Board of Directors
- Peter Kilbinger HansenChairmanPeter Kilbinger HansenChairman
Peter Kilbinger Hansen is the Chairman of Battea Class Action Services, LLC, Battea Global Litigation Research Inc., and Chairman of the Evest Companies. In his thirty-plus year career, he has founded several private and public companies (listed in AMEX and NASDAQ), including broker/dealers, a clearing corporation, and a leading US equity institutional stock-crossing Alternative Trading System (ATS). Under his leadership, the businesses processed significant daily market share volume, with daily transaction volumes in the billions.
Over the past 20 years, Peter has been a featured speaker for many brokerage and institutional investor conferences, discussing modernization of the equity marketplace, equity transaction processing, transaction cost, and effectively locating liquidity for transactions. He has also been featured on CNN globally, speaking on the topic of risk management.
With significant global operations, compliance and financial transaction processing experience, he has led several equity financings, including public and private offerings, and successful financings with major investment banks including Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, UBS, Société Générale, Deutsche Bank, Wachovia, and ING. He has also led several acquisitions and divestitures.
As a private investor and financial technology entrepreneur, he continues to invest in financial services and technology companies. A native of Denmark, Mr. Hansen holds economics degrees from Neil's Brock Business School of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University of Language and Economics.
- Lars KraghChief Information Officer, DirectorLars KraghChief Information Officer, Director
Lars Kragh is the Chief Information Officer of Battea – Class Action Services, LLC. He is also a Managing Director of Evest Venture Partners, with over twenty years’ experience in financial technology. As a co-founder and executive at NYFIX, Inc., he held a variety of technical leadership roles throughout the company’s history, most recently as Chief Information Officer from 1999 to 2006. Between 1991, when the company was founded, and 1999, he was Executive Vice President of Research and Development and held other technology management positions. As lead technologist for NYFIX, he managed a product portfolio ranging from equity Order Management Systems (OMS), market making workstations, trade routing engines, and network services.
With detailed knowledge of products’ interaction, including cross-division values and overlap issues, Lars possesses in-depth equity industry knowledge spanning market structures, exchanges, broker/dealers, and asset management firms. He also possesses detailed design and architecture expertise across various subject matters, including transaction cost analysis (TCA), execution quality, networking, and display mechanisms. At NYFIX, he directed all production technology, including data centers and the overall network, and was responsible for mission-critical infrastructure vital to the financial industry. He has extensive experience with data system security, disaster recovery planning, and infrastructure development.
Prior to 1991, Lars developed network and transactional systems for the banking industry, involving numerous trading system integrations with global telecom and market data providers. Over the last 15 years, he has filed a number of patents involving innovative technical and business concepts. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark.
- Luke DoramusDirectorLuke DoramusDirector
Luke Doramus is a Managing Director of TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P.
Previously, Mr. Doramus was a Portfolio Manager at LibreMax Capital, where he was responsible for the management of all credit funds. Mr. Doramus was a member of the Management and Investment Committees as well as co-Chair of the ESG committee at LibreMax Capital, LLC.
Prior to joining LibreMax as a founding employee in 2010, Mr. Doramus traded structured credit at Deutsche Bank. Mr. Doramus earned his B.A. as well as a certificate in Finance from Princeton University.
- Michael A. CarpenterDirectorMichael A. CarpenterDirector
Michael Carpenter is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. In November 2021, TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. purchased a minority equity investment in Battea Class Action Services, LLC.
Michael Carpenter retired as CEO from Ally Financial Inc. in February 2015 after a long and distinguished career in the financial services industry. Ally, formerly GMAC, was a recipient of $13 billion of government funding under the TARP program in 2009 and was experiencing significant losses when Mr. Carpenter assumed the CEO position. During his tenure, Mr. Carpenter focused Ally on selected core businesses, reduced expenses, and built Ally Bank to $50 billion in deposits. Mr. Carpenter retired from Ally after returning the company to profitability, taking the company public in April 2014, and after repaying Treasury almost $16 billion by 2014.
From 1998 to 2006 Mr. Carpenter was a member of Citigroup’s senior management group, having been the architect of the Travelers-Citi merger. From 2002 to 2006 he was Chair and CEO of Citigroup Alternative Investments, overseeing $60 billion of proprietary capital and customer funds in various alternative investment vehicles. From 1998 to 2002 Mr. Carpenter was Chair and CEO of Citigroup’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank, with responsibility for Salomon Smith Barney and Citibank’s corporate banking activities.
Prior to Citigroup, beginning in 1994, he was CEO of Travelers Life and Annuity and Vice Chair of Travelers Group, Inc. Carpenter was a senior officer of GE from 1983 to 1994. Earlier in his career, Mr. Carpenter worked at the Boston Consulting Group and Imperial Chemical Industries of the United Kingdom.
With forty years’ experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Carpenter serves on the boards of First Citizens Bancorp (NYSE), SVF Investment Corp (NYSE), Battea Class Action Services LLC, Protego Trust Bank, Law Finance Group, Validity Finance, Rewards Network and has been a board member of the CIT Bank, Ally Financial, Autoweb, New York Stock Exchange, General Signal, Loews Cineplex, and various other private and public companies.