Founder & Chairman
Founder and Chairman of Hyde Park Holdings, a private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, since its formation in June 1986. Executive Chairman of Rand Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RLOG), originally known as Rand Acquisition Corporation, in March 2006, Rand Acquisition Corporation acquired all of the outstanding stock of Lower Lakes Towing Ltd., . Chairman of Essex Rental Corp. (Nasdaq: ESSX), originally known as Hyde Park Acquisition Corporation, in October 2008, Hyde Park Acquisition Corporation acquired all of the outstanding stock of Essex Crane Rental Corp. Chairman and co-owner of Derby Industries LLC - a leading sub-assembler, since January 2000. Owner and chairman of Warehouse Associates LP, a private logistics provider, since March 1991. Founder and director of Ozburn-Hessey Logistics LLC - an independent logistics company, since October 1999. Founder and manager of PFI Resource Management LP. Chairman, CEO and President of Regency Affiliates Inc., OTC BB holding company with interests in real estate, a power station and other assets, since October 2002. Director of Sunbelt Holdings, Inc., a leading distributor of fine wines and spirits since March 2010. Chairman and co-owner of Detroit & Canada Tunnel Corporation - the operator of the toll tunnel between Detroit and Windsor, Canada. From August 1993 to May 1999 CEO, and from March 1988 to January 2003 member of board of directors of High Voltage Engineering Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturing company. Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa; Chartered Accountant ( South Africa); and MBA from Harvard University (Baker Scholar).