Bruce Lubin served as the Vice Chairman of CIBC USA which has over $40 billion in assets. Over his 37-year career in commercial banking, he played an integral part of both the growth and M&A strategy of several banks leading several multi-billion dollar transactions. His career began at Exchange National Bank from 1981 to 1989, leading to the ultimate sale to LaSalle National Bank. He then went on to a leadership role at LaSalle, serving as Executive Vice President. Bruce helped to grow LaSalle's assets significantly from 1989 to 2007. In 2007, Bruce was part of the team that executed a sale to Bank of America for $21 billion. At that time, he left to join publicly-listed Private Bank. As President of Commercial Banking at Private Bank, he and the team grew assets to many billions of dollars as of 2017, leading to an ultimate sale to CIBC in 2017 for $5 billion. In addition to his current role as Vice Chairman, Bruce serves as the Chairman for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Governing Committee of AJC, and Board Member of the Civic Consulting Alliance.
Otis Carter has served as General Counsel of CMS/Nextech, a portfolio company of Audax Group, since January 2021, where he is responsible for all legal, governance and compliance matters, as well as executing strategic M&A activities. Prior to CMS/Nextech, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for TriMark USA from 2014 to 2021, partnering with Mr. Hyman to lead the negotiation and execution of strategic partnerships and M&A transactions that led to TriMark USA becoming the country's largest commercial foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. Before TriMark USA, Mr. Carter was a private equity attorney with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Ropes & Gray LLP, representing private equity sponsors, alternative asset managers and their portfolio companies on M&A and financing transactions as large as $7 billion. Mr. Carter earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Brett Biggs is the Chief Financial Officer of Walmart and Head of Walmart Enterprise Solutions. As CFO at Walmart since 2016, Brett is responsible for finance functions including strategy, merchandising, logistics, financial services, real estate, operations, and financial planning & analysis. Prior to his current role, Brett served as CFO for other Walmart divisions, including Walmart International, Walmart U.S., and Sam's Club. He also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Sam's Club, Senior Vice President of Capital Markets, and Senior Vice President International Strategy/M&A. Prior to joining Walmart in 2000, Brett worked in M&A at L&P, where he supported the Storage Products and Store Fixture Groups, which were run by Keith Jaffee. Brett brings significant experience and expertise in a number of areas, including multi-billion-dollar M&A, public company governance, shareholder value creation, capital markets, public company strategy, international operations, and strategy. Alongside the Walmart Executive Team, Brett has helped to create nearly $200 billion in market value for shareholders since assuming the role of CFO. Our special advisor will assist our management team with sourcing and evaluating business opportunities and devising plans and strategies to optimize any business that we acquire following the consummation of this offering. However, unlike our management team, our special advisor will not be responsible for managing our day-to-day affairs and will have no authority to engage in substantive discussions with business combination targets on our behalf.
Peter Cameron is the Co-Owner of Farberware Licensing and Chairman and CEO of Acuity Management Inc. Acuity is an investment management company that owns and operates several commercial real estate and manufacturing enterprises. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Cameron served as the CEO and later as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lenox Corporation, a manufacturer of tableware, giftware and collectible products. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Cameron served as CEO of Waterford Wedgwood plc, a manufacturer of fine china and crystal products, and from 1997 to 2003 Mr. Cameron was the CEO and president of All Clad Holdings, a manufacturer of cookware products that was acquired by Waterford in 2004. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Cameron served in various senior level management capacities within Hanson plc, including as chairman of U.S. Industries Housewares Group, and president and CEO of Farberware, Inc. Prior to that, Cameron was CEO and president of Revereware, a leading manufacturer of branded cookware sold to department store and mass merchant channels. Cameron has also held senior management positions at Polaroid Corp., Bowmar Instrumental Corporation, and Starcraft. Mr. Cameron also serves on the boards of Northeastern University, Chapel Hill, The International Housewares Charity Foundation, Acuity Management, Farberware Licensing Co., Hartmann and Lenox Corporation.