Stanley Iezman

Stanley Iezman is ARA’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the strategic planning and direction of ARA’s investing and operational activities. ARA is a private equity real estate firm with over $10.2 billion of assets under management in equity, debt and preferred equity investments throughout the United States. He is a member of the firm’s Investment, Management, and Operations Committees and the Board of Directors. Mr. Iezman is a noted speaker on real estate investment and has authored numerous articles on related issues for real estate, pension, and legal industry publications. Mr. Iezman is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, where he teaches real estate asset management in the Master of Real Estate Development Program and is a member of the Executive Committee of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.

He serves as a member of the Investment Committee and as a trustee for the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation in Santa Monica, California, which provides leadership to the Saint John’s Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute. He also is a member of the Planning Committee for the USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum and serves on The Center Theatre Group’s Board of Directors which is part of the Los Angeles Music Center. Mr. Iezman is actively involved in The Urban Land Institute, where he sits on the Board of Governors for the ULI Foundation and participates in the Industrial and Office Park Development Council. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers; the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers; the Pension Real Estate Association; the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans; the Los Angeles County Bar Association; the Real Estate Roundtable; the American Bar Association and was the Chair of the NYU Real Estate Institute’s Annual Conference on Pension Fund Investment in Real Estate for ten years.

Robert Brook

Robert H. Brook holds the Distinguished Chair in Health Care Services at the RAND Corporation, where he previously served for 19 years as vice president and director of RAND Health. He is also a senior principal physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and professor emeritus of Medicine and Health Services at UCLA. He led the Health and Quality Group on the $80M Health Insurance Experiment and was co-principal investigator on the Health Services Utilization Study. He was the co-principal investigator on the only national study that has investigated, at a clinical level, how Medicare’s prospective payment system affected the quality and outcome of acute hospital care. He was also the co-principal investigator on a joint activity of 12 academic medical centers, the American Medical Association, and RAND, the purpose of which was to develop appropriateness criteria and parameters for the use of procedures.

Brook received his M.D. and Sc.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Nancy Hinojos

Nancy Hinojos is a SCS-Noonan alumna who is currently serving on the Los Angeles board. After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Nancy received the Fulbright Fellowship in Binational Business. She currently works for Deloitte Consulting in Los Angeles, as a Strategy & Analytics Consultant supporting private and public sector clients to strengthen their data science capabilities.  At every step of her academic and professional career, Nancy has been a big advocate for diversity and inclusion. As an alumna board member she looks forward to supporting SCS Noonan as they continue to scale.

Lauro Gonzalez

For over 30 years, Lauro enjoyed a multifaceted successful career both in fortune 100 corporations and in small entrepreneurial companies internationally and domestically. Before he retired from Amgen in 2019, he led a team of transformation specialists focused on multiple improvement opportunities and risks throughout the company. In this role, he created and led the Business Performance Team, the Acquisition Integration COE, the Enterprise Risk Management Board function and the Engineering Excellence Team. Prior to Amgen, he developed and managed multinational joint ventures in the satellite communications field in the Americas.

He was CEO of companies owned by Vodafone, Citigroup and Loral Space and Communications. Lauro was Satmex’s CEO where he guided the company through its privatization, corporate transformation and international growth. He began his career at McKinsey and Company in Mexico and later he also pioneered the startup of McKinsey’s operations in Brazil. He has served in multiple boards, the most recent being, the Board and Compensation Committee of Campus Crest Communities, an NYSE traded company. He also serves on the Board of UNETE, a non-for-profit organization taking technology to schools in impoverished areas throughout Mexico. 

He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Duke University he also studied Effective Corporate Governance for CEOs at Harvard.

Godwin Tsado

Godwin is a Data Science Analyst at Capital Group with a focus on Digital Marketing and Analytics. He graduated from Brown University in 2016 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and started his career working at Goldman Sachs in Corporate Actions.

Originally from Los Angeles, Godwin is also SCS Noonan Alum and a member of the first class of SCS Noonan Summer Academy.

Davidson Pattiz

Davidson Pattiz is the Chief Operating Officer at Zenith National Insurance Corp. Zenith specializes in workers’ compensation insurance nationally, as well as property and casualty insurance for California agricultural businesses. Davidson is responsible for operating units providing claims handling, medical management, claims-legal, SIU, bill review and document input services in fourteen regional offices throughout the US adjusting worker’s compensation claims. He previously held the position of Attorney at Skadden, Arps  LLP where he was a Defense Litigator.

Davidson received his BA from Brown University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He later pursued a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. 

 

Arlene Withers

Arlene is a certified executive coach, consultant, attorney and certified mediator, human resources professional and corporate executive.  Now an executive coach, she most recently served as the National Director of Organizational and People Development for the Screen Actors Guild, whose 160,000 members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. Prior to that, she served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans, which provides health and retirement benefits to over 120,000 participants and dependents in the motion picture industry.

Arlene received her BA from the University of Connecticut, where she graduated with highest honors.  She pursued doctoral studies in Cultural Anthropology with full fellowships from Yale and the University of Rochester, and received her JD from UCLA School of Law.  She resides in Los Angeles.   

Timothy M. Teagle

Timothy M. Teagle is Global Client Services Partner, Business Development Leader at Ernst & Young, LLP. Tim is a principal at EY and serves as the Global Client Services Partner for clients in the manufacturing, distribution, and media & entertainment industries. He is also the Business Development Leader overseeing the sales and marketing team for the Western region. Tim is responsible for all service lines, including Advisory, Assurance, Tax, and Transaction Advisory Services. Throughout his career, Tim has focused on leading sales force and customer management initiatives. He has led or served as a key team member for several sales and service transformation initiatives which have included customer segmentation, organizational design, compensation, sales force effectiveness, change management and systems transformation. Tim brings more than 20 years of sales and sales management experience in a consultative solutions environment. Before joining EY, he was the Regional Vice President of Account Management for Per-Se Technologies where he provided consulting and outsourcing in the health care field.

Kari Van Gundy

Kari Van Gundy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith National Insurance Corp. (Zenith), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (FFH.TO). Zenith specializes in workers’ compensation insurance nationally, as well as property and casualty insurance for California agricultural businesses. Kari began her career as an auditor, working for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) before joining CalFarm Insurance Company (a former subsidiary of Zenith), where she was Chief Financial Officer. Nationwide Insurance Company ultimately purchased CalFarm and she then led Zenith’s efforts to build an eCommerce small business workers’ compensation capability. She served as Zenith’s Chief Financial Officer for the past 9 years and became Zenith’s CEO in January 2015. Kari has served on several non-profit school boards and is currently a Director of South Central Scholars, a non-profit organization which assists and mentors disadvantaged inner-city students during high school and college.

David Wirtschafter

Dave Wirtschafter is a board member at WME. As the president of the former William Morris Agency, he was instrumental in shaping its June 2009 merger with the Endeavor agency. Wirtschafter joined WMA in September 1999 after twelve years at International Creative Management. There he was Executive Vice President and agent, first in television and then in the motion picture department. He began his career at Creative Artists Agency in their business affairs division. Wirtschafter represents clients in every area of the entertainment industry, including writers and directors such as the Wachowskis (“Matrix”), Ridley Scott (“Prometheus,” “Gladiator,” “Robin Hood”), Bryan Singer (“X-Men”), Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 & 2,” “Chicago”), Gus Van Sant (“Good Will Hunting”), Carlos Saldanha (“Ice Age,” “Rio”), Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (“How to Train Your Dragon,” “Lilo & Stitch”) and award- winning documentarian Ken Burns (“The War”); musicians such as Grammy Award-winners Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jack White, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean, Drake, Tyler the Creator, Janelle Monae, and Usher; author Malcolm Gladwell and British economist Noreena Hertz; fashion house Rodarte, and corporations like Starbucks. Wirtschafter is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School. He is married to Dominique Lett Wirtschafter, a screenwriter/director.