Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board | Marc Gabelli

 

Mr. Gabelli has been serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. since September of 2004.

Mr. Gabelli has served as the Managing Director and President of GGCP, Inc., a private investment corporation and control shareholder of the financial services firm GAMCO Investors (GBL) since 1999. He has served, since 1994, as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Portfolio Manager of Gabelli Securities International Ltd., a manager of hedge fund portfolios. He is Director of IFIT Group, a Zurich based financial services administration firm and Director and Managing Partner of GAMA Funds Holdings GmbH. He has also been serving as the Managing Member of Commonwealth Management Partners LLC since 2008, which is the general partner of Venator Merchant Fund, LP, an investment management vehicle.

Mr. Gabelli is a well-recognized practitioner in global equity fund management, and has managed a diverse group of fund portfolios. Mr. Gabelli has managed investment funds for institutions and individuals since 1990. Today he exclusively manages hedge fund portfolios. During his tenure managing retail distributed mutual funds, he achieved the highest rankings by Morningstar and by Lipper, managing the #1 U.S. ranked fund in the global equity category for the period. Mr. Gabelli has been a frequent participant in various financial publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Financial Times. He has been a regular panelist on the Barron’s Annual Telecommunications Roundtable, and a variety of investment industry conferences. He has been a frequent guest on CNN and CNBC, and Bloomberg Television.

Mr. Gabelli has been with the Gabelli group of companies since 1993. Prior to Gabelli, he began his career in equity arbitrage and research at Lehman Brothers International in London and New York.

Mr. Gabelli is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), with a master's degree in business administration, Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and the SEP at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

He has been a member of several industry associations including The New York Society of Securities Analysts and the Media and Entertainment Analysts of New York, as well as participated in the executive program at Harvard Business School.

He is involved with several New York area charitable causes including serving as a founding trustee of the New York Nativity Centers, a full year middle school system operating in lower Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. Additionally, he was involved with St. Ignatius School, and the Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, NY. Mr. Gabelli serves on the Board of Directors for the United Nations’ (IIE, NLG) “Institute of International Education New Leaders Group” which helps administer Fulbright scholarships and was previously on the board of the John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, and on the investment board of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.

Mr. Gabelli's qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive knowledge of the Company's business and industry due his longstanding service on the Board of Directors, as well as his financial expertise and leadership experience as an executive of various investment firms.

Executive Vice Chairman | Michael J. Ferrantino

Mr. Ferrantino, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Valpey-Fisher Corporation from September 2002 until November 2009. From January 2002 until September 2002, Mr. Ferrantino served as the President of the Micro Networks Division of Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc. From prior to 2000 until January 2002, Mr. Ferrantino served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Micro Networks Corporation, and from April 2000 to January 2002, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Micro Networks Corporation. Currently, Mr. Ferrantino serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc.

Board of Directors | Timothy Foufas

Mr. Foufas has been serving on the Board of Directors for The LGL Group, Inc. since 2007. He has also served as the Managing Partner of Plato, Foufas & Co., LLC, a financial services company, since 2005. In addition, Mr. Foufas has served as President of Levalon Properties, LLC, a real estate property management company, since 2007.

Previously, Mr. Foufas served as Senior Vice President of Bayshore Management Co., LLC, from 2005 to 2006. Prior to joining Bayshore Management Co., LLC, he was the Director of Investments at Liam Ventures Inc., a private equity investment firm, from 2000 to 2005.

Mr. Foufas brings to the Board of Directors his management skills and expertise in finance, investment and real estate matters.

Board of Directors | Patrick J. Guarino

Mr. Guarino has been serving on the Board of Directors for The LGL Group, Inc. since 2006. He also serves as Managing Partner of August Properties, LLC, a private investment company with real estate and securities holdings since 2005.

Previously, Mr. Guarino was the Managing Partner of the Independent Board Advisory Services, LLC, a corporate governance and consulting firm, from 2002 to 2005. He is also a retired Executive Vice President of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation, a NYSE-listed Fortune 200 international petroleum and marketing company. From 1986 to 1992, he was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Ultramar PLC, a London Stock Exchange listed international, integrated oil company.

Mr. Guarino brings to the Board of Directors valuable knowledge of and fluency with legal and corporate governance matters, and the perspective of a former General Counsel for a public company.

Board of Directors | Donald H. Hunter

Mr. Hunter joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in March of 2013. Mr. Hunter has over 22 years of financial, operating, corporate development, international and mergers and acquisitions experience, and currently holds the position of Principal, Donald Hunter LLC, a consulting practice based in Wellesley, MA.

Mr. Hunter has also held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Harbor Global Company Limited (October 2000 to December 2006), a public company that owned international investment management and natural resources subsidiaries; Chief Operating Officer, Pioneer Global Investments, a former Division of the Pioneer Group, Inc. (August 1998 to October 2000), a company that provided investment management services and owned several natural resources investments; and Manager of International Finance, the Pioneer Group, Inc. (January 1991 to August 1998).

Mr. Hunter holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University.

Board of Directors | Manjit Kalha

Manjit Kalha joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in July 2011. Mr. Kalha is Chief Executive Officer of Jeet Associates Private Limited; a consulting firm based in New Delhi, India, that provides business strategy, finance, and taxation advisory services. He holds the role of Chief Executive Officer with Horizon AMC, a firm that provides investment management and consulting services. Mr. Kalha was Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Radiant Polymers Private Limited (2001 to 2006), a manufacturing company of high quality specialty plastic components. He began his career In Arthur Anderson’s New Delhi office and is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mr. Kalha shares with the Board his experience in management and manufacturing operations, and an extensive knowledge of global financial markets.

Board of Directors | Antonio Visconti

Antonio Visconti joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in October 2014. Mr. Visconti served as Vice President of Technology and Market Development for Hittite Microwave Corporation from 2011 until 2014. He previously served as Business Director Precision Control Group for Maxim Integrated Products from 2010 until 2011, as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Aczent Inc. from 2008 until 2011, and as Vice President and General Manager for National Semiconductor’s Data Conversion division from 2002 until 2008. Mr. Visconti has over 25 years of experience in the high technology industry and brings to the board engineering, business development and technology acquisition expertise.