Jason Papastavrou, Ph.D

Lead Independent Director

Dr. Papastavrou founded ARIS Capital Management, LLC, a wealth management firm, in 2004 and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Dr. Papastavrou was the founder and managing director of the Fund of Hedge Funds Strategies Group of Banc of America Capital Management (BACAP), president of BACAP Alternative Advisors, and a senior portfolio manager with Deutsche Asset Management.

Dr. Papastavrou has served as a member of the board of directors of GXO Logistics (NYSE: GXO), a publicly traded pure-play contract logistics company, since August 2021; XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a publicly traded leading provider of freight transportation, from September 2011 to August 2021; and previously served on the board of directors of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), a publicly traded equipment rental company, from April 2005 to May 2020.

He was a tenured professor at the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and holds a B.S. in mathematics, and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Papastavrou provides our Board with key insights to the financial markets, capital raising activities, and the management of a large, complex business.