Mr. Fitzgerald is a co-founder of Global Infrastructure LLC which provides long-tenor capital to finance vital infrastructure projects in both developed and frontier countries. Mr. Fitzgerald formerly served as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Nuveen Asset Management (NAM). As CIO, Mr. Fitzgerald was responsible for the management of $65 billion in infrastructure debt funds and during his tenure NAM was named 2005 Fixed-Income Manager of the Year for Large Mutual Funds by Lipper Analytical Services. Under his leadership, NAM also expanded its investment capabilities to include equity, mezzanine debt and alternative investment funds.
Mr. Fitzgerald has a BA from Beloit College and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. His opinions of the capital markets have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Barron’s and he has appeared regularly as a guest on CNBC and Bloomberg Television.
Mr. Reuter, a partner in the law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, practices corporate and securities law. He has extensive experience in securities regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. He regularly represents clients in initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, investment grade and convertible debt offerings, private placements, proxy solicitations and other strategic transactions.
Mr. Reuter earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, is an Ohio Super Lawyer and is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating.
Mr. Attiyah is the founder and CIO of the consulting firm Definity Partners. He oversees all account relationships at Definity and is committed to improving the operational and financial performance of companies while also inspiring senior managers to become better leaders. With more than 20 years of operational experience, Mr. Attiyah has pioneered the integration of business excellence with talent development, creating a community of leaders while generating exceptional levels of performance among his firm’s roster of clients. Before founding Definity Partners (formerly Midwest Manufacturing Solutions) in 1996, Mr. Attiyah served as Operations Director for Johnson & Hardin. Formerly, he also worked for Johnson & Johnson as both a process engineer and an operations supervisor.
Mr. Attiyah earned a BS degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers University and an MBA from Xavier University. He is currently active on the boards of Busken Bakery, the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Josh Cares.
Lawrence H. Forman is Vice President, Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions, for LexisNexis, a global information services provider to the legal market. Formerly, Mr. Forman was Vice President, Corporate Development, at Dayton, Ohio-based Standard Register, a document management services company. Mr. Forman’s career spans over 30 years in technology and information services in both executive operating positions and in M&A and business development. He has completed over $1 billion in M&A transactions during his career. Mr. Forman sits on the board of two privately held companies: a local software firm and a Seattle-based legal services company.
Mr. Forman holds a BA in Humanities from New College, Sarasota, Florida, and an MBA, with specialization in finance and economics, from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Mr. Cox is the managing member and founder of Skibo Capital, LLC. Skibo Capital provides equity and mezzanine debt to a portfolio of companies primarily in the technology and food service sector. Prior to founding Skibo Capital in 2003, Mr. Cox spent eight years as the CFO of a privately held branded food processor. He also has ten years of progressive experience in public accounting with the KPMG New York and London offices. Mr. Cox has extensive experience in manufacturing, retail distribution, technology and the oil & gas industries.
Mr. Cox has a BS from the University of Kentucky and is a CPA. He currently serves on the boards of three other privately held firms.
Mr. Ashcraft founded RCS in 1984 which offered software development services mainly in the retail point-of-sale (POS) area. The firm was selected by NCR to re-engineer its proprietary retail solutions and eventually provided a general merchandise POS software solution which was chosen by NCR to re-sell worldwide. Their applications were built utilizing a retail architecture platform enabling a variety of network topologies and a wide range of technologies. In June of 2000 NCR acquired RCS. Prior to RCS, Mr. Ashcraft worked in the research and development software group of Reynolds & Reynolds.
Mr. Ashcraft earned a BS in mathematics and computer science from Wright State University and has served as a board member of other privately held firms. He continues to follow technologies and actively invests in private and public companies.