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Stelco Holdings Inc. is listed on the TSX under the symbol "STLC"

Board of Directors

  • Alan Kestenbaum

    Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Alan Kestenbaum has an extensive investing and operating experience in the natural resources sectors as well as a successful track record in turnarounds and restructurings.  He currently is employed by   Stelco Holdings Inc, a Canadian integrated steel mill (TSX:STLC ), and currently serves as its Executive Chairman where he is responsible for strategic direction and growth initiatives, and was its Chief Executive Officer from July 2017 to February 2019.  Mr. Kestenbaum founded Bedrock Industries in 2015 in partnership with Lindsay Goldberg, where he is its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for setting the vision, strategy, investment objectives and providing direction to achieve the strategic objectives of the company.  He was also the Executive Chairman and founder of Globe Specialty Metals and was the former Executive Chairman of Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM). 

    Prior to forming Globe Specialty Metals, Mr. Kestenbaum founded Marco International, a leading international metals trader and investor, and led its expansion in North America and around the globe. Prior to founding Marco International, he was employed by Glencore and then Philipp Brothers. In 2019 he became a minority owner and limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons. He has a BA in Economics from Yeshiva University and has been involved in numerous educational and communal boards.

  • Heather Ross

    Lead Director

    Ms Ross is the Lead Director of the Board.  She is an ICD.D designated director who currently acts as an independent director of both the Information Services Corporation (Conduct Review and Human Resources Committee), and RSA Canada (Chair of the Conduct Review and Human Resources Committee, and member of the Nomination and Governance Committee).  She previously sat on the Boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art - Toronto, and TD Meloche Monnex. With a corporate career that spanned close to thirty-three years, she is a senior executive who has worked in the banking (TD Bank Group) and technology (IBM Canada Ltd. and Lenovo Canada) sectors leading significant mandates across both Canada and the US. With a track record of success across a diversity of roles, including President and General Manager of Lenovo Canada Ltd, and CIO, TD Bank Group, and most recently, Senior Vice President, Operations at TD Canada Trust,  she has built high levels of functional experience across a multitude of disciplines including strategy, transformation, governance,  acquisition/divestiture, P&L, marketing, sales, technology, operations, and digital/RPA.  She currently resides in Toronto, holds an honours degree in commerce from Queen’s University, and is functional in both English and French.

  • Monty Baker

    Director

    Mr. Baker is a retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), where he held various senior roles, including as the Canadian leader for the PwC Canada Management Consulting group. He also served on PwC’s partnership board and was a member of the Global PwC Consulting Advisory Board from 1999 to 2002 at which time he moved to IBM. Until his retirement in 2011, he was the Vice President, Global BTO HR Solutions at IBM where he was responsible for overall strategy, sales, marketing and the delivery for Human Resource Outsourcing. Mr. Baker is a graduate of the University of Toronto and a Chartered Professional Accountant. He received his chartered director designation from The Directors College in 2013. Currently, Mr. Baker is a director of the OMERS Administrative Corporation where he is Chair of the Human Resources Committee and serves as a member of the Audit and Actuarial Committee. Also he is on the Board of Trustees for Slate Office REIT where he is the Chair of the Audit Committee as well on the Governance committee.

  • Jeffrey Bunder

    Director

    Jeffrey B. Bunder has served as a member of our Board since September 25, 2017. Mr. Bunder is a Special Advisor to Lindsay Goldberg and was previously a partner and Chief Financial Officer for Lindsay Goldberg. He previously worked for 25 years at Ernst & Young, most recently as the Global Private Equity Leader. He also formerly served as a Transaction Advisory Services Partner at Ernst & Young where he managed relationships with a number of private equity funds and led transaction diligence engagements around the world. He earned his M.B.A. from New York University and his B.A. from Emory University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Michael Dees

    Director

    Michael W. Dees has served as a member of our Board since September 25, 2017. Mr. Dees has been with Lindsay Goldberg since 2004, serving as a Principal before becoming a Partner in 2009. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley in the private equity and real estate private equity groups in New York and Tokyo. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, and his B.A. in Economics from Harvard College. Mr. Dees currently serves as a director of Odfjell Terminals BV, Paccor, Schur Flexibles GmbH, Creation Technologies LP, Liveo Research GmbH and Bedrock Industries. He has previously served as the director of various private and public companies, including VDM Metals, Bell Nursery Holdings LLC, Crane & Co. Inc., Woodspring Hotels Holdings LLC, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (f/k/a Aviv REIT, Inc.), Klöckner & Co SE, Rosetta LLC, Dealer Tire Holdings LLC, and Atlas Packaging.

  • Alan E. Goldberg

    Director

    Alan E. Goldberg is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity firm that focuses on partnering with family-owned businesses and entrepreneur-led enterprises. Lindsay Goldberg was founded in 2001 and has invested in a wide range of industries in North America and Europe. Mr. Goldberg received his B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from New York University, his M.B.A. from the New York University Graduate School of Business and his J.D. from Yeshiva University.

  • Jacob Lew

    Director

    Jacob Lew is a Partner at Lindsay Goldberg, and previously served as the United States Secretary of the Treasury from February 2013 to January 2017. Secretary Lew had previously served as White House Chief of Staff for President Obama, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, a position he also held in President Clinton’s Cabinet from 1998 to 2001, and Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. Secretary Lew previously served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for two different Citigroup business units, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of New York University. Secretary Lew is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Secretary Lew received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

  • Michael Mueller

    Director

    Mr. Mueller is a former global leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Private Company Services/Middle Market Practice and a former member of PwC’s Global Audit Leadership Team, Global Advisory Leadership Team and the Global Markets Council. His previous positions with the firm also included National Managing Partner for Canada and Senior Relationship Partner for a number of the firm’s most significant clients. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant, and a Chartered Business Valuator. Mr. Mueller currently acts as a member of the board of directors for the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority and completed his tenure as a member of the management advisory board of the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor at the end of 2019. Michael Mueller has significant experience in financial management and accounting, having led global organizations through complex matters such as restructuring work across industry and government. He also has extensive board experience, notably as the chairman and member of the board of Smart Technologies Inc. from 2010 to 2016, and as a member of the board of Hydro One Inc. from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Mueller is from Windsor, Ontario, and holds an honours degree in commerce and received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Windsor.

  • Indira V. Samarasekera

    Director

    Indira Samarasekera is a senior advisor at Bennett Jones LLP, a law firm, and a corporate director. Dr. Samarasekera was President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 2005 to 2015 and prior to that, the Vice President, Research at the University of British Columbia from 2000 to 2005. She is a member of the Trilateral Commission. Dr. Samarasekera holds a B.Sc. (in mechanical engineering) from the University of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), a M.Sc. (in mechanical engineering) from the University of California, as a Hayes Fulbright Scholar, and a Ph.D. (in metallurgical engineering) from the University of British Columbia. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Samarasekera is a member of the board of directors of Magna International Inc., TC Energy Corporation and The Bank of Nova Scotia.

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