People: General Finance Corp (GFN.O)
17 Feb 2017
Mr. James B. Roszak is a Lead Independent Director of General Finance Corporation. Roszak has been a director since November 2005 and our Lead Independent Director since June 2014. Mr. Roszak was employed by the Life Insurance Division of Transamerica Corporation, a financial services organization engaged in life insurance, commercial lending, equipment leasing and real estate services, from 1962 until his retirement in 1997. From 1978 to 1988 Mr. Roszak was based in Toronto, Canada and during that time served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Transamerica’s life insurance operations in Canada. In 1988 Mr. Roszak returned to the U. S. Life insurance operations as the Chief Marketing Officer and was subsequently named President, the capacity in which he served until his retirement. Mr. Roszak also served on the board of directors of buy.com, an Internet retailer and NASDAQ-listed company and also served as its interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2001 to August 2001 when it was taken private. He was also a director of National RV Holdings from June 2003 until July 2008. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Chapman University where he is the Chairman of the Finance Committee. Our board benefits from Mr. Roszak’s management and board experience and deep knowledge of finance, accounting, international business, operations and risk management.
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