Bala Iyer has served on public company boards since 2001 and currently serves on the board of three public companies I H S Markit (INFO), a leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas shaping today’s business landscape, Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) a high performance analog semiconductor company and Power Integrations (POWI), a high voltage power conversion integrated circuit company.
He previously served on the boards of QLogic until its acquisition by Cavium in August 2016; Life Technologies, an S&P 500 company, until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher in 2014 for over $15 billion; Overture Services until it was acquired by Yahoo and Conexant Systems until the company was taken private by Golden Gate Capital. As a board member, Bala has overseen more than 50 acquisitions as well as divestitures valued at over $30 billion and has overseen over $10 billion in equity and debt financing and served on several pricing committees. He has chaired Audit as well as Nominating Committees and has served on Compensation Committees.
Bala has had a twenty two year career with technology companies and served as CFO of Conexant Systems and VLSI Technologies. Bala has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Edith Perez served on the Board of Directors of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5 billion international transportation and supply chain company, for five years -- from September 2010 until October 2015 when the company was sold to XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) at a 35% premium. As a member of the Con-way Board, she served on the Board’s Audit Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee.
In January 2011, Edith retired, as an equity partner, from Latham & Watkins LLP, a premier international business law firm with approximately 2200 attorneys in more than 30 offices around the world. Over the course of 26 years at Latham, Edith led hundreds of complex finance, corporate, commercial real estate and international transactions for many of the firm’s Fortune 500 clients.
While a Latham partner, Edith served two terms as President of the Los Angeles Police Commission (after the Rodney King incident). As Commission President, she oversaw a $2 billion budget and a staff of 80 employees dedicated solely to the Police Commission, as well as numerous issues regarding the LAPD’s 15,000 sworn and civilian employees and their unions.
From 2014 to 2017 Edith served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Maya Cinemas (a real estate developer and operator of state-of-the-art megaplex movie theaters), overseeing all the legal affairs of the company.
Currently, Edith serves as a partner at Wirthlin-Dentons, advising companies on business (non-legal) aspects of expanding internationally by providing strategic and other services in international management, alliances, partnerships and crisis management.
Edith received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and her B.A. from the University of California at Davis.
Erin Selleck is an experienced financial executive, advisor, and corporate director. She is a current member of the Board of
Directors of Broadway Financial Corp (NASDAQ: BYFC) and its subsidiary, Broadway Federal Bank, where she serves as Chair
of the Audit Committee, and member of the Risk/Compliance and Loan Committees. Erin is also a member of the Advisory
Board of DoubleCheck Solutions, an early stage financial technology company. She previously served on advisory boards for
CleanBlu, a private water reclamation technologies company, and the Women Founders Network, a virtual accelerator that
connects women founders with the resources they need to grow their businesses. As a director and advisor, Erin provides
oversight, guidance and mentorship to these companies as they grow, expand nationally and globally, and create value for
shareholders and investors.
Prior to becoming a director and advisor, Erin had a successful 30-year career in the financial services industry. She served as
Senior Executive Vice President and Treasurer for Union Bank, a top-25 U. S. bank and a key subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi
UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), one of the world’s largest financial organizations. Her many accomplishments at Union Bank
include successfully guiding the bank through the most significant financial crisis of the modern era, presiding over meaningful
growth (2.6x) in the bank’s balance sheet, and expertly navigating an increasingly challenging economic and regulatory
environment in the banking industry. She is the recipient of a number of professional honors, including being named a “Woman
to Watch” by American Banker Magazine in 2012.
Erin transformed the treasury function at Union Bank, creating a strategic treasury unit with a shareholder value focus. She
provided expert leadership of all corporate treasury functions for the bank and holding company, and had P&L responsibility for
the bank’s $20 billion investment portfolio, which she grew from $6 billion during her tenure while consistently delivering abovebudget
returns. In addition to her responsibilities as Treasurer, Erin served as a Policy Making Officer and a member of Union
Bank’s Executive Committee. In this capacity, she drove growth and profitability and she directed major corporate policies,
including strategic and financial issues, M&A, and the risk profile of the company. Of particular note is the significant role she
played in the parent company (MUFG) initiative to combine and integrate all U. S. operations, including Union Bank, into the
newly created MUFG Americas Holdings Corp.
Erin joined Union Bank in 2002 and was promoted to SEVP in 2012 following a succession of progressive leadership positions.
She began her career in the financial services industry at Bank of America, where she served as Vice President and Manager in
Corporate Treasury holding various roles within that division with increasing responsibility.
Erin currently serves on the Board of Heal the Bay. She has previously served on the Boards of the National Association of
Corporate Treasurers, Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles, and the Organization of Women Executives. Her leadership roles in
these non-profit organizations have included President, Audit Committee Chair, Treasurer, and Chair of the Finance Committee
Erin earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Larry Taylor is a seasoned independent corporate director, having served on publicly traded, privately-owned, advisory and non-profit boards. Currently he is the President and board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (SoCal), Audit Committee Chairman for the Claremont Graduate University board of trustees, and Nominating/Governance Committee Chairman for the African American Board Leadership Institute. Further, he is Chairman of Novaria Aerospace Group’s Board of Management Representatives and is the Vice-Chairman of the Capital Expert’s Innovation Council.
Previously, Larry was the Principal-in-Charge of the West Coast Productivity Improvement Consulting Practice at Deloitte & Touche, a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young’s Manufacturing Consulting Practice, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of OBN Holdings, a publicly traded firm, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for The Creighton Group, Inc, a privately-owned international environmental management firm, an executive with Norris Industries and senior manager with General Motors.
Larry earned a bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute, an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University and a PhD in Executive Management from the Drucker Business School at Claremont Graduate University. He is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow and holds the NACD Cybersecurity Certificate and the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Sustainability Certificate. He has authored three books on corporate governance and organizational culture: “The New Breed of Independent Corporate Director”, “Private Sector Praises”, and “Enhancing the Tone-at-the-Bottom”.