Governance at a Glance
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Jeffrey D. Benjamin
Jeffrey Benjamin has served as Chairman of the Board and a Director since March 2014. Mr. Benjamin has been a Senior Advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. since 2008, where he assists with distressed investments, and served as a senior advisor to Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment fund, from September 2002 to June 2008, where he was responsible for a variety of investments in private equity, high yield and distressed securities. Mr. Benjamin served as non-Executive Chairman of the Board of SGI from 2012 until March 2014 and as a director of SGI from 2009 until March 2014. He is also a member of the boards of directors of American Airlines Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) and Rackspace Technology (NASDAQ: RXT), and serves as chairman of the audit committee of Rackspace Technology. Mr. Benjamin served on the boards of directors of Caesars Entertainment Company from 2008 to 2017, Chemtura Corporation from 2010 to 2017 and Exco Resources, Inc. from 2005 to 2016. Mr. Benjamin holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. and a BA from Tufts University.
With his financial and business background and service as a public company director, as well as a personal involvement in numismatics, Mr. Benjamin contributes to the Board in matters of corporate finance, governance, business development and industry strategy.
Gregory N. Roberts
Greg Roberts has been Chief Executive Officer and a Director of A-Mark since July 2005. Mr. Roberts has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SGI since March 2008. Mr. Roberts previously served as the President of SGI’s North American coin division, which included A-Mark. He is also a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association. Through his day-to-day involvement in all aspects of the Company’s operations, Mr. Roberts provides a vital link between junior and senior management personnel and the general oversight and policy-setting responsibilities of the Board. Mr. Roberts is a director of SGI (serving as such since 2000). Mr. Roberts also serves as Chief Executive Officer of SGI.
Mr. Roberts brings to the Board expertise in numismatics and trading, extensive knowledge of the precious metals industry and, in his role as Chief Executive Officer, in-depth knowledge of the Company and its business.
Ellis Landau has served as a Director since March 2014, and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr Landau serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Second Wave Delivery Systems, LLC, an early-stage medical service company. In 2006, Mr. Landau retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boyd Gaming Company (NYSE: BYD), a position he held since he joined the company in 1990. Mr. Landau previously worked for Ramada Inc., later known as Aztar Corporation, where he served as Vice President and Treasurer, as well as U-Haul International in Phoenix and the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Mr. Landau served as a director of SGI from 2012 until March 2014. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Landau was a member of the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK), a leading gaming company, where he served as chairman of the audit committee and as a member of its nominating and governance committee and its compliance committee. Mr. Landau received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brandeis University and his M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University Business School.
Mr. Landau brings to the Board substantial finance, accounting and corporate governance experience, including the expertise and financial acumen to serve as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
John ("Jay") U. Moorhead
John ("Jay") Moorhead has served as a Director since March 2014, and serves as Chairman of our Compensation Committee. He has been a managing director of Global Power Partners, an investment banking firm, since August 2015. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Ewing Bemiss & Co. from 2009 through July 2015, and served in the same capacity at Westwood Capital from 2005 until 2009 and at MillRock Partners from 2003 until 2005. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Moorhead was a corporate finance partner at C.E. Unterberg, Towbin. Mr. Moorhead served as a director of SGI from 2009 until March 2014. Mr. Moorhead received his B.A. degree from the University of Vermont, and attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Mr. Moorhead brings to the Board expertise in corporate finance and valuable perspectives on public company growth and global competition.
Mr. Moorhead also has experience in the area of executive compensation, which gives him the expertise to serve as Chairman of our Compensation Committee.
Jess M. Ravich
Jess Ravich has served as a Director since March 2014. Mr. Ravich is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJI). From 2012 until 2019, he was a group managing director and head of alternative products for The TCW Group, Inc., an international assetmanagement firm, which he joined in 2012. Prior to joining The TCW Group, Mr. Ravich served as managing director and head of capital markets of Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin, Inc., an international investment bank. From 1991 through November 2009, Mr. Ravich founded and served as chief executive officer of Libra Securities LLC, an investment banking firm serving the middle market. Prior to founding Libra, Mr. Ravich was an executive vice president of the fixed income department at Jefferies & Company, a Los Angeles-based brokerage firm, and a senior vice president at Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he was also a member of the executive committee of the high yield group. Mr. Ravich served as a director of SGI from 2009 until March 2014. He also served on the Board of Directors of APEX Global Brands Inc. (formerly The Cherokee Group, Inc.) (NASDAQ: APEX) from 1993 - 2019.
Mr. Ravich is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
With his extensive background in investment banking and the financial markets, Mr. Ravich provides Board leadership in matters of strategic development and business initiatives, including potential growth through acquisitions.
Beverley Lepine has served a Director since February 2015, and serves as
a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Lepine retired as Chief Operating
Officer from the Royal Canadian Mint, a Canadian Federal Crown Company,
after 27 years in various positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Vice
President of Manufacturing. Prior to joining the Royal Canadian Mint, Ms.
Lepine worked from 1980 until1987 for the Treasury Board Secretariat of the
Government of Canada and Via Rail Canada. Upon graduating with a
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Bishop's University in
1974, Ms. Lepine worked for Clarkson Gordon from 1974 until 1980 where
she obtained her Chartered Professional Accountant ("CPA") designation in
1978. She obtained her Institute of Corporate Directors Certificate (ICD.D) in
2011. Ms. Lepine was Chair of the Board of Bruyere Continuing Care, a
chronic continuing care hospital in Ottawa from 2008-2010 and is currently
Treasurer and member of the Board of the Pallium Foundation.
Ms. Lepine's extensive knowledge of the worldwide minting and coinage
industries provides the Board with insight and guidance in matters of
business planning and growth strategy. She also brings a strong background
in finance and accounting to bear as a member of the Audit Committee and
as a director.
Monique Sanchez was appointed as a Director on March 19, 2021. Since 2008, Ms. Sanchez has held senior sales and business development roles at Google, including most recently as Director Agency Sales Development, where she is responsible for leading an agency development team focused on driving revenue growth across Google’s largest market: U.S. clients and agency holding companies. The eight years prior to Google, Ms Sanchez held business development leadership roles at DoubleClick, which was acquired by Google in 2008. She is a mentor at Google’s women’s mentor program. Ms Sanchez received her B.A. degree from Syracuse University.
With over 30 years’ corporate experience, including more than 21 years in the digital advertising industry, Ms. Sanchez brings to the Board a deep expertise in advertising technologies, sales and business development.
Kendall Saville served as Chairman of the Board of JM Bullion for seven years. He co-founded PlayUSA, the largest legal US iGaming media network which was acquired by Catena Media (STO: CTM), and served as a primary consultant to Catena Media from 2016 to 2019. Mr. Saville’s investment specialty is in store-of-value businesses, and his focus for nearly a decade has been investments in cryptocurrency technology, including the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the Middle East, and decentralized finance. Kendall earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2021, Kendall Saville’s i15 Media and Ocean View Marketing iGaming assets were acquired by Catena Media, and he has resumed his work as a primary consultant managing strategic growth projects for iGaming. Mr. Saville’s extensive experience in search engine optimization (SEO), digital marketing, and cryptocurrency provides the Board with valuable insight in matters of business planning and growth strategy.
Michael R. Wittmeyer
Michael R. Wittmeyer is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of JMB. His journey in entrepreneurship started in high school, when he founded and then sold a successful digital affiliate marketing business. Building on that achievement, Mr. Wittmeyer co-founded JMB in 2011. Eight years later, Mr. Wittmeyer was Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Retail/Consumer category in the Southwest region, and has led JMB to become one of the top precious metals retailers in the world. In addition to his management and executive background, Mr. Wittmeyer established the Patricia McCarthy scholarships at Allegany-Limestone Central School and Olean High School, which awards funds to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, and have a strong record of service and extracurricular involvement.
Mr. Wittmeyer, who has been a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization since 2019, studied Marketing at Pennsylvania State University, and grew up in Western New York. Mr. Wittmeyer brings to the Board significant experience and expertise in eCommerce operations, search engine optimization (SEO), and digital marketing. His in-depth knowledge of JMB’s business is invaluable as the Board looks to grow its Direct-to-Consumer operations