Lynn S. Blake
Director Since: May, 2022
Lynn S. Blake has served as an independent consultant since October 2021. Previously, Ms. Blake served in various positions at State Street Global Advisors, Inc. ("SSGA"), the investment management division of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), a financial services company, including as Executive Vice President and Global Chief lnvestment Officer of Equity Indexing, Smart Beta and Environmental, Social, and Governance strategies, overseeing SSGA's ESG data, research and asset stewardship activities, from January 2011 to September 2021, Head of Non-US Equity Indexing, from 1999 to 2010, and Senior Portfolio Manager, from 1990 to 1999. Ms. Blake served on the board of directors of SSGA Trust Company, the governing board for SSGA Institutional Products and SPDR SPY and DIA ETFs, from January 2018 to September 2021, and at times, served as a member of SSGA's Global Fiduciary and Conduct Committee, Investment Committee, Executive Management Group, and the State Street Conduct Risk Committee. Additionally, Ms. Blake has served on the advisory boards of The Posse Foundation, a college access and youth leadership development program, since 2016 and the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School, a premier research institution, from September 2020 to October 2021. Ms. Blake was also a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a nonprofit organization which connects businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability, from 2016 to September 2021. She received a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Ms. Blake is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Director Since: January, 2009
Anthony Bossone has been the Chief Financial Officer of Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc., a broker-dealer and global placement agent dedicated to raising capital for alternative investment funds, since 2003. In this role, Mr. Bossone directs and oversees all global financial and administrative functions of the broker-dealer, including financial accounting and reporting, regulatory compliance, planning and analysis, treasury, tax, legal, payroll, human resources, benefits, insurance and other corporate matters. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Bossone was the Assistant Controller at SAC Capital Advisors, LLC, a hedge fund advisory firm, and from 1999 until 2001, Mr. Bossone served as an equity trader at Schonfeld Securities, LLC, a securities trading firm. Mr. Bossone began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1993 where he was an audit manager until 1999. Mr. Bossone received his B.S. in Business and Economics with highest honors from Lehigh University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Bossone is also NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Directorship Certified.
Director Since: January, 2021
Smita Conjeevaram retired in 2013 after a 19-year career in the global investment and hedge fund industry. Her most recent position was as the Chief Financial Officer – Credit Hedge Funds and Deputy Chief Financial Officer – Credit Funds for Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment firm, where she served from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Conjeevaram served as the Chief Financial Officer of Everquest Financial LLC, a specialty finance company, from 2006 to 2009, and Strategic Value Partners LLC, a leading global investment firm, from 2004 to 2005. Ms. Conjeevaram began her career as a tax specialist at two Big-4 public accounting firms and is a Certified Public Accountant. In January 2021, Ms. Conjeevaram joined the Board of Directors of McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC), a diversified business-to-business rental company, and SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), an aircraft leasing company. She also has served as a director of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSNC), an investment and financial management software and service provider for the global financial services industry, since November 2015. Ms. Conjeevaram is currently a member of the audit committee of each of these firms. Ms. Conjeevaram received her B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from Butler University and a B.A. in Economics from Ethiraj College, Madras, India.
Director Since: August, 2023
Rilla Delorier, a C-suite leader with over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Digital Transformation Officer at Umpqua Bank, from April 2017 until August 2020. Prior to that, she held various roles at SunTrust Bank from February 2006 until February 2016, including Executive Vice President, Head of the Retail Bank, Chief Marketing Officer and Wealth Management Marketing Director. She also served as Chief Marketing Officer, among other roles, at PNC Advisors from 1999 to 2006. Since June 2022, Ms. Delorier has served on the Board of Directors of Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (NYSE: AUB), a regional bank headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and is a member of its risk and compensation committees. Since November 2020, Ms. Delorier has served on the Board of Directors of Coastal Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CCB), a community bank and a leader in providing banking as a service (BaaS) to digital financial service providers, and is a member of the audit and compensation committees. Ms. Delorier also has served as a director of Nymbus, Inc., a provider of banking technology solutions for financial institutions, since November 2020, and Central City Concern, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness, since June 2018. Ms. Delorier received her B.S. from the University of Virginia and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Director Since: September, 2022
Daniela Mielke is Managing Partner of Commerce Technology Advisors, LLC, a privately held firm which she founded in April 2016, and which provides consulting services to technology, financial services and private equity companies on organic and inorganic growth strategies including building payment businesses and using artificial intelligence. From February 2018 to December 2020, she served as the Chief Executive Officer, North America of RS2 Inc., one of the leading providers of payment processing services in Europe and Asia Pacific. From September 2013 to April 2016, Ms. Mielke was Chief Strategy and Product Officer at Vantiv, Inc., which was at the time the largest merchant acquirer in the United States. From May 2010 to September 2013, she was VP, Head of Global Strategy and Market Intelligence for PayPal Inc. Ms. Mielke co-founded a-connect in 2001, a consulting firm which provides consulting services to financial service and other clients, and rejoined in 2007 until 2009 to establish and direct new operations for the West Coast and lead its global marketing function. From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Mielke served as VP of Product and SVP of Strategy and Market Intelligence at Visa International. From 1998 to 2002, Ms. Mielke was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of FTAC Athena Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FTAA), a SPAC, since February 2021, and Nuvei Corporation (TSX: NVEI and NVEI.U), a global payment technology provider, since August 2020. She also has been a director of The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBBK), a bank holding company, and its subsidiary bank, The Bancorp Bank, since August 2019. Ms. Mielke also currently serves on the Board of Directors of FINCA International, a global NGO dedicated to alleviating poverty. Ms. Mielke received her bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the École hôtelière de Lausanne, an M.B.A. in International Management from the IMD Business School and an M.S. in Economics from the University of Fribourg. Ms. Mielke is also NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Directorship Certified.
Director Since: June, 2023
Shamla Naidoo has served as Head of Cloud Strategy and Innovation of Netskope Inc., a private company providing global cybersecurity services, since June 2021. From August 2015 to June 2021, she served as the Global Chief Information Security Officer and Information Technology Risk Managing Partner of International Business Machines Corp., or IBM, a global technology company. From May 2011 to August 2015, she served as Chief Information Security Officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a hospitality company now owned by Marriott International, Inc., and in 2009, she led the Technology, Physical and Intellectual Property protection function for Bridgewater Associates, an investment management firm. From 2007 to 2008, Ms. Naidoo served as Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Information Officer at WellPoint, Inc. (now known as Elevance Health, Inc.), a health benefits company. She also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Worldwide Technology Risk for Northern Trust Corporation, a financial services company, from 2005 to 2007, as Vice President, Security/Technology Architecture and Compliance of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., a bank headquartered in the Netherlands, from 2001 to 2005, and as Vice President, Technology, Chief Information Officer of Leo Burnett Technology Group, a communications agency, from 2000 to 2001. Prior to Leo Burnett, Ms. Naidoo held various roles with the U.S. consulting division of Spherion Corporation, a staffing and recruiting firm, Anglo American plc, a global mining company, South African Petroleum Refineries, an international oil refinery, and South African Druggists, a pharmaceutical company.
Ms. Naidoo currently serves as a director of StoneBridge Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: APAC), a SPAC. She is also on the Board of Directors of Reference Point LLC, a private consulting company, and the Board of Directors of QBE North America, a division of QBE Insurance Group Ltd., a publicly-traded insurance company headquartered in Australia. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law since 2010, where she develops and teaches courses on information technology, security and privacy law, and she has been a faculty member at the Institute for Applied Network Security since 2021. She frequently speaks at the American Bar Association and formerly served as the Committee Chair on Legal Technology for the Illinois State Bar Association. Ms. Naidoo received a diploma in Management Information Systems from the South African Institute of Management, bachelor’s degrees in Information Systems and in Economics from the University of South Africa, and a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School (now the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law). She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Washington, D.C.
Independent Chair of the Board
Director Since: July, 2013
Win Neuger has served as our non-executive Chair of the Board since June 2023. He is an independent investor and consultant. From July 2014 until June 2015, he served as Chairman of EcoAlpha Asset Management LLC, a private investment management company focused on investing in companies providing solutions to the global problems of burdened resources. From March 2012 until January 2013, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of PineBridge Investments, an independent asset manager offering investment opportunities in emerging and developed markets, and from March 2010 to March 2012, he served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Executive Committee. From January 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Neuger served as Executive Vice President of American International Group ("AIG"), an international insurance organization serving commercial, institutional and individual customers, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Investments, AIG's asset management company. Prior to January 2009, in addition to these positions, he also served as Chief Investment Officer of AIG. Prior to AIG, Mr. Neuger served as both Managing Director, Fixed Income and, subsequently, as Managing Director, Global Equities at Bankers Trust Company. Before Bankers Trust, he was Chief Investment Officer at Western Asset Management. He also served as Head of Fixed Income at Northwestern National Bank. Mr. Neuger previously served on our Board of Directors from January 2007 to December 2009. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Neuger Communications Group, a private strategic marketing communications and public relations firm. Mr. Neuger received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business.
Director Since: June, 2023
Tonia Pankopf is Managing Partner of Pareto Advisors, LLC, a consulting firm providing capital investment, financial and strategic advisory services since 2005. She brings 28 years of investment experience researching and valuing corporate securities and managing capital market transactions for domestic and international public and private companies. Most recently, Ms. Pankopf served on the Board of Directors, including on the Valuation, Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, of 180 Degree Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TURN), a registered closed-end investment management company, from August 2020 to May 2023. From November 2012 to November 2022, she served as a director, as well as Audit Chair and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance and CEO Search Committees, of Landec Corporation (formerly NASDAQ: LNDC) (n/k/a Lifecore Biomedical, Inc.), a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization in the pharmaceutical industry. From November 2003 to July 2017, Ms. Pankopf served on the Board of Directors of Oxford Square Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: OXSQ) (formerly TICC Capital Corporation), a registered closed-end investment management company. Earlier in her career, Ms. Pankopf held Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst positions at Goldman Sachs & Co. and Merrill Lynch & Co. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Pankopf served as Managing Director of Palladio Capital Management, an investment advisory firm, and prior to that, she held roles in hedge fund portfolio management at P.A.W. Capital Partners, L.P., an investment advisory firm, from 2001 to 2003. Ms. Pankopf also previously served on the Board of Directors of the University System of Maryland Foundation, from 2006 to 2012. Ms. Pankopf is a Governance Fellow and member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She received a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Maryland and a M.S. from the London School of Economics.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Director Since: October, 1988
Jonathan Steinberg founded WisdomTree and has served as Chief Executive Officer since October 1988 and as President from August 2012 to September 2019. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since October 1988, serving as Chair of the Board from October 1988 to November 2004. Mr. Steinberg is responsible for the creation and development of WisdomTree’s proprietary index methodology. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of Individual Investor and Ticker, two magazines formerly published by the Company. Prior to founding WisdomTree, Mr. Steinberg was employed as an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm, from 1986 to 1988. He is the author of Midas Investing, published by Times Books, a division of Random House, Inc., in 1996. Since May 2022, Mr. Steinberg has served on the Board of Directors of Fnality International Limited, a financial technology firm based in the United Kingdom. He received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 New York Award and the ETF.com Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015. Mr. Steinberg is a frequent speaker at conferences on topics related to digital assets and blockchain-enabled finance and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business on numerous occasions. He attended The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.