Dudley Mendenhall joined us as a director of our Subsidiary in February 2012. He was appointed to serve directly as a member of our board of directors in June 2013. Since July 2012, Mr. Mendenhall has been an independent consultant providing financial advisory services. From January 2010 to July 2012, he was Vice President, Strategy, Planning and Operations in the office of Strategy and Technology at Hewlett-Packard Company. From March 2009 to August 2010, Mr. Mendenhall served as Chief Financial Officer of Solera Holdings, Inc., a provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. From September 2007 to March 2009, Mr. Mendenhall was Chief Financial Officer of Websense, Inc., a company providing integrated web, data and email security solutions. From April 2003 to September 2007, Mr. Mendenhall was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of K2, Inc., an international sporting equipment manufacturer. Mr. Mendenhall holds a BA in economics from Colorado College.
Carl Nichols joined us as a director of our Subsidiary in May 2008. He was appointed to serve directly as a member of our board of directors in June 2013. Since 2003, Mr. Nichols has served as Chief Executive Officer of david ID, LLC, a strategic brand consulting company. He also serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. Mr. Nichols has also served as a business council member of Solera Capital, LLC, an investment firm, since 2007. Mr. Nichols earned a BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1978.
Ted Waitman has served as a director of our company since June 2013. Since 1978, Mr. Waitman has held various leadership positions, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer since 1996 and as a director since 2003, at CPM Holdings, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of process equipment for the animal feed and oilseed processing industries. From 2006 to 2008, he served as an independent director of Compass Diversified Holdings, our Sponsor’s parent. Mr. Waitman was also previously a director of the American Feed Industry Association and president of the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association. Mr. Waitman earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Evansville. Mr. Waitman’s various leadership positions and extensive management and operating experience qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.