A private investor since May 2010, Mr. Schiller has served as a leading shareholder and Executive Vice Chairman of The Board of Directors of Black Diamond, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDE), a designer and manufacturer of outdoor, recreation and lifestyle products for rock climbers, mountaineers and free ride skiers. Black Diamond controls its own manufacturing in Salt Lake City, Utah and in Zhuhai, China and distributes its products in North America, Europe and Asia under the brand names Black Diamond, POC, and Pieps.
From 1996 to 2007, Mr. Schiller was a principal architect in the growth and development of Armor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AH 1996-2007), a global manufacturer of life safety and survivability equipment across aerospace, defense and law enforcement markets. Originating in 1996 as a $10 million revenue body armor manufacturing business, Armor Holdings completed and integrated more than 40 strategic acquisitions and emerged as the US Army’s largest truck builder. The company sold to BAE Systems, PLC in July 2007 for approximately $4.5 billion.
Rob is also on the Board of several non-profits including the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, the University of North Florida Foundation, and the Jacksonville Jewish Community Foundation.
Rob received a B.A. in Economics from Emory University in 1985 followed by an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1991
Trip Flavin is the Chief Executive Officer of N12 Technologies. Trip is a strategic and operational leader, who over 25 years built a successful track record of consulting for and leading large-scale operational turnarounds, organization change, strategy formulation, and broad-based innovation for several top tier consumer products companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, The Gillette Company, and Procter and Gamble.
Trip earned his MBA in General Management from the Harvard Business School (1994) and a BS in Chemical Engineering with High Distinction from the University of Rochester (1988). During his free time, Trip renovates homes for fun and likes to spend time with his wife Dawn and two children, Torin and Kaila. He also enjoys cycling and investing.
Jeff is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Michigan with a joint appointment from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering. Jeff also serves as a member of the Advisory Boards for the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Zell Lurie Institute. Prior to joining as an adjunct, he served as chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Ross School of Business.
Jeff retired in December, 2012 as a Director in McKinsey & Company’s Washington, DC Office. He also served in the firm’s offices in San Francisco and Cleveland, where he was location manager from 1999 through 2005. As a McKinsey consultant for more than 30 years, Jeff has a breadth of experience serving CEOs and their leadership teams in strategy, operations and organization. He has served companies in North America, Asia and Europe across multiple industries, including electronics and high-tech, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial products, basic materials, consumer goods and food. Jeff also has served several departments and agencies in the US Federal Government.
Jeff’s functional expertise is in operations. He has worked with top management teams of technology- and operations-intensive businesses to develop and align business and operations strategies, and to build leadership and front-line capabilities to deliver substantial improvements in strategic and financial performance. Most recently, Jeff led McKinsey’s Global Manufacturing Practice, and co-led a major research effort on the Future of Manufacturing jointly with the McKinsey Global Institute. During his career, Jeff also led the Firm’s Product Development and Supply Chain Practices, and served as McKinsey’s Global Knowledge Leader (essentially the head of R&D) for the Operations Practice.
Jeff has a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. He has made multiple angel investments in startups, with a mix of success and failure. He has also made a large number of investments in private equity-owned small- to mid-sized businesses. While location manager in Cleveland, Jeff led McKinsey’s work to help establish BioEnterprise, NorTech, and TeamNEO to drive economic development in Northeast Ohio. In 2011 and 2012 he led the firm’s work with the Cincinnati Business Committee to accelerate growth of the innovation economy in Southwest Ohio. This resulted in the creation of Cintrifuse, where Jeff is now a member of the board.
Before joining McKinsey, Jeff worked for Chrysler Corporation as a test engineer and IBM as a systems engineer. He holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Randall Mays is currently President of Running M Capital, a private investment company. From 1993 until 2013, Randall was an executive for Clear Channel Communications serving in various capacities during that time as Vice Chairman, President and CFO. Randall serves on the board of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) where he was previously Chairman and CEO and is currently Chairman of Digital Defense, Inc.
Randall is deeply involved with education and has served on the boards as Chairman and Vice-Chairman for Saint Mary’s Hall and San Antonio Academy, respectively.
Randall lives in San Antonio, Texas and enjoys fly-fishing, is an avid golfer, is passionate about coaching youth sports (he just coached his 52nd team for one of his kids), and loves cooking BBQ. Randall also enjoys traveling and recently took a sabbatical to travel around the world with his family, visiting 23 different countries.