Chairman of the Board
Mr. Ryan has served as a director of Fox Corporation (NASDAQ) since March 2019. Prior to joining Fox Corporation, from 2015 to 2019, Mr. Ryan served as the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from January 2015 to October 2015 and Chairman of the House Budget Committee from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Ryan served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2019. In 2012, he was selected to serve as former Governor Mitt Romney’s Vice-Presidential nominee. Mr. Ryan currently is Professor of the Practice, Political Science and Economics, at the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Boyce is a former partner at TPG Capital, one of the largest global investment partnerships, where he founded and led TPG’s Operating Group from 1997 to 2013. He also previously served as Chief Executive Officer of J. Crew Group, Inc. from 1997 to 1999, and as Senior Vice President of PepsiCo, Inc.’s North American Operations from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Boyce was a partner of Bain & Company for over 12 years.
Mr. Boyce has run the office of Schafer Meadows, an organization focused on tech-enabled investing, since 2015. He also currently serves as senior advisor to Solamere Capital and Altamont Capital, roles he has held since 2015 and 2016, respectively. Throughout his career, Mr. Boyce has served on numerous private and public company boards of directors, including the J. Crew Group, Burger King and Del Monte Foods. Since 2016, he has served on the board of directors of Allbirds, Inc., a footwear manufacturing company, and Spyce Food Co., an innovative tech-enabled restaurant. In addition, he served on the Mitt Romney 2012 National Board and currently serves on the National Council of AEI. For the last five years, Mr. Boyce has been an advisor for The COMMIT Foundation, a Veterans career transition mentoring group. Mr. Boyce holds a B.S.E. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Michael M. Calbert
Michael M. Calbert is a former senior partner with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”), where he was responsible for the global retail private equity practice. During his 15 years at KKR, Mr. Calbert served on all the firm’s global private equity investment committees and portfolio management committees. Mr. Calbert currently serves on the boards of AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) and Vestcom International, he is the lead director for Brookshire Grocery Company, and he continues to serve as chairman of the board of Dollar General (NYSE: DG), a company he took private in 2007 while at KKR. Mr. Calbert has served on the board of directors of Toys “R” Us from 2008 to 2015, Academy Sports & Outdoors from 2012 to 2016, Pets at Home from 2012 to 2015, and U.S. Foods from 2008 to 2016.
Prior to KKR, Mr. Calbert was Chief Financial Officer of Randall’s Food Markets, a $2.5 billion revenue retailer based in Texas. While at Randall’s, Michael took the company private through a buyout with KKR. Mr. Calbert has a bachelor’s degree in business from Stephen F. Austin State University and an MBA from University of Houston.
Mr. Calbert’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his success in identifying opportunities and fostering growth in the long term, as well as his significant leadership and board of directors experience.
Alex J. Dunn
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Alex Dunn has served as our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director since June 2020. Mr. Dunn is an experienced entrepreneur and operator who helped build Vivint Smart Home Inc., a leading smart home company, from an early stage company in 2005 to a business which for the year ended December 31, 2019 reported over $1.15 billion of total revenues and 1.55 million subscribers. He was President of Vivint Smart Home from February 2013 to March 2020 and served as Chief Operating Officer from July 2005 to January 2013. In 2011, Mr. Dunn co-founded Vivint Solar, spun it out of Vivint Smart Home and helped take it public in 2014. Until March 2020, Mr. Dunn served on the board of directors for both Vivint Smart Home and Vivint Solar. Prior to Vivint, Mr. Dunn served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer to Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts. Before joining Governor Romney’s staff, Mr. Dunn was an entrepreneur-in-residence at the venture capital firm General Catalyst. Mr. Dunn started his career as co-founder and CEO of LavaStorm, a technology and engineering services firm, and holds a B.S. from Brigham Young University.
Ms. Ruiz is a former executive who has served in several roles for various business segments of Walmart Inc., most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Sam’s Club from February 2017 to June 2019. In that role, she led the operations, real estate strategy, territory sales, food service operations and club innovation divisions. Prior to serving as Chief Operating Officer of Sam’s Club, Ms. Ruiz led the human resources organization for Walmart International from 2015 to 2017, served as Chief Operating Officer for Walmart US from 2012 to 2015, and served as Chief People Officer of Walmart US from 2010 through 2012. Ms. Ruiz holds a B.S. from Santa Clara University.