Chief Executive Officer
Katherine Rabin became the CEO of Glass Lewis in April 2007. Rabin joined the leading investment research and global proxy advisory firm shortly after it was founded in 2003, where she was a part of the original management team, overseeing various strategic initiatives during the company’s key growth phases. Prior to becoming CEO, Katherine was Senior Vice President at Glass Lewis, responsible for operations. She was responsible for the development of Glass Lewis’ ViewPoint vote management platform. Before joining Glass Lewis, Katherine was Vice President of Communications at supply chain management company QRS Corporation, where she helped create and then managed the company’s investor relations program. Previously, Katherine was in charge of research at OTA/Off The Record Research, an independent investment research firm specializing in supply chain analysis. From 1992 to 1997, she was business editor at the San Francisco Examiner.
Chief Administrative Officer
Prior to joining Glass Lewis, Kathy Appuhn held top financial positions at several high technology, venture-backed companies, including Moxi Digital (2001-2002) , Elease (2000-2001), Omnicell (1995-2000), Crystal Dynamics (1993-1995), and Global Village (1990-1993). From 1985 to 1990, she was business unit controller and Director of Marketing at Western Digital. Kathy is a graduate of Stanford University.
Chief Operating Officer
John Wieck joined Glass Lewis as Vice President of Operations in February of 2008. Prior to joining Glass Lewis, John was Senior Director of Client Services at Broadridge Financial Solutions which was formerly part of Automatic Data Processing (ADP). John held various roles supporting both the US and international proxy distribution businesses in his fourteen years at Broadridge/ADP. During his last three years, John was responsible for the client service teams supporting both institutional investors and global custodians in addition to the global operations team supporting Broadridge/ADP’s international proxy distribution business. John earned his BS in Management and International Business from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and his MBA in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
Robert McCormick, Esq.
Chief Policy Officer
Bob oversees the policy development of Glass Lewis’ proxy voting guidelines and the analysis of 20,000 Proxy Paper research reports on shareholder meetings of public companies in 100 countries. Before joining Glass Lewis, Bob was the Director of Investment Proxy Research at Fidelity Investments where he managed the proxy voting of 700 accounts, holding 5,000 securities worth $1 trillion. Bob earned his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law after graduating with honors from Providence College. He chairs the Programs Committee of the board of the Northern California Chapter of the NACD and serves on the International Corporate Governance Network’s Shareholder Rights committee. Bob serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Delaware’s Weinberg Center on Corporate Governance. Bob authored an article entitled “Good Governance and Shareholder Expectations-an Investor’s Perspective” published by the London Stock Exchange in its 2012 book Corporate Governance for Main Market and AIM Companies. Bob frequently speaks at industry conferences and has appeared on NPR, CNBC, Fox Business News, Business News Network, BBC, Board Member’s This Week in the Boardroom, Swiss TV and Bloomberg television. Bob was named one of the 100 most influential people on corporate governance by Directorship magazine from 2008 through 2012.
Managing Director, M&A and Quantitative
Prior to joining Glass Lewis, Warren Chen was an Associate Director at UBS’ Technology Investment Banking practice, where he focused on the communications equipment industry and advised companies on various corporate transactions and corporate finance issues. Prior to his career in finance, Chen was a research engineer at Boeing’s Commercial Aircraft Group. Warren brings to Glass Lewis over 10 years of experience both in corporate finance and quantitative analysis. Chen is a graduate of MIT with BS and MS degrees in Aeronautical Engineering. Chen also earned an MBA from University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Vice President of Proxy Research
As Vice President of Research, David Eaton manages Glass Lewis’ research department. David has held multiple positions at Glass Lewis, including U.S. Research Analyst and Director of Glass Lewis’ Common Law research team (covering Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and South Africa). More recently, David was AVP of Compensation and ESG Research, responsible for the company’s compensation analysis globally, with oversight of the firm’s say-on-pay policies. In this role, he also oversaw environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and proposal analysis. Prior to joining Glass Lewis in 2004, David worked as a research analyst for GovernanceMetrics International. In 2008, David joined Mercer Consulting and managed their Global Executive Remuneration Research and Insights team for two years before returning to Glass Lewis in 2010. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Haverford College and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the Yale University School of Management.
Nichol Garzon-Mitchell, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel
Prior to joining Glass Lewis, Nichol Garzon-Mitchell worked as an attorney in Mexico, with a focus on international business transactions, corporate and commercial law. She participated in several cross-border transactions involving the representation of clients doing business in Mexico. Nichol holds an LL.M. in corporate and securities law from Northwestern University, School of Law, and a J.D. from the Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is a member of both the State Bar of California, as well as the Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association). Her native languages are English and Spanish. She is also fluent in French and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. In addition to serving as Vice President and General Counsel, Nichol serves as our resident expert on Latin-American corporate governance issues.