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Cross Country Healthcare Inc (CCRN.OQ)

CCRN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Dircks

60 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

William Grubbs

60 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Pizzi

47 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Timothy Fischer

50 2016 President of Medical Doctor Associates

Buffy White

44 2018 President - Travel Nurse and Allied

Marisa Zaharoff

44 2018 President - Branch Operations

William Burns

48 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Kevin Ingham

49 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Susan Ball

54 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Daniele Addis

58 2014 Senior Vice President - Business Services

Deborah Dean

56 2013 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

William Halnon

59 2017 Chief Information Officer

W. Larry Cash

69 2001 Independent Director

Gale Fitzgerald

67 2007 Independent Director

Darrell Freeman

53 2018 Independent Director

Richard Mastaler

72 2011 Independent Director

Mark Perlberg

62 2015 Independent Director

Joseph Trunfio

71 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Dircks

Mr. Thomas C. Dircks is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., August 2, 2013. Mr. Dircks has served as a member of the Compensation Committee from October 2001 through December 2013, and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee from March 2004 through December 31, 2013. Mr. Dircks has been Managing Partner of Charterhouse Group, Inc., a private equity firm (“Charterhouse”) since June 2002. Mr. Dircks served as President of Charterhouse from June 2001 until June 2002 and served as Executive Vice President of Charterhouse from July 2000 until June 2001. He has been employed as an executive officer of Charterhouse since 1983. He was previously employed as a Certified Public Accountant at a predecessor of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Fordham University. The Board has concluded that Mr. Dircks should serve as a director due to his extensive executive management, accounting, tax, mergers and acquisition, and strategic planning expertise. Additionally, Mr. Dircks’ risk management skills and financial acumen add an important dimension to our Board’s composition.

William Grubbs

Mr. William J. Grubbs is no longer President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cross Country Healthcare Inc effective March 31 2019. Mr. Grubbs became Chief Executive Officer of the Company on July 5, 2013. From October 2012 through March 2013, Mr. Grubbs was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Trueblue, Inc., a staffing company. From 2005 through 2011, Mr. Grubbs held various senior executive positions with SFN Group, Inc., a staffing company formerly known as Spherion Corporation. Mr. Grubbs holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of New Hampshire. He is currently on the advisory boards of Diversant, LLC and Lannick Group of Companies. The Board has concluded that Mr. Grubbs should serve as a director due to his extensive executive level management skills and operational experience.

Christopher Pizzi

Mr. Christopher R. Pizzi is the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Mr. Pizzi has served as the Company’s Corporate Controller since December 1, 2014. From September 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Pizzi served as Assistant Vice President, Corporate Finance and Accounting at Health Management Associates, Inc. (“HMA”), Director of Corporate Accounting at HMA from January 2011 to September 2013, and Assistant Corporate Controller at HMA from April 2006 to January 2011. Mr. Pizzi is a certified public accountant. Mr. Pizzi’s base salary will be $350,000 per year, and on an annual basis he is eligible to receive a target bonus of 70% of his base salary as a short term incentive and 125% of his base salary as a long-term incentive pursuant to plans approved by the Company.

Timothy Fischer

Mr. Timothy Fischer is the President, Medical Doctor Associates the subsidiary of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Prior to joining MDA, from 2014 through January 2016, Mr. Fischer served as Chief Operating Officer at Mitchell Martin, Inc., a talent acquisition solutions firm. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Fischer served as Senior Vice President and led the integration of his prior employer, RCG Global Services, into Stefanini. Mr. Fischer was President of RCG Staffing from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Fischer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Culver-Stockton College.

Buffy White

Ms. Buffy Stultz White is the President - Travel Nurse and Allied of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Ms. White brings a broad range of strategic and tactical knowledge in service delivery, process engineering, business process improvement, change management and dynamic team building. She joins Cross Country Healthcare from Pontoon, a division of Adecco, where she held the title of Executive Vice President, Global Services and Solutions Consulting. While serving in various leadership and management roles, Ms. White gained extensive experience in designing, developing and managing high-performance, high-growth organizations.

Marisa Zaharoff

Ms. Marisa Zaharoff is the President - Branch Operations of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Ms. Zaharoff, a registered nurse, has been managing the Company's branch network since 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Zaharoff was an executive with Medical Staffing Network, which was acquired by Cross Country Healthcare in 2014. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois and Pennsylvania.

William Burns

Mr. William J. Burns is the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Mr. Burns has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since April 1, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Burns served as Group Vice President and Corporate Controller for Gartner, Inc., a technology research and advisory firm. Mr. Burns’ base salary will be $525,000 per year, and on an annual basis he will be eligible to receive a target bonus of 75% of his base salary as a short term incentive and 150% of his base salary as a long-term incentive pursuant to plans approved by the Company

Kevin Ingham

Mr. Kevin Ingham JD., is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer since October 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ingham served at Insight Global LLC as Senior Vice President of Human Resources from 2013 to November 2017; as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from December 2011 to January 2013; and as Vice President, Human Resources and General Counsel from March 2010 to December 2011. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the Director of Human Resources & Associate General Counsel at Tatum LLC, and as Senior Operations Counsel from 2001 to 2007 for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corp/AT&T. Mr. Ingham hold his B.S. in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University and earned his Juris Doctor from the Rutgers School of Law.

Susan Ball

Ms. Susan E. Ball JD, MBA. is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Cross Country Healthcare Inc, since March 2010. Prior to that, she served as our Corporate Counsel from March 2002 to May 2004. Ms. Ball has also served as a Director of Jamestown Indemnity, Ltd. since September 2008. Before joining us, Ms. Ball practiced law at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. from November 1998 to March 2002 and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom from 1996 to November 1998. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Ball was a registered nurse. Ms. Ball received her B.S. degree in Nursing from The Ohio State University, her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School, and her Masters of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Daniele Addis

Ms. Daniele Addis MBA, is the Senior Vice President - Business Services of Cross Country Healthcare Inc., since January 29, 2014. From September 2011 to January 2014, Ms. Addis was Senior Vice President, Shared Services of Randstad Professionals, a staffing company. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Shared Services and held various other positions at SFN Group. From January 1998 to January 2006, Ms. Addis was Senior Finance Manager of Office Depot, Inc. Ms. Addis holds a Bachelor in Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Nantes, France, a Master of Arts in Economics from George Mason University and a Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University.

Deborah Dean

Ms. Deborah Dean is no longer the Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Cross Country Healthcare Inc., since June 20, 2013. Prior to joining the Company, she served as the Vice President of Sales of Vision IT from January 2012 to May 2013. She served as the Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts for Spherion Staffing Services from May 2006 to November 2011. From November 2001 to March 2006, Ms. Dean served as the Vice President of Sales for Spring Group Plc. Ms. Dean holds her B.A. in English from Alma College.

William Halnon

Mr. William G. Halnon, is the Chief Information Officer of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Mr. Halnon serves as Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.’s Chief Information Officer. From January 2007 to February 2016, Mr. Halnon served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Republic Services, Inc. and, from January 2005 to January 2007, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Spherion, Inc. Mr. Halnon holds a B.A. in Accounting from Langston University.

W. Larry Cash

Mr. W. Larry Cash is an Independent Director of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Mr. Cash has been a director and Audit Committee member since October 2001 and a Compensation Committee member since May 2006. He is currently President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer of Community Health Systems. He joined Community Health Systems as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 1997 and was named to the board of directors of Community Health Systems in 2001. Prior to joining Community Health Systems, Mr. Cash served as Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation from September 1996 to August 1997. Prior to Columbia/HCA, Mr. Cash spent 23 years at Humana, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations from 1993 to 1996. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky at Lexington. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of AAC Holdings, Inc. since October 2017, a provider of substance use treatment centers.

Gale Fitzgerald

Ms. Gale S. Fitzgerald is an Independent Director of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Ms. Fitzgerald has been a director and member of the Audit Committee since May 2007, and since January 2014 has served as the Chairperson of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Fitzgerald is a retired principal of TranSpend, Inc., a consulting company. Before co-founding TranSpend, Inc. in 2003, she served as the President of QP Group, Inc. Prior to joining QP Group, Inc., she served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Task Group, Inc. from 1994 to 2000. She joined Computer Task Group, Inc. in 1991 as Senior Vice President and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in July 1993. Prior to joining Computer Task Group, Inc., she was Vice President, Professional Services at International Business Machines Corporation, which evolved into IBM Global Services. Ms. Fitzgerald worked at IBM for 18 years in various technical, marketing and management positions. She is currently on the Boards of Health Net, Inc. and Diebold, Inc. Ms. Fitzgerald has a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College and a Masters in Theology from Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. The Board has concluded that Ms. Fitzgerald should serve as a director because of her extensive executive leadership experience, management skills, and public board experience. Ms. Fitzgerald’s expertise in the areas of Information Technology, Staffing and Healthcare provides an invaluable resource to the Board with respect to corporate and strategic planning and assessing and managing risks.

Darrell Freeman

Mr. Darrell S. Freeman Sr., is Independent Director of the Company. He is the Executive Managing Director of Zycron, an information technology services and solutions firm he founded in 1991 and later sold to BG Staffing in 2017. Zycron became a division of BG Staffing, Inc. Zycron provides IT staffing, outsourcing and project management services primarily in the healthcare, energy and government sectors. Mr. Freeman also co-founded Tennessee-based Reliant Bank in 2006, and has served as a board member and a member of the audit and compensation committees of Commerce Union Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Reliant Bank, since its inception. Additionally, in 2007 Mr. Freeman co-founded Pinnacle Construction Partners, a construction management firm, and has served as the chairman since 2007. Since 2016, Mr. Freeman has also served as the chairman of the board of directors of S3 Asset Management, a technology and medical equipment recycling company. He has also served on the board of directors of American Addition Centers since 2013 and is currently its lead director. Mr. Freeman holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology and a Master's Degree in Industrial Studies, both from Middle Tennessee State University.

Richard Mastaler

Mr. Richard M. Mastaler is an Independent Director of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., since June 21, 2011. Mr. Mastaler has been a director since June 21, 2011. Mr. Mastaler has served on the Audit Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee since January 2014. Mr. Mastaler is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Managed Health Venture, Inc., a managed care consulting firm, which he founded in 2002. He previously held executive-level positions with CCN Managed Care, Inc., Magellan Health Services, Inc., Preferred Health Networks, QualMed, Inc., Humana Medical Plan, Unilab Corporation, and three Humana hospitals. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Mastaler currently serves on the Advisory Counsel of the University of California San Diego. Mr. Mastaler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from George Washington University. The Board has concluded that Mr. Mastaler should serve as a director because of his extensive healthcare and management experience. Mr. Mastaler’s experience in the healthcare industry provides an excellent resource to the Board for strategic planning, marketing and leadership purposes.

Mark Perlberg

Mr. Mark Perlberg is an Independent Director of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Mr. Perlberg is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Oasis Outsourcing, one of the nation’s leading Professional Employer Organizations. He has served in that capacity since October 2003. Prior to joining Oasis Outsourcing, Mr. Perlberg held a series of executive positions with Profit Recovery Group, the John Harland Group and Western Union. Prior to joining Western Union, he practiced law in New Jersey. Mr. Perlberg received his B.A. degree in History from the University of Rochester and his Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School. The Board has concluded that Mr. Perlberg should serve as a director due to his extensive executive management and leadership experience in growing companies both organically and through acquisitions. Mr. Perlberg’s success during his career in overseeing the delivery of alternative workforce solutions provides a unique perspective to the Company.

Joseph Trunfio

Mr. Joseph A. Trunfio PhD., is an Independent Director of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Mr. Trunfio has been a director since October 2001. He has served on the Governance and Nominating Committee since May 2006 and was appointed to the Compensation Committee as its Chairman, effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Trunfio served on the Audit Committee from October 2001 until December 2013. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Health System, a not-for-profit hospital group, since March 1999, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. From July 1997 to February 1999, Mr. Trunfio served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Via Caritas Health System, a not-for-profit hospital group. Prior to his position with Via Caritas Health System, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SSM Healthcare Ministry Corp., a not-for-profit hospital group. Mr. Trunfio received his B.A. from St. John’s University (N.Y.) and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami. The Board has concluded that Mr. Trunfio should serve as a director due to his extensive executive management and leadership experience. Mr. Trunfio brings to the Board a depth of understanding of the delivery of healthcare delivery system in the United States, our business and the various challenges we face in the evolving healthcare industry.