Julie Howard, Board Chair

Julie Howard brings more than 30 years of professional services experience, including numerous leadership positions where she was responsible for creating and executing growth strategies across services, industries, and global geographies.

Julie is the retired chief executive officer of Riveron, following the successful sale of Riveron to Kohlberg and Company in July 2023. She joined Riveron in October 2020 as a board member and became CEO in March of 2021. She is also the former chairman and chief executive officer of Navigant Consulting.

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Martin H. Nesbitt, Board Member

Marty Nesbitt is the co-founder and co-CEO of The Vistria Group, a middle-market private investment firm with approximately $6.5 billion of assets under management. From 1998 to 2012, Marty served as President and CEO of TPS Parking Management, LLC (dba The Parking Spot), an owner and operator of off-airport parking facilities.  He conceptualized and co-founded The Parking Spot with Penny Pritzker and was responsible for running all strategic and operating aspects of the Company.

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Michael Castleforte, Board Member

Michael Castleforte is Partner and Co-Head of Financial Services at The Vistria Group. Prior to joining Vistria, Mr. Castleforte was the General Counsel and Head of Business Development at United Shore Financial Services (“USFS”). At USFS, Mr. Castleforte was part of the senior team that transformed the company from a regional, independent lender to one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with an emphasis on sustained growth through systematic risk management.

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Waldo Abbot, Board Member and Strategic Advisor

Waldo Abbot, a Strategic Advisor and Member of the Board of Directors at Treliant, is an international executive with over 35 years of global experience in finance and banking.  During his career, he has been the senior U.S. executive for two Fortune 500 foreign banks. Prior to serving as a Senior Advisor, Waldo was General Manager and Head of Treliant’s New York office.  Previously, Waldo was the Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Fortis in New York.

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John Brennan, Board Member

John O. Brennan served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 until January 2017.  As director, he was responsible for intelligence collection, analysis, covert action, counterintelligence, and liaison relationships with foreign intelligence services.  From January 2009 to March 2013, Mr. Brennan was Deputy National Security Advisor and Assistant to President Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, shaping and coordinating Obama administration policies on counterterrorism, homeland security, pandemics, cyberattacks, and natural disasters.

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William Dudley, Board Member and Senior Advisor

Bill Dudley has over forty years of industry and regulatory experience. He is an expert on financial services regulation, fiscal policy, tax reform, macroeconomics, global trade, and banking culture and conduct.

From 2009 to 2018, Bill was the tenth President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Vice Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, and on the BIS Board of Directors.

Prior being President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mr. Dudley served as executive director of the Markets Group at the NY Fed and was the Chief US Economist at Goldman Sachs.

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Colin Dyer, Board Member

Colin Dyer is an accomplished international executive with decades of experience across varied industries in the US and Europe. After beginning his career at McKinsey, he bought, built, and sold a Dutch retail chain; was CEO at an international textile manufacturing company; founded and built a technology startup in DC; and ran NYSE-listed Jones Lang LaSalle from 2004 until his retirement in 2016. Since then, he has served on public and private boards.

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Vicki Fuller, Board Member

Vicki Fuller has served in a progression of leadership roles, including serving on the board of directors, board of trustees and key committees for eight for-profit companies. She was Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of a $207B public pension fund (New York State Common Retirement Fund); in senior management operational positions for a $500B AUM global investment management firm; and held earlier roles at financial firms such as Standard and Poor’s and Morgan Stanley.

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David Samuels, Board Member and CEO of Treliant

David Samuels, Treliant’s Chief Executive Officer and a Senior Advisor to Vistria, the company’s primary shareholder, is responsible for setting and executing the firm’s long-term strategy and creating value for stakeholders.

David is an expert in managing global businesses that supply transformational risk and compliance solutions to organizations serving the financial services industry, with deep knowledge of bringing software, consulting, data driven analytics, and staffing offerings to market.

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Dmitri Stockton, Board Member

Dmitri Stockton’s career spanned a total of 30 years with GE Company where he was one of ~20 Senior Vice Presidents and a member of the Corporate Executive Council. After spending over five years as Chairman, President, and CEO of GE’s $120 billion asset management arm, he sold the business in 2016 and became a Special Advisor within GE until his retirement in 2017.

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Neal Wolin, Board Member

Neal Wolin is Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Group, based in Washington, D.C. He leads the firm’s operations across 27 offices in 18 countries and advises clients across industries on significant financial, M&A, regulatory and public affairs issues.

Neal has spent his entire professional career – in both the private and public sectors – at the intersection of public policy, business, law and communications. Prior to joining Brunswick, he was Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from May 2009 until September 2013 – the longest serving in U.S. history – and Acting Secretary of the Treasury in January and February 2013.

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Ellen Zimiles, Board Member

Ellen Zimiles brings more than 30 years of professional services and legal expertise, including numerous leadership and managerial roles. Her accomplishments have included founding a startup with private equity backing, which she successfully sold to a publicly traded company, and serving on the deal teams for several other transactions.

Ellen served as the Financial Services Segment Leader and led the Financial Crime, Fraud, and Investigative Services Practice at Guidehouse Consulting and its predecessor organizations, reporting directly to the CEO. She is a proven leader with extensive experience in regulated industries, domestically and internationally.

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