BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chief Executive Officer
Robert J. Laikin, who served as chairman of the board after co-founding Novus Capital Corporation II with Larry M. Paulson and Vince Donargo, recently was named chief executive officer. With more than 20 years of experience in the technology hardware, software, distribution and value-added marketplace, Laikin has a keen interest in technological innovation. In addition to his appointment at Novus, Mr. Laikin serves as non-executive chairman of the board of Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG), managing member and founder at L7 Investments LLC and board member with Eskenazi Health Foundation. Previously, he’s held leadership posts at Ingram Micro Inc. and Brightpoint, Inc. Mr. Laikin holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University.
Chairman of the Board
Jeff Foster brings more than 15 years of experience funding early-stage growth companies as an entrepreneur and investor in the wellness, financial management, cold storage, software and logistics industries. Mr. Foster is an active real-estate investor managing a portfolio of multi-family, single-family and commercial assets and a managing member of New Frontier, LLC. Previously, he was a professional basketball player with the Indiana Pacers.
Ron Sznaider brings more than 20 years of experience in global cloud, environmental and software technologies. He is the founder and president of Sznaider Consulting LLC, which provides expert business advisory services. He also serves as vice chairman at DTN, the independent and trusted sourced of actionable insights for millions of customers focused on feeding, fueling and protecting the world. Additionally, Mr. Sznaider has served as executive vice present at Telvent and senior vice president at Schneider Electric. He has vast experience with mergers, acquisitions and divestments, including a $1 billion private equity transaction.