Board of Directors

  • Andrew Albert

    Andrew B. Albert

    Forsythe Technologies and Transco, Inc.

    Andrew B. Albert has served on the Board of Directors since 2009. He has served as Managing Director and Operating Partner of Svoboda Capital Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm, since February 2007. From December 2000 through May 2006, Mr. Albert served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nashua Corporation, a manufacturer and converter of specialty paper products and toner. Mr. Albert also served as non-executive Chairman of Nashua’s Board of Directors from December 2006 through September 2009. Mr. Albert serves as a Director on the Boards of Transco, Inc., a diversified industrial company, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Center. These professional experiences, along with knowledge and experience acquired in managing distribution and technology firms, qualify Mr. Albert to serve as a Director.

    • I. Steven Edelson

      I. Steven Edelson

      Principal, Mercantile Capital Group, Managing Member of International Facilities Group

      I. Steven Edelson was elected to the Board of Directors in 2009. He has served as co-founder and now a non-Managing Director of International Facilities Group, a leading facilities development and management company, since June 1995. Mr. Edelson is the founding principal of IFG Development Group, which provides development advisory services, as well as acts in a development capacity in multiple areas of the real estate industry. Mr. Edelson also serves as Principal and Managing Director of The Mercantile Capital Group, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm. Mr. Edelson is a co founder of GFRB llc., a global distribution company that specializes in supply chain optimization. Mr. Edelson is a Director of Bionanosim a leading drug delivery and drug discovery company based in Israel. Mr. Edelson is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Mr. Edelson is a Trustee at the Truman Institute for Peace and is the proud recipient of the 2005 Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor. In 2014, Mr. Edelson became a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. These professional experiences, along with Mr. Edelson’s particular knowledge and experience in capital management, qualify him to serve as a Director.

      • Lee Hillman

        Lee S. Hillman

        CEO of Performance Health Systems, Former CEO of Power Plate International

        Lee S. Hillman was elected to the Board of Directors in 2004. He is a member of the Distribution Solutions Group Board of Directors. He has served on the Board of Directors of Distribution Solutions Group since 2004.  He brings to DSG a career in management, consulting, accounting, finance including distribution expertise honed in several board positions and while the CEO of two specialty health and exercise equipment distributors. Mr. Hillman has served as President of Liberation Advisory Group, a private management consulting firm, since 2003.  Mr. Hillman has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Performance Health Systems, LLC, a business distributing Power Plate® and bioDensity® branded, specialty health and exercise equipment since 2012, and its predecessor since 2009.  From February 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Hillman served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Power Plate International (“Power Plate”) and from 2004 through 2006 as CEO of Power Plate North America. Previously, from 1996 through 2002, Mr. Hillman was CEO of Bally Total Fitness Corporation, then the world’s largest fitness membership club business.   Mr. Hillman serves as a member of the board of Franklin BSP Lending Corporation, Franklin BSP Capital Corporation and Franklin BSP Private Credit Fund where he serves as chairman of the Audit Committees.  Mr. Hillman also serves as a member of the board of directors and chair of the Audit Committee of Franklin BSP Multifamily Trust, Inc.  Previously he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of HealthSouth Corporation, Wyndham International, RCN Corporation (where he was Chairman of the Board), Bally Total Fitness Corporation (where he was Chairman of the Board), HC2 Holdings, Inc. and Professional Diversity Network as well as Trustee of the Adelphia Recovery Trust.  Mr. Hillman’s previous experience in finance and accounting, capital markets, compensation planning and strategic development provides a broad ranging skill set to guide the Company.  Mr. Hillman holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago.  Mr. Hillman is a Certified Public Accountant and former audit partner with Ernst & Young.

        Lead Director
        • J. Bryan King

          J. Bryan King

          Principal, Luther King Capital Management

          J. Bryan King, CFA was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. He is a Principal of Luther King Capital Management Corporation (“LKCM”), an SEC-registered investment adviser with approximately $25.7 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2022, and Founder and Managing Partner of LKCM Capital Group and LKCM Headwater Investments, the private capital investment group of LKCM. On April 27, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Mr. King to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Distribution Solutions Group effective May 1, 2022, which is in addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. King has acted as an investment manager responsible for lower middle market investments in public and private companies since 1994. Those private capital focused partnerships manage in excess of $2 billion of flexible capital focused on long-term investment strategies to drive shareholder value through building more profitable and durable businesses. The investment team and their affiliates represent approximately 30% of the capital in the partnerships, and outside capital is predominantly limited to taxable investors with prior significant experience building businesses similar to those in which LKCM invests. In 2003, Mr. King established the LKCM Distribution Holdings advisory board of operating partners, key limited partners, and relevant thought leaders to support LKCM Capital Group and its affiliates’ investment activities in value-added distribution and related service offerings. In specialty distribution, Mr. King has Chaired and/or been the Managing Partner with direct controlling oversight of Distribution Solutions Group, TestEquity, Gexpro Services, Relevant Industrial Solutions, Critical Rental Solutions, Commercial Buildings Solution, Industrial Distribution Group (IDG), Rawson, and Golden State Medical Supply, and most recently added ERIKS North American assets, including Lewis-Goetz. He also has served in various capacities, including Chairman, on and alongside of many other boards of both public and private companies, as well as numerous not for profit and community organizations. Mr. King graduated from Princeton University, where he was a varsity athlete and today serves on the advisory board for the Princeton University Museum of Art. He also graduated from Harvard Business School, as well as Texas Christian University where he serves on the Executive Committee of Trustees, and chairs the Investment Committee with oversight over the Endowment, and previously chaired the Fiscal Affairs, and Audit and Risk Management committees. These professional experiences, along with Mr. King’s particular knowledge and expertise in finance and capital management, qualify him to serve as a Director.

           

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            Mark F. Moon

            Mark F. Moon joined the Distribution Solutions Group Board of Directors in 2019. He has served as President of MFM Advisory Services since 2016 and as an advisor and operating partner for Luther King Capital Management and Bertram Capital since 2016 and 2018, respectively. In 2016, Mr. Moon joined the Board of Directors for BearCom LLC, which is the largest value-added distributor of two-way radio communications and solutions. Mr. Moon also serves on the Board of Directors for TestEquity LLC, which is the premier value-added distributor of electronic test and measurement solutions and eMRO tools and supplies. Mr. Moon served for more than thirty years with Motorola Solutions, Inc. from 1985 until 2016. During this time, he held a variety of leadership roles culminating in the responsibility for leading 10,000+ employees located in 100+ countries. Prior to his retirement, he served as President with responsibilities for the strategy of the company and leading all aspects of global operations including Sales and Marketing, Product Research and Development, Software and Services, and Supply Chain. In addition, Mr. Moon served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Vertex Standard, as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering where he was named to the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2014. These professional experiences, along with Mr. Moon’s particular knowledge and expertise in sales and marketing, global operations and supply chain, qualify him to serve as a Director.

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              Bianca Martinez Rhodes

              Bianca Rhodes joined the Distribution Solutions Group Board of Directors in 2021 bringing her strong financial knowledge and operational experience to guide Distribution Solutions Group on strategic growth objectives. She has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Knight Aerospace Medical Systems, LLC, a global leader in custom air medical transport products, since 2014. Prior to that time, she founded CrossRhodes Consulting where she advised private enterprises on financial and operating issues helping them to raise capital and structure buyouts while also managing a family real estate business. Ms. Rhodes began her career as a commercial banker with the National Bank of Commerce in San Antonio and later joined TexCom Management Services, a computer leasing company. At TexCom she was instrumental in the sale of the Company to Intelogic Trace (NYSE:IT) where she became the CFO. Additionally, she has served as CFO of Kinetics Concepts Inc. (NASDAQ:KNCI), a global corporation that produces medical technology for wounds and wound healing. During her tenure there, she engineered a successful turnaround, significantly increasing the company’s value, prior to going private. These professional experiences, along with knowledge and experience acquired in managing distribution and technology firms, qualify Ms. Rhodes to serve as a Director.

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