Mr. Cebula is Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Compensation and Human Resources Committee, and the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.
Mr. Cebula has a decades-long history as a director, operating advisor, and investor in special situations, including 35 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, and operational restructurings. Mr. Cebula has been involved in the investment of over $1.7 billion in over thirty companies and has served as a director to several public and private companies. Since January 2021, Mr. Cebula has served as an Operating Advisor to Solace Capital Partners, L.P., a middle-market private investment firm, an entity that he co-founded in 2013, and where he served as a Managing Partner until February 2018 and Chief Operating Officer until December 2020. Between 2007 and 2012, Mr. Cebula served as a Managing Director of Jefferies Capital Partners and Jefferies & Company, Inc., focusing on investments in the middle market. Between 1994 and 2007, Mr. Cebula was a Managing Director at Trust Company of the West/Oaktree Capital Management and was one of the original four senior members of Oaktree's Principal Opportunities Funds. Between 1990 and 1994, Mr. Cebula worked as a finance professional for Brooke Group Ltd., a publicly traded company actively involved in purchasing and restructuring troubled businesses. Between 1986 and 1990, Mr. Cebula was an investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert advising clients on acquisition and recapitalization financings. Mr. Cebula graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics. Since July 2021, Mr. Cebula has served as an Independent Director of the Company where he also serves as a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee, the Nominating, and Corporate Governance Committee, and the Audit Committee.