Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
David Katzman has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board since we were founded in 2014. Mr. Katzman is the founder and Managing Partner of Camelot Venture Group, a private investment group that invests primarily in direct-to-consumer brands, such as Quicken Loans and 1-800 Contacts. Mr. Katzman has served on the boards of several direct-to-consumer online companies, including consumer electronics company Sharper Image Online, and has previously served on the boards of diabetic supply company Simplex Healthcare, online promotions company ePrize, bedding company CleanRest, and online mortgage company Quicken Loans (as Vice Chairman). Mr. Katzman also served as Vice Chairman of the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers and as Managing Partner of sports graphics company Fathead. Prior to founding Camelot in 1998, Mr. Katzman led a variety of consumer-oriented companies before becoming President of Home Depot S.O.C., a division of Home Depot USA specializing in the processing of special orders for Home Depot stores nationwide. Mr. Katzman brings significant business leadership, investment, and financial experience, in particular in direct-to-consumer brands, to SmileDirectClub.
Chairman of the Board
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Steven Katzman has served as our Chief Operating Officer at SmileDirectClub since May 2018. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Katzman served as our Chief Financial Officer from March 2018 to May 2018. For the past ten years, Mr. Katzman has also served as an advisor to Camelot, where he provides strategic overview across all portfolio companies and opportunities. Mr. Katzman also co-founded and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Steve's Blinds & Wallpaper, a family-owned, direct-to-consumer e-commerce business selling custom made blinds and wallpaper. Prior to these positions, Mr. Katzman served for nearly 20 years as Chief Executive Officer and President of American Blind and Wallpaper Factory and its related family of direct-to-consumer custom home decor companies. Mr. Katzman brings significant business leadership, investment, and financial experience to SmileDirectClub, particularly with direct-to-consumer brands.
Co-Founder and Director
Alexander Fenkell is the co-of SmileDirectClub since its inception in May 2014. Mr. Fenkell first gained critical online e-commerce experience co-founding two technology companies with Mr. Jordan Katzman, Illinoisrenewal.org and Want, before shifting to the direct-to-consumer strategy model via SmileDirectClub.
Co-Founder and Director
Jordan Katzman is the co-founder of SmileDirectClub since its inception in May 2014. Mr. Katzman first gained critical online e-commerce experience co-founding two technology companies with Mr. Fenkell, Illinoisrenewal.org and Want, before shifting to the direct-to-consumer strategy model via SmileDirectClub.
Susan Greenspon Rammelt
Chief Legal Officer, EVP Business Affairs
Susan Greenspon Rammelt has served as SmileDirectClub’s Chief Legal Officer since April 2018, Secretary since March 2019, and as a member of SmileDirectClub’s board since August 2019. Ms. Greenspon Rammelt has also served as General Counsel of Camelot since April 2018. Prior to joining SmileDirectClub, Ms. Greenspon Rammelt was a corporate law partner at Foley & Lardner LLP since 2017, where she represented domestic and international enterprises. Prior to that, Ms. Greenspon Rammelt was a partner at Dentons US LLP. Ms. Greenspon Rammelt has over 30 years of experience as a corporate attorney, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, financings, restructurings, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling, particularly in the retail and beauty industries.
Senator William H. Frist, M.D
Senator William H. Frist, M.D is a heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1995-2007), and former Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. He has been a partner at Cressey & Company, L.P., a private health services investment firm, since 2007, and is the founding partner of Frist Cressey Ventures. He is Co-Chair of the Health Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Dr. Frist also serves on the boards of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and three publicly traded companies: AECOM, Teladoc Health, Inc., and Select Medical Holdings Corporation.
Carol J. Hamilton
Carol J. Hamilton has served as Group President of Acquisitions for L'Oreal USA since 2018, prior to which she served as Group President of the Luxe Division from 2016-2018 and President of the Luxe Division from 2008-2015. Ms. Hamilton has held numerous other titles during her 34-year tenure at L'Oreal, including President and Deputy General manager of L'Oreal Paris. Ms. Hamilton is a member of the national board of directors of UNICEF, chair of the New York Regional board of UNICEF, and chair of the Harvard's Women's Leadership Board, in addition to spearheading a number of other causes on behalf of women and children.
Richard F. Wallman
Richard F. Wallman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell International, Inc., a diversified technology company and AlliedSignal, Inc., a diversified technology company (prior to its merger with Honeywell International, Inc.) from 1995 until his retirement in 2003. Prior to joining AlliedSignal, Inc., Mr. Wallman served as Controller of International Business Machines Corporation. Mr. Wallman serves on the board of directors of Wright Medical, Inc., Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., Extended Stay America, Inc., Roper Technologies, Inc., all publicly traded companies in the United States, and Boart Longyear, a publicly traded company in Australia. Mr. Wallman previously served on the board of directors of Convergys Corporation and ESH Hospitality, Inc., all publicly traded companies.
Edward W. Ward, III, served, in his role as Vice President of Marketing, as the chief marketing officer of Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO), a property and casualty insurance company, from 1994 until his retirement in 2017, and prior to that served in other marketing roles for GEICO beginning in 1984.