Our Team

Our Team

Our team is our
greatest strength

With over 20,000 employees, we’ve cultivated an environment that thrives on innovation and invests in the long-term success of our employees.

David Millstone

Co-Chief Executive Officer

David J. Millstone is co-Chief Executive Officer of Standard Industries, a privately-held, global industrial business.

With over 20,000 employees and operations in more than 80 countries, Standard Industries’ businesses span a broad array of holdings, technologies and investments—including both public and private companies from early to late-stage—as well as world-class building solutions, performance materials, real estate, logistics and next-generation solar technology. Its operating companies include GAF, BMI, Grace, GAF Energy, Siplast, SGI, Schiedel and Standard Logistics, as well as Standard Investments and Winter Properties.

Mr. Millstone is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School and currently serves on the University Council at Yale and the Board of Advisors of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. With his wife, Jennifer, he is active in supporting a number of civic organizations, including the Partnership for Public Service, the 92nd Street Y, the Fortune Society and the Bard Prison Initiative.

David Winter

Co-Chief Executive Officer

David S. Winter is co-Chief Executive Officer of Standard Industries, a privately-held, global industrial business.

With over 20,000 employees and operations in more than 80 countries, Standard Industries’ businesses span a broad array of holdings, technologies and investments—including both public and private companies from early to late-stage—as well as world-class building solutions, performance materials, logistics, real estate and next-generation solar technology. Its operating companies include GAF, BMI, Grace, GAF Energy, Siplast, SGI, Schiedel, and Standard Logistics, as well as Standard Investments and Winter Properties.

Mr. Winter is involved in various civic and charitable endeavors, including serving on the Board of Directors of Conservation International and on the Board of Trustees for The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall. He is also a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City. Mr. Winter is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and resides in New York City with his four children.

Meet the leadership team
of Standard Industries

Yaron Ben David
Chief Digital Officer

Yaron Ben David is responsible for Standard’s advanced technologies and next-horizon digital capabilities strategy and oversees Standard’s cybersecurity function. He joined Standard after 25 years in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he served in senior leadership positions for more than 15 years. Most recently, he was the Deputy Commander of Unit 8200 at the rank of Colonel. Yaron graduated with honors from Tel Aviv University with two Bachelor’s Degrees, in both Middle Eastern Modern History and Laws. He also has a Masters in Business Administration from Tel Aviv University as well as a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Alexandra Burban
Head of Corporate Development and M&A

Alex Burban serves as Head of Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions at Standard Industries, overseeing all mergers and acquisitions activity and corporate development across all of Standard's businesses. Alex joined Standard from Evercore, where she was a Senior Managing Director, most recently serving as the Head of Asia Cross-Border Advisory globally. Previously, she held leadership positions in Investment Banking and Investment Management at Lehman Brothers and earned a BBA and BA at The University of Texas at Austin.

Arlene Dick
Head of Tax

Arlene Dick oversees all aspects of the tax department at Standard Industries. Prior to joining Standard, Arlene was a member of the GE tax organization where she held leadership positions across various GE businesses.

Diana Dragon
Head of Global Insights
Dan Gilmore
Chief of Staff to David Millstone

Dan Gilmore is Chief of Staff to David Millstone. He started his career in book publishing and was formerly an editor at Vanity Fair and a literary scout. He graduated from Harvard College with honors and from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with distinction.

Gregory Heyman
Head of Strategic Initiatives

Gregory Heyman serves as Head of Strategic Initiatives at Standard Industries. Before joining Standard, Mr. Heyman founded Beehouse and was a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at long / short equity hedge funds Marble Arch and Miura Global. He currently serves on the boards of Tiger Foundation and Steep Rock Association. Mr. Heyman graduated from Yale Law School with a JD and Dartmouth College with an AB with high honors and magna cum laude. Between college and law school, he spent a year in Singapore as a Fulbright Scholar.

Elizabeth Hioe
Chief Administrative Officer

Elizabeth Hioe provides counsel and leadership on strategic initiatives across all of Standard's businesses. She oversees the Global Human Resources function and Standard's Internal Communications as well as Philanthropy and Special Events. Prior to joining Standard, Elizabeth was a Partner at McKinsey & Company and was a leader in the firm’s Global Organization Practice, advising clients across industries on topics related to talent strategy, organization design and change management. She earned her MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rice University.

Amanda Jacobowitz
Chief of Staff to David Winter

Amanda Jacobowitz is Chief of Staff to David Winter. Having spent over a decade in PR and crisis communications at Finsbury, Joele Frank and Powell, Amanda’s depth of experience includes working on significant M&A, bankruptcies and proxy fights and providing strategic counsel and tactical support for a global base of clients. She graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis.

Beth Kseniak
Head of External Communications

Beth Kseniak oversees external communications for Standard Industries. Prior to joining Standard in 2019, she served as Executive Director of Communications at Vanity Fair, where she was responsible for the magazine’s global communications strategy for 25 years. During her tenure with Vanity Fair, Beth served as chief spokesperson and editorial advisor for editor Graydon Carter and was responsible for the magazine’s communications and branding across print and digital as well as managing media coverage for all Vanity Fair events.

Richard Nowak
Chief Operating Officer

Dick Nowak oversees all operations at Standard and its operating companies, serves on Standard’s Executive Committee, and advises the firm on all matters related to the operating companies and future M&A activities. Prior to this, Dick served as GAF’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for many of the operational innovations that have defined the roofing industry. Dick also served as President and CEO of Elk Corporation and Elk Building Products.

Bob Patel

As President of Standard, Bob Patel works to identify and pursue opportunities to expand the Standard Performance Materials portfolio and take a global view of Standard’s Building Solutions and Performance Materials platforms to promote innovation, harness operational synergies, create efficiency, develop talent and provide strategic guidance to all operating CEOs. Prior to this role, Patel served as CEO of W.R. Grace & Co. Before joining Standard, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at LyondellBasell. He previously held leadership positions around the globe of increasing responsibility at LyondellBasell, Chevron Corporation and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company for more than 30 years.

Mark Patrick
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Patrick oversees all financial matters at Standard Industries. Before joining Standard, he served as Chief Financial Officer of its affiliate, BMI Group. Before coming to BMI, Mr. Patrick was CFO of Syngenta, a leading multinational agrochemical and agritech company. He spent 26 years at Syngenta in a range of finance roles across Europe, the United States and Asia.

Jason Pollack
Chief Legal Officer

Jason Pollack is responsible for all aspects of legal affairs at Standard Industries. He has been with Standard and its affiliates since 2003, serving in a variety of senior roles. As global General Counsel, Jason advises and consults on strategic initiatives and transactions, regulatory and compliance matters and significant litigations. He oversees a legal team of subject matter experts who sit in offices around the world.

Josh Raffel
Head of External Affairs

Josh Raffel provides counsel and leadership to Standard and its operating companies on all aspects of external affairs. He is responsible for overseeing and expanding Standard’s external-facing strategy through External Communications, Government Affairs and Brand Marketing. Before joining Standard, he served as Chief Communications Officer at Juul Labs and was previously Deputy Communications Director in the White House, where he worked on issues ranging from Middle East policy to tax reform. Prior to the White House, Josh was Head of Communications and Marketing at Blumhouse Productions and began his career advising a range of clients at Freud Communications and Hiltzik Strategies.

Hamilton South
Vice Chairman, Standard Industries

Hamilton South serves as Vice Chairman, Standard Industries. Hamilton has over 30 years of operational, marketing and branding experience. Prior to joining Standard, he founded HL Group, a leading strategic marketing and communications firm, and served as CEO, supporting a global roster of clients. Prior to HL, Hamilton was the President and Chief Marketing Officer of Ralph Lauren and began his career in publishing as the Editor at Large for Vanity Fair. He has also served on a number of boards both public and private.

Our Team

Igor Alovert
Innovation Labs Director
Meaggen Anderson
Director, Assistant to David Winter
Will Atkinson
External Communications Manager
Ohad Axelrod
Vice President, Product
Carly Biegel
CSR & Events Coordinator
Nina Bo
Kristopher Bogdan
Head of Accounts Payable
Katie Butterfield
Vice President, Internal Communications
Rhonda Campbell
Corporate Paralegal
McKenna Carr
Special Projects Director
Matthew Carville
Senior Intelligence Analyst
Valentina Cassata
Senior Vice President, Lead M&A
Francois Cedoit
Financial Reporting Manager
Douglas Charboneau
Governance, Risk & Compliance Director
Gwendolyn Chu
Manager, Global Vulnerability Management
Calleigh Civiletti
Global Tax Reporting Manager
Gabriella Cohen
Manager, Accounts Payable
Nance Cohen
Executive Assistant
Dorit Corwin
Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Jeff Dennis
Vice President, Program Management
Elizabeth Eckhardt
Application Security Architect
Dan Eiding
HR Generalist
Travis Eidle
Senior Accounting Manager
Rachel Engelstein
Senior Vice President, Chief Litigation & Compliance Counsel
Ellen Esposito
Director, Facilities
Ann Eydenberg
Director, Talent Intelligence
Sara Farber
Sr. Litigation Counsel & Director of Privacy
Louis Feldman
Chief Tax Counsel
Rachel Flamm
Vice President, Senior Tax Advisor
Meredith Flanigan
Talent Acquisition Associate
Melanie Foss
Vice President, Human Resources
Sheri Freedman
Vice President, Global Risk Management
Kelly Fry
Vice President, Business Intelligence
Kelley Furlong
HR Business Partner
Juan Carlos Garcia
Red Team Analyst
John Gianukakis
Grady Gillies
Senior Project Manager
Michael Giordano
Senior Red Team Analyst
Rolando Glogowiec
Vice President, Cyber Security Architecture
Russell Gough
Accounting Manager
Renee Greaves
Paralegal and Employment Law Analyst Sr
Erika Greenbaum
Vice President, Services
Georgia Guerrera
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Mark Guerrera
Senior Tax Associate
Marc Hall
Director, Cloud Architecture & Software Development
Nicole Hart
Senior Vice President, Chief Labor and Employment Counsel
Mike Hasselmann
Product Manager
Brenda Heck
Head of Physical Security
Ali Hyman
Director, Special Projects
Kelly Jin
Jaiveer Johal
Senior Tax Associate
Mike Kiik
Head of Manufacturing Technology
Juhnmo Kim
Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy
Kelly Klarich
Director, Assistant to the Co-CEO
Gloria Korasadowicz
Executive Assistant
Kevin LaGatta
Cloud Security Architect
Josh Lampley
Reception and Facilities Assistant
Mimi Lee
Financial Reporting Manager
Sandra Leffler
Senior Executive Assistant
Celeste Levine
Director of Environmental Law, Legal Department
Emily Levine
Project Manager, Talent
Jeffrey Leyva
Manager, Management Reporting
Stefanie Machado
Executive Assistant
Tracy MacKenzie
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Events
John Maitner
SVP, Finance
Rachel Mair
Khuram Majid
Vice President, Global Tax Controller
Sahisnu Malapati
Analyst, Corporate Development & Strategy
Aviel Marciano
Executive Protection Manager
William Matheos
Manager of End User Services
Komal Mathur
Senior Tax Manager
Ryan McGowen
Financial Reporting Analyst
Luis Mejia
Executive Desktop Support Technician
Colleen Miller
Scott Milsom
Head of Real Estate Development

Mr. Milsom leads the development and construction effort for 40 North. Prior to joining 40 North, Mr. Milsom led the re-development of Industry City in Sunset Park Brooklyn, a 6-million square foot complex, for Jamestown, Angelo Gordon and Belvedere Capital. Previously, Mr. Milsom was Vice President of Development at Vornado Realty Trust.

Elon Molina
HR Analyst
Jenn Moore
Head of Human Resources
Stacey Moore
Executive Assistant and Program Specialist
Julie Nelson
Executive Assistant
Watson Ng
Treasury Associate
Elizabeth O’Connor
Senior Treasury Manager
David Orticelli
Head of Tax
Valerie Oyakhilome
Legal Program Manager
Valentina Pannullo
Executive Assistant
Luis Paredes-Sanchez
Management Reporting Analyst
Rob Petito
Corporate M&A Counsel
Vlad Polishchuk
Vulnerability Analyst
Luis Pons
Vice President, Information Technology
Laura Pyne
Talent Acquisition Director
Lauren Reiser
Xavier Riley
Head of Digital Strategy & New Ventures
Isabelle Rosa
Nicole San Filippo
Cyber Security Project Manager
Daniel Santasier
Executive Assistant
Bradley Schwartz
Director, Tax Planning and Reporting
Roksolana Sierant
Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy
Karen Sullivan
Internal Communications Director
Sara Switzer
Vice President, Events
Jan Titus
Legal Secretary and Billing Specialist
Virginia Urdaneta
Executive Assistant
Christina Voskanian
Executive Assistant
Braxton Wallace
Financial Reporting Analyst
Alex Wallis
Junior Data Engineer
Bailey Warner
Director, Assistant to David Millstone
Dave Weinstein
Chief Information Security Officer
Brindley Wheeler
Senior Intelligence Analyst
Andy Xia
Associate, Corporate Development & Strategy
Binyao Zhu
International Tax Planning Manager
Steven Zisblatt
Manager, IT Operations
Artem Zvyagintsev
Data Scientist
Wael Zwain
Corporate M&A Counsel