W. Nicholas Howley
Mr. Howley co-founded TransDigm Group Inc., an aerospace manufacturing company, in 1993 and has served as the Chairman of TransDigm’s board of directors since 2003. Mr. Howley served as Executive Chairman of TransDigm from 2018 to 2021, President and/or Chief Executive Officer of TransDigm from 2003 to 2018, and as President and/or Chief Executive Officer of TransDigm Inc. from 1998 through 2018. Mr. Howley holds B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.
William N. Thorndike, Jr.
Mr. Thorndike founded Housatonic Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm with offices in Boston and San Francisco, in 1994 and has been a Managing Director since that time. Prior to founding Housatonic Partners, Mr. Thorndike worked with T. Rowe Price Associates, a global asset management firm, and Walker & Company, a publishing company, where he was named to its board of directors. Mr. Thorndike has served as a director of over 30 companies since founding Housatonic Partners. He is currently a director of CNX Resources Corporation, a natural gas company, and serves on various boards of directors of private companies. He also serves as a Trustee of WGBH, a public broadcaster serving southern New England, and the College of the Atlantic. Mr. Thorndike is the author of “The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success,” which has been translated into 12 languages. Mr. Thorndike holds an A.B. degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.
Tracy Britt Cool
In 2020, Ms. Cool co-founded Kanbrick, a long-term investment partnership focused on acquiring and building great companies in the consumer and industrial sectors. From 2009 to 2020, Ms. Cool worked at Berkshire Hathaway, where she spent five years at Berkshire Hathaway’s headquarters in Omaha as the Financial Assistant to the Chairman and five years as Chief Executive Officer of Pampered Chef, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary based in Chicago. At Pampered Chef, a provider of kitchenware products, Ms. Cool turned around a decade long decline and achieved meaningful growth in revenue and earnings. Additionally, Ms. Cool served on the boards of directors of several Berkshire Hathaway companies including Kraft Heinz, Benjamin Moore, Oriental Trading Company, Larson Juhl, and Johns Manville as well as Blue Apron. Ms. Cool combines her passion for long-term value investing with her experience as an entrepreneurial-minded operator to help take mid-size companies to the next level. Ms. Cool is the co-founder of Smart Woman Securities, an organization that provides personal finance and investment education to undergraduate women. Ms. Cool holds an A.B. degree in economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.
Chief Executive Officer
Haitham Khouri is the Chief Executive Officer for Perimeter Solutions. He joined the company in 2021, upon its acquisition by EverArc Holdings, and previously served as Perimeter’s Vice Chairman. Haitham is a founder of EverArc Holdings, and has more than 15 years of experience as an investor in private and public companies, starting his career as an analyst at JP Morgan. Haitham earned a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Raj is an EverArc Founder. Prior to founding EverArc, Mr. Raj founded Geneses Investments, a private investment firm, in 2018. Mr. Raj was a private equity investor between 2011 and 2018 and before that held operational roles in the energy industry. Mr. Raj holds a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Edward (Eddie) Goldberg is the Vice Chairman for Perimeter Solutions. He brings more than 18 years of executive leadership to fire safety products and operations. Before joining Perimeter Solutions, Eddie was Business Director for ICL Performance Additives and Solutions, where he held general management responsibility for the company’s global fire safety segment. Eddie is credited with building ICL’s global fire safety business, focusing on products for wildland fire management and municipal and industrial fire suppression. Eddie holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.
Mr. Hennessy is the retired Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning, Development & Administration of The Sherwin Williams Company, a manufacturer and distributor of coatings and related products, serving in that role from January 2017 to March 2018 in connection with the company’s integration of its Valspar acquisition. Prior to that Mr. Hennessy served as Chief Financial Officer of The Sherwin Williams Company from 2001 to 2016. He is a certified public accountant. Mr. Hennessy also serves on the board of directors of TransDigm. Mr. Hennessy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron.
Robert S. Henderson
Mr. Henderson has been the Vice Chairman at TransDigm since 2017. He also served as the COO of TransDigm’s Airframe Segment from 2014 to 2016 and as Executive Vice President from 2005 to 2014. From 1999 to 2008 he also served as President of AdelWiggins Group, a division of TransDigm. Mr. Henderson has significant experience integrating acquisitions and leading multiple operating units concurrently. Mr. Henderson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Brown University.
Bernt Iversen II
Mr. Iversen most recently served as Executive Vice President – Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development of TransDigm from May 2012 to December 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Iversen served as Executive Vice President of TD Group from December 2010 through May 2012 and as President of Champion Aerospace LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm Inc., from June 2006 to December 2010. Mr. Iversen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Western Michigan University.