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Mr. Foufas has been serving on the Board of Directors for The LGL Group, Inc. since 2007. He has also served as the Managing Partner of Plato, Foufas & Co., LLC, a financial services company, since 2005. In addition, Mr. Foufas has served as President of Levalon Properties, LLC, a real estate property management company, since 2007. Previously, Mr. Foufas served as Senior Vice President of Bayshore Management Co., LLC, from 2005 to 2006. Prior to joining Bayshore Management Co., LLC, he was the Director of Investments at Liam Ventures Inc., a private equity investment firm, from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Foufas brings to the Board of Directors his management skills and expertise in finance, investment and real estate matters.
Mr. Gabelli has served on the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. since September 2004. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LGL Group, Inc. from September 2007 to June 2016. Mr. Gabelli has served as the Managing Director and President of GGCP, Inc., a private investment corporation and control shareholder of the financial services firm GAMCO Investors (GBL) since 1999. He has served, since 1994, as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Portfolio Manager of Gabelli Securities International Ltd., a manager of hedge fund portfolios. He is Director of IFIT Group, a Zurich based financial services administration firm and Director and Managing Partner of GAMA Funds Holdings GmbH. He has also been serving as the Managing Member of Commonwealth Management Partners LLC since 2008, which is the general partner of Venator Merchant Fund, LP, an investment management vehicle. Mr. Gabelli is a well-recognized practitioner in global equity fund management, and has managed a diverse group of fund portfolios. Mr. Gabelli has managed investment funds for institutions and individuals since 1990. Today he exclusively manages hedge fund portfolios. During his tenure managing retail distributed mutual funds, he achieved the highest rankings by Morningstar and by Lipper, managing the #1 U.S. ranked fund in the global equity category for the period. Mr. Gabelli has been a frequent participant in various financial publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Financial Times. He has been a regular panelist on the Barron’s Annual Telecommunications Roundtable, and a variety of investment industry conferences. He has been a frequent guest on CNN and CNBC, and Bloomberg Television. Mr. Gabelli has been with the Gabelli group of companies since 1993. Prior to Gabelli, he began his career in equity arbitrage and research at Lehman Brothers International in London and New York. Mr. Gabelli is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), with a master's degree in business administration, Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and the SEP at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has been a member of several industry associations including The New York Society of Securities Analysts and the Media and Entertainment Analysts of New York, as well as participated in the executive program at Harvard Business School. He is involved with several New York area charitable causes including serving as a founding trustee of the New York Nativity Centers, a full year middle school system operating in lower Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. Additionally, he was involved with St. Ignatius School, and the Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, NY. Mr. Gabelli serves on the Board of Directors for the United Nations’ (IIE, NLG) “Institute of International Education New Leaders Group” which helps administer Fulbright scholarships and was previously on the board of the John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, and on the investment board of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Mr. Gabelli's qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive knowledge of the Company's business and industry due his longstanding service on the Board of Directors, as well as his financial expertise and leadership experience as an executive of various investment firms.
Mr. Hunter joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in May 2013. Mr. Hunter has served as Principal, Donald Hunter LLC since April 2007, a consulting practice based in Wellesley, MA. Previously, Mr. Hunter served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Harbor Global Company Limited fromOctober 2000 to December 2006, a public company that owned international investment management and natural resources subsidiaries; Chief Operating Officer, Pioneer Global Investments, a former Division of the Pioneer Group, Inc. from August 1998 to October 2000, a company that provided investment management services and owned several natural resources investments;and Manager of International Finance, the Pioneer Group, Inc. from January 1991 to August 1998. Currently, Mr. Hunter also previously served as a director of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceuticals company (NASDAQ: CBRX), where he also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and as a director of LICT Corporation, an integrated provider of broadband and voice services (OTC PK: LICT). Mr. Hunter brings to the Board financial, operating, corporate development, international and mergers and acquisition experience.
Manjit Kalha joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in July 2011. Mr. Kalha is Chief Executive Officer of Jeet Associates Private Limited; a consulting firm based in New Delhi, India, that provides business strategy, finance, and taxation advisory services. He holds the role of Chief Executive Officer with Horizon AMC, a firm that provides investment management and consulting services. Mr. Kalha was Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Radiant Polymers Private Limited (2001 to 2006), a manufacturing company of high quality specialty plastic components. He began his career In Arthur Anderson’s New Delhi office and is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Kalha shares with the Board his experience in management and manufacturing operations, and an extensive knowledge of global financial markets.
Mr. Arteaga is a Chartered Financial Analyst and currently the Founder and Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer, Arteaga Capital Management, LLC (2006 to present), an investment manager to alternative global investment funds and provider of equity research services; Portfolio Manager, Arteaga Global Partners, LP (2007 to present), a global equity investment partnership; Managing Member, Arteaga Investment Management Group, LLC (2008 to present), a registered investment advisor; Director, Brick Skirt Holdings, Inc. (2014 to present), owner of a rural local exchange carrier - DFT Communications - headquartered in Fredonia, NY, and was formerly Portfolio Manager, GAMCO Investors, Inc. (1994 to 2006), managing various funds and accounts with mandates including global and telecommunications; Vice President, Equity Research, Telecommunications Leader, Gabelli & Company, Inc., a provider of institutional research and brokerage services (1992 to 2002). Mr. Arteaga brings to the board his extensive financial and investment experience, his knowledge of global financial markets, and his knowledge and experience as an analyst and investor in the communications and satellite industry.
Mr. Lazar is currently Chief Operations Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Efficient Power Conversion, a leading provider of gallium nitride (GaN)-based power management technology; Acting Chief Executive Officer of Freebird Semiconductor Corporation, a high reliability wide-gap power management technology company, and was previously President and CEO of API Technologies Corp., formerly a NASDAQ listed company. Mr. Lazar brings to the Board his experience in management and aerospace manufacturing operations within our industry, and significant mergers and acquisition experience.
Michael J. Ferrantino has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2019. Since 2015, Mr. Ferrantino has served as Chief Executive Officer for InterEx Inc., a full-service company specializing in the design, fabrication, management and service of custom exhibit spaces for the trade show retail and museum markets. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Ferrantino was a Vice President at CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS), a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors, as well as a provider of electronics manufacturing services to manufacturers in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace industries. Prior to this, Mr. Ferrantino spent 11 years at Valpey-Fisher Corporation (NASDAQ:VPF); a company specializing in the marketing, design, and manufacture of high-accuracy frequency control subsystems used in digital and optical telecommunications systems. Mr. Ferrantino served in several leadership roles at VPF; most recently as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Ferrantino served as Vice President at Performax, Inc. from 2001 to 2003. Performax is a company that specialized in the design, administration, and management of fully customized health and benefit plans. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Ferrantino was a Vice President at Bicycle Health Benefits, Inc. after beginning his career at Eaton Corporation as a Product Marketing Manager. Mr. Ferrantino graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering and earned his MBA from Loyola College in 2003.
John Mega currently serves as President of LGL Systems Acquisition Corp (NYSE: DFNS), since September, 2019. Mr. Mega was an original founding member of L3. Mr. Mega built and managed several divisions at L3 since its formation in 1997 after spinning off from Lockheed Martin. Prior to his retirement in 2018, he was a corporate Senior Vice President and President of L3’s Communication Systems, one of the four L3 major business segments. Earlier in his career, he had been President of L3’s Microwave Group, President of Narda Microwave, President of Logimetrics, Inc, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of at Lockheed Martin Corp’s Tactical Defense Systems, Group Controller at Loral Corp and a principal at Raytheon Company (RTN:NYSE). He received a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and is a member of American Mensa Ltd.