H.S. Grace & Company, Inc.
Frank R. Gatti, MBA, CPA, NACD Leadership Fellow

Professional Positions

  • CFO/Office of the President at ETS a global B2B/B2C assessment and professional license/certification company
  • Corporate Vice President/Financial Management, Corporate Vice President/Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller at The New York Times Company (“NYT”) a national media conglomerate including: newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and cable TV

Frank has been directly involved with over $10 billion of M&A, Equity and Debt Transactions, Turnaround, Transformational Strategies, Credit Ratings, Investor & Bank Relations and Benefits Administration.  

He had a 13 year career at ETS leading a two-year turnaround that reversed a decade of operating and cash flow deficits. During his tenure revenues quadrupled to $1.3 billion with 35% from outside the U.S. and 6.500 employees worldwide. Through his leadership of numerous transformational transactions and initiatives, the creation of financial functions/tools and building high performance teams, over $500 million of net free cash flow was generated and reinvested in quality, innovation, R&D and technology.

Prior to ETS, Frank spent about 20 years at NYT where he was directly involved in over fifty M&A transactions that propelled the company to a media conglomerate. Revenues during his tenure grew from $400 million to $2.4 billion, 50% from acquired businesses, and 13,000 employees across the U.S. Due to this explosive growth, he implemented a range of scalable and integrated technologies to facilitate timely decisions by Management and the Board of Directors and created a shared services center.

Mr. Gatti began his career with  Deloitte/New York and provided an array of services to public, private and tax-exempt companies across various industry segments.


Education and Certification

Leadership Fellow – National Association of Corporate Directors

Executive Education Programs – Harvard Business School

M.B.A. in Finance & Marketing from Rutgers Business School

CPA - New York

B.B.A. in Accounting from Baruch College/Zicklin School of Business


Professional and Community Affiliations

Financial Executives International – Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee (current); past Board of Directors, Officer and various Committees (FEI/NYC)

Pace University/M.S. Publishing Program - Advisory Board (current)

NACD/NJ – Board of Directors and Audit, Programs and Sponsorships Committees (current)

The Conference Board – Finance Committee (2011-2019)

PE Holdings, Inc. – Board of Directors and Audit Committee (chair) (2012 to 2014 restructure)

Blackboard, Inc. Board of Directors and Audit (chair), Nominating/Governance and Special Committees (2004 IPO to 2011 Sale)

Prometric, Inc. – Board of Directors and Audit Committee (chair) (2007-2011)

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors (2005 to 2011)

National Investor Relations Institute/NY - Board of Directors (1994-1997)
      Frank Gatti