Board of Directors
Unparalleled experience and expertise in the consumer packaged goods, retail and technology industries
Richard H. Lenny
Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2013

Richard H. Lenny currently serves on the board of directors of McDonald’s Corporation, Discover Financial Services, and ConAgra Foods, Inc. Mr. Lenny holds more than three decades of experience in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) arena. Most recently, Lenny served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Hershey Company, president of Nabisco Biscuit Company, and president of Pillsbury, North America. Prior to this, he spent 18 years at Kraft Foods, Inc., where he held a number of senior marketing and sales positions.

Andrew Appel
Board Member since 2012

Andrew Appel is the current president and chief executive officer of IRI. Mr. Appel possesses a strong track record in leading global professional service organizations and deep experience in technology. Before joining IRI, he held a number of senior leadership positions for Chicago-based professional service firms including CEO of Aon Consulting, CEO of Aon Benfield, COO of Aon Corporation, executive vice president Shared Services (Global IT, Real Estate and Procurement) of Aon Corporation and senior vice president of Revenue Operations for Accretive Health. Prior to Aon, he spent 15 years at McKinsey and Company as a senior partner.

Jeffrey P. Ansell
Board Member since 2012

Jeffrey P. Ansell is the current president and chief executive officer of Sun Products Corp. Previously, Mr. Ansell was chief executive officer of Pinnacle Foods and spent 25 years with Procter & Gamble, most recently as president of the Iams Pet Care subsidiary.

Lawrence Benjamin
Board Member since 2012

Lawrence Benjamin is currently a senior advisor at New Mountain Capital. Mr. Benjamin has more than 25 years of experience leading food companies in the retail, consumer packaged goods and foodservice industries. Most recently, he held several executive positions at Royal Ahold, including chief executive officer of U.S. Foodservice, chief operating officer of Ahold's U.S. retail businesses, executive vice president of Royal Ahold and member of the company's global board. Previously, he was the chief executive officer of The NutraSweet Company, Specialty Foods, and Stella Foods and president of the frozen meals division of Kraft.

Raj Gupta
Board Member since 2012

Raj Gupta is currently a senior advisor at New Mountain Capital. Prior to New Mountain Capital, Mr. Gupta was chairman and chief executive officer of Rohm and Haas.

Lawrence Jackson
Board Member since 2012

Lawrence Jackson is currently a senior advisor at New Mountain Capital. Mr. Jackson has more than 30 years of experience with several leading consumer products and retail companies, including president and chief executive officer of Global Procurement at Walmart, president and chief operating officer of Dollar General and executive positions at Safeway and PepsiCo.

Don W. McGeorge
Board Member since 2012

Currently retired, Don W. McGeorge was president and chief operating officer of Kroger Co. Mr. McGeorge was responsible for Kroger’s supermarket divisions, including advertising, manufacturing, merchandising, procurement, pharmacy and retail operations.

Steven Klinsky
Board Member since 2012

Steven Klinsky is the managing director, founder, and chief executive officer of New Mountain Capital. Prior to founding New Mountain Capital, Mr. Klinsky was a co-founder of Goldman Sachs’s Leverage Buyout Group and a partner at Forstmann Little.

Mathew J. Lori
Board Member since 2012

Mathew J. Lori is currently a managing director at New Mountain Capital. Prior to joining New Mountain, Mr. Lori was a managing director of CCMP Capital Advisors and its predecessor firm, J.P. Morgan Partners.
 

Jack Qian
Board Member since 2016

Jack Qian is a director at New Mountain Capital since 2007. He previously worked in the Global Technology Group at Morgan Stanley in New York. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University in 2005. He is currently a director of HealthPort Technologies and Equian.

Jeffrey Rowbottom
Board Member since 2017

 

Jeffrey Rowbottom is a Managing Director at PSP Investments USA and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.  Jeff has more than 20 years of leveraged finance and capital markets experience, and served in senior roles at Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital.  Prior to joining PSP Investments, Jeff was Head of Capital Markets for KKR in the Americas.

Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University at Albany (SUNY) and an MBA from Columbia University.  In addition to IRi, he sits on the board of directors of the Melanoma Research Alliance, Cure CMD (Congenital Muscular Dystrophy) and the Elisabeth Morrow School.