Board of Directors

Mr. William B. Harris, BA, MBA
Position: Chairman

Mr. William B. Harris, BA, MBA

Mr. Harris brings a wealth of experience growing public companies. He is presently a partner of Solo Management Group, LLC, an investment and management consulting firm. During Mr. Harris's 30+ year career, he has held several noteworthy roles. Mr. Harris was previously a board member for Golden Predator Mines Inc. and Energy Metals Corporation, a Chairman and Executive Committee member of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association, and the former President and CEO of Hoechst Fibers Worldwide, a company involved in the global acetate and polyester business of Hoechst AG. At Hoechst Fibers Worldwide, Mr. Harris managed the business' $5 billion operation, comprising 21,000 employees and production locations in 14 different countries. Within Hoechst AG and its subsidiaries, Mr. Harris held various positions which included being Chairman of Grupo Celanese S.A., a publicly traded company in Mexico with sales in excess of $1 billion, and the roles of VP Finance, CFO, Executive VP and Director of Celanese Canada Inc., a publicly-traded company in Canada. He was also VP, Treasurer and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Hoechst Celanese Corporation. Mr. Harris has a BA in English from Harvard College an MBA in Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Peter B. Evensen
Position: Director

Mr. Peter B. Evensen

Mr. Peter B. Evensen retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Corporation in January 2017 after joining Teekay in 2003 as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed Executive Vice President in 2004 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer in 2006. In April 2011, he became a Teekay director and assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Until his retirement, Mr. Evensen also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Teekay GP L.L.C. following its IPO in 2005 and as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Teekay Offshore GP L.L.C following its IPO in 2006 as well as a director of Teekay Tankers Ltd. from October 2007 until June 2013 and again from June 2015 to January 2017. Mr. Evensen has over 30 years of experience in banking and shipping finance. Prior to joining Teekay, Mr. Evensen was Managing Director and Head of Global Shipping at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and worked in other senior positions for its predecessor firms for over 20 years. His international industry experience includes positions in Vancouver, New York, London and Oslo.

Mr. R. Christian Evensen
Position: Director

Mr. R. Christian Evensen

Mr. Christian Evensen is the founding partner of Flintridge Capital Investments. He has spent his career structuring and managing corporate, derivative and real estate investments and their underlying financing of these investments. Prior to the formation of Flintridge in 2006, Mr. Evensen was a founder (in 1990) and Managing Partner of Canyon Capital Advisors LLC (which managed over $10 billion of hedge funds, separate accounts and collateralized debt obligations) and Canyon Capital Reality Advisors LLC (which managed over $1 billion of real estate funds and separate investments), both SEC registered investment advisors. He was also President of Canyon Partners Incorporated, a NASD broker-dealer. During the 1980s, Mr. Evensen was a Senior Vice President and Director of the Senior Debt and International Markets Groups in the High Yield Bond Department of Drexel Burnham Lambert. Prior to working for Drexel, Mr. Evensen was a Vice President of the Currency and Interest Rate Derivatives Group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Evensen began his career at The Bank of New York and First Interstate Bank where he focused on financings in Asia and derivative transactions. Mr. Evensen is trustee of Johns Hopkins Medicine, a board member of Johns Hopkins Medicine International and chairman of the Johns Hopkins Prostate Cancer Advisory Board. Mr. Evensen is a board member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and chairs the Discovery and Translation Committee and the Development Committee of the Board.

Mr. James R. Rothwell
Position: Director

Mr. James R. Rothwell

Mr. Rothwell has held numerous senior management roles and board positions in Canadian public mining companies, including Chairman of Shore Gold Inc. and Kensington Resources Ltd., Board Director for Motapa Diamonds Inc. and President, CEO and Director of Inca Pacific Resources and Dia Met Minerals Ltd. Prior to these Canadian company positions, he served for 27 years with Utah International and BHP in a number of business roles in the US, Canada, Brazil and Australia. With BHP, Mr. Rothwell's operational experience included thermal coal, iron ore, coking coal, manganese, diamonds, and the leadership of the BHP Minerals marketing effort worldwide. His role as President, BHP Diamonds saw him lead BHP into the diamond industry in 1997, via development of the EKATI Diamond Mine in NWT, Canada, from mine construction (C$1Bn) through commissioning to operation. Jim was instrumental in the formation of an independent marketing channel for diamonds in Antwerp. He has served on minerals industry associations in Australia, the USA and Canada. Jim has a BA (Economics) and an MBA (Finance/Accounting) from Stanford University.

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