John F. DePodesta
Mr. DePodesta co-founded Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. (“Primus”) in 1994, and served as the company’s Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Corporate Development Officer and Secretary from 1994 to 2010. Primus was listed as a Fortune 1000 company during its fifth year of operation. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. DePodesta served as the Chairman of the Board of Iron Road Railways, Inc., which he also co-founded. He served as Senior Vice President, Law and Public Policy, of Genesis Health Ventures from 1996 to 1998. Additionally, from 1994 to 1999, he served as “of counsel” to the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he was previously a partner since 1979. Before Joining Pepper Hamilton LLP, Mr. DePodesta served as General Counsel of Consolidated Rail Corporation and General Counsel—Reorganization for the Penn Central Trustees during the period from 1970 to 1979.
Since 1994, he has served as a director of Educational Credit Management Corporation, where he is currently Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Governance and Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Board of Educational Credit Management Corporation’s for-profit and non-profit subsidiaries. Mr. DePodesta also served as a director of Genesis HealthCare from 2003 until 2007; where he was a member of the Audit Committee and the Special Committee. Since August 2011, Mr. DePodesta has served as a director of Sutron Corporation and is currently Chairman of the Governance and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Since April 2010, Mr. DePodesta has served as Managing Director of Dolomite Group, LLC, which provides advisory services to senior executives and public and private governing bodies.
Mr. DePodesta has extensive experience in law and regulation, corporate governance, corporate management, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, restructuring and working with healthcare and high growth technology companies.