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Board of Directors
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Kent Robertson has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director since Fenix Parts’ inception in January 2014. Since 2010, Mr. Robertson has been a director and interim Chief Executive Officer of Financial Recovery Group (“FRG”), a healthcare data analytics company. From 2001 until joining FRG, Mr. Robertson held senior leadership positions at Stericycle, a national reverse logistics and regulated waste management company. Mr. Robertson had more than 20 years of experience managing multi-line decentralized distribution and services businesses at Stericycle and at American Medical Disposal, Inc., a company he co-founded in 1990, which was acquired by Stericycle in 2001. Under Mr. Robertson’s leadership, Stericycle successfully acquired and integrated over 70 acquisitions. Mr. Robertson holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma.
Gary Beagell is a director of Fenix Parts. Mr. Beagell is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gary’s U-Pull It, one of our Founding Companies, established in 1979. Mr. Beagell has been a leader in the automotive recycling industry domestically and internationally for over 40 years. Mr. Beagell is a former President of the ARA, and has owned and operated multiple self-service automobile recycling centers throughout the U.S. Mr. Beagell is a pioneer in recycling technology, holds patents in automotive fluid management systems and has developed yard management software.
Steven Dayton is a director of Fenix Parts. Mr. Dayton has been a partner in RVG Management and Development Company, a real property and commercial development and management company, since 2009. Mr. Dayton co-founded CODi, Inc. (“CODi”), a global manufacturer of computer cases and electronics accessories, in 1992. Prior to founding CODi, Mr. Dayton served as a technology consultant in the automotive aftermarket industry. Mr. Dayton currently serves as a Director at Centric Bank. Mr. Dayton holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Temple University.
J. Michael McFall
J. Michael McFall is a director of Fenix Parts. Mr. McFall is the co-founder and President of the Veretech division of Hearst Business Media, which provides a patented, web-based vehicle trade-in appraisal service that is employed by 20 auto manufacturers and approximately 8,000 auto dealers under the Black Book brand. Before co-founding Veretech in 2001, Mr. McFall was President of Fleet Lease Disposal, a Florida-based vehicle remarketing and reconditioning company serving national corporate fleet operators. From 1999 to 2000, he served as Vice President of Strategy for the AutoNation e-commerce division. Prior to that, he served for 12 years as Director of Strategic Planning and Product Development for General Motors Acceptance Corp., the finance subsidiary of General Motors. Mr. McFall holds an MBA degree from the George Washington University and a BA degree in Communications from Towson University.
Seth Myones is a director of Fenix Parts. From 2012 through April 2015, Mr. Myones served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Covanta Holding Corporation, a provider of waste-to-energy, waste disposal and renewable energy solutions. Prior to that, he held several positions with Covanta Energy Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation, including President, Covanta Americas, between November 2007 and March 2012, and Senior Vice President of Business Management from 2004 to 2007. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Vice President of Waste-to-Energy Business Management at Covanta Projects, Inc. Mr. Myones currently serves on the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC, a privately-held tire recycling company. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Buffalo, an MBA in Finance from New York University-Stern School of Business, and his CPA license from the State of Maryland.
Thomas O’Brien is a director of Fenix Parts. Mr. O’Brien was the Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (“IAA”), a subsidiary of KAR Auction Services, Inc. (“KAR”), from November 2000 until May 2014. Mr. O’Brien served as a director of IAA from 2001 until May 2007 and served as a director of KAR from May 2007 until June 2014. Mr. O’Brien also served as President of IAA from November 2000 to June 2011. Prior to joining IAA, Mr. O’Brien served as President of Thomas O’Brien & Associates, a management consulting firm, from 1999 to 2000, Executive Vice President of Safelite Glass Corporation from 1998 to 1999, Executive Vice President of Vistar, Inc., an automotive glass repair and replacement company, from 1996 to 1997 and President of U.S.A. Glass, Inc. from 1992 to 1996. Mr. O’Brien is also currently a director of CoreLogic, Inc., an information technology firm serving the financial services and real estate industries. Mr. O’Brien holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Northwestern University and a Masters of Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Clayton K. Trier
Since 2005 Mr. Trier has been a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE: USPH). In addition, he was a founder and, from 2005 through 2008, served as non-executive Chairman of Digital Music Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMGI), a reseller of digital music through online retailers, and was a founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Delivery Systems, a NYSE-listed transportation and logistics company operating in North America, from 1993 to 1997. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Trier headed Trier & Partners, a private investment banking firm focused on providing financing to and advising on mergers and acquisitions for environmental companies. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Trier was President and CEO of Allwaste, Inc., a NYSE-listed environmental services firm. Prior to that, Mr. Trier was a partner in the Houston office of Arthur Andersen. Mr. Trier holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Lamar University, and earned his CPA license in the State of Texas.