Jean Smith

Jean Smith

Director

Ms. Jean Smith has been a director since December 2003 and serves as chairperson of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Ms. Smith is the CEO of West Knoll Collection, LLC, a home furnishings company.  From 2009 to 2013 she was a Managing Director of Gordian Group, LLC. Prior to joining Gordian Group, Ms. Smith was Managing Director in Direct Investing at Plainfield Asset Management from 2006 to 2008. From 2004 to 2006 she was the President of Sure Fit Inc., a home textiles company that was owned at the time by D.E. Shaw Laminar Portfolios. She was a consultant on various special situation financing projects from 2001 to 2004. Ms. Smith has approximately 25 years of investment and international banking experience, having held positions with Banker Trust Company, Citicorp Investment Bank, Security Pacific Merchant Bank, UBS Securities and U.S. Bancorp Libra.