Valerie Gentile Sachs
Ms. Sachs served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of OM Group, Inc., a global developer and manufacturer of magnetic technologies, battery technologies and engineered specialty chemicals, until its sale to Apollo Global Management in 2015. She had executive responsibility for OM Group’s worldwide legal, internal audit and environment, health and safety operations.
She also served on the boards of directors and acted as Managing Director of numerous U.S. and non-U.S. entities affiliated with OM Group. Prior to OM Group, Ms. Sachs served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., a U.S.-based retailer. She previously served as General Counsel of Marconi plc, a London-based, global communications and information technology company. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with honors from Bowling Green State University, and her Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was a member of Law Review and a DeWitt Scholar.
Ms. Sachs brings extensive legal, executive management and leadership experience to the Board, having served on executive management teams of public companies that have effectively worked through strategic transitions, integrations and restructurings. She has an understanding of international operating challenges and opportunities, and expertise in the areas of governance, compliance and executive compensation.