John A. Nies was appointed to the Board in August, 2022. He serves as Chair of the Investment Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Nies is the Managing Partner at JMH Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining JMH Capital Partners, LLC, Mr. Nies was a Managing Director–Operations at Parthenon Capital where he was responsible for deal evaluation, due diligence, and the successful development of portfolio companies, including MedAssets and Kenexa. Following its IPO, Mr. Nies was a director of Kenexa (NYSE: KNXA), where he served as its Lead Independent Director, as well as a member of its audit and governance committees, prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2012. Before joining Parthenon Capital, Mr. Nies was a founding member and Managing Director of The Parthenon Group, a Management consulting firm founded in 1991. While in consulting, Mr. Nies’ area of expertise was competitive strategy development, including performance assessment, M&A, operations improvement, and acquisition integration. Mr. Nies earned a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, and a Masters of Business Administration, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.