James A. Mitarotonda is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Capital Group, L.P., a value-oriented activist investment firm that he founded in January 2000. Mr. Mitarotonda is an experienced public company director. He currently serves as a director of The Eastern Company and Rambus Inc. He has also served as a director of A. Schulman, Inc., Avon Products, Inc., OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack, The Jones Group, Griffon Corporation, Gerber Scientific, Inc., Register.com, Inc., Sielox, Inc. and Ameron International Corporation, among other companies.
Mr. Mitarotonda began his career in operating positions at Bloomingdales and Citibank and subsequently was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Associates (now Comvest). He received a B.A. in economics from Queens College, where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees, and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Christopher J. Pappano is a Partner and a Managing Director at Barington. Mr. Pappano rejoined Barington in 2016. From 2008 through 2015, Mr. Pappano was a Managing Director at Richmond Hill Investment Co., a New York-based special situations fund, where he served on the Investment Committee. From 2002 through 2008, he was a Senior Analyst at Barington. From 1996 through 2002, Mr. Pappano worked at Greenhill & Co, an M&A and restructuring advisory firm, rising from the level of Analyst to Vice President. From 1994 through 1996, he was an Analyst in the M&A Group of Merrill Lynch & Co. From 1992 through 1994, Mr. Pappano was a consultant in the Business Reorganization Group of Coopers & Lybrand. He has served as a director of M III Acquisition Corp. and Register.com after the company was taken private by an investor group that included Barington. Mr. Pappano received an A.B. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.
Joseph Signorile CPA, MS is Barington's Chief Financial and Compliance Officer and has over 25 years of hedge fund and asset management experience. Previously, Mr. Signorile spent over 13 years as a partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Kensico Capital Management in Greenwich, CT., a multi-billion dollar long/short hedge fund focused on value investing. Previously, Mr. Signorile was a Vice President of finance and accounting working directly with the Chief Financial Officer at both Pequot Capital Management and its spin-off, Andor Capital Management, in Connecticut. Mr. Signorile began his career with both GGK and PWC as a Manager focusing on hedge funds and asset management firms and holds both a B.A. in accounting from Hofstra University and a master's degree in taxation from Pace University. He is a registered CPA in New York.
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