Michael is an executive with 32 years’ experience in automotive sales finance for Nissan Motors Acceptance Corporation. Before retiring in 2017 as the VP of Operations and Commercial Credit, where he managed over 1,200 employees, Mike was the VP of Sales. Along the way he chaired the Commercial Credit committee as well as the Pricing and Policy committee. Mike was also the company representative for regulatory and legal matters.
Cheryl is a global shipping executive with 16-years of experience coordinating teams in US, Europe, Asia and South America. As the President of Dillon Maritime she was the lead negotiator for one of the largest 5-year coal shipment contracts of affreightment with Drummond Coal. Before that, as President of Kingston Marine USA she set up new shipping operations from a private off-shore port and handled client relationships, new business development and joint venture projects. Cheryl has an MBA from Georgetown University and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Rick is a distinguished downstream petroleum veteran with career beginning 34 years ago at Gulf Oil where he was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, leading a $7 billion branded sales group. During his time, he negotiated multi-year, multi-million-dollar contracts and renewals with MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA to support national sales objectives. Rick also maximized return on a company owned, but franchisee operated, $300 million real estate portfolio of gasoline retail stations. Rick is a twice decorated veteran, honorably discharged from the United States Air Force.
Arthur brings multinational experience at publicly traded and privately held companies with particular expertise leading startups and emerging growth companies through financings, strategic planning, the IPO process and beyond. After starting his career in a Big Four accounting firm, Arthur gained experience building finance teams, improving internal controls and processes, implementing ERP systems and evaluating complex GAAP, governance and SEC reporting issues. He is a graduate of the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Arthur is a Certified Public Accountant.