Michael R. Nicolais

Chairman of the Board

Managing Partner,
Roble Drive Investment Company

Independent Director since 2001

Chairman of the Board since 2019


  • Executive
  • Compensation
  • Former Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee


  • Managing Director, Roble Drive Investment Company, a private investment firm he founded in 2020 (2020-present)
  • Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Highlander Partners L.P. (2017-2019)
  • President, Highlander Partners, L.P. (2004-2016)
  • Managing Director, Stephens, Inc. (2002-2004)
  • Partner, Olivhan Investments, L.P. (2001-2002)
  • Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation (1986-2000)

Qualifications and Expertise Provided to Our Board

  • Deep knowledge of capital markets, financial analysis and financial oversight experience gained through his work as an investment banker and investment manager
  • Extensive experience as a director of portfolio companies, including with respect to financial, operational and executive compensation matters
  • Extensive mergers and acquisitions experience gained through numerous acquisitions, investments and divestitures

Other Boards

  • Hi-Tech Systems, LLC (2022-present)
  • University of Puget Sound, Trustee (2018-2020)
  • Bevolution Corp (2016-2019)
  • Twitchell Corp. (2016-2019)
  • FDL Ltd. (2017-2019)
  • Biamp, Inc. (2017-2019)

Education and Certifications

  • B.A., Economics, Wake Forest University
  • M.B.A., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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