Mr. Salzman has been a director since November 2022. Mr. Salzman currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of publicly traded Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., which he joined in 2020. From 2018 to 2022, Mr. Salzman served as the chairman of the board of SolAero Technologies Corp, a leading manufacturer of satellite solar array panels serving the defense and communications industry. Mr. Salzman has a 25-year track record partnering with public and private growth companies as an investor, board member, and strategic advisor. He has worked in M&A, restructuring, and growth and special situations investing at several investment banks and private equity funds, including Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. His industry experience includes technology, software, communications, defense, medical devices, manufacturing, and business services.
Since 2008, Mr. Salzman has served as an independent director, executive chairman, non-executive chairman, audit committee chairman, compensation committee chairman, and M&A committee chairman at over 25 public and private companies, including portfolio companies of Carlyle Group, Blackstone, and Francisco Partners. Past board positions include Zenefits, Carnegie Learning, ColorEdge, Capstone Nutrition, FragranceNet, Centinel Spine, ASG Technologies, Sorenson Communications, Syncardia Systems, ShoreTel, and Firth Rixson. He currently serves as an independent director, member of the Audit Committee, and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at publicly traded 8x8, Inc. Mr. Salzman earned a B.A. Honors from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard University. Mr. Salzman’s expertise in capital markets, technology, M&A, and corporate governance brings a valuable perspective to the board.