Smita Conjeevaram was elected a director of the Company in January 2021 and currently serves as Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Conjeevaram previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Credit Hedge Funds & Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Credit Funds for Fortress Investment Group LLC from 2010 to 2013. She also previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Everquest Financial LLC; Strategic Value Partners, LLC; ESL Investments, Inc.; and Sentinel Advisors, LLC. She is a CPA with experience at Price Waterhouse as Manager, International Tax—Financial Services Group and at Ernst & Young as Senior, General Tax. Ms. Conjeevaram serves on the board of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSNC), SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), and WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NYSE: WT). Ms. Conjeevaram has a B.S., Accounting and Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana and a B.A., Economics from Ethiraj College, Madras, India.
Ms. Conjeevaram’s leadership in the financial industry as well as her accounting and compliance background bring significant and valuable experience to the Board of Directors. Additionally, Ms. Conjeevaram’s special skills include experience in the technology industry; investment, finance, and accounting; and risk management. She also has extensive public board and committee member experience and is an Audit Committee financial expert per the listing standards of the NASDAQ Stock Market.