executive experience as a strategic and innovative organizational leader with specialized industry focus in private equity, financial services, healthcare and emerging and disruptive technology.

Ms. Cherwoo has been a Board Director of Tax Analysts since 2020, an independent Board Director of World Fuel Services Corp. since 2020, a member of the Advisory Board of Land O'Lakes Inc. since 2020 and a member of the Board of Trustees of International House of New York since 2008.

Ms. Cherwoo is a former senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”), where she garnered extensive operating experience serving global clients across EY’s four service lines - audit, tax, management consulting and transactions advisory (M&A) practices. In October 2015, Ms. Cherwoo launched and spearheaded EY’s Intelligent Automation program, with a focus on strategic direction, governance and risk management. As part of that role, she also directed EY’s investments in robotic process automation (“RPA”) and digital transformation initiatives. She also advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on their intelligent automation strategies, including operating models, digital and talent transformation planning. Ms. Cherwoo also served as a Senior Advisory Partner in EY’s Private Equity practice group since 2009 and served financial services clients as a Global Client Service Partner and Global Tax Account Leader since 1991. In those roles, she was responsible for serving select EY clients, advising on digital transformation, RPA initiatives, complex tax accounting and global tax planning, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and their impact on business and global tax strategies. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Cherwoo served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of EY’s Global Shared Services operations in Bangalore, India, which was EY’s first global offshoring center for client-facing operations. Prior to that, Ms. Cherwoo held various senior leadership roles and other positions since joining EY in the U.S. in 1982 in the audit practice.

In addition to her strategic, operational and leadership roles, Ms. Cherwoo has been committed to mentoring and bringing innovative ideas to diversity and inclusiveness efforts. She has received the 2018 Silver Stevie® Award Most Innovative Woman of the Year; 2017 Best in Biz award for Innovator of the Year; 2017 Gold Stevie Award® for Innovation of the Year. In 2019, she received the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award.

Ms. Cherwoo is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.Sc. in Accounting as Valedictorian from Sacred Heart University (1982). Ms. Cherwoo has also attended Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School for Strategic Leadership for EY Partners and at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Peter Lenardos

Peter K. Lenardos currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of U.K.-based OSTC Group Holdings Ltd., a global market-making and trading firm. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Cinnober Financial Technology AB (“Cinnober”) between 2018 and 2019, a publicly-listed financial technology company with over 300 employees and a blue-chip client roster on six continents. At Cinnober, he was responsible for strategy, finance, sales/business development, client engagement, restructuring (including rightsizing the cost base) and funding. He led the $220 million sale of Cinnober to Nasdaq Technology AB, which resulted in a greater than 70% return on Cinnober’s share price during his tenure as CEO.

Prior to Cinnober, Mr. Lenardos spent the majority of his career between 2001 and 2018 in investment banking in both the U.S. and U.K., covering M&A advisory, capital raising, equity research and corporate broking, largely at William Blair & Co. and RBC Capital Markets. As an investment banker in the U.S., he advised clients on M&A deals and helped raise capital via public and private equity offerings collectively totaling in the billions of U.S. dollars. In the U.K., he worked on both IPOs and secondary capital raises, collectively totaling in the billions of British pounds.

Mr. Lenardos received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting summa cum laude from Mendoza Business School (University of Notre Dame) in 1997. He earned his MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in 2001. Additionally, in 2019, Mr. Lenardos completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.