Richard H. Fearon is our lead independent director. From 2002 until March 2021, Mr. Fearon served as Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN). Concurrently, he served as Eaton’s Vice Chairman from 2009 until March 2021, and as a director from 2015 until March 2021. Mr. Fearon is also the lead director for Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT, formerly known as PolyOne Corporation) and a director of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) and CRH plc (LSE: CRH). Mr. Fearon has worked at several large diversified companies prior to Eaton Corporation, including Transamerica Corporation, NatSteel Limited and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). He also serves on the boards of The Cleveland Museum of Art and Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, a trade organization of leading manufacturing companies. Mr. Fearon received his A.B. in Economics from Stanford University, his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Fearon is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his operational and financial background and his experience with numerous acquisitions and divestitures and as the chief financial officer of a publicly traded company.
Anna Brunelle is one of our independent directors. Since August 2020, Ms. Brunelle has served as Chief Financial Officer of Ouster Inc. (NYSE: OUST). She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Kinestral Technologies from April 2018 through May 2020 and Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer of Soylent from March 2016 through October 2017. She has also served as Chief Financial Officer of GlobalLogic, Chief Financial Officer of Tivo, Inc., and Senior Consultant for Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Ms. Brunelle currently serves as a director of Bolt Threads, Inc. and previously served as a director of Halio International from March 2019 through May 2020. During her tenure in leadership positions, she has worked on successful IPOs of technology companies and completed multiple private and public acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Brunelle received her B.S. in Business Administration (accounting concentration) from California Polytechnic State University — San Luis Obispo. Ms. Brunelle is well-qualified to serve as a director due to her background in accounting and finance and her experience as the chief financial officer for both public and private companies and as a director.
Sidney Dillard is one of our independent directors. Since August 2002, Ms. Dillard has served as Partner and Head of Corporate Investment Banking at Loop Capital Markets. Prior to Loop Capital Markets, Ms. Dillard served in multiple roles at Northern Trust Bank, including as Senior Vice President and Division Manager. In May 2021, Ms. Dillard was appointed to the board of directors of Cresco Labs Inc. (CSE: CL) (OTCQX: CRLBF). Ms. Dillard serves as Board Member for the National Association of Securities Professionals, The Chicago Network, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and IFF (f/k/a/ Illinois Facilities Fund). Ms. Dillard received her A.B. in Economics from Stanford University and M.B.A. from Northwestern University — Kellogg School of Management. Ms. Dillard is well-qualified to serve as a director due to her finance and investment banking background and her foreign and domestic capital markets experience.
Walter Roloson is one of our independent directors. Mr. Roloson currently serves as a Managing Vice President at Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) and as Co-head of its Capital One Shopping business, leading its sales, marketing, strategy, and finance functions. Previously, he co-founded Wikibuy in 2013 and served as Co-CEO through its sale to Capital One in November 2018. Mr. Roloson previously served in various investment and operational positions at LinkedIn Corporation, Tiger Global Management, LLC, Greenhill & Co Inc., and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. He earned his B.A. in Computer Science and B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin in 2004. Mr. Roloson is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his operational, investment, and financial background and his experience of leading the strategic sale of Wikibuy as Co-CEO.
John Zimmerman is one of our independent directors. Since January 2018, Mr. Zimmerman has served as President of Gates Capital Partners and President and Chief Investment Officer of Crosscreek Capital Group. In July 2021, he was appointed as a Partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners, having previously served as Senior Advisor to Oak Hill Capital Partners from June 2015 through June 2020. From 1999 through 2014, Mr. Zimmerman served in a variety of positions, including as Main Board Director and Chief Financial Officer, of Tomkins plc, which was publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange until it was taken private in 2010. He earned a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and a Post Graduate Honors Degree in Commerce (Information Systems) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants). Mr. Zimmerman is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his investing and financial background and his experience as the chief financial officer of a publicly-traded company and as a director.