Mr. Ford is co-founder of Westrock Coffee and has served as Chairman of Westrock since 2009. Mr. Ford also co-founded Westrock Group, where he has served as Chairman since 2013, and Westrock Asset Management, LLC, a global alternative investment firm, where he has served as Chairman until 2022. Previously, Mr. Ford served as President of Allied Telephone Company, a provider of wireless voice and data communications services, from 1977 to 1983, President and Chief Operating Officer of Alltel Corporation from 1983 to 1987, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alltel Corporation from 1987 to 1991, and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Alltel Corporation from 1991 to 2002. Mr. Ford holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.
Mr. Ford has served as Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Westrock Coffee since 2009. He also co-founded Westrock Group in 2013, which serves as the Ford’s family office. Previously, Mr. Ford served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Westrock Asset Management, LLC, a global alternative investment solutions firm, from 2015 – 2022, and now serves as Chairman. Prior to that, Mr. Ford served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alltel Corporation, a provider of wireless, data, and technology services, from 2002 to 2009. Before this, Mr. Ford served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Alltel Corporation from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Ford holds a B.S.B.A in Finance from the University of Arkansas.
Current Board of Directorships: Director of AT&T Inc., and Chairman of the Agaciro Development Fund (Sovereign Wealth Fund of Rwanda).
Mr. Martin serves as Chairman of Riverview’s board of directors and Riverview’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Mr. Martin has served as Chairman of RBM Ventures, a private investment company, since 2007. Mr. Martin was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Incorporated from 1989 — 2006 and Executive Chairman of Saks from 2006 until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Martin served five terms as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever elected to the Tennessee legislature. Mr. Martin graduated from the University of Memphis where he earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and his Master’s from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
Current Board of Directorships: FedEx Corporation, and Pilot Company.
Mr. McColl has served as Co-Managing Member of Collwick Capital LLC, a fund of funds, since 2010 and Managing Member of McColl Brothers Lockwood, a family investment office, since 2006. Mr. McColl has also served as a Senior Advisor of BBH Capital Partners since 2015. Mr. McColl holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the Darden School of Business.
Current Board of Directorships: Heritage Brands Inc., Mira 1a therapeutics, and Foro Holdings Inc.
Mr. Fox founded Circumference Group LLC, an investment firm, in 2009 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. From 2017 to 2021, Mr. Fox served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc., where he led the focused transformation of the Endurance multi-brand portfolio into a successful organic growth platform and the sale of the company to Clearlake Capital Group in 2021. Prior to joining Endurance. Mr. Fox served as Chief Executive Officer and then Chairman of the Board of Convergys Corporation, a customer management company, from 2010 through its acquisition by Synnex Corporation in 2018. Prior to Convergys, Mr. Fox held multiple positions at Alltel Corporation from 1996 to 2009. Mr. Fox holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University.
Ms. Natori has served as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Natori Company, a global fashion lifestyle company, since 1977. Prior to 1977, she spent 9 years on Wall Street and became the first woman Vice President of investment banking at Merrill Lynch. Previously, Ms. Natori served as a director of Alltel Corporation.
Current Board of Directorships: Asian Cultural Council, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Statute of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation
Ms. Keating has 35 years of leadership experience in the consumer products industry. Ms. Keating served as EVP Supply Strategy and Transformation for Advance Auto Parts from March 2017 until her retirement in December 2018. Prior to joining Advance, Ms. Keating was with PepsiCo for over 31 years and served as the SVP PepsiCo Supply Chain from 2008 until her retirement in 2017 with responsibility for Frito Lay’s North American Supply Chain. Before joining PepsiCo Ms. Keating started her career with Procter and Gamble. Ms. Keating earned her bachelor’s in science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and her master’s in business administration from Georgia State University.
Current Board of Directorships: SunOpta, Inc., S&S Activewear
Ms. Umesiri founded and has served as Chief Executive Officer of Nazaru LLC, a business services company that advances trade with Africa, since 2017. In 2022, Ms. Umesiri was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve as a member on the Illinois District Export Council. Previously, Ms. Umesiri served in various portfolio management roles at Walmart Inc. and various senior analyst roles at Whirlpool Corporation. Additionally, Ms. Umesiri served as Ambassador for Intra-African Trade Fair by appointment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Union (AU). Ms. Umesiri holds a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences with a focus on Computer Science from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, and a M.S. in Information Systems from Central Michigan University. Since 2006, as a Certified SAP Expert and Technologist, Ms. Umesiri has led the implementation of Global Supply Chain solutions and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems in both Manufacturing and Retail Industries.
Mr. Kruczek has served as Managing Director, Co-Manager, and Principal of BBH Capital Partners since 2016, where he focuses on investment activities and providing post-investment oversight to portfolio companies, as well as day-to-day management. Prior to joining Brown Brothers Harriman in 2016, Mr. Kruczek spent 20 years at Morgan Keegan & Company, a full-service investment firm, where he served in various roles in investment banking and equity capital markets, as well as President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Kruczek holds a B.B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Current Board of Directorships: of APP Holdco, LLC (dba American Physician Partners), Utility Pipeline, Ltd, Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC, Tower Ventures, LLC, GIFTED Healthcare, and Synnex Holdings.