Board of Directors
Bob Cagnazzi has served as Chief Executive Officer of Presidio since 2012 and Chairman of the Board since 2017. 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 founded and served as Chief Executive Officer 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.
Ms. Berger is currently a partner of Apollo where she oversees marketing, client relations and business development for the firm’s Private Equity business. Ms. Berger has 18 years of marketing experience in the alternative asset industry. Prior to joining Apollo in 2008, Ms. Berger was a member of the Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse Securities (USA), where she was responsible for raising institutional capital for private equity funds. Previously, Ms. Berger was with Capital Z Financial Service Partners, and its affiliate, where she focused on fundraising and investor relationship management. Ms. Berger graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1999 with a BA in Comparative Area Studies and French. She serves on the Alumni Board of Directors of The Spence School in New York.
Christopher L. Edson is a partner at Apollo Global Management, which he joined in 2008. Prior to that time, 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 MidCap FinCo Holdings Limited, Dakota Holdings, Inc., Regional Care Hospital Partners Holdings, Inc. and Constellation Club Holdings, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Edson has also served as a director of Athene Group Ltd., SourceHOV Holdings, Inc. and Novitex Holdings, Inc. Mr. Edson graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University. Between his work at Apollo and his prior experience in investment banking, Mr. Edson has approximately 13 years of experience analyzing, financing and investing in public and private companies.
Salim Hirji is a principal 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. In addition to serving on Presidio’s board, Mr. Hirji serves on the board of Mood Media Corporation. Between his work at Apollo and his prior experience in investment banking, Mr. Hirji has approximately seven years of experience analyzing, financing and investing in public and private companies
Dr. Lerner served as a director of Yadkin Bank and Yadkin Financial Corporation from July 2014 until its sale to F.N.B. Corporation in March 2017. He joined Yadkin following the merger of VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. and Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. with Yadkin Financial Corporation. Prior to this 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 to 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 has spent the last 30 years helping small and medium sized businesses maximize their potential. He has been involved in the formation of a number of companies including Blue Hill Group, and Sterling Cellular prior to its sale in 1993. 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 and as Chairman of its Finance Committee until July 2015. Dr. Lerner’s extensive business experience, as well as his extensive experience in the information technology sector, qualifies him to serve on our Board. Dr. Lerner served on our board of directors prior to our acquisition by the Apollo Funds in February 2015, and joined our Board on February 10, 2017.
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 West Corporation, ADT, Exela Technologies 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, Novitex and SourceHOV. Mr. Nord graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Between his work at Apollo and his prior experience in investment banking, Mr. Nord has extensive experience analyzing, financing and investing in public and private companies.
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.
Mr. Reiss is currently a partner of Apollo, where he has been employed since 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Reiss was employed by Deutsche Bank Securities as a Global Finance Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group. Mr. Reiss previously served on the board of directors of Captain Bidco SAS, the parent of Ascometal SAS. Mr. Reiss has significant experience making and managing private equity investments on behalf of Apollo and has over nine years of experience financing, analyzing and investing in public and private companies. He previously served as a director of Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. (“Affinion”) and Affinion Group, Inc.
Todd H. Siegel was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. and a director of Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. 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. Mr. Siegel serves on the Board of Directors of Dakota Holdings, Inc.