ABS Capital Partners
Mr. Hebb is the Chairman and Founding Partner of ABS Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience span the business services, health care, media and communications and software sectors.
Mr. Hebb currently represents ABS Capital on the board of Brown Advisory Management, LLC, ISO Group, Inc., and INTTRA, Inc. He is also an observer on the board of Modular Space Corporation. He previously served on the boards of AMISYS Managed Care Systems, Inc., American Radio Systems, Inc., OTG Software, Inc., SBA Communications Corporation and Transaction Systems, Inc.
Prior to founding ABS Capital in 1990, Mr. Hebb spent more than 20 years with Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated and was President and CEO from 1986 to 1991. In 1986, he took Alex. Brown public. He was the principal architect of Alex. Brown’s innovative industry-specific investment banking units. Mr. Hebb launched the firm’s health care, technology, and media and communications investing groups, and also led its Investment Banking Division before becoming CEO. These focused industry groups became the firm’s hallmark and brought it to a position of national prominence among Wall Street investment banks. The firm brought hundreds of growth companies to the public markets under his leadership and he developed a keen sense of the capabilities required of high quality management teams as well as an understanding of how institutional investors and strategic buyers value these companies through varying market cycles. While running Alex. Brown, a growth company itself, Don encountered many of the management issues that his portfolio company CEOs often face.
Harvard Law School
Harvard Business School
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bloom is the Chief Executive Officer of INTTRA, the world’s leading web portal for ocean containerized freight. At INTTRA, Mr. Bloom and his team have worked to revolutionize how ocean freight paperwork is handled. By offering ecommerce solutions that standardize business processes, INTTRA has created tremendous efficiencies for the industry today. INTTRA has consistently grown faster than the freight market and now originates more than 15% of all global container traffic.
Prior to joining INTTRA, Mr. Bloom worked at Stolt-Nielsen, the bulk transportation and logistics company in Norwalk, CT, and at Bain and Company, the management consulting firm headquartered in Boston, MA.
Mr. Bloom is also an independent director for H.J. Baker and Bros, Inc., a private company in Westport, CT engaged in the distribution of bulk fertilizer, feed and sulphur, and for Intermarine, LLC, a leading operator of heavy-lift, ocean-going vessels. In 2007, he was named to the Leadership Roll of the Journal of Commerce, and in 2008 he received the Connie Award from The Containerization and Intermodal Institute. In 2008, he also was named as a New Jersey Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Mr. Bloom has a master's degree in Operation Research from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Jeffrey E. Ganek
Founder & Advisor
Mr. Ganek serves on the boards of comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), the leading provider of audience measurement for digital media, and of INTTRA. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University and the Kogod School of Business at American University.
Mr. Ganek is a member of INTTRA's Audit Committee.
Mr. Ganek was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Neustar from 1995 through 2010. Neustar (NYSE: NSR) manages all telephone numbers and the hub directory that is essential to the routing and delivery of all calls in North America. Additionally, Neustar is the provider of directory services key to more than 20% of the traffic on the internet. As Senior Vice President of Communications Industry Services at Lockheed Martin, he founded Neustar as an independent unit and led its spin-out as a private company in 1999. From 1991 - 1995, Mr. Ganek was Senior Vice President – Operations at Global TeleSystems Group, a developer and operator of telecommunications service companies in China, India and Eastern Europe. He led marketing and corporate development initiatives at MCI from 1985 – 1991. Previously, he had finance and marketing responsibilities at AT&T.
Mr. Ganek earned an M.S. Public Policy and Management and a B.S. Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.
ABS Capital Partners
Mr. Goswami is a General Partner at ABS Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience include software and technology services companies.
Mr. Goswami currently represents ABS Capital on the boards of Alarm.com Incorporated (observer), INVISION, Inc., Quofore, Renew Data Corporation and INTTRA, Inc.
Mr. Goswami is a member of INTTRA's Audit and Compensation Committees.
Prior to joining ABS Capital in 2001, Mr. Goswami worked in Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown’s Technology Investment Banking Group, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. In all, he has nearly ten years of investment banking experience with Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, Merrill Lynch, and Goldman Sachs in equity and fixed income financing, as well as M&A. Mr. Goswami's years in banking gave him a wide-ranging skill set allowing him to rapidly assess companies -- both in understanding their business models and their competitive advantages. He frequently worked with boards and CEOs at premier technology growth companies and has a large network of these executives as a result -- which he frequently calls upon when working with his portfolio companies. Before entering investment banking, Mr. Goswami spent four years in the systems practice at Andersen Consulting where he gained a deep understanding of technology and development issues.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
H. Eugene Lockhart
Oak Investment Partners
Mr. Lockhart is currently a board member of many companies in the technology and finance industries, including RadioShack, Huron Consulting, Vesta, Argus and Acculynk. Throughout his over 25 years of experience, he has held multiple senior level positions where he gained expertise in financial transaction technology.
Mr. Lockhart is also a director of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) and has served as the president of the board of managers of the University of Virginia and as the chairman of The Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees.
Mr. Lockhart is a member of INTTRA's Compensation Committee
Mr. Lockhart has vast experience in the financial services and consumer banking and payment processing industries and has served in key leadership positions at leading organizations throughout his more than ten years of experience in these areas including president and CEO of MasterCard International, president of Global Retail Bank, Bank of America Corporation, president of consumer services at AT&T. While at MasterCard International, he led the company’s global growth and transition from a consortium to the second largest global card payments company. His many years in the financial services sector and in private equity have given Lockhart a unique insight into technology investments and the global electronic payment process industry. His experience in these areas includes leadership positions at Diamond Castle Holdings LLC and Oak Investment Partners.
University of Virginia
Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Schmidt, Hamburg Süd's Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for Finance and Controlling, Human Resources and the Regions Asia Pacific and North America.
Mr. Schmidt is a member of INTTRA's Audit Committee.
Before joining Hamburg Süd in 1993 as Senior Controller Mr. Schmidt worked in a similar function for the holding company of Hamburg Süd, the Oetker-Group in Bielefeld, Germany. In 1994 he became head of Main Dept. Controlling of Hamburg Süd in Hamburg. From 1999-2004 Mr. Schmidt was Senior Vice President Hamburg Süd North America Inc., and was responsible for Logistics, Finance, Controlling, IT, HR and Customer Service. In 2004 he returned to the head office in Hamburg joining the Executive Board of Directors.
Mr. Schmidt holds a Ph. D. from the Georg-August-University, Göttingen.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Vos joined Maersk Line’s management board in 2008 and was most recently the overall responsible head of IT, Global Service Centres, Process Excellence, HR and Strategy Execution in Maersk Line. He has vast international experience within container logistics, ranging from terminal operations, inland transportation to marketing and sales.
Mr. Vos joined Maersk Line in 2006 as Area Manager of the France, Iberia and Maghreb offices, and started his career with P&O Nedlloyd and Royal Nedlloyd. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics with a specialisation in Finance.
Mr. Vos has a master’s degree from the University of Groningen.
Member of the Executive Committee, Board Observer
Mr Lindemann is a Member of the Executive Committee and Managing Director Global Markets / Global Sales at Hapag-Lloyd AG.
Mr. Lindemann joined Hapag-Lloyd in 1980 as Marketing Manager Far East Services. He was later appointed Managing Director Far East Services.
Prior to joining Hapag-Lloyd he worked for D.D.G. “Hansa”, a German Shipping Line based in Bremen where he became Managing Director for the Europe-Middle East Container / RoRo-Services.
In 1991, he was appointed Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd´s Europe / North Pacific Services; in 1993 he became Managing Director of the department Ships’ Operations and Cooperations.
In 1997 Mr. Lindemann took over Area North as Managing Director, which is
Hapag-Lloyd´s Sales’ and Logistics Organization covering Germany, Norway, Baltic States and Russia.
In February 2009 he became Member of the Executive Committee of
Hapag-Lloyd AG and effective June 1st, 2009 he was appointed Managing Director
Global Markets / Global Sales.
Peter M. Ludvigsen
Chief Information Officer, Board Observer
Mr. Ludvigsen is the Chief Information Officer of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) one of the largest ocean carriers of dry cargo to the Middle East. At UASC Peter Ludvigsen and his team have worked to successfully deploy a single instance of a comprehensive Shipping ERP solution that supports all business processes from strategic planning to finance processes at Head office, Regions, branch offices and third party agencies.
Prior to joining UASC Mr. Ludvigsen worked 33 years in the shipping and ports industry in various management roles including the role as CIO for Maersk Line Europe Region and head of Capacity Management for Maersk Line in Far East Region.
Mr. Ludvigsen graduated from Maersk Line Shipping School in 1979 and has attended various management courses throughout his career including an Executive Management Course at Penn State University.
Chief Information Officer, Board Observer
André Simha is the Group CIO of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A since 1994. MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., of Geneva, Switzerland is a privately owned shipping line, founded in 1970, which has rapidly grown from a small conventional ship operator to become one of the leading global shipping lines of the world. During recent years MSC's maritime fleet has expanded substantially to consolidate its position as the 2nd largest carrier in respect of container slot capacity and of the number of container vessels operated.
Prior to joining MSC in 1987, Mr. Simha worked for several large trading companies as well as creating and operating one of the first Swiss software distribution companies at the brink of personal computing in the very early eighties. Educated in Switzerland, in the UK and in the US, Mr. Simha’s career includes a comprehensive understanding and background in both the technology and maritime business aspects as well as a strong Management leadership. Mr.Simha has been a Director of INTTRA, representing MSC, since the very beginning and has participated in the development of INTTRA's growth strategy.