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Charles Glick

Charles Glick

Chairman and CEO

Charles Glick is a former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Unum Group, a Fortune 250 insurance company, with 86 lawyers in-house and annual revenues of $10 billion (NYSE: UNM). He has practiced at large law firms, including Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (where he was a litigator focused on unsolicited tender offers and proxy fights, and financial litigation) and Winston & Strawn (where he focused on corporate work). He has entrepreneurial experience as one of the founding partners of Hedlund, Hanley & John, a litigation boutique, and as the Founder and Chairman of iVantage Bancorp, Inc., an internet banking company.

Charles received a J.D. degree from Yale University, where he served as Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and a B.A. degree from Indiana University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has served on over a dozen boards of directors.

Michael Abramowitz

Michael Abramowitz

VP and Chief Technology Officer

Michael Abramowitz, our VP and Chief Technology Officer, is the former Managing Director of IT Strategic Planning at the National Futures Association. In this role he introduced a technology portfolio prioritization process, agile SDLC methodologies, a microservices architecture to facilitate a Data as a Service culture and hybrid cloud adoption, and DevOps strategies to improve organizational agility and software quality. Prior to this, Michael co-founded and operated a technology consultancy focused on bespoke software development for startups and small and medium sized enterprises. The company focused on implementing cloud native solutions working with clients to design and implement scalable and secure web and mobile solutions.

Michael holds Bachelor's degrees in Finance and Economics from Tulane University, a Masters degree in Accounting from University of Illinois, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. Michael is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Carol Ward

Carol Ward

Senior Advisor

Carol J. Ward joined Corporate Governance Partners as a Senior Advisor in January 2019.  Before that, in 2006, Carol joined Kraft Foods Inc. as VP & Corporate Secretary. In October 1, 2012, Kraft Foods Inc. changed its name to Mondelez International, Inc. following the spin-off of its North American grocery business as Kraft Foods Group, Inc. From 2006-2018, Carol advised the Board of Directors, senior management, and employees on corporate governance, corporate securities, SEC reporting and compliance, executive compensation and US employee benefits. She joined CIGNA Corporation in 1983 and was named Asst. Corporate Secretary in 1986, Corporate Secretary in 1992 and to the additional post of Chief Compliance Officer in 1998.

Carol is a member and former Chairman of the Society for Corporate Governance; member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the American Bar Association; and a founding member of the Advisory Board of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware. She was a long-time member and past President of the Stockholder Relations Society of New York.

Carol received her B.A. degree from Yale University and a J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law.

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