Marc L. Holtzman


Mr. Holtzman is Chairman of Meridian Capital HK, a private equity firm with investments in natural resources, real estate, food, agriculture and transportation.   Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Holtzman served as Vice Chairman of Barclays Capital and as Vice Chairman of ABN Amro Bank.  Previously, as co-founder and President of MeesPierson EurAmerica (a firm which was acquired by ABN Amro) and as Senior Adviser to Salomon Brothers, he lived and worked in Eastern Europe and Russia from September 1989 until October 1998.  Mr. Holtzman currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of FTI Consulting (NYSE); as a member of the Board of Directors of Sistema JSFC, Russia’s largest publicly listed investment company (London Stock Exchange); as a member of the Board of Directors of The Bank of Kigali, Rwanda\'s largest commercial bank and as a member of the Board of Directors of TeleTech (NASDAQ: TTEC), the world’s leading provider of analytics-driven technology-enabled services.  To further assist with the development of Central Asia’s financial sector, Mr. Holtzman was appointed by Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister to serve on the Board of Directors of Kazyna --- the nation’s sovereign wealth fund from 2006 – 2008.  In addition, Mr. Holtzman served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the United States Space Foundation from 2004 – 2010.  From 2003 through 2005, Mr. Holtzman was President of the University of Denver where he was responsible for the development of the Rocky Mountain Center for Homeland Security.  Previously, Mr. Holtzman served in the Cabinet of Governor Bill Owens as Colorado’s first Secretary of Technology.   He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Lehigh University.