Board of Directors
Nicolas (Nic) C. Anderson was elected a director of the Company in 2022. Mr. Anderson is a founder and Managing Partner of Elm Grove Partners, an entrepreneurial private equity firm focused on control investments in established lower middle-market companies, where he has worked since 2013.Mr. Anderson has had primary responsibility for raising equity capital and debt financing and leading the investment analysis for potential acquisitions. He also serves as CEO of ArcherHall, an Elm Grove Partners portfolio company that provides data and document management services to law firms. Mr. Anderson previously worked in the investment bank at JPMorgan in New York, as well as two other boutique investment banks. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Board of Directors of Bank of Marin (NASDAQ: BMRC), a business bank in Northern California, where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. Additionally, he previously served on the Board of Directors of American River Bank(NASDAQ: AMRB).Mr. Anderson has a B.A. Economics from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an MBA with Distinction of Honors from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts.
With his extensive experience in the financial sector, as well as his unique entrepreneurial background, Mr. Anderson provides significant value to the Board of Directors.
Kimberly A. Box was elected a director of the Company in 2018 and currently serves as Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Box was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gatekeeper Innovation, Inc., a healthcare company that creates products to keep medications safe. She joined the company in 2016. Prior to joining Gatekeeper Innovation, Ms. Box enjoyed a successful 29-year career with Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ), holding various executive positions, the most recent being Vice President Global IT Services, a position she held until 2009 when she left Hewlett Packard. Ms. Box also serves on the board of directors of Applied Science, Inc. (“ASI”) and formerly American River Bank (NASDAQ: AMRB) until it was acquired in 2021. Ms. Box holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Computer Science from California State University, Chico. She also completed the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has an NACD Directorship Certification™ (2021) and a CERT in Cybersecurity Oversight from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (2022). Ms. Box is also Chair of the NACD Northern California Chapter and was named to the NACD Directorship 100™, an annual recognition of the leading corporate directors who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.
With her diverse cross-industry experience in the information technology and healthcare industries, Ms. Box brings a unique perspective and valuable experience to the Board of Directors. Additionally, Ms. Box’s special skills include experience with global leadership, digital transformation, mergers and acquisition, strategic leadership, IT systems and cyber security, managed outsourced services, and community engagement. Ms. Box also has ample public board and committee chair experience.
Smita Conjeevaram was elected a director of the Company in January 2021. 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 Directors of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSNC), SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), and WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF). 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.
William J. Dawson was elected a director of the Company in 1998 and currently serves as Chair, Audit Committee. Mr. Dawson previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMS), a specialty pharmaceutical company, from 2014 until his retirement in 2017. He also previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Catalyst Biosciences, Inc., a then privately-held biotechnology company, for two years from 2010 to 2012 and he was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS), a publicly held biopharmaceutical company, from August 2004 to April 2009. Prior to joining Cerus, he spent a total of 26 years in senior financial positions at companies in biotechnology, healthcare services and information technology, investment banking, energy, and transportation. As an investment banker, Mr. Dawson assisted in three public equity offerings for McGrath RentCorp, beginning with its initial public offering in 1984. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Wellington Trust Company, a private institutional investment management company and subsidiary of Wellington Management Company, LLP, and Nalu Medical, Inc., a privately-held medical device company. Mr. Dawson received an A.B. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
With his wealth of experience in financial and strategic transactions, as well as his experiences in the transportation, technology, and energy industries, and as Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded companies, Mr. Dawson provides significant value to the Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Dawson’s special skills include experience with mergers and acquisitions; finance, accounting, and SEC filings; capital markets; business development; IT systems and cyber security; strategic and corporate development; stockholder engagement; and philanthropic and community engagement. Mr. Dawson also has extensive public board and committee chair experience and is an Audit Committee financial expert per the listing standards of the NASDAQ Stock Market.
Elizabeth A. Fetter was elected a director of the Company in 2014, and currently serves as Chair, Compensation Committee. Ms. Fetter also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Fox Factory Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: FOXX), the world’s leader in suspension and auxiliary products for recreational vehicles, since June 2017. Ms. Fetter previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) (2020-2021), a global leader in cloud data integration and data integrity, and Symmetricom, Inc. (2000-2013), a provider of timekeeping technologies, instruments, and solutions. She was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Symmetricom in April 2013. She served in this capacity until Symmetricom’s acquisition by Microsemi Corporation in November 2013. Ms. Fetter also previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NxGen Modular LLC, a provider of modular buildings and assemblies from 2011 to 2012. In 2007, Ms. Fetter was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Jacent Technologies, a privately held supplier of on-demand ordering solutions for the restaurant industry. Ms. Fetter also served on the boards of Quantum Corporation, a data storage company, from 2005 to 2013 and Ikanos Corporation, a provider of broadband solutions, from 2008 to 2009. She previously held the position of Chair of the Board of Trustees of Alliant International University, Inc., a private-equity funded university, where she served as a trustee from 2004 to 2013 and as a member of the Board of Directors from 2015 to 2017.
Ms. Fetter has additionally previously served as a Division CFO, taught Finance and Accounting at the Graduate level and taught strategy for UC Berkeley Extension International Management Seminars. With over 25 years of public and private company board service and past CEO experience at multiple firms across the industries of technology, telecommunications, and real estate, she is a valuable complement to the Board of Directors. Ms. Fetter holds a B.A., Communications from Penn State University, an M.S., Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper & Heinz Schools), and an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing organization.
Joseph F. Hanna was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company in February 2017 after serving 14 years in positions of progressive responsibility. Mr. Hanna served as the Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2017. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations, and he joined the Company in 2003 as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Hanna has been instrumental in developing and driving the strategic product and geographic expansion of the Company’s varied rental businesses throughout his tenure. He is well qualified to serve as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors as a result of his deep institutional knowledge of the Company, its products, services, strategies, and customers. Previously Mr. Hanna held various sales and operational leadership positions at SMC Corporation of America (a subsidiary of SMC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan). His prior experience also includes serving as an officer in the United States Army. Mr. Hanna received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Bradley M. Shuster was elected a director of the Company in 2017 and Chairman of the Board in 2021. He previously held the position of Vice-Chairman from 2020 to 2021. Mr. Shuster has served as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH) since January 2019. Mr. Shuster founded National MI and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2012 to 2018. Prior to founding National MI, Mr. Shuster was a senior executive of The PMI Group, Inc. (NYSE: PMI), where he served as Chief Executive Officer of PMI Capital Corporation. Before joining PMI in 1995, Mr. Shuster was a partner at Deloitte LLP, where he served as partner-in-charge of Deloitte’s Northern California Insurance and Mortgage Banking practices. He also serves as an independent director of Luther Burbank Corporation (NASDAQ: LBC). He holds a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Shuster has received both CPA and CFA certifications. Additionally, Mr. Shuster completed the National Association of Corporate Directors Cyber-Risk Oversight Program, earning the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.
With his extensive experience in the financial sector, as well as his experiences as Executive Chairman and as a senior executive of various publicly traded companies, Mr. Shuster provides significant value to the Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Shuster’s special skills include experience with mergers and acquisitions; finance, accounting, and investments; business development and operations; strategic and corporate development; and stockholder engagement. Mr. Shuster also has extensive public board and committee chair experience and is an Audit Committee financial expert per the listing standards of the NASDAQ Stock Market.
M. Richard Smith was elected a director of the Company in 2010. Mr. Smith most recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ: AEGN) (formerly Insituform Technologies, Inc.), a global provider of pipeline infrastructure protection services and technologies, from 2009 to 2021. He also served as a director of Sithe Global Power, LLC, an international power development company, from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President of Bechtel Group, Inc. and President of its fossil power business unit, where he managed Bechtel’s global fossil power engineering and construction activities, until 2007. This position culminated a 26-year career with Bechtel. During that tenure, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Intergen, a joint venture between Shell and Bechtel, from 2004 to 2005. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Smith was at a PG&E joint venture and at PG&E Corporation where he was responsible for all corporate development activities. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University.
With his extensive experience serving as a board member and in executive management roles for a number of public companies, Mr. Smith provides notable value to the Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Smith has vast knowledge in the construction and manufacturing industry as well as in the energy industry which empowers him to provide valuable perspective on issues facing public companies as well as considerable guidance on corporate development, business operations, and finance.
Dennis P. Stradford was elected a director of the Company in 2002. Mr. Stradford previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nomis Solutions, Inc., a provider of price optimization solutions to the financial services industry from 2004 to 2010. He served as Nomis Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer until July 2009 and Chairman until February 2010. Mr. Stradford was also the Chief Executive Officer of CascadeWorks, Inc., a provider of e-procurement software to Fortune 1000 companies, from 2000 to 2003. From 1998 to 2000, he was Chief Executive Officer of SupplyBase, Inc. a provider of web-based supply-chain management software and services. From 1985 to 1997, Mr. Stradford was with Flextronics International, Ltd., (NASDAQ: FLEX) and served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. He previously held executive and sales positions with Zehntel, Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). Mr. Stradford holds a B.A. from San Jose State University and an M.A., M. Div. from St. Patrick’s University.
Mr. Stradford’s extensive experience in the technology industry, both hardware and software, and in the electronic services industry provides significant value to the Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Stradford’s special skills include experience with strategic and corporate development, operations, IT systems and cyber security, and sales and marketing. Mr. Stradford also has ample public board and committee chair experience.
Our Board of Directors is also committed to adding new directors to infuse new ideas and fresh perspectives in the boardroom. As part of our board’s succession planning, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and our Board of Directors regularly review the composition of the Board of Directors and assess the balance of knowledge, experience, skills, expertise, tenure, and diversity that is appropriate for the Board of Directors and the Company. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will continue to prioritize diversity of background, as well as diversity from underrepresented communities in future Board searches. Currently, three Board of Director members are women; additionally, two of our Board of Director members are diverse representatives from under-represented communities (as those communities are defined pursuant to California AB 979, which defines under-represented community members as an “individual who self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native, or who self-identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.”)