Chairman & CEO
Chairman & CEO
Fernando joined DGS in 2013 from PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he held several leadership positions in both the United States and Latin America. Fernando consulted on some of PWC’s largest clients while serving as the managing partner of the greater Washington, D.C. area and practice leader for a specialty group operating throughout Latin America and the United States.
Fernando was also responsible for starting and growing three distinct businesses within PWC. His experience over his 32 years in public accounting was concentrated in the telecommunications and government contracting sectors. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland with a double degree in business and economics.
Frederick D. DiSanto
Frederick D. DiSanto
Frederick D. DiSanto is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ancora. He became the Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and Chairman in 2014. Mr. Frederick D. DiSanto leads Ancora and its three Registered Investment Advisors along with its Broker Dealer.
Prior to joining Ancora, Mr. Frederick D. DiSanto served as the Executive Vice President and Manager of the Fifth Third Bank’s Investment Advisors Division overseeing Investment Management, Private Banking and Trust and Banking Ser- vices. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Maxus Investment Group from 1998 until December of 2000, which was subsequently sold to Fifth Third Bank in January 2001. In his role at Maxus, he was responsible for the marketing, sales and financial operations. He also served as Managing Partner at Gelfand Partners Asset Management from 1991 until its merger with Maxus Investment Group in 1997. Mr. Frederick D. DiSanto began his investment career in 1985 with McDonald Investments in Institutional Equity Sales.
Mr. Frederick D. DiSanto is currently on the boards of Medical Mutual of Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, Digital Global Systems, The Eastern Company (EML), Edgewater Technology, Inc. (EDGW) and Regional Brands, Inc. (RGBD). He is also on the Executive Committee for the Board of Trustees at Case Western Reserve University. Fred is a former Chairman of the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius High School and former Chairman and current Trustee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. He is a past Board Member of Lorain National Bank (LNBB) and Parkview Federal Savings Bank (PVFC). Fred earned a Bachelor degree in Management Science from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management (Cleveland, Ohio).
Stephen Mahedy is currently a Senior Advisor to Owl Rock Capital and was previously a managing director with Benefit Street Credit Partners and Providence Equity ($45b AUM). Prior to joining BSP in 2010, Mr. Mahedy established the high-yield and distressed business unit at MF Global. Previously, he served as a managing director of the technology, media and telecom group and sector head of global technology research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As a sell-side research analyst at Citigroup covering Internet Infrastructure and software, Mr. Mahedy received numerous Institutional Investor citations, including a top ranking in Internet Infrastructure. (Ranked #1 by Funds with assets of >$75billion and ranked #1 by Greenwich Associates, Most Trusted Analyst) Mr. Mahedy received a Master of Science, Engineering from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science, Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Leonard Moscati has over 30 year's experience in Financial Services at Global Investment Banking firms including Morgan Stanley and Barclays Bank where he was a Managing Director. He holds Board positions at two additional Companies- FORU International Inc., a health and wellness company and Presidium USA, Inc a specialty chemical polymer company. Leonard has a B.S.(B.A.) degree in Economics from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from Pace University.
Jason Kampf serves on the Board and overseas Business Development for CoVant. Exclusively partnered with Madison Dearborn Partners (Chicago), CoVant brings true operational experience to the PE marketplace. CoVant and Madison Dearborn Partners acquired LGS Innovations (LGS) during 2012. LGS focuses on providing technical solutions to the U.S. Government and is a strategic technology partner with Digital Global Systems (DGS). Jason sits on the LGS, CoVant and DGS Boards and thus ensures LGS and DGS pursue opportunities where there is synergy between the two firm’s solutions. A graduate of American University, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, Law, Economics & Government.
Mr. Gunther is the founder and Chairman of Highpoint Tower Technology. He has extensive experience in the acquisition and development of telecommunication sites and he has been looked upon as a pioneer and leader in the wireless communications industry since 1967. He has a BS degree from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, and has also attended the prestigious Corporate Finance, Taxation and Banking Graduate Program at the NYU Graduate School of Business. Mr. Gunther is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Radio Club of America and a life member of AFCEA. Since 1967, Mr. Gunther has been owner and general manager of Highpoint Enterprises Inc., the flagship company in the Highpoint group.
Kevin Bennis has over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors. He is the current President and CEO of KB Advisors, a company who aims to help e commerce/software/technology companies access the major cable, wireless and wireline companies in North America. Prior to his time at KB Advisors Kevin served in numerous leadership roles such as Chairman of 10e Solutions, President & CE of SunRocket, President & CEO of Sprint Canada, and President of Frontier Communications. Kevin spent the first 21 years of his career with MCI, where he eventually worked as President of the System Integration Division.
Kevin is on the Board of Advisors of Touch Commerce and has served on the board of numerous early and late stage companies, including Sprint Canada, 10e Solutions, Anystream, and Razorsight.