Board of Directors
Comprised of leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries from information technology, media and business, our board plays a crucial role in guiding and propelling Innodata forward.
Chairman of the board, president & Ceo
Jack S. Abuhoff
Mr. Abuhoff has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since September 15, 1997, and a director of the Company since its founding in 1988. Mr. Abuhoff has been the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors since May 2001.
Since joining the company, Mr. Abuhoff has focused Innodata on helping information and media companies create and maintain leading information products. Its strategy has been to bring advanced technologies together with global resources to create efficient and effective content operations.
From 1995 to 1997 he was Chief Operating Officer of Charles River Corporation, an international systems integration and outsourcing firm. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Abuhoff was employed by Chadbourne & Parke, LLP in connection with its joint venture with Goldman Sachs to develop capital projects in China. He practiced international corporate law at White & Case LLP from 1986 to 1992.
Mr. Abuhoff holds an A.B. degree in English from Columbia College (1983) and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (1986).
David B. Atkinson
Mr. Atkinson has served as a director of the Company since April 2018. Mr. Atkinson currently provides consulting services for companies in the life insurance and reinsurance industries, after retiring in 2014 as Vice Chairman of Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA), the largest U.S.-based life re-insurer, a position Mr. Atkinson held since 2008. From 1998 to 2008 he served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of RGA’s U.S. and offshore reinsurance companies. He also briefly served as RGA’s Chief Financial Officer before becoming its Chief Operating Officer in 1994.
Prior to joining RGA, Mr. Atkinson led the actuarial, administration, claims, and systems departments of the reinsurance division of General American Life Insurance Company from 1987 to 1993 and led the initial public offering effort to spin off the reinsurance division as a new public company, RGA. Mr. Atkinson also served as Vice President and Chief Actuary of Atlas Life Insurance Company from 1981 to 1987. Throughout his career he has guided IT departments and software development projects crucial to the automation of business processes.
Mr. Atkinson holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from California Institute of Technology (1975) and an MBA from Olin Business School (1994). He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, for which he has written several study notes on pricing and co-authored a book on life insurance products and finance, and has served as Director of MIB Group, Inc.
Director and Chair of the Audit and Nominating Committees
Louise C. Forlenza
Brian E. Kardon
Mr. Kardon has served as a director of the Company since April 2018. Since September 2019 Mr. Kardon has been Chief Marketing Officer at InVision, a digital product design platform. Prior to joining InVision, Mr. Kardon was Chief Marketing Officer at Fuze, Inc., from September 2015 to August 2019, a cloud-based communications platform provider. Prior to joining Fuze, Mr. Kardon served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Lattice Engines from 2013 to 2015, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software marketing and sales applications. He also served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Eloqua (NASDAQ: ELOQ) from 2008 to 2012, where he was part of a team that led Eloqua’s growth and leadership in the marketing automation sector, resulting in a successful initial public offering and subsequent purchase by Oracle. Mr. Kardon has also served as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Forrester Research (NASDAQ: FORR) and Chief Marketing Officer at Reed Business Information (NYSE: RELX). Mr. Kardon holds a B.S. degree in economics, marketing and finance (1979) and an MBA (1987) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
In the past year, Mr. Kardon was named to: “50 Most Influential CMOs” (Forbes), “100 Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers in the World” (Richtopia) and the “30 Tech Marketing Leaders Changing the Industry” (Synthesio). In 2017 the Fuze Marketing Team won the prestigious ROI Award from SiriusDecisions for Excellence in Demand Creation.
Douglas J. Manoni
Mr. Manoni has served as a director of the Company since April 2018. Mr. Manoni is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company founded in November 2018 to serve the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. From 2008 through March 2018, Mr. Manoni was the Chief Executive Officer of SourceMedia LLC, an innovative digital business information and performance media company.
Prior to joining SourceMedia in 2008, Mr. Manoni served as Chief Executive Officer of Wicks Business Information from 1999 to 2008, founding the company in partnership with a private equity firm. The business was sold in two principal transactions, to Dow Jones & Company in 2004 and to Summit Business Media in 2007. Mr. Manoni is a former director and Executive Committee member of Connectiv, the industry association for business information companies, and served as its Chairman from 2014 to 2016. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Software & Information Industry Association and the Business Media Educational Foundation.
Mr. Manoni holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Sacred Heart University (1984) and is a former Trustee of the University. Mr. Manoni was awarded the 2016 McAllister Top Management Fellowship at Medill School of Journalism, among other awards and recognitions.
Lead Independent Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee
Stewart R. Massey
Mr. Massey has served as one of the Company’s directors since March 2009. From September 2018 through July 2019 Mr. Massey was Vice Chairman of Bow River Capital Partners, a private investment firm. Mr. Massey served as Founding Partner of Massey, Quick, Simon and Co. LLC, a provider of investment advisory and financial planning services for endowments, foundations and wealthy families, from 2004 to September 2018, and served as Founding Partner Emeritus through December 2018. Mr. Massey co-founded Massey, Quick in 2004 after a 24-year career on Wall Street. Mr. Massey joined Morgan Stanley’s Private Client Group in 1983 after four years with Dean Witter Reynolds. From 1988 through 1993, he was based in Hong Kong and led Morgan Stanley’s private client businesses in Asia, Australia, and Japan. Mr. Massey was Head of Japanese Equity Sales in New York from 1993 through 1996, and returned to Tokyo as Head of Institutional Equity Sales and Global Head of Japanese Equities in 1996. Mr. Massey served as President and CEO of Robert Fleming, Inc. in 1997 and 1998. At Fleming, he had regional responsibility for equity sales and trading, research, capital markets, investment banking, and asset management in the Americas, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the parent company in London. Mr. Massey returned to Morgan Stanley in September of 1998 as a Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales, Marketing, and Product Development for the firm’s prime brokerage business. He later served as the senior relationship manager for a number of Morgan Stanley’s most prominent institutional global clients.
Mr. Massey holds a B.A. degree in History from The College of Wooster (1979), where he has served as a Trustee since 1987. As an Emeritus Trustee he serves on the Trustee and Governance, Finance and Investment committees. Mr. Massey also serves on the investment committee of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Mr. Massey was honored as one of the top 100 independent investment advisors in America by Barron’s Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Michael J. Opat
Mr. Opat has served as a director of the Company since June 2016 and a member of the Company’s Audit Committee since June 2018. Mr. Opat has been a Commissioner on the Hennepin County (Minnesota) Board of Commissioners since 1993 and was Chair for the Board of the Commissioners from 2001 to 2003 and from 2009 to 2014. Hennepin County is Minnesota’s largest county with 1.2 million residents. Mr. Opat represents a County district with more than 170,000 residents in six suburban cities. Mr. Opat also served on the Board of Sun Country Airlines from 2012 to 2017, and was a member of the corporate advisory board of Alerus Financial Services Company (OTXQX: ALRS) from 2015 to 2017. He holds a B.S. degree in Management from the University of Minnesota (1983), and a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (1989). Mr. Opat was named a “Titan” by Twin Cities Business magazine in 2018’s “100 People to Know” edition.
Nauman (Nick) Toor
Mr. Toor has served as a director of the Company since August 2019. Prior to founding Blackroot, an investment fund focused on small-cap public equities, Mr. Toor was a partner and chief investment officer of Luzich Partners, a multi-strategy hedge fund and investment firm. Prior to Luzich Partners, Mr. Toor was managing director of Jefferies & Company, Inc. He joined Jefferies in 1994 when its investment banking group had fewer than a dozen bankers. During his tenure, Jefferies became the largest middle market-focused investment bank in the country, with an increase in market value from $50 million to over $3 billion. With his promotion to managing director, Mr. Toor became the youngest managing director in the firm’s history.
He then served as the group head of the Media Investment Banking Group and helped guide Jefferies’ growth and strategic direction as a member of its Investment Banking Management Group. Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Toor was founder and CEO of Netsperanto.com, an online media company. Mr. Toor holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was the youngest member of his class, and a BA degree in Economics and Mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan University.