Valerie Gentile Sachs was the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of NYSE-listed OM Group, Inc., a global developer and manufacturer of magnetic technologies, battery technologies and engineered specialty chemicals, from September 2005 through the completion of the sale of the company in November 2015 to Apollo Global Management. Ms. Sachs had executive responsibility for OM Group’s worldwide legal, internal audit and environment, health & safety operations. Prior to joining OM Group, Ms. Sachs served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Jo-Ann Stores, a US-based NYSE-listed retailer. Before that, she was General Counsel of Marconi plc, a London-based, LSE and NASDAQ-listed global communications and information technology company. Ms. Sachs earned her bachelor’s degree (B.L.S.—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.