Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Donald Murray is an accomplished CEO and board director who currently serves as Chairman of the Board of RGP, the company he founded in 1996. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer as well as Executive Chairman and has been a board director.
Don is a recognized leader with wide-ranging executive leadership experience across strategic planning, professional services, financial operations and management, business development, international operations, enterprise risk management, as well as corporate governance.
In founding RGP, Don knew that women in particular can fall more easily out of the workforce and saw RGP’s unique business model as a way to provide employment opportunities for female professionals. His hands-on, customer-centric orientation continues to add value to the RGP Board in strategic planning and other areas.
Earlier in his career, Don was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he ran the firm’s Orange County, CA office. He currently serves on the board of directors of the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
Tony Cherbak is an accomplished corporate executive with more than 35 years of professional services, operations and financial management experience. He has served as a Board Director for the Company since 2009.
Tony brings a passion around customer service and quality delivery. He also has significant financial management expertise and has mentored newer members of the Company’s financial team. He previously held a range of senior executive roles within the Company, including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Advisor, Executive Vice President of Operations and President of International Operations.
Tony joined RGP in 2005 after an accomplished career at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he served as an audit partner in the firm’s Orange County, CA office. At Deloitte, he led the firm’s consumer business practice for its Pacific Southwest region and was the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Orange County audit practice.
Neil F. Dimick is an accomplished financial executive who has served since 2003 on the Company’s Board, where he Chairs the Audit Committee and sits on the Compensation Committee. He previously held several senior corporate roles, including positions as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AmerisourceBergen Corporation and Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bergen Brunswig Corporation.
Highly engaged in RGP’s work, Neil brings a range of experience and skills to the table including exceptional financial management, previous deal experience, audit expertise, and risk management. In addition, his experience in the healthcare industry has benefitted the Company’s strategic direction with this important client base. He’s also actively served as a mentor to many at RGP and beyond.
Neil began his professional career as a corporate auditor with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he was a partner with the firm for eight years and served for two years as the National Director of the firm’s Real Estate Industry Division. He is currently on the board of directors of Viatris, where he serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee and sits on the Executive Committee, Finance and Compensation Committees.
Neil formerly served on the board of Thoratec Corporation, where he was Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. He also served on the board of WebMD Health Corp. as a member of the Executive and Audit Committees.
Kate Duchene is a C-Suite executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, helping establish RGP as a global leader in the Now of Work transformation that is rapidly unfolding across all industries and business enterprises.
Prior to becoming CEO and President, Kate held various executive roles within the Company focused on people management, risk management and business development. Kate is passionate about people and problem-solving. With the global pandemic accelerating numerous workforce changes, Kate is determined to ensure that RGP is well positioned to help clients and consultants thrive in this new world.
Before RGP, Kate practiced labor and employment law for top international law firm O’Melveny & Myers, LLP from 1990 to 1999. Kate has a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Her extensive board work includes public company and non-profit experience. On the philanthropic front, she has served on the boards of: Human Options, which is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence; California Minority Counsel Program; Orange County Community Foundation and University of California Irvine Foundation. In addition, she recently served on the board of Collectors Universe, helping take the company private.
During her tenure as RGP’s CEO, the firm has been recognized with numerous awards, including: BPO Partner of the Year by NetSuite; America’s Best Midsize Companies as well as America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes. Kate has been recognized by Orange County Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business and General Counsel Awards.
Kate was featured in Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Staffing 100 North America List for 2021 and was selected to SIA’s Global Power 150—Women in Staffing list for 2020. In its 2020 report, SIA ranked RGP among the top 50 largest staffing firms in the United States generating more than $100 million in 2019 U.S. staffing revenue.
His international experience and focus on operating efficiency and strategic planning have been especially instrumental as RGP has expanded its global footprint.
Bob is a former Chief Operating Officer of Bonita Banana Company and currently serves as an Executive Advisor to the company. He is also former President and Chief Operating Officer of the Fresh Group of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. and previously worked at the accounting firm of Arthur Young & Company.
Marco von Maltzan is an accomplished international executive whose career has included global consulting as well as senior leadership positions at companies in a variety of industries. He formerly served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at taskforce—Management on Demand, AG, RGP’s management consulting entity in Germany. He has been a Board Director for RGP since 2018 and serves on the Audit Committee.
His international management experience, previous consulting experience and decision-making management skills have been a particularly valued asset in RGP’s global work.
Marco is experienced in a variety of executive leadership roles including strategic planning, professional services, business development, international operations and enterprise risk management. He began his professional career with management consulting firm Roland Berger before joining BMW Group, where he held various senior management positions including CEO of BMW Motorrad—BMW’s motorcycle division.
He also served as CEO of automotive supplier BERU AG, which under his leadership was sold to Michigan-based BorgWarner. Additionally, he was CEO of Profine Group, a global leading manufacturer of windows construction systems. He held an Interim CEO assignment with industrial holding company Greiffenberger AG before he became its Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Marco serves on various boards as a Director and serves on the Audit Committee of Germany-based food conglomerate Pfeifer & Langen IHKG and automotive supplier IFA Holding GmbH.
Lisa Pierozzi is an accomplished financial and operating executive with years of experience in both the entertainment and client service sectors, including expertise in financial management and international activities. She has been a Company Board member since 2021 and serves on the Audit Committee.
Formerly a senior relationship manager at PwC with significant business transformation and transaction experience, Lisa also brings her passion for client delivery to RGP’s Board work.
She previously served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the Motion Picture Association (“MPA”). Prior to her role at MPA, she held executive positions with Universal Studios and was a partner at PwC.
She also currently sits on the board of directors of the Motion Picture & Television Fund and is a founding member of the Normandy Institute. Her board experience includes serving as chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of Finance and Compensation Committees, and various other special committees.
Bob Pisano is a renowned corporate executive with decades of experience serving in some of the entertainment industry’s most senior leadership roles. He has been on RGP’s Board since 2002, where he currently serves as Lead Independent Director and Chair of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, in addition to sitting on the Compensation Committee.
A widely respected senior advisor, Bob brings significant legal, management and decision-making skills and experience to the Board while also helping ensure the highest levels of accountability companywide.
He is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of the Motion Picture Association (MPA), former Chief Executive Officer and National Executive Director of the Screen Actors Guild, and former chairman of Motion Picture & Television Fund.
Bob previously served in senior leadership roles at various movie studios including Executive Vice President & Vice Chairman of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., and as Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Paramount Pictures Corp. A former partner at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, he also currently serves on the board of FPA Capital Fund, Inc. and is the Chair of the St. John’s Health Foundation in Jackson WY.
Jolene Sarkis has wide-ranging experience in the publishing and marketing fields, having previously served as the Publisher and President of Fortune as well as the former Executive Vice President at CFS Restaurant Group, Inc. She has been an RGP Board Director since 2002 and currently chairs the Company’s Compensation Committee.
Passionate about aligning incentive compensation to goals and performance, Jolene is also a trusted advisor bringing significant brand-building and marketing experience to RGP’s HUGO, a digital work platform where clients and consultants can engage directly for the purpose of satisfying interim accounting or finance assignments.
Experienced in strategic planning, international operations, business development, marketing and human resources, Jolene is a trusted advisor to the C-suite of the Company. She currently serves as a corporate advisory board member to tech start up, Grocery Shopii.
Previously, she held various senior leadership roles at several Time Inc. publications including Time, People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money.
Michael H. Wargotz has wide-ranging experience in the hospitality and travel industries, having previously served in various leadership positions at Cendant Corporation (predecessor to Avis Budget Group), including President and CEO of its Lifestyle Division. Further, he served as the Chief Financial Advisor to NetJets, Inc. and as a founder and Chief Financial Officer of Milestone Aviation Group, LLC. He also served in various finance and accounting positions at HFS Incorporated, PaineWebber, American Express and Price Waterhouse.
Michael’s investor relations and financial management skills have been a major asset to RGP’s ongoing Board work.
He has been on the Company’s Board since 2009, serving on both the Audit and Compensation Committees.
Michael also currently serves as Executive in Residence of Axcess Worldwide and on the board of Travel & Leisure (NYSE: TNL) as a member of its Audit, Compensation and Executive Committees. He is also a private investor, involved with various start-up ventures for which he acts in an advisory capacity as well as an investor.
David brings deep expertise in human capital and regulatory matters helping guide RGP in the changing Now of Work. In his role as SAG-AFTRA’s National Executive Director from 2009 to 2021, David served as chief executive officer and strategist for the world’s largest entertainment union, representing 165,000 film, television and media professionals worldwide.
Prior to rejoining SAG-AFTRA in 2009, David was managing principal of Los Angeles-based Entertainment Strategies Group, LLC. He was also previously a labor and employment attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he practiced law with RGP CEO Kate Duchene.
David currently serves as a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he serves on the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Bank Governance Committee. He is also a board member of the Motion Pictures and Television Fund, where he serves on the Audit Committee, as well as a board member of The Actors Fund, where he serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. David additionally serves as a commissioner for the Entertainment Industry Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. He previously served as board chair for the boards of the SAG-Producers Pension Plan, SAG-AFTRA Health Plan, and Grinnell College.