Chairman of the Board
Mr. Cohen joined GTCR in 2003 and currently serves as a Managing Director of the firm. He previously worked at Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and in the Mergers & Acquisitions group of Salomon Smith Barney. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Mr. Cohen is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Cohen is currently a director at AssuredPartners and RevSpring and previously served on the board of directors for Callcredit, Funtech, Ironshore, Optimal Blue and Protection 1.
Mr. Hack has served as the Chief Executive Officer for Paya since November 2018. Under his leadership the company quickly accelerated its technology and product roadmaps, enhanced its client implementation scale, integrated its First Billing and Stewardship acquisitions, and expanded its sales and go to market strategy. Previously, Mr. Hack held several leadership positions and sat on the Management Committee at First Data where he was an integral part of the leadership team that transformed First Data, leading to a successful IPO. Prior to First Data, Mr. Hack was Chief Operating Officer at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Executive Vice President and Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Chase. Mr. Hack received his MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Chukwu has served as Chair of the board of directors of Exago Inc. since 2016, and has served as a director on the board of Invatron Systems Corp. since July 2020. Most recently, Mr. Chukwu became a director of Pole Star Space Applications Limited in April 2021, and of Opus Agency in January 2021. From 2013 to 2020, Mr. Chukwu was the Chief Executive Officer of Aventri, a cloud-based enterprise Event Management Software. Mr. Chukwu also served for six months as the Executive Chairman of Aventri’s board of directors following its acquisition by HGGC, LLC. Prior to his time with Aventri, Mr. Chukwu was an Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Triple Point Technology, an enterprise software company, from 2006 to 2013. In addition, Mr. Chukwu served as the Chief Financial Officer of Healthcare Software Synergies before it was acquired by United Healthcare, and at LexBridge Corporation, before it was acquired by PKS. Mr. Chukwu attended the University of New Haven, where he earned an MBA and received an honorary Ph.D. in Business Administration.
Mr. Gordon currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Altus Group Limited (TSX: AIF). Previously, Mr. Gordon served as the Chief Executive Officer of Callcredit Information Group from 2014 to 2019. Mr. Gordon has actively worked as a non-executive director on several companies in the United States and United Kingdom, including Constructionline, Zoopla/Hometrack, FinTech and ArisGlobal. Prior to joining Callcredit Mr. Gordon spent nine years in a range of senior leadership roles at FICO (NYSE: FICO) joining in 2005 as Vice President — Global Insurance Industry Lead and was promoted to additional positions including FICO’s Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA and Executive Vice President of Sales, Services and Marketing. Prior to joining FICO in 2005, Mr. Gordon spent more than 13 years in the financial services industry. As a vice president at Capgemini (formerly Ernst & Young Consulting LLP), Mr. Gordon provided strategic and operational solutions to banking and insurance providers, and he led the Insurance Centre of Excellence and Solutions. Mr. Gordon has a BS in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Northwestern University and an MBA in Finance and Business Economics from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Larsen served as Chief Operations Officer of First Data Corp (NYSE: FDC, now NASDAC: FISV) from 2013 to 2018. Prior to joining First Data Corp, Ms. Larsen held various senior operating and technology roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) from 2005 to 2013, most recently as an Executive Vice President responsible for firm-wide process improvement and enterprise program management, with a focus on control and integration efforts. Prior to joining JPMorgan in 2005, Ms. Larsen spent eleven years at CITI (NYSE: C) and ten years at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture NYSE: ACN). Ms. Larsen has served as a director for the Canadian Imperial Bank Commerce (NYSE: CM) since April 2016. Ms. Larsen has a Master’s in Information Management from Syracuse University and a BA in English Literature from Cornell College.
Mr. McConnell joined GTCR in 2014 and is currently a Principal with the firm. Prior to joining GTCR, Mr. McConnell worked as an Associate at TPG Capital and as an Analyst in the Financial Institutions group at Goldman Sachs. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in finance with highest honors from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Mr. Roche has been with GTCR since 1996 and currently serves as a Managing Director of the firm. Prior to joining GTCR, Mr. Roche was an Associate at EVEREN Securities in Chicago and an Analyst with Goldman, Sachs & Company in New York. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and Henry Ford II Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in political economy with honors from Williams College. Mr. Roche is head of the Financial Services & Technology group at GTCR. Mr. Roche was previously a director of GTCR public company investments including PrivateBancorp, Syniverse, Transaction Network Services and VeriFone.
Anna May Trala
Ms. Trala has served as GTCR’s Chief Financial Officer since 2003 and currently serves as a Managing Director of the firm. She was previously a partner in the Transaction Advisory Services group at Ernst & Young. While at Ernst & Young, Ms. Trala was involved in more than 100 transactions in multiple sectors, including transaction processing, IT services, healthcare, and education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Goldey Beacom College and is a CPA.
Mr. Yarbrough’s professional experience includes over 20 years in public accounting, primarily with Ernst & Young and BDO Seidman, LLP. Currently a private investor, he also served as the chief executive officer of 3Point Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Prior to that, Mr. Yarbrough was a principal at CrossHill Financial Group Inc., a company he co-founded, which provided investment banking services and venture debt financing to growth companies. He has served on the board of directors of Solera Holdings, Inc., Cision Ltd. and DigitalNet Holdings, Inc., as well as several other public companies. Mr. Yarbrough has a bachelor’s degree in management sciences from Duke University.