Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Charles Fabrikant
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Fabrikant has been a member of our board of directors and has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board since June 1, 2017. Mr. Fabrikant is the Executive Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of SEACOR Holdings Inc. and several of its subsidiaries. Effective February 23, 2015, Mr. Fabrikant was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of SEACOR Holdings Inc., a position he had resigned from in September 2010 when he was designated Executive Chairman of the Board of SEACOR Holdings Inc. Mr. Fabrikant is a Director of Era Group Inc., an international helicopter operator. In addition, he is President of Fabrikant International Corporation, a privately owned corporation engaged in marine investments.
Chairman of the Board
John Gellert
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Mr. Gellert has been President and Chief Executive Officer since our formation and a member of our board of directors since June 1, 2017. In his previous appointment, Mr. Gellert was Co-Chief Operating Officer of SEACOR Holdings Inc. since February 23, 2015, and from May 2004 to February 2015, Mr. Gellert was Senior Vice President of SEACOR Holdings Inc. In July 2005, Mr. Gellert was appointed President of SEACOR Holdings Inc.'s Offshore Marine Services segment, a capacity in which he served until his current appointment. From June 1992, when Mr. Gellert joined SEACOR Holdings Inc. until July 2005, he had various financial, analytical, chartering and marketing roles within SEACOR Holdings Inc. In addition, Mr. Gellert is an officer and director of certain SEACOR Marine subsidiaries.
 

Andrew R. Morse
Director

Mr. Morse has been a member of our board of directors since his appointment on May 10, 2017. Mr. Morse served on the SEACOR Holdings Inc. board of directors from June 1998 to May 10, 2017. Mr. Morse has been a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of Morse, Towey and White, a wholly-owned wealth management unit of High Tower Advisors Inc., a Chicago based firm of investment advisors since July 31, 2010. In addition, Mr. Morse has served on the Board of Directors and on the Audit Committee of High Tower Advisors Inc. from July 31, 2010 until January 2018. Mr. Morse was a managing director and senior portfolio manager of UBS Financial Services, Inc., from October 2001 until July 2010. Mr. Morse was Senior Vice President-Investments of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. of New York, an investment banking firm, and Smith Barney Inc., its predecessor, from March 1993 to October 2001. Mr. Morse sits on numerous philanthropic boards and is Treasurer of the American Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Mr. Morse served as a director of Seabulk International, Inc., both before and following its merger with SEACOR Holdings Inc. in July 2005 until March 2006. In December 2015, Mr. Morse became a member of the Board of Managers of KGP Realty, a private residential property management company.
 

Financial Expert
R. Christopher Regan
Director

Mr. Regan has been a member of our board of directors since his appointment on May 10, 2017. Mr. Regan served on the SEACOR Holdings Inc. board of directors from September 7, 2005 to May 10, 2017. Mr. Regan is Co-Founder and, since March 2002, Managing Director, of The Chartis Group, a management consultancy group offering strategic, operational, risk management, governance and compliance advice to U.S. healthcare providers, suppliers and payers. Prior to co-founding The Chartis Group in 2001, Mr. Regan served from March 2001 to December 2001 as President of H-Works, a healthcare management consulting firm and a division of The Advisory Board Company. From January 2000 through December 2000, Mr. Regan served as Senior Vice President of Channelpoint, Inc., a healthcare information services company. Mr. Regan also serves as a Trustee of Hamilton College.
 

Julie Persily
Director

Ms. Persily has been a member of our board of directors since April 27, 2018. Since 2013, Ms. Persily has served on the board of directors of Investcorp Credit Management BDC, Inc., a NASDAQ listed business development company that invests in middle market companies, as a member of its audit and nominating committees and as chair of its compensation and valuation committees. Since 2017, Ms. Persily has served on the board of directors of Runway Growth Credit, a business development company that provides secured loans to early stage growth and venture-backed companies in the U.S., as a member of its audit and governance committees. Ms. Persily has a deep breadth of experience in the finance and capital market industries, having held various roles at Citigroup for nearly 10 years, including serving as the co-head of Citigroup’s leveraged finance group for over two years and head of acquisition finance prior thereto. Ms. Persily also formerly served as co-head of Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets at Nomura Securities. Ms. Persily holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from Columbia College and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia Business School.
 

Robert D. Abendschein
Director
Mr. Abendschein has been a member of our board of directors since April 27, 2018.  Mr. Abendschein is currently the Executive Vice President and Head of Operations of Talos Energy Inc. where he is responsible for improving the ability of the organization to take on and execute large offshore projects. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Abendschein was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Venari Resources LLC (“Venari”), where he was appointed by a consortium of private equity investors to lead the advancement of multiple globally recognized development projects (Anchor and Shenandoah) and managed all stages of strategy, exploration and business development activities.  From 2000 through August 2017, Mr. Abendschein held various corporate and executive roles at Anadarko Petroleum (“Anadarko”), including as Vice President of Anadarko’s Deep Water division from 2015 to 2017 and as Vice President of Anadarko’s Exploration and Production Services division from 2013 to 2015.  Mr. Abendschein currently serves on the board of directors of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion as chairman of its trustee committee, and as a member of the board of directors of the National Ocean Industries Association and the Offshore Energy Center, positions which he has held since 2014.  Mr. Abendschein holds a BBS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
 
Alfredo Miguel Bejos
Director
Mr. Miguel has been a member of our board of directors since June 11, 2019.  Mr. Miguel has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Proyectos Globales de Energía y Servicios CME, S.A. de C.V. (“CME”) since 2012, Executive President of Helicópteros Bell de México since 2009. Mr. Miguel has extensive finance experience having held various positions in the finance area of Banco Santander Mexico from 2000 until 2002. Mr. Miguel has served as an independent member of several boards of directors, including current memberships on the boards of the airline Volaris and Pure Leasing, positions which he has held since 2006. Mr. Miguel is also a member of the Customer Advisory Panel at Bell Helicopter, a leading company in helicopter manufacturing. Mr. Miguel holds a BA from Universidad Iberoamericana.