Biography

William F. Sharpe III

William F. Sharpe, III has served as one of our directors since May 2012. Mr. Sharpe has served as a Partner of Pathfinder Companies, LLC since December 2015.  From September 2009 to December 2015, Mr. Sharpe served as a Partner and a Managing Director of Quetico Partners, LLC, a boutique investment banking firm. From July 2007 to August 2009, he was Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Lazard Middle Market, a subsidiary of Lazard, Ltd. which provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and public and private capital raising to the middle market, following the acquisition by Lazard, Freres & Company of Goldsmith, Agio, Helms & Lynner, LLC ("Goldsmith-Agio"). He was with Goldsmith-Agio, a private investment banking firm, from February 1998 to July 2007, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director from 2002 to July 2007. Mr. Sharpe currently serves on the board of Coughlan Companies. He also serves as a senior advisor to AbeTech, Inc.  Mr. Sharpe was named an NACD Governance Fellow in December 2016.