Angel V. Gallinal
Angel V. Gallinal, based in Miami, focuses on consumer with a specialty in consumer service organizations, including restaurants, hotels and resorts. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s Board, CEO Succession, Finance Officers and Human Resources Practices. Angel is experienced in search across a range of C-level positions, including several senior-level assignments across the Finance function. Angel is a multi-cultural resource, having broad experience across Latin America and serving on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Team.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Angel worked in diversified entertainment organizations with a focus on growing market presence in Latin America. As Managing Director of NBA Latin America and Manager of New Business Development for Disney Consumer Products International, he was engaged in a wide range of activities, from licensing of consumer products, to distribution of programming, to marketing and sponsorship partnerships, to staging live events including managing the logistics for the NBA’s first-ever regular season game in Mexico. Earlier in his career, Angel was in corporate banking for a leading bank in the southeastern US.
Angel earned an AB in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He presently serves on the board of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association; is President-Elect for the University of Miami’s Citizens Board; and is a member of the Advisory Board for Women Executive Leadership. Finally, Angel recently joined the national board of Up2Us, a non-profit that works with a range of organizations to advance sports as a solution for the critical challenges facing the youth of America.
Bonnie M. Crabtree is a Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International and Managing Director of its Florida office. She has been in executive search for 20 years and during that time has built a solid track record both in Florida and internationally. She is widely recognized for her high commitment to client service and global partnering. Ms. Crabtree’s domestic and international assignments have spanned a wide variety of functions. Her searches are mainly at the President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and senior executive levels in general management, sales and marketing, and human resources. Ms. Crabtree is a member of the Global Board Services Practice and has worked in merger, acquisition and turnaround situations.
Ms. Crabtree is on the Board of the Greater Miami Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters where she completed an unprecedented three-year term as Board Chair. Additionally, she is an Executive Committee member of the Board of Chapman Partnership for the Homeless; on the Board of the Animal Services Foundation, and the Miami Beach Commission for Women. In 2007, Ms. Crabtree was awarded the Association of Executive Search Consultant’s Eleanor H. Raynolds Award based on a career of excellence in executive search, as well as an ongoing dedication to volunteerism and improving the community. October 11 is Bonnie Crabtree Day on Miami Beach; and in 2012, Bonnie was named a Miracle Maker in Miami for her contributions to the community.
Evelyn Follit is the founder and president of Follit Associates, a corporate technology assessment and executive career strategy consulting firm, whose goal is to improve the return on technology investment by aligning information technology practices and leadership capabilities with the goals of the organization. In addition, Follit has extensive experience serving on boards in a variety of industries. Currently, she serves on boards of Marine Max, TECO Energy, and Beall’s.
In 2015, Follit joined the board of Marine Max, a Florida-based recreational boat dealer, engaged in the sale, brokerage and service of new and used boats, motors, trailers, and marine parts and accessories. She serves on the Audit and Governance & Nominating committees. In 2012, she was appointed to the board of TECO Energy, a Florida-based, investor-owned electric and gas utility. She serves on the Audit and Nominating & Governance committees. In 2007, Follit was appointed to the Board of Directors of Beall’s, Inc., a privately owned retailer. She is a member of Beall’s Audit and Compensation committees. Between 2000 and 2012, Follit also served on the boards of Nautilus, Winn-Dixie, Linens-n-Things and Catalina Marketing Corporation before the entities were sold.
Follit retired from RadioShack in 2005 where she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Services Officer. She led their internal services business, including global IT and human resources functions. Before joining RadioShack, she served as ACNielsen’s Vice President of Operations & Engineering and Dun & Bradstreet’s global planning and technology leader. Follit also worked for ITT in various European telephony operations, financial/business process improvement and organization design/planning assignments. She worked for six years in IBM’s IT function and another seven years in IBM’s financial organization. She received an MBA from Pace University in finance and information systems and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from City University of New York. She has completed executive planning, finance and technology programs at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Massachusetts’s Institution of Technology’s Sloan School.
Follit has been recognized for numerous accomplishments. In 2015, she received the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida’s lifetime achievement, “Woman of Distinction”, award for inspiring all women. In 2003, she was named one of the 50 most powerful people in retail I/T by “Executive Technology” magazine and, in 2004, was named a co-recipient of the Society for Information Management’s “CIO of the Year” award. In 2002, Follit received the “Executive Technology” magazine/Compaq Computer award for CIO/IT Leadership and Innovation. During that year, she was also honored as one of the pioneering women in technology by the American Friends of the Jerusalem College of Technology on behalf of the Women’s School of Engineering. In 2001, “Computerworld” chose her as one of the 100 Premier IT Leaders in the country, and “Retail Info Systems News” recognized Follit as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Retail for 2001.”
Follit frequently speaks publically on career, technology, board, and diversity topics. Follit is a member of the Advisory Board of Women’s Executive Leadership and Morgan Stanley’s Women Energy Director Network. She also is a member of United Way in Bonita Springs/Naples.
Lauren E. Smith
Lauren E. Smith is Managing Director in the Miami office of Diversified Search, the 10th largest search firm in the US and the country’s largest women-owned search firm. She started her career in executive search in 2000 with Egon Zehnder. She has conducted senior-level executive search assignments for companies ranging from to high-growth early-stage organizations to multinational corporations. She specializes in working with companies that are growing and/or transforming into new markets and businesses. She is valued by clients for her ability to understand an organization’s strategic direction, her skills at assessing the cultural fit of candidates and her dedication to quality and timeliness.
Lauren has placed executives and or board members at clients such as Apple, Citrix, Comfort Systems, DHL, Kaplan, Novell, Office Depot, Ryder, Sheridan Healthcare, Tupperware and Winn-Dixie. She has also led searches for the CEOs and other leaders of private equity backed companies such as Bain Capital, Broadview Capital and HIG Capital.
Lauren serves on the boards of the American Red Cross South Florida Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors Florida Chapter, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Florida’s ION member, Women Executive Leadership where she spearheaded the first census that tallied the number of women on the boards of Florida top 150 public companies. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors and has also served on the Cabinet of the Miami-Dade United Way. Lauren has been quoted as an expert on executive and board recruiting in Entrepreneur Magazine, American Way Magazine, the Miami Herald and South Florida CEO Magazine. She has been a guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University and a speaker and writer for the National Association of Corporate Directors. Lauren was named by South Florida Business Journal as a Most Influential Business Woman in 2010.
Madeleine is the CEO of Madeleine Condit & Associates, LLC. The firm is a premier consultancy providing customized business solutions to small and mid-size companies. Previously, Madeleine was a Senior Client Partner in the Chicago office of Korn/Ferry International where she was a member of the firm’s Global Board and CEO Practice. Before joining Korn/Ferry, she was the Vice President of the Syndicate Department of Boettcher & Co. Today, she is on the Advisory Board of Primera Engineers, Ltd. and ParkingCarma.com, Chairman of the External Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania Bioethics Center, on the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at M.I.T. and a Trustee of The Tributary Fund.
She was most recently recognized as a 2007 Woman of Distinction by the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and received the Chicago High Achiever’s 2008 Paradigm Shifter Award. Madeleine earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Colorado. She was an Executive Urban Fellow of the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T.
Richard Outram CPA FCCA CFE CGMA Mr. Outram has over 28 years of progressive experience in executive financial management and international business leadership positions within the private equity, business process outsourcing, management consulting, specialty retail and “Big 4” public accounting industries. He held these positions in the United States, United Kingdom and the Caribbean with major public and private companies such as Burger King Corporation, Sunglass Hut International, PRC LLC and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Outram’s significant accomplishments have been in successfully leading enterprises through strategic phases of growth and business cycles and also in turnaround situations. Mr. Outram is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Signature Consultants LLC a fast growth, mid-sized Information Technology Staffing Company. Over the past four years he spearheaded the sale and post integration of a key Government division, renegotiated and increased the credit facility and instituted key process improvements in strategic planning, compensation design, business intelligence, working capital management, profitability focus and leadership development. In his current tenure, he has managed change and guided the company to consecutive annual operating profit growth of over 160% per year.
Mr. Outram is also Chief Executive Officer of Financial Acumen, Inc, Corporate Financial Executive Services & Leadership Development. He is an informal mentor and executive coach to individuals in the South Florida business network and has been a guest presenter in several executive education forums. Mr. Outram is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and The United Kingdom as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner. He currently serves in the boards of Financial Executives International (South Florida Chapter), Step up for Students and Women Executive Leadership (WEL). He was a finalist in the 2012 South Florida Business Journal “CFO of the year” award under the deal of the year category. Mr. Outram is also the author of children’s financial literacy books-“The Adventures of Exokid and the Teachings of Money” (2009) and “The Adventures of Exokid – Growing Financial Wings” (2013).
Ruth Brophy is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for H.I.G. Capital, a leading private equity firm, based in Miami, Florida. H.I.G. currently manages many LBO, Venture Capital, Distressed Debt, and Public Securities Investment Funds with total assets under management of more than $7 billion. Prior to working at H.I.G. Capital, Ruth was Chief Financial Officer for an international publishing company, Harris Connect, for 12 years.
Before joining H.I.G. Capital, Ruth spent 10 years as an Audit and Consulting Manager for a global public accounting and consulting firm servicing clients that are in the Fortune 500 and Middle Market Private Companies. Ruth is a CPA and a graduate of Fairfield University with an MS Finance and BS Accounting. She has served as a member of the Fairfield University Dolan School of Business Advisory Council and mentored several women executives during their leadership roles through the national organization, Women-Unlimited. Throughout her career, she has also served on the Boards of Directors for many not-for-profit organizations.
Sherrill W. Hudson
Sherrill W. Hudson is Chairman of TECO Energy’s board. He was executive chairman from August of 2010 until December 2012, after having served as Chairman and CEO since July 2004. He joined the board in January 2003 and previously was chair of the Audit Committee. Hudson is a member of the Finance Committee. Hudson was recently appointed Chairman of the Florida Chapter of National Association of Corporate Director (NACD). He also serves on the boards of Lennar Corporation, United Insurance Holdings Corporation and CBIZ, Inc. He is an investor and board member of Itopia, Inc., a small privately held IT cloud hosting company. In April 2015, he retired from the Publix Super Markets board after 12 years of service. Hudson was named NACD’s 2015 Directorship 100 list, a distinguished honor which annually recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community.
Hudson retired from Deloitte & Touche, LLP in August 2002, after 37 years of service. He spent 19 years in Miami as Managing Partner for its South Florida offices, which included oversight responsibilities for Deloitte’s Florida and Puerto Rico offices for much of that time.
Hudson is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, who recognized him as the 2006 Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry. He received his bachelor’s degree and graduated cum laude, valedictorian from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.
Known for his community service, he has served as past chair, Florida International University Foundation; past executive committee member, Miami Business Forum; past president and current member, Orange Bowl Committee; past president, Zoological Society of Florida; past chair and board of governors, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; past chair, Dade Community Foundation, Jackson Memorial Foundation and American Cancer Society; co-chair, United Way Miami-Dade County Campaign (1996); past vice chairman, Goodwill Industries of Miami-Dade County; past member and board member of The Florida Council of 100; and currently serves as a board member and co-chair, development committee, Chapman Partnership for Homeless, Inc. He is also a board member of Baptist Hospital and serves on the advisory board of Women Executive Leadership.
His community activities during his time in Tampa include past chair of the 2007 United Way Tampa Bay Campaign, past chair of the Council of Governors of the Tampa Bay Partnership and member of the Board of Directors and past president of the University Club of Tampa. On August 15, 2008, he was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the board of directors of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and served until June 2011.