Board of Directors
Mr. Morse has been a member of our board of directors since his appointment on May 10, 2017 and has held the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board since June 8, 2021. 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 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 LLC, a private residential property management company. Mr. Morse sits on numerous philanthropic boards and is Treasurer and Vice-Chairman Finance of the American Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science, is chair of its Budget Committee, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel. Mr. Morse is also a member of the Advisory Board to the Board of Trustees of the Yale University Cancer Center.
John Gellert is Chief Executive Officer and President of SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. and a member of the company’s board of directors. Previously, he served as the Co-Chief Operating Officer of SEACOR Holdings Inc. in 2015, before being appointed CEO and President in 2017.
Mr. Gellert has had a long career with SEACOR, where he started as a financial and market analyst after graduating from college. Since June 1992, when Mr. Gellert joined SEACOR Holdings, until July 2005, he held various financial, analytical, chartering and marketing roles within SEACOR Holdings. Following the acquisition of offshore assets from Compagnie Nationale de Navigation in 1995, over the next five years, he had a series of international appointments with both marketing and operating responsibilities in Europe, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Gellert served as a Vice President in charge of worldwide chartering. From May 2004 to February 2015, he 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.
Mr. Gellert is an officer and director of certain company subsidiaries. Mr. Gellert serves as Vice Chairman of the Board at National Ocean Industries Association and as Member of Executive Council at Cohesive Capital Management, L.P. Mr. Gellert graduated from Harvard College.
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.
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.