WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury
exercised its right to appoint two directors to the Ally Financial Inc. (Ally)
board of directors, naming Henry Miller and Gerald Greenwald. The
appointments, as well as the reelection of the current members of the board,
were approved earlier today at a meeting of Ally’s common stockholders.
two individuals will make a valuable contribution to the board as Ally moves
forward on its continued efforts to repay taxpayers and support the auto
industry recovery," said Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability
Timothy G. Massad.
Gerald Greenwald is a founder of Greenbriar
Equity Group, a private equity firm focused on the global transportation sector.
From 1994 until 1999, Greenwald was chairman and CEO of United Airlines, where
he helped return the company to profitability. Greenwald has also served as a
managing director of Dillon Read & Co., and President and Co-Chief
Executive Officer of Olympia & York. He began his career in the automobile
industry at Ford Motor Company, where he worked in several positions, including
controller, director of Ford’s operations in Europe, and as president of Ford
of Venezuela. He was later employed by Chrysler Corporation, where he worked in
various positions, including corporate controller and chief financial officer,
before becoming vice chairman. Greenwald received a BA from Princeton
University and an MA from Wayne State University.
Henry S. Miller has served as Chairman of
Marblegate Asset Management, LLC since its formation in 2009. He was also
Co-founder, Chairman, and Managing Director of Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC
from 2002 until his retirement in June 2011 and Chief Executive Officer until
December 31, 2009. Over the course of his career, Miller has had extensive
experience in restructurings and has worked on a number of complex cases.
Previously, he was vice chairman and managing director at Dresdner Kleinwort
Wasserstein, where he was the head of the financial restructuring group. Prior
to that, Miller was Managing Director and Head of both the Restructuring Group
and Transportation Industry Group of Salomon Brothers. Miller joined Salomon
Brothers from Prudential Securities, where he was a Managing Director, Co-Head
of Investment Banking, and Head of the Financial Restructuring Group. From 1977
to 1986, he was employed by Lehman Brothers, was appointed a Partner in 1981,
and, among other positions, was Head of the Private Finance Group in Corporate
Finance. Miller received his B.A. from Fordham University College of Arts and
Sciences and an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.