Bill Stotis, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Stotis has been instrumental in establishing various companies and organizations representing a wide range of opportunities for clients of his Law Firm. He has also been involved in various enterprises, as an owner, investor and an officer. His personal participation in such endeavors includes:
A board member in Axios Investments LLC, including serving on the Investment Committee of that venture capital entity.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of CamBank, Inc., a Delaware Corporation and Holding Company of Cambridge Bank. In addition to his role as CEO, Mr. Stotis was Chairman of the Executive Committee and Vice Chairman of the Loan Committee.
Board Member and General Legal Counsel of Cosmopolitan Textile Rental Services, Inc (a large regional linen rental business serving the Hotel, Restaurant and Hospitality industry).
Director of Appliance Controls Technologies, Inc. (a multinational manufacturer of electronic components for the appliance and related industries).
Director of Hellene Sports Industries, A.E. (A Cyprus Corporation) which owned and operated a professional basketball team in Europe.
Director and General Counsel of Suburban Legal Specialists, Inc. (An Illinois based company serving the needs of the Title Insurance industry).
Bill also participated on the Board of 10x Technologies, LLC, a company that is engaged in the replicating of precision microstructures into polymeric and metallic substrates for various industries.
In 1987, Bill formed Stotis & Baird Chartered and is President and managing Director of the law firm. Bill is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Bar Association, Hellenic Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.
Bill holds a B.A. degree from DePaul University of Chicago and received his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL.
Zack Fishman, Director
Mr. Fishman is an active entrepreneur who has founded and operated companies in the finance, manufacturing, and education sectors. His experience in the finance industry stems thirty years.
Mr. Fishman served as Chairman of the Board of CoreCentric Solutions from 2008-2010.
He founded, and served as managing partner of Illini Trading, a successful market-making and proprietary trading firm. Mr. Fishman also served as a senior manager for TradeGroup, a division of TradeLink. He is a founding partner of Axios Investments, a Chicago venture capital firm concentrating on early stage companies.
Mr. Fishman is also a well-known chess instructor and organizer. As founder and CEO of Chess Education Partners, Mr. Fishman has brought his chess programs to schools and community groups throughout Chicago and the suburbs.
Mr. Fishman received a B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1981.
John P. Rompon, Director
Over the course of his 25-year career, John has played a leading role in every aspect of private company activity and family office investing. He has structured transactions as a lawyer, improved operations and developed strategy as a management consultant, started companies as an entrepreneur, lead management teams as a CEO and Board Member, advised families regarding their investments, and deployed family office capital as an investor.
He brought these experiences to bear in founding Marjo Investments LLC, a firm focused on making and managing private company investments with and for family offices. John’s combination of operational and investment experience has allowed him to create enduring value in a variety of complex private company settings. During the last 6 years, John has led or co-led investments in companies with an aggregate enterprise value of more than $900 million.
Prior to founding Marjo Investments, John was the co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Compliance Office of McNally Capital LLC, a firm dedicated to serving the full range of family office private investment needs. At McNally Capital, John built a trusted network of more than 500 prominent family offices from 17 countries and relied upon their collective industry knowledge to make direct private equity investments. He actively sourced and completed substantial investments both on behalf of and with other families – and played an active role in governing these companies post-close. He also played the leading role in organizing 15 private equity-focused forums at which more than 400 families participated and more than 100 families presented information regarding their respective approaches to direct investing.
He was previously a founding member and Principal in Hewlett-Packard’s global Business Process Outsourcing group, where he led client transactions in India, Europe and Latin America. Before joining Hewlett-Packard, John was the CEO of Brigade, a General Atlantic Partners portfolio company based in Hyderabad, India that focuses on delivering business process outsourcing services to companies in Europe and North America. John led a team that acquired Brigade in a management buyout and he continues to be an owner of the company.
As a partner with First Consulting Group, a healthcare technology-consulting firm, John established a captive venture capital fund and a strategy consulting practice. Prior to First Consulting Group, he was a founding partner of SAI, Inc., a healthcare consulting and investment firm, which he and his partners sold to Perot Systems after growing the firm to 35 professionals. Earlier in his career, John served as a senior associate with the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and as an associate with the law firm Latham & Watkins.
John sits on a variety of private company boards. He is also active in his community, currently as a Trustee of The Newberry Library, a leading independent research institution focused on the humanities; in the past, he has focused his civic efforts in the areas of education, learning disabilities and literacy. He is a regular speaker regarding the role that investing can play in advancing a family’s economic and non-economic objectives and is presently establishing an institute focused on this subject at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
John holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Indiana University – Bloomington. He is a member of the State Bars of California, Washington and Illinois and holds FINRA Series 24, 63 and 79 Licenses.
John Alexander, Director
John Alexander was appointed as a Director in March 2011.
Alexander is President of the Americas Region at JohnsonDiversey, a position he has held since October 2008.
Before joining JohnsonDiversey, Inc. John Alexander was Vice President and General Manager, New Business and Innovation, North America with Whirlpool Corporation. Prior to this assignment, in June 2006, he was named vice president and general manager, Brand Management which included all U.S.-branded businesses.
Alexander joined Whirlpool Corporation in 1986 in the cooking product engineering area. He relocated to company headquarters in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in 1989 and held a number of managerial positions in planning, merchandising and product development. In June 1993, he began a five-year assignment in Brazil managing several different areas including marketing, product development and international sales.
On his return to the U.S., he led the initiative to form a new Internet venture that Whirlpool invested in called Brandwise. He was then named vice president, strategic projects. In June 1999, he was appointed vice president, consumer loyalty. He was named general manager, National Accounts in early 2001.
A native of Marion, Ohio, Alexander holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern University and a master of business administration from The Ohio State University.
Tom Perry, Director
Thomas M. Perry III was appointed as a Director in September 2017. Tom brings a successful, thirty-year track record in Operations, Technology, and Account Management particularly in 3PL and reverse logistics. He served as President of GENCO’s reverse unit for several years, overseeing a period of significant, profitable growth during his tenure. Tom was also the Chief Technology Officer at GENCO IT for two years prior to his 2016 retirement from the company.
Tom and his wife Lisa, who live in the Pittsburgh area, have three adult children.