Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Carl Grimstad has been Chief Executive Officer since January 2020. Mr. Grimstad is currently the chief manager of C. Grimstad Associates, LLC, a family private investment entity formed in 2006, and the managing partner of GS Capital, LLC, a family private investment company formed in 1995. In 1999, he co-founded iPayment Inc. (“iPayment”), a provider of credit and debit card payment processing services to small and medium-sized merchants across the United States and Canada. He acted as the president of iPayment until 2011, when he became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company until 2016. Under his leadership, iPayment closed an initial public offering in 2003 and then went private in 2006. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Boston University in 1989.
Jonathan Green, is a Partner at Luxor Capital Group, LP, and a principal at its affiliate, Lugard Road Capital GP, LLC. Luxor Capital Group, LP, is a New York-based hedge fund. He has served as a board member for a number of public and private Internet technology companies, including Delivery Hero. Prior to joining Luxor in 2004, Mr. Green worked at Wasserstein Perella and the spinoff of its financial restructuring group, Miller Buckfire & Co., where he represented clients in complex reorganizations. Mr. Green received B.A. degrees in Psychology and Economics from Brown University.
Buddy Ortale is a principal of Sewanee Ventures, a private investment firm he founded in 1996. He is a partner in NTR, a Los Angeles based private equity firm focused on the energy sector, as well as a partner in Armour Capital Management, LP, the external manager of a $10 billion asset mortgage REIT. He is on the board of and chairman of the audit committee of Benefit Street Realty Partners, a $3 billion asset commercial mortgage REIT, and was recently elected to the board of Broadtree Residential, a multifamily REIT. He also serves on the boards of Intrensic, an evidence management software company and Remote Care Partners, a software-based platform for remote health monitoring. He is a board advisor to Western Express, a privately held $700 million nationwide truckload carrier. Mr. Ortale began his career with Merrill Lynch’s Merchant Banking Group in New York in 1987. He was subsequently a Founder and Managing Director of NationsBanc’s (Bank of America) High Yield Bond Group.
Mr. Scheinthal has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Landry’s, Inc. since its IPO in 1993 and as its Executive Vice President or Vice President of Administration, General Counsel and Secretary since September 1992. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. which is the holding company for Landry’s, Inc., the Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos and other assets owned and controlled by Tilman J. Fertitta. Prior to joining Landry’s, he was a partner in the law firm of Stumpf & Falgout in Houston, Texas. Mr. Scheinthal represented Landry’s, Inc. for approximately five years before becoming part of the organization. He has been licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 1984.
J. Daniel Schmidt, age 67, has been primarily engaged in private business endeavors and investments for over 30 years through his wholly owned entity, JDS Management, Inc. and related entities (the “JDS Companies”), generating approximately $250 million in recurring annual revenue during each of the last 5 years. During his business career, Mr. Schmidt has served as dealer principal in over 20 automotive ventures with locations in Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, Michigan, and Colorado. Mr. Schmidt’s real estate activities have included over $1 billion worth of acquisition and development of Class A office, medical office, multi-family apartments, luxury condominiums, single-family developments, and student housing for over the last 30 years. Additionally, as an advisory board member of Gordian Group, a New York investment bank and distressed advisor, Mr. Schmidt served in 2010 as executive chairman of Schutt Sports, the largest manufacturer of football helmets in the world where he led the company through extensive litigation and asset sale involving product liability and intellectual property infringement. Mr. Schmidt, through the JDS Companies, has also purchased nonperforming real estate assets from lenders and repositioned these assets for his own portfolio or management of the foreclosure and liquidation process. Mr. Schmidt served as a board member of several non-profit community and economic development authorities in the Columbus, Ohio region. Mr. Schmidt has been a member of the board and executive committee of several cultural organizations. Mr. Schmidt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in 1976.