Board of Directors

DFIN was spun out from RR Donnelley on October 1, 2016. The objective of the spin was to establish DFIN as a free-standing company with its own leadership, capital priorities and strategy to transition from a print company to a high-valued enterprise software and service company thereby producing sustained value increases for shareholders arising from performance gains and multiple improvements characteristic of enterprise software.

The DFIN Board was newly constructed from criteria that focused on guiding and governing the new company towards that more valuable future.

The criteria were and are:

  • Skills and experience in the several disciplines that are key to an enterprise technology business model
    • Software technology
    • Software marketing
    • Software business models
    • Software industry people network
    • Sitting and former CEO and C-suite experience
  • Skills and experience in Board Governance and Board Committee operation
    • Financial expertise
    • Governance expertise
    • High ethical standards
    • Executive Compensation expertise
    • Cybersecurity expertise
    • Independent and unconflicted with the best interests of the company
  • Diversity
    • Substantial gender and ethnic representation with no compromise of the other criteria.
  • Strong orientation towards increasing shareholder value
    • Public company experience
    • Private Equity experience
    • Mutual Fund investment management experience
    • Requirement for every director to own company shares personally
    • Board compensation to have significant component being share-based

The DFIN Board is unusual in that it is all new and all chosen in strict accordance with the above principles with no legacy directors.

Richard L. Crandall (Rick), Chairman of the Board

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Rick Crandall serves as an independent director and advisor to a number of companies ranging from large to small, public and private. In addition to his software-industry background, he has extensive experience in corporate governance and corporate strategy in several industries being affected by or creating game-changing technology.

Rick brings to the DFIN board a former enterprise-software CEO that successfully executed a strategic transformation, extensive experience in board chairmanships, and a strategist with continuing expertise in enterprise software, cybersecurity and digital transformation.

He was the founder of Comshare, Inc. originally as a pioneer of computer-timesharing services, the predecessor to today’s cloud computing. He took Comshare through one of the earliest public offerings in the tech industry, and then guided it through one of the few total strategic transformations to software products ranging from decision support to business intelligence and executive information systems. Comshare grew rapidly and expanded to 22 countries during Crandall’s 26 year run as CEO. He eventually sold the company to what is today INFOR.

He is the founder and continuing Chairman of the Enterprise Software CEO Roundtable (since 1995), the definitive group of CEOs of the enterprise software industry’s 50 firms with revenue ranging from $100 million to $5 billion. With gatherings twice yearly in New York City and Silicon Valley, the ESR keeps Crandall up-to-date with all of the key issues, opportunities and threats confronting the software industry at the CEO level.

Rick is a cybersecurity expert and serves on the Board of the National Cybersecurity Center (Colorado Springs). The NCC collaborates with the private sector, military and federal agencies to research cyberthreats and educate the public and private sectors. He chairs the core Cyber Committee of the NCC Board and authored the NCC Cybersecurity Oversight Certification Course for executives and board members.

He is Executive Chairman of Pelstar, LLC, manufacturer of the market- leading brand (Health o meter Professional ®) of medical equipment. Pelstar won Private Company Board of the Year Award for 2016, see: http://www.rickcrandall.net/private-company-boards-of-the-year-2016-named-pelstar/.

From 1995 to 2003, Crandall helped Gideon Gartner create Giga Information Group, one of the nation’s premier technology research and advisory firms that went public in the late 1990’s. From 2002 – 2003 he was Chairman of Giga and he oversaw its sale to Forrester Research.

For 13 years, he was “foreign country person” board member of Beacon Information Technology, one of Japan’s largest software companies, and assisted in its attempts to breakout beyond its local Japanese borders.

Crandall was Chairman of Novell, Inc. in its later years. He oversaw the sale of Novell to a trio of private equity firms and simultaneously much of its patent library to a consortium of Microsoft, Apple Computer, Oracle and EMC.

Crandall was the technology advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2008. He served as Chairman of ITAA, the association for the computer software and services industry. He served on the ITAA Board for over 20 years and chaired its strategic planning committee for 12 years.

In the year of the 25th anniversary of the birth of the software industry, Crandall was selected as “One of the 5 Leading Pioneers of the Computer Industry” (ref.: ICP Business Software Review). Crandall received the 1992 Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from the University of Michigan Business School and Harvard Business School Alumni groups.

He currently serves on the Boards of several game-changing technology companies including:

WP Engine (Austin, TX) – a leading high-growth provider of enterprise-scale Wordpress software, support services, security and hosting. Wordpress is responsible for 26% of all North American internet traffic.

Actv8.me – a digital customer-engagement software platform for the media and retail industries.

Diebold Nixdorf. (NYSE – DBD), where he is Chairman of the Technology Strategy and Innovation Committee.

Rick is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Wharton Executive Education Program, Boards That Lead governance initiative.

Crandall attended the University of Michigan where he received a BS Electrical Engineering, BS Math and a Masters in Industrial Engineering, 1966.

He is a New York City native and now lives in Aspen, CO where he is an avid mountain climber (to date having summited all of Colorado’s 58 “fourteeners,” ref: http://rickcrandall.net/wp/climb-stories/), cyclist and skier. He is married to Pamela Clavette Levy. His place in the history of the computer industry can be found in several articles at: http://rickcrandall.net/wp/computer-history/.

Luis A. Aguilar

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Luis Aguilar is an expert in corporate governance with a unique background in compliance, as general counsel to a major investment management firm and in governmental regulation and oversight of public companies. He has been named a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors, which is recognized as the Gold Standard Director Credential demonstrating a commitment to the highest standard of boardroom excellence.

Luis brings to the DFIN board, in addition to an extensive board governance background, a board member who is ideally relevant to the company’s offerings, namely his expertise in the Global Capital Markets and Global Investment Management Markets.

Most recently, he served as a Commissioner at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He was originally appointed by President George W. Bush in 2008 and was reappointed by President Barack Obama in 2011. Luis served in this role until the end of 2015 and became the eighth longest-serving Commissioner in SEC history. In the SEC’s more than 80-year history, he has been one of only three Commissioners to have been nominated by two U.S. Presidents from two different political parties.

At the SEC, Luis had a major impact on improving transparency and accountability. Luis also focused on improving the Commission's lack of data or analytics regarding the markets it was tasked with regulating. During his tenure, the Commission created several new offices to specifically address this concern, including the Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics.

Prior to becoming Commissioner, Luis served as the General Counsel, Head of Compliance, Executive Vice President, and Corporate Secretary of Invesco Inc., with responsibility for all legal and compliance matters regarding Invesco Institutional (Invesco is an Atlanta-based global investment management firm with more than $790 billion assets under management); and Partner of several prominent national law firms, including McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP (subsequently merged with Dentons US LLP); Alston & Bird LLP; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; and Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy LLP (subsequently merged with Bryan Cave LLP).

He began his legal career as an attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Nanci E. Caldwell

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Nanci E. Caldwell served as the Chief Marketing Officer for PeopleSoft from 2001 until its 2005 acquisition by Oracle Corporation for approximately $10.0 billion. PeopleSoft was a leader in the development of enterprise application software, such as customer relations management, human resources management, financial management and supply chain management.

In her role as Chief Marketing Officer, Nanci managed a global team of more than 450 employees and held responsibility for all aspects of marketing. During the bid by Oracle to acquire PeopleSoft, Nanci played a key role in maximizing shareholder value during the 18 month unsolicited tender offer process and reported directly to the board in this capacity.

Nanci brings to the DFIN board more than 20 years of marketing, brand management and sales expertise specifically in the enterprise software space.

She started her career within sales for Xerox in 1979 before moving-to Hewlett-Packard in 1982. She spent the next 20 years with HP in sales and marketing roles of increasing responsibility. In her last role with HP, Nanci served as Group Marketing Manager of HP Services and oversaw worldwide marketing strategy and plans for the $8.0 billion consulting, outsourcing, education, support and Internet services division.

During her career, she transitioned between sales and marketing roles, and has built a strong understanding of market dynamics, competitive forces and marketing demands in the B2B enterprise technology market.

Nanci has been and continues to be in high demand for tech company Boards. She currently serves on the Boards of Citrix Systems, Equinix, Talend and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Previously she has served on the Boards of Tibco Software, JDA Software, RedPrairie, Deltek, Hyperion Solutions, Network General, LiveOps, and Sophos.

Charles D. Drucker

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Charles Drucker is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Worldpay, Inc., a global leader in integrated omni-commerce payments that processes more than 40 billion credit and debit card transactions annually. He also is chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Worldpay, Inc. was formed in early 2018, when Cincinnati-based Vantiv, Inc. acquired Worldpay Group plc, a London-based leader in global eCommerce and technology-led payment solutions.

Charles previously served as CEO of Vantiv; he joined Vantiv in 2004 and led its separation from Fifth Third Bancorp in 2009. Charles took Vantiv public through a well-received initial public offering in 2012. Through visionary leadership and strategic acquisitions, Charles has built Worldpay into the No. 1 global acquirer (Nilson Report).

His entire 35-year career has been in the financial services industry. Prior to his appointment as Vantiv CEO, Charles was President of Fifth Third Processing Solutions; the division later became Vantiv. He also previously led Fifth Third’s Investment Advisors division, which included Private Bank, Securities Retail Brokerage, Asset Management and Institutional Services.

Preceding Fifth Third, Charles was with First Data Corporation and Wells Fargo.

Gary G. Greenfield

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Since 2013, Gary G. Greenfield serves as a Partner at Court Square Capital Partners, an NYC-based Private Equity firm that focuses on US-based middle-market companies within the business services, general industrial, healthcare, and technology and telecommunications industries. Known for his expertise and success in turning around struggling companies, Gary brings 40-plus years of technology experience (nearly 20 of those as the CEO).

In addition to his CEO experience, Gary brings to DFIN eight years of experience working with PE firms that specialize primarily in the technology sector, serving as an operating partner of Francisco Partners and investment partner at Court Square Capital. Gary brings more than 40 years of experience within the technology sector and has been five-times CEO of software companies.

Prior to joining Court Square Capital, he served as CEO of Avid Technology, Inc. from 2008 until 2013. Avid developed and sold software solutions to the broadcast and entertainment industry. Gary was recruited to Avid to put the company back on solid footing after many of its customers and investors believed the company had grown too quickly through acquisitions and failed to continue to support its current customer base with quality and innovative products. Within 20 months, Gary improved gross margins and reduced operating expenses for the several hundred million revenues company and had repaired customer relationships with major media companies.

Gary is also credited with turning around Merant plc in 2001, Peregrine Systems in 2003 and GXS in 2007. Merant was formed through the merger of Intersolv, where Gary had served as CEO, and Micro Focus.

Crisis Response: Gary is known as a turn-around executive. Perhaps the best example of Gary displaying success in crisis response is his role as the CEO of Peregrine Systems, where he led the company out of bankruptcy after an accounting scandal, caused by others, and onto solid footing. The company was successfully sold to HP in 2005 for approximately $425 million.

Daniel N. Leib, DFIN CEO; Board Member

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Dan Leib has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) board since DFIN became an independent public company in 2016. Dan has significant management experience, including strategy, mergers & acquisitions, treasury, investor relations, operations and international. Prior to DFIN becoming an independent public company, Dan was with predecessor company, RR Donnelley since 2004. Dan’s roles included Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President from 2011 until the spin-off. Prior to that, Dan held various positions of increasing responsibility including Group Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Mergers & Acquisition, Treasurer, and Vice President of Investor Relations.

Prior to RR Donnelley, Dan was with Interpublic Group of Companies, Dun & Bradstreet, Sears and Andersen Consulting.

Dan serves as an Independent Trustee of William Blair Mutual Funds. He graduated from New York University with a MBA and from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a BS in Finance.

Lois M. Martin

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Lois Martin is currently Chief Financial Officer at Mortenson Companies. She is a seasoned financial expert, recognized as a transformational executive leader and independent board member with a proven track record of creating shareholder value in public and private companies across multiple industries with varying capital structures.

With 30 years of financial experience, Lois brings to DFIN public-company financial expertise and board service, with unique background in corporate restructurings and insight into the challenges and successes of capital restructurings, including spin-offs.

She was previously CFO at Ceridian Corp., Capella Education Co. (NASDAQ: CPLA), and Deluxe Corp (NYSE: DLX). She is not only a financial expert, but relevant to DFIN’s short history, she has overseen business transformations, executing capital restructurings and separation and spin-offs of businesses. She led the IPO of Capella and eFunds from Deluxe. Lois is experienced with the successful strategic turnarounds of companies, along with evaluation and execution of acquisitions and divestitures within existing businesses.

Lois currently serves on the board of Raven Industries (NASDAQ: RAVN) and has prior board service at ADC Telecommunications (NASDAQ: ADCT) and MTS Systems (NASDAQ: MTSC).

Lois began her career in public accounting with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Lois has been recognized as Outstanding Director of the Year by Twin Cities Magazine.

Juliet S. Ellis

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Juliet Ellis is currently Chief Investment Officer of US Growth Equities for Invesco, Inc. and has held that role since 2008. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing the allocation and management of over $25 billion in assets across nine fund strategies. Juliet has been a highly-ranked equity analyst and portfolio manager for nearly her entire career and her funds have been recognized by independent industry research firms as top performers against their peers and investment benchmarks.

Juliet brings powerful and experienced perspectives on shareholder priorities, capital allocation and shareholder communication among other strengths to the DFIN Board.

Prior to joining Invesco, she served as a Portfolio Manager for JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its predecessors and as a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch & Company.

Juliet attended Indiana University where she graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Economics and Political Science in 1981.

During her career, Juliet emerged as one of the industry’s top portfolio managers in small-cap equities and received accolades including a four-star Morningstar rating (out of five), a Lipper ranking in the top third of small-cap growth strategies across multiple time horizons and ranking in the 37th percentile among her core peer group.

In 2008, in addition to her role as Portfolio Manager, Juliet was named to her current role as Chief Investment Officer of US Growth Equities, with three primary responsibilities. The first is risk oversight, overseeing all US growth-equity strategies ensuring that each strategy’s risk profile is within its stated tolerance and in the best interest of shareholders. Second is a focus on culture and talent, including hiring the best talent, providing the right tools, and creating a collaborative, research-sharing culture.

Her third responsibility as CIO has been managing the relationship between US growth equities and corporate by sitting on the Global Investment Council.

As Chief Investment Officer of US Growth Equities for Invesco, she has been most recently responsible for 25 people across nine growth-equity funds, totaling $30 billion in assets under management.

Jeff Jacobowitz

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Jeff Jacobowitz is the founder and managing member of Simcoe Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm formed in February 2003. Previously, he was a research analyst and managing director with Robotti & Company LLC, an investment research firm, from 2002 to 2014. He was a research analyst with Naples, Florida-based Private Capital Management, an investment management firm from 1999 to 2002 and a research analyst with Robotti & Company, LLC from 1996 to 1999. Prior to 1996, he was a senior accountant with Deloitte & Touche LLP, a public accounting firm. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Jeff has provided prior board service at Exar Corporation, Telular Corporation and Alloy Inc.