BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Peter A. Cohen
Peter A. Cohen our Executive Chairman has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2019. Mr. Cohen has served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Scientific Games Corporation since September 2004 and as a member of the board of directors of PolarityTE, Inc. since June 2018. Mr. Cohen previously served as Chairman of Cowen Inc. (formerly known as Cowen Group, Inc.), a diversified financial services company, from 2009 through June 2018, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2009 through December 2017. Mr. Cohen was a founding partner and principal of Ramius LLC, a private investment management firm formed in 1994 that acquired Cowen in late 2009. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Cohen served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Republic New York Securities, as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Republic New York Corporation, as well as a member of its executive management committee. Mr. Cohen was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shearson American Express from 1983 to 1990. Over his career, Mr. Cohen also founded several companies, including RCG Longview (a real estate management business), Hale & Hearty Soup (a New York-based quick service restaurant chain), Linkem S.p.A. (a wireless broadband company operating in Italy), and Omnitel Pronto Italia (a cellular telephone company now operating as Vodafone in Italy). Mr. Cohen is currently a Trustee of Mount Sinai Medical Center and has served on its board of directors for approximately thirty years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.
Joshua Pechter joined our board of directors in February 2021. Mr. Pechter has served as the Founder and Managing Partner of Cacti Asset Management and its private fund, Cacti Partners, LP, since 2001, managing over $1 billion of value equities for high net worth families, insurance companies and endowments. Mr. Pechter has also served as a member of the board of directors of Pechter, Inc., a diversified steel manufacturing and distribution business, for the past 25 years. Mr. Pechter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University.
William Greenblatt joined our board of directors in February 2021. Mr. Greenblatt has served as the Founder and Chairman of Montague Street Capital since April 2017. In 1986, Mr. Greenblatt founded Sterling Check, one of the pioneers of the background screening industry, and served as its chief executive officer until December 2014 and chairman of the board of directors until November 2019. Mr. Greenblatt was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2006 and received the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” from the University of Maryland in 2010. Mr. Greenblatt serves as the chairman of the board of directors of each of OpenDoctors247 and Bushwick, LLC as well as a member of the board of directors of Fairygodboss.com, Sterling Check, Remote Legal, the University of Maryland, The Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and United Jewish Appeal. Mr. Greenblatt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor from The Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.
Rehana S. Farrell
Rehana S. Farrell joined our board of directors in February 2019. Ms. Farrell currently serves as the Executive Director of Youth INC, a charitable organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children in New York City. Prior to joining Youth INC in 2015, Ms. Farrell served as Chief Operating Officer at Cain Hoy Enterprises, a private equity firm in New York City that she helped form in 2014. She previously served as Chief Administrative Officer at Guggenheim Investments from 2012 to 2014, in a variety of global financial and operating roles at Merrill Lynch from 2004 to 2011, at Smith Barney in Strategy and Finance from 2003 to 2004, as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in 1998, and at Prudential Financial from 1992 to 2003. Ms. Farrell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.