Board of Directors

  • Giovanni Visentin Chairman of the Board

    Giovanni Visentin is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Novitex Enterprise Solutions (“Novitex”). In his role, he is responsible for developing and overseeing the corporate direction and strategy for the company. He was named Chief Executive Officer in October 2013 following the acquisition of Pitney Bowes Management Services by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management. Before Novitex, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of HP Enterprise Services, which was responsible for developing and selling technology infrastructure, applications and business services to clients. Prior to HP, he worked at IBM, where he most recently served as General Manager of Integrated Technology Services for North America. He graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, with a Bachelor of Commerce.

  • Bob CagnazziDirector

    Bob Cagnazzi has served as Chief Executive Officer of Presidio since 2012. He is responsible for the company’s overall strategy, strategic execution, and revenue and operational organization. For the past 32 years, Bob has led technology firms. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bluewater Communications LLC from 2006 until it was acquired by Presidio in 2012. Bob served as Chief Executive Officer of North America at Dimension Data Holdings PLC from 2001 to 2006. He also led Integrated Systems Group. He has received recognitions including Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst &Young.

  • Christopher L. Edson Director

    Christopher L. Edson is currently a principal at Apollo Global Management, which he joined in 2008. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Edson was a member of the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group of Goldman Sachs in both New York and Chicago. Mr. Edson serves on several boards of directors, including Presidio Holdings Inc., MidCap Financial Holdings, LLC, Diamond Resorts International, Inc., Novitex Holdings, Inc. and Regional Care Hospital Partners Holdings, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Edson has also served as a director of Athene Group, Ltd., and SourceHOV Holdings, Inc. Mr. Edson graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University.

  • Salim HirjiDirector

    Salim Hirji is an associate at Apollo Global Management, LLC having joined Apollo in 2013. Prior to that time, Mr. Hirji was a member of the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Hirji graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.

  • Steven LernerDirector

    Dr. Steven Lerner is a director of Yadkin Bank and Yadkin Financial Corporation, which he joined as a director in July 2014 following the merger of VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. and Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. with Yadkin Financial Corporation. Prior to the merger, Dr. Lerner served as a director of VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since November 2011, and as Vice Chairman of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. since he co-founded the company in 2009. He has served as the Chairman of FGI Research, a provider of online market research services, since he founded the company in 1981. From 2000-2012, Dr. Lerner served as Chairman of Capstrat, Inc., a strategic marketing communication firm, and he was Chairman of Yankelovich, Inc., a consumer research firm, from 2000-2008. Dr. Lerner serves on the board of advisors of Bandwidth.com, a provider of next generation communications services. Dr. Lerner served as a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill board of trustees until July 2015.

  • Matthew H. Nord Director

    Matthew H. Nord is a Senior Partner at Apollo, having joined in 2003. Prior to that time, Mr. Nord was a member of the Investment Banking division of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Nord serves on the boards of directors of ADT, Presidio, Inc., Novitex Enterprise Solutions and RegionalCare Hospital Partners. Mr. Nord also serves on the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Health System and on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. Mr. Nord previously served on the boards of directors of Affinion Group, Constellium NV, EVERTEC, Hughes Telematics, MidCap Financial, Mobile Satellite Ventures, Noranda Aluminum and SourceHOV. Mr. Nord graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

  • Pankaj Patel Director

    Pankaj Patel served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in IT, from June 2012 to July 2016, creating solutions built on intelligent networks that were designed to solve customers’ challenges. Mr. Patel served as executive advisor to the CEO from July 2016 until his retirement in October 2016. Mr. Patel reported to the CEO as the Engineering head of the company’s product and solution portfolio and drove the business and technology strategy across Cisco’s Routing, Switching, Wireless, Security, Mobility, Video, Collaboration, Data Center and Cloud offerings, where his responsibilities included defining priorities and investment allocation of research and development funds. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Patel launched and ran a successful startup business.

  • Todd H. SiegelDirector

    Todd H. Siegel was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. and a director of Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. (“Affinion”) as of September 20, 2012. Mr. Siegel was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Affinion from November 2008 to September 2012 and served as an Executive Vice President from October 2005. Mr. Siegel also served as General Counsel of Affinion from October 2005 to February 2009. Mr. Siegel joined Affinion in November 1999 as a member of the Legal Department of the Membership Division of Cendant. Before that, he served as General Counsel of Trilegiant starting in July 2003 and Cendant Marketing Group starting in January 2004. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Siegel was a corporate associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP. From 1992 until 1994, he was employed as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young.

  • Joseph Trost Director

    Joseph Trost has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Novitex Enterprise Solutions since October 2013. His focus is on enhancing the customer experience and optimizing operational efficiency. He has previously held several management positions at IBM and most recently served as the Vice President for ITS Service Delivery from June 2011. He graduated summa cum laude from Marist College with a B.S. in Business Administration.