Board of Directors
Par Chadha is the Chairman of Exela Technologies. Prior to Exela, he was founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of HGM, a family office, formed in 2001, and the principal shareholder of SourceHOV. Mr. Chadha brings over 40 years of experience in building businesses in the Americas, Europe and Asia, including execution of mergers and acquisitions, integration of businesses and public offerings. Mr. Chadha has served as Chairman of SourceHOV since 2011, and was Chairman of Lason Inc. from 2007 to 2011 until its merger with SourceCorp, a predecessor company of SourceHOV. Since 2005, Mr. Chadha has served as a Director of HOV Services Limited, a company listed on the National Stock exchange of India, acting as its Chairman from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Chadha is co-founder and owner of Rule 14, LLC, a leading big data mining and automation company formed in 2011, and during his career, Mr. Chadha has founded or co-founded other technology companies in the fields of metro optical networks, systems-on-silicon and communications. Through HGM, Mr. Chadha previously participated in director and executive roles in joint ventures with major financial and investment institutions, including Apollo, as well as other portfolio companies of HGM, and currently holds and manages investments in evolving financial technology, health technology and communications industries. Mr. Chadha holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India.
Martin Akins most recently worked at publicly traded Express Scripts Holding Company, a Fortune 25 company and the largest independent pharmacy benefit management company in the United States. In December of 2018, the Company merged with Cigna. As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, at Express Scripts Holding Company he served as the chief legal advisor and was also a member of Express Scripts’ senior executive team where he advised the CEO and outlined strategy to the Board of Directors. He was at Express Scripts Holding Company from 2001 through 2019, serving in various legal capacities including VP, Deputy General Counsel and Associate General Counsel. Prior to his time at Express Scripts, Mr. Akins was with the Polsinelli law firm. Akins began his legal career with the firm Thompson Coburn LLP. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Joshua M. Black is a Principal of Apollo Global Management, LLC, where he has been employed since 2011. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Black was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Black was a member of the Financial Institutions Group within the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Black has served as director of Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc., a public company, from January 2011 to March 2015 and Athene USA Corporation from October 1, 2013 to January 22, 2015. Mr Black currently serves on the board of SCA Acquisition Holdings, LLC (parent of Sun Country Airlines) and Tegra Topco, LP. Mr. Black graduated from Princeton University in 2008 with a major in Religion.
Ron Cogburn is the Chief Executive Officer of Exela Technologies. Prior to Exela, he served as Chief Executive Officer of SourceHOV starting in 2013 and has been part of companies that were predecessors to SourceHOV since 1993, bringing over 30 years of diversified experience in executive management, construction claims consulting, litigation support, program management project management, cost estimating, damages assessment and general building construction. Mr. Cogburn has also been the President of Meridian Consulting Group, LLC since January 1998 and a principal of HGM since 2003. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Cogburn was SourceHOV's President, KPO from March 2011 to July 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Cogburn was the President of HOV Services, LLC from January 2005 to September 2007, providing executive leadership during the company's growth to its IPO on the India Stock Exchange in September 2006. Mr. Cogburn has a BSCE in Structural Design/Construction Management from Texas A&M University and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Nathaniel J. Lipman has held numerous executive management or senior advisory positions in Affinion Group Holdings, Inc., a public company that provides customer engagement and loyalty solutions, and/or its predecessors and subsidiaries, including serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2012 and Executive Chairman of the board of directors from 2012 to November 2015. From November 2015 until March 2018, Mr. Lipman has served as a consultant to Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. Since December 2015, Mr. Lipman has served as a Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Upside Travel Group, Inc., a business travel company, where he was a founding member of the Board of Managers. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Lipman served as Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning for Planet Hollywood International, Inc., an entertainment and restaurant company. Prior to his tenure at Planet Hollywood, Mr. Lipman was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of House of Blues Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment and restaurant company, Senior Corporate Counsel at The Walt Disney Company, a diversified worldwide entertainment company, and a corporate associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP. Mr. Lipman serves on the board of directors of Trusted Media Brands, Inc., Diamond Resorts International, and Redbox Automated Holdings, LLC. During the past five years, Mr. Lipman has also served as a director of EVERTEC, Inc. from September 2010 to April 2013 and Walker Digital Holdings, LLC from May 2013 to September 2013. Mr. Lipman also previously served as a director of Netmarket Group, Inc. Mr. Lipman received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
Matthew H. Nord is a Senior Partner of Apollo Private Equity, where he has been employed since 2003. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Nord was a member of the Investment Banking division of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Nord serves on the boards of directors of Mount Olympus Holdings, Inc (Parent of West Corporation), DBS Parent, L.P. (Parent of LifePoint Health Inexc.), Presidio, Inc., Prime Security Services Borrower, LLC (Parent of ADT, Inc.), and RegionalCare Hospital Partners Holdings, Inc. Mr. Nord also serves on the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Health System and on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. Mr. Nord graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Between his work at Apollo and his prior experience in investment banking, Mr. Nord has approximately 15 years of experience analyzing, financing and investing in public and private companies.
John H. Rexford is the Managing Director of Ramona Park Consulting LLC, which he founded in 2016. Mr. Rexford has over 36 years of finance experience that includes serving as Global M&A Head from 2010 to 2015 at the Xerox Corporation and serving in various positions at Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (which was acquired by the Xerox Corporation), including Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2007, Executive Vice President from 2001 to 2009 and Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Rexford has also served as a director of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Rexford received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1979 and a MBA from SMU Cox School of Business in 1980.
Jim Reynolds is the Chief Financial Officer of Exela Technologies. Prior to Exela, he served as Co-Chairman of SourceHOV beginning in 2014 and also served in management roles in companies that were predecessors to SourceHOV since 2001. Mr. Reynolds was also the Chief Operating Officer and a Partner at HGM, bringing over 25 years of industry experience to the team. Mr. Reynolds has held numerous executive management or senior advisory positions at SourceHOV and its related subsidiaries and predecessor companies, including serving as Chief Financial Officer for HOV Services, LLC from 2007 to 2011 and Vice President and Corporate Controller for Lason from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Reynolds was also Senior Manager in the Business Advisory Services Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1990 to 2001. Mr. Reynolds is a C.P.A. and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Michigan State University.