President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven Montross has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2009. Prior to joining CPI, Mr. Montross was a founding shareholder and Managing Director of FirstLight Financial Corporation, a business that invests senior debt capital in private-equity owned businesses, from 2007 to 2008. Prior to forming FirstLight, Montross had a 17-year career at General Electric Company, where he held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership within GE’s financial service businesses, including a business that financed private equity-owned enterprises. Mr. Montross holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Montross brings to the board extensive executive leadership experience, and, through his position as our Chief Executive Officer, he brings to the board management’s perspective over a full range of issues affecting the company.
Chief Financial Officer
David Brush has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2015. Mr. Brush has over 25 years of global executive experience in a variety of financial, IT and project management roles. Mr. Brush most recently served as managing partner of Idris Capital Partners, a financial and operational advisory firm, where he gained extensive knowledge in strategic planning, acquisition integration, operations and financial management. Additionally, he served as group executive and president of Power Transmission at Rexnord Corporation and general manager of Specialty Packaging at Pactiv. Mr. Brush received his bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Lisa Jacoba has served as our Chief Human Resources Officer since June 2015. Prior to joining CPI, Ms. Jacoba was the SVP of Human Resources at Western Union Business Solutions in London, England. During her time at Western Union, she was responsible for making significant contributions to the company in all aspects of Human Resources, including M&A, HR integration, talent acquisition, employee engagement, organizational design, learning and development, performance management, employee benefits, and compensation programs. Prior to this role, Ms. Jacoba specialized as the SVP of Global Talent Management in Denver, CO. Additionally, she performed various strategic senior HR management roles during her 20-year career at First Data. Ms. Jacoba holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management.
Chief Accounting Officer
Chris Bakke has served as Chief Accounting Officer since March 2016, and previously served as VP and Controller since joining CPI Card Group in November 2015. Mr. Bakke has over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles in accounting and financial reporting, finance and operations. In his previous roles, he established and managed corporate accounting and financial reporting teams for large global and international companies, and led the finance due diligence and integration activities for large acquisitions. His earlier years were in Assurance and Advisory Business Services at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Bakke received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Managing Director of CPI Europe
Nicholas Cahn has served as Managing Director of CPI Europe since 2008. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Cahn was Director of the Card Division for Oakhill plc and then Managing Director of PCC Services Ltd., before its acquisition in 2008 by CPI. Prior to this, he spent 15 years with Group Bull of France, serving as Director of International Sales in their smartcard division in Paris, Smartcard Business Unit Director in London, and Vice President of a joint venture with Dai Nippon Printing in Tokyo. Mr. Cahn holds a business studies degree from Thames Valley University and is an alumnus of Bull’s Executive Advanced Management Course and the European Executive Training Program in Japan.
President of CPI Card Group — Canada
Anna Rossetti has served as the President of CPI Card Group—Canada since 2008. From 1999 to 2008, Ms. Rossetti held several positions with Giesecke & Devrient (Canada), including President from 2004 to 2008 and Senior Vice President and General Manager from 1999 to 2004. Prior to that, she worked with Equifax Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal. Ms. Rossetti received her Bachelor's degree in Economics with honors from York University.
Sr. Vice President of Operations
Jason Bohrer has served as our Sr. Vice President of Operations since May 2016. Mr. Bohrer has over 20 years of global executive experience in a variety of operations, sales and program management roles. Mr. Bohrer most recently served as Vice President of Operations for HID Global, a company focused on secure identity solutions, where he led the operations footprint for the company including 10 different manufacturing and fulfillment sites across the globe. Responsibilities included production, manufacturing engineering, supply chain, quality, facilities and security functions. Previously, he also served in a number of operational roles at Motorola Inc. Mr. Bohrer received his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and was also an inaugural member of the University of Chicago’s Executive Institute.