H.S. Grace & Company, Inc.
Our Team

The H.S. Grace & Company, Inc. team brings more than 1,000 years of combined senior management experience to the table. Its board of advisors and consultants hold advanced degrees in varied disciplines and have spent their careers working as senior executives for major corporations. We offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise to address client issues.

Below is a partial list of our team members. Depending on the specifics on a particular assignment, we will assemble a team with the right mix of hands-on experience and expertise to address the issues. As needed, we also can draw upon our network of consulting experts for specialized knowledge or in-depth industry background.

Officers

H. Stephen Grace Jr., Ph.D.
President H.S. Grace & Company, Inc.;
Former CFO Century Development Corporation;
Former Chair, Financial Executives International.

Steve Grace
COO, H.S. Grace & Company, Inc.;
Former AVP, J.P. Morgan Chase, Application Integration.

 

Board of Advisors

James J. Abel
Board of Directors, President and CEO, CPI Corp.;
Board of Directors, EVP and CFO (Ret.) Lamson & Sessions Co.;
Former Chair, President and CEO, Financial Executives International (FEI).

Dan Brill, MBA
Retired Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer of Global Cash and Trade Finance,
Global Head of Leverage Finance, 
Co-Head of Corporate Loan Restructuring for Citibank.

James N. Clark, MBA
Board of Directors, EVP and CFO (Ret.), Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc.;
Former Chair, FEI.

Jeffrey E. Curtiss, CPA, CFA, J.D., L.L.M. (Taxation)
Former NCG Chairman of KBR 2017-18, Former Audit Committee Chair of KBR for 2007–2017;
Former CFO, Service Corporation International and Browning-Ferris Industries;
Director Financial Executives International (Houston Chapter);
Director of CFA Society (Houston).

Alvin Fenichel, CPA, MBA 
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer (Ret.) AXA Financial/AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (SEC Registrant 1991-2012 and NYSE 1992 - 2001);
Former Senior Financial Officer of CBS Consumer Products Group and Officer responsible for Internal Audit for CBS Inc.;
Member of Board and former President of NYC Chapter of FEI.

Charles ("Chuck") Fischer
Director, Americas Financial Practices (Ret.), Hewlett Packard Company.
Board Director, NW Municipal Utility District 5, Cypress, TX.
United Way of Greater Houston, Volunteer performing annual financial and governance reviews of United Way funded agencies.

Frank Gatti, MBA, CPA
Board of Directors of NACD/NJ;
Finance Committee of The Conference Board;

Board of Directors, Audit (Chair), Special and Nominating/Governance Committees of Blackboard, Inc. (2004 IPO-2011 sale);
Former CFO (ret.) ETS;
Former VP/Financial Management & VP/CAO of The New York Times Co.

Suzanne H. Gilbert, MBA

Director of VIA Motors (Audit Committee Chair, member of Compensation, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees).
Former Trustee of Fielding Graduate University (Chaired Budgeting, Finance and Audit Committee and member of Investment and IT Committees).
Vice Chairman - Worldwide CFO of Initiative Media (Ret.).
Previously EVP, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Campbell-Ewald Worldwide.

David Gilfillan, J.D.
Chief Claims Officer, CRC Group, Wholesale & Specialty Brokerage – Atlanta;

Regional Claims Executive, AIG-Atlanta Georgia (Retired);
Senior VP, D&O Claims, AIG-New York.

Louis Grumet, J.D.
Former Executive Director, New York State Society of CPAs and New York State School Boards Association.

Edward A. Grun, NCARB, AIA
Principal, Gensler.

Sheryl L. Hopkins, J.D., MBA
Former Practicing Attorney, Akin Gump,
Vinson & Elkins, Locke Lord (f/k/a Locke Purnell) and
Gordon Arata (Management Committee).

Peter Howell
Direktor, Credit Risk Management (Ret.), Deutsche Bank A.G.

Jodie L. Jiles, MPA

Chairman, Greater Houston Partnership. Former Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets.

Steven B. Lilien, Ph.D., CPA
Weinstein Professor of Accounting, Former Dir. of Center for Financial Integrity, Baruch College, The City University of New York.

Nicholas J. Lomonte
VP Finance (Ret.), ABB Lummus Global Inc.

S. Khalid Masood, CMA
Finance Director and CFO, Jubail Water and Power Co., Jubail, Saudi Arabia;
Former Board Director and CFO, Hub Power Co., Karachi, Pakistan.
 
Kirk Michael
CFO, E3 Greentech Enterprises, Inc.;
Former CFO, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Globeleq Ltd and Duke Energy Services.
 
Don Phillips
Former Chevron Distinguished Professor in Engineering (Texas A&M),
Former Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M,
Former CEO, Lodestone, Inc.
 
VP and Tres (Ret.), AT&T;
Former Chair, FERF.
 
Francis C. Regnier
Former CEO, Montaigne Diffusion (LACOSTE), Paris.
 
Robert S. Roath, CPA
Chairman, Standard Parking Corp.;
Board, InterDigital;
Former CFO, RJR Nabisco.
 
Richard A. Schrader
Former Chairman and CFO, Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.;
Former Chair, FEI;
Director, Ethics Compliance Initiative.
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
The Honorable William M. Schultz, J.D.
Former United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Texas.
 
Robert M. Schmitz
Former EVP, CFO Flotek Industries
Former Chief Accounting Officer, Champion Technologies
 
Retired audit partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Director and Audit Committee Chair, Hyperdynamics Corporation;
Director and Audit Committee Chair, Habitat for Humanity (Northwest Harris County).
 

Ronald H. Wilcomes, J.D.
VP and Investment Counsel (Ret.), MetLife Insurance Co.

Johnnie Williams, Ph.D.
Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Texas Southern University, Graduate Management Professor.
Former Director of Asset based Transactions, Enron Energy Services.