Wayne Barr, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Director Since: 2014 Age: 56
Mr. Barr has served as a director of HC2 since January 2014, as Lead Director during March 2020, as interim Chief Executive Officer from June 2020 to November 2020 and President and Chief Executive Officer of HC2 since November 2020. Mr. Barr also serves and has served as a director of certain HC2 subsidiaries. Mr. Barr served as the President and CEO of CCUR Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CCUR) from March 2019 to June 2020, and served as a member of that company’s board of directors from 2016 to June 2020. Since March 2018, Mr. Barr has served on the board of directors of Alaska Communications Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK), where he served as chairman of the Compensation and Personnel Committee from June 2019 until June 2020 and currently serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Barr is the principal of Oakleaf Consulting Group LLC, a management consulting firm focusing on technology and telecommunications companies, which he founded in 2001. Mr. Barr also co-founded and was president from 2003 to 2008 of Capital & Technology Advisors, a management consulting and restructuring firm and served as Managing Director of Alliance Group of NC, LLC, a full service real estate firm providing brokerage, planning and consulting services throughout North Carolina to a wide variety of stakeholders including landowners, developers, builders and investors, from 2013 through September 2018. Mr. Barr has previously served on the boards of directors of several companies, including as a director of Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) from November 2016 to November 2018. Mr. Barr received his J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University and is admitted to practice law in New York State. He is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of North Carolina.
Michael J. Sena
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Sena has been HC2’s Chief Financial Officer since June 2015 and is a director and/or officer of several of HC2’s subsidiaries. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sena was the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of HRG Group, Inc. from October 2014 to June 2015, and had previously served as the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, from November 2012 to October 2014. Mr. Sena was also the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Zap.Com, a subsidiary of HRG Group, Inc., from November 2012 to June 2015, and served as a director of Zap.Com. From January 2009 until November 2012, Mr. Sena held various accounting and financial reporting positions with Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., last serving as Vice President and North American Controller. Before joining Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., Mr. Sena served as Director of Reporting and Business Processes for Barr Pharmaceuticals from July 2007 until January 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Sena held various positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Sena is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University.
Suzi R. Herbst
Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Herbst has been Chief Administrative Officer of HC2 since March 2015. Ms. Herbst has over 20 years of diverse human resources, recruiting, equity and foreign exchange sales experience. Prior to joining HC2, Ms. Herbst was the Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources of Harbinger Capital and HRG from March 2010 through March 2015. Before joining Harbinger Capital and HRG, Ms. Herbst was the Head of Recruiting at Knight Capital Group. Prior to Knight, Ms. Herbst held various positions in the Human Resources and Foreign Exchange Sales departments at Cantor Fitzgerald. Ms. Herbst started her career in the Equity Sales department at Merrill Lynch. Ms. Herbst also served on the Board of Trustees of Cheshire Academy from September 2013 through September 2015. Ms. Herbst earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Studio Art from Marist College.
Joseph A. Ferraro
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Ferraro has been Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of HC2 since September 2017 and is an officer of several of HC2’s subsidiaries. Mr. Ferraro brings to HC2 over 17 years of extensive experience building and managing legal and compliance departments for permanent capital vehicles (including registered investment companies, such as business development companies (“BDCs”) and closed-end funds), registered investment advisers, private equity funds and other pooled investment vehicles. He is responsible for all legal matters at HC2, encompassing mergers and acquisitions, securities, commercial, employment, corporate governance, regulatory and other activities. Prior to joining HC2, for nearly nine years Mr. Ferraro was the General Counsel of Prospect Administration LLC, the administrator for Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC, together with its affiliates, “Prospect”), a BDC. Mr. Ferraro also served as Assistant Secretary of PSEC and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer of Prospect Capital Management, L.P., and advised multiple Prospect-affiliated registered investment companies, registered investment advisers and funds. At Prospect, Mr. Ferraro was responsible for legal matters across all Prospect entities and investment funds. Together with other industry general counsel, Mr. Ferraro also promoted, and provided Congressional testimony in support of, legislation to modernize the BDC provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940, which became law in March 2018. Before joining Prospect, Mr. Ferraro was a corporate associate at the law firms of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Mr. Ferraro graduated cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and graduated with honors from The Law School at The University of Chicago, where he served on the University of Chicago Law Review as a Staff Member and Managing Editor.
Board of Directors
Avram A. “Avie” Glazer
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Glazer is the principal of Lancer Capital. In addition, he currently serves as Executive Co-Chairman and Director of Manchester United Plc (NYSE: MANU). Mr. Glazer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Zapata Corporation, a U.S. public company between from March 1995 to July 2009 and Chairman of the board of Zapata Corporation from March 2002 to July 2009. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Glazer received a business degree from Washington University in St. Louis and received a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law.
Kenneth S. Courtis
Director Since: 2020
Mr. Courtis is a financial executive with more than 30 years of banking, investment management and board service experience. Since January 2009, Mr. Courtis has served as the Chairman of Starfort Investment Holdings. Previously, he served as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, and Chief Economist and Investment Strategist of Deutsche Bank Asia. He received an undergraduate degree from Glendon College in Toronto and an MA in international relations from Sussex University in the United Kingdom. He earned an MBA at the European Institute of Business Administration and received a Doctorate with honors and high distinction from l’Institut d’etudes politiques, Paris.
Warren H. Gfeller
Director Since: 2016Age: 67
Mr. Gfeller has served as a director of HC2 since June 2016 and interim non-executive Chairman of the Board from April 2020 to May 2020, and was a director of Global Marine Holdings, LLC, a majority owned subsidiary of HC2 from June 2018 until its sale in February 2020. He has been a member of the board of directors of Crestwood Equities Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) since 2013, where he serves as Lead Director, Compensation Committee Chairman and as a member of the Finance Committee. He served as Lead Director and as a member of the Compensation Committee of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP from 2013 until its merger with Crestwood Equities Partners LP in November 2015. Mr. Gfeller served as Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Inergy Holdings, L.P. from 2001 to 2013, Inergy Midstream Partners from 2011 to 2013 and Inergy Holdings GP LLC from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Gfeller served as Lead Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee of Zapata Corporation from 1997 to 2009, and as Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee of Duckwall-Alco Stores, Inc. from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Gfeller also served as a director of Houlihan’s Restaurant Group from 1993 to 1998 and as a director of Synergy Gas, Inc. from 1992 to 1995. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to 1991, and as a Director from 1987 to 1991, of Ferrellgas, Inc. (now Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE: FGP)) (“Ferrellgas”), a retail and wholesale marketer of propane and other natural gas liquids. Mr. Gfeller began his career with Ferrellgas in 1983, as an executive vice president and financial officer. Prior to joining Ferrellgas, Mr. Gfeller was the Chief Financial Officer of Energy Sources, Inc. from 1978 to 1983 and a Certified Public Accountant at Arthur Young & Co. from 1974 to 1978. Mr. Gfeller received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas State University.
Director Since: 2020
Mr. Gorzynski is the Managing Member of MG Capital, an investment firm focused on complex value-oriented investments. Previously, he invested in special situations globally at Third Point LLC, a large asset management firm, where he focused on macro, event-driven, distressed, and private investments across the capital structure. He is an expert in restructurings and in the insurance and banking industries, having participated in multiple large-scale bank and insurance company restructurings. He began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in the technology investment banking group and at Spectrum Equity Investors a private equity fund in Boston. He earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Shelly C. Lombard
Director Since: 2020
Ms. Lombard has served as a director of HC2 since May 2020. Ms. Lombard is currently an independent consultant. Ms. Lombard is also a member of the board of directors of Alaska Communications Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: ALSK), which she joined in June 2020. From 2011 to 2014, she was the Director of High Yield and Distressed Research for Britton Hill Capital, a broker dealer specializing in high yield bank debt and bonds and value equities. From 2003 to 2010, Ms. Lombard was a high yield bond analyst covering the automotive industry at Gimme Credit, a subscription bond research firm. From 1992 to 2001, she analyzed, managed, and was involved in the restructurings of proprietary investments for ING, Chase Manhattan Bank, Barclays Bank and Credit Lyonnais. Ms. Lombard began her career at Citibank in the leveraged buyout group. Ms. Lombard has an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University.