Mr. Rosenthal served as a Managing Director of QVT Financial LP, an alternative investment management firm. He concentrated on global equities, distressed debt and special situations with a focus on the global automotive sector and on China. Prior to joining QVT Financial LP, he worked as a senior high yield credit analyst for Shenkman Capital Management. He is fluent in Chinese. Mr. Rosenthal graduated from Duke University with an A.B. degree in Economics and Comparative Area Studies.
Mr. Schwethelm has 30 years of experience as an accounting and finance executive, predominantly in the energy sector. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 refining, marketing and logistics company, as Chief Financial Officer of Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company and as Chief Financial Officer of a Saudi Arabian family-owned leader in the provision of multiple-sector contracting services. Mr. Schwethelm has also worked in Saudi Arabia with the Internal Audit department of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, and with the State Auditor of Texas supervising the compliance and financial audits of The University of Texas System. Additionally, he served as Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer of a Texas Hill Country-based community bank holding company. Mr. Schwethelm received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He began his career with Touche Ross & Co., a predecessor to a Big Four Accounting Firm.