Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Sharon Daniels is a member of the shareholder group that founded Arria NLG. She has over 20 years’ experience in branding and strategic business development. She also has extensive international experience with technology and financial service companies and has consulted to global giants including AIG, ConAgra and Flextronics.
Sharon is a founder of Diligent (NZX:DIL), and served on the Diligent board through 2010, where she also held an executive position as Chief Marketing Officer responsible for creating and maintaining the Diligent global brand and the Diligent Boardbooks graphical user interface. She was instrumental in developing and managing the strategic direct mail programme that substantially impacted the global expansion of Diligent. Prior to joining the Diligent Partners Consulting Group, Sharon was a vice president at the US-based company PaperDirect, Inc. where she was instrumental in growing sales from US$5 million to US$120 million within a 3-year period. This growth led to Deluxe Corporation acquiring PaperDirect for US$100 million. Sharon Daniels lives in New Jersey, USA.
Independent Non-Executive Director and
Deputy Chairman of the Board
Falcon Clouston has over 30 years experience in the financial service industry as a merchant banker and share broker. During this time he was a partner and/or director at Jarden’s/CSFB and a member of the NZSX. For the past 10 years Falcon has served as a professional company director. Falcon’s past Government appointments included; membership of the New Zealand Securities Commission, membership of the Todd Superannuation Taskforce, and Chair of the New Zealand Fast Forward Fund Limited. Falcon’s past regulatory roles included; the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal and, the ICANZ Appeals Council. His past directorships include: Tower Trust Limited, Tower Managed Funds Limited, and Landcorp Farming Limited. His present directorships include: Chair of NZX listed Kirkcaldie & Stains Limited, Chair of Titan Group and Titan Cranes Limited, Chair of Results.Com Limited, Director of Perpetual Capital Funds Management Limited, and Director of NZX listed Colonial Motors Limited. Falcon is a fellow of the Institute of Directors and holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree. Falcon is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Falcon is based in New Zealand.
Stuart T. Sugarman
Mr. Sugarman is the Chief Executive Officer of Attollo Capital LLC. Attollo Capital focuses on alternative investment products, structuring, management, marketing and distribution. Attollo has represented numerous large asset management and insurance firms to assist in the expansion of their businesses both inside and outside the United States. The firm focuses on advisory and execution in the energy, telecom, media and technology sectors.
Over his career, Mr. Sugarman has been responsible for and involved, amongst other achievements, the planning, creation, structure and marketing of, approximately forty open and closed end equity funds and approximately fifteen open and closed end fixed income funds, collectively raising over $8.0 billion. Mr. Sugarman pioneered the Latin American trading capabilities at Alliance Capital which has resulted in over $6.5 billion of trading activity and was involved in the largest private equity fund investing in retail store development in mainland China.
Mr. Sugarman serves on several charitable boards notably, as Executive Vice President of The Homeland Security Foundation and the Sloan Kettering Pediatric Leukemia Foundation.
Mr. Sugarman received his B.Sc. Degree with distinction at the University of Maryland School of Business in International Finance, Economics and Marketing.