Mr. Levy became a director in 1998. Mr. Levy is a Senior Managing Director of JLL Partners, Inc., which he founded in 1988. Mr. Levy serves as a director of several companies, including Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc., Lancer Industries, Inc., Motor Coach Industries International, Inc., Mosaic Sales Solutions, Corp., PGT Industries, Inc. and C.H.I. Overhead Doors, Inc.
Chad Crow Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Crow joined the Company in September 1999, and has held several roles of increasing responsibility, including his current role as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Crow became a director in 2017 and President and CEO on January 1, 2018. In 2009, Mr. Crow was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and in 2014 was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Builders FirstSource, he served in a variety of positions at Pier One Imports and Price Waterhouse. Mr. Crow received his B.B.A. degree from Texas Tech University.
Floyd F. Sherman Director
Mr. Sherman became a director in 2001, when he joined the Corporation. Prior to joining the Corporation, he spent 28 years at Triangle Pacific/Armstrong Flooring, the last nine of which he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sherman has over 40 years of experience in the building products industry. A native of Kerhonkson, New York, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Sherman is a graduate of the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University. He also holds an M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University. Mr Sherman retired as CEO on December 31, 2017.
David Barr Director
David Barr, age 53, was previously a director of the Corporation from February 2006 to July 2016. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that he qualifies as an “independent” director. He has served as a managing director of Warburg Pincus, LLC since January 2001. Mr. Barr was a managing director at Butler Capital and focused on leveraged buy-out transactions for more than 10 years prior to joining Warburg Pincus in 2000. He also previously worked at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Barr received a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He has served on the boards of numerous companies and currently serves on the boards of directors of Consolidated Precision Products, TriMark, and Universal Services of America.
Cleveland A. Christophe Director
Mr. Christophe became a director in September of 2005. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that he qualifies as an "independent" director. Mr. Christophe is the Managing Partner of TSG Capital Group, a private equity investment firm, which he founded in 1992. Previously, Mr. Christophe was Senior Vice President of TLC Group, L.P. From 1971 to 1987, Mr. Christophe held numerous senior positions with Citibank, N.A. He has served as a director of various public and private companies and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1975.
Mr. Griffin became a director in June of 2005 and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that he qualifies as an "independent" director, and he was designated by the Board as an audit committee "financial expert" under the SEC's guidelines. In March 2002, Mr. Griffin retired from Barclays Capital, where from June 2000 to March 2002 he was Head of Investment Banking, Americas and a member of the Management Committee. Prior to joining Barclays Capital, Mr. Griffin was a member of the Executive Committee for the Montgomery Division of Banc of America Securities and held a number of positions with Bank of America, including Group Executive Vice President and Head of Global Debt Capital Raising and Senior Management Council Member. Mr. Griffin serves on the board of directors of Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. and RG Boat Company.
Mr. Kruse became a director in February of 2006 and is a member of the Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that he qualifies as an "independent" director. Mr. Kruse has been a managing director of Warburg Pincus, LLC since January 2006, and has been employed by Warburg Pincus, LLC since February 2002. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, LLC, Mr. Kruse was employed by AEA Investors, Inc. Prior to that, he was employed by Bain & Co., Inc., a management consulting firm. Mr. Kruse is also a director of Knoll, Inc., Polypore International, Inc., TransDigm Inc./TransDigm Holding Company and Wellman, Inc.
Mr. Steinke became director in June of 2006, and he is a member of the Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that he qualifies as an "independent" director, and he was designated by the Board as an audit committee "financial expert" under the SEC's guidelines. Mr. Steinke is President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Family Foods, Inc., a consumer products company in the food industry. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2001, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Family Foods from 1998-2001. His previous positions held include Senior Vice President and Group General Manager of BHP Copper, a $97 billion natural resource company; and President of Magma Metals, a billion-dollar subsidiary of Magma Copper Company. Mr. Steinke, a C.P.A., has nine years of public accounting experience with Arthur Andersen & Company and received his B.A. in Finance and Accounting from California State University – Long Beach. Mr. Steinke also serves on the board of directors for Eagle Family Foods, Cambridge International and SIFE.
Mr. Agroskin became a director in February of 2012. Mr. Agroskin is a Managing Director of JLL Partners, Inc., which he joined in August 2005. Prior to that, he worked at JP Morgan Partners, a private equity investment firm, and in Merrill Lynch’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In the last five years, Mr. Agroskin served on the boards of the following public companies: PGT, Inc. (current), Patheon, Inc. (current), and PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. (previous).