Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board | Marc Gabelli

Chairman of the Board

 

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

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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 | James Abel

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James Abel joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in July 2011. He has served as a Director with CPI Corporation, a leader in the portrait photography industry. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Financial Executive International, an organization representing senior financial executives dealing with the regulatory agencies involved with corporate financial reporting and internal controls. During his 18 years, Mr. Abel held various positions of Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer with Lamson & Sessions Co., a diversified manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of thermoplastic electrical, consumer, telecommunications and engineered sewer products for major domestic markets.

Mr. Abel shares with the Board his significant financial leadership and his extensive experience with manufacturing operations. Mr. Abel received a B.S. from Purdue University and an MBA from St. John’s University (N.Y.).

Board of Directors | Michael Chiu

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Dr. Chiu joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in October 2010.&nbsp He held the position of Chief Executive Officer, Respirgames, Inc. (November 2011 to present), an early-stage medical device startup, Technology and business consultant (June 2010 to present); President and Chief Technology Officer, Trophos Energy (September 2008 to May 2010), a venture-backed bio-energy company; Business Unit Manager, Teradyne, Inc. (May 2005 to April 2007), a semiconductor automated test equipment supplier; Various roles in marketing, product development and engineering at Teradyne Inc. (1994 to April 2007).

Dr. Chiu holds a Ph.D. in engineering and an MBA, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He brings to the Board his experience in management and operations as well as background in product development, engineering and research.

Board of Directors | Vincent Enright

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Vincent Enright joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in July 2011. Mr. Enright currently serves as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for certain funds managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC, and has served in various senior management roles for 33 years, including 5 years as Chief Financial Officer, with KeySpan Corporation, an energy holding company with utilities providing energy throughout the New York state area.

Mr. Enright brings to the Board his significant financial expertise, including his experiences as a public company Chief Financial Officer and a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of various investment funds.

Board of Directors | Timothy Foufas

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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

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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

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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

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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.