Five Point Holdings, LLC Announces Initial Public Offering – Jonathan Foster an Independent Director

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–Five Point Holdings, LLC (“FivePoint”), an owner and developer of mixed-use master-planned communities in coastal California, today announced the pricing of the initial public offering of its Class A common shares.… Continue reading

Current Capital Appoints Patrick V. Kelly to Its Advisory Board

NEW YORK, NY, May 29, 2017– Current Capital Partners LLC, a private equity investing, mergers and acquisitions advisory and management services firm focused primarily on the industrial and business services industries, announced that… Continue reading

Current Capital Appoints Two More Proven Industry Executives to Its Advisory Board

NEW YORK, NY, May 9, 2017-– Current Capital Partners LLC, a private equity investing, mergers and acquisitions advisory and management services firm focused primarily on the industrial and services industries, announced that two… Continue reading

JONATHAN F. FOSTER APPOINTED TO BOARD OF AFGLOBAL CORPORATION .

HOUSTON, TX, December 23, 2016 — AFGlobal Corporation (the “Company” or “AFGlobal”) announced today that Jonathan F. Foster and Alan J. Carr have been appointed as directors to the board of directors (the… Continue reading

Current Capital’s Jonathan Foster Completes Successful Expert Witness Project for News Corp.

NEW YORK, NY, October 14, 2016 – Jonathan F. Foster, a Managing Director of Current Capital LLC, a private equity investing and management services firm, recently completed a successful expert witness project that involved… Continue reading

JONATHAN F. FOSTER APPOINTED TO BOARD OF NEO PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

October 14, 2016 – Jonathan F. Foster, Founder and Managing Director of Current Capital LLC, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of privately held Neo Performance Materials, a company that produces… Continue reading

CURRENT CAPITAL LLC ACQUIRES LEADING AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIER

 (New York, NY – June 8, 2016) – Current Capital LLC (“Current Capital”), a private equity investing and management services firm focused on middle market and smaller companies in the industrial and services… Continue reading

NACD Issues Guidance for Corporate Directors on Aligning Short-Term Results With Long-Term Strategy

September 28, 2015 — Jonathan F. Foster, Founder and Managing Director of Current Capital LLC, is a member of the 2015 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Blue Ribbon Commission on Long-Term Value… Continue reading

Chassix Successfully Completes Restructuring And Emerges From Chapter 11

Business Wire — July 29, 2015 — Chassix announced that it has completed its restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 with a newly constituted Board, including Jonathan F. Foster, Founder & Managing Director of Current Capital.

Current Capital’s Jonathan F. Foster Named to 2015 NACD Directorship 100

July 20, 2015 — Jonathan F. Foster has been named to The National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) 2015 Directorship 100 list, a distinguished honor which annually recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom…

Bain Capital completes buyout of TI Automotive

Automotive News — June 30, 2015 — TI Automotive Ltd. said its sale to private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has been completed. Terms of the sale were not disclosed in a statement today. TI, based north of Detroit in Auburn Hills…

Jonathan F. Foster Appointed to Board of Sabine Oil & Gas

Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation — May 15, 2015 — We are pleased to announce that our Board of Directors appointed Jonathan F. Foster as a new Class III director on May 15, 2015. The Board of Directors has also nominated Mr. Foster…

NACD to Explore the Board’s Role in Driving Long-Term Value Creation

May 5, 2015 — Jonathan F. Foster, Founder and Managing Director of Current Capital LLC, has been named a commissioner of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Blue Ribbon Commission on Long-Term Value Creation.

Current Capital Appoints Proven Executive To Its Advisory Board

December 15, 2014 — Current Capital announced that Eileen A. Kamerick, a corporate director and the former Chief Financial Officer of companies including Press Ganey Associates, Houlihan Lokey, Tecta America and Heidrick & Struggles…

Boards Trimming Down to Core Businesses

Agenda — August 18, 2014 — Sophisticated investors don’t want a company that straddles sectors, explains Jonathan Foster, a director on four public company boards, including Lear and Masonite International, and founder…

Increased shareholder engagements and defining performance metrics

C-Suite Insight — June 19, 2014 — In recent years, increased pressure from institutional investors, activists and the Say on Pay vote have encouraged an enhanced focus by boards on tying a significant percentage of executive compensation to various…

Current Capital Appoints Two Proven Executives To Its Advisory Board

Business Wire — May 21, 2014 — Current Capital LLC announced that two proven executives have joined its Advisory Board: Salvatore D. Fazzolari, the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC)…

Jonathan F. Foster to Chair Automotive Investing Conference

Capital Roundtable — May 20, 2014 — Current Capital LLC announced that Jonathan F. Foster, Founder & Managing Director, will chair the “Private Equity Investing In Automotive Supplier Companies” hosted by Capital Roundtable…

Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Appoints Jonathan Foster to Company’s Board of Directors

Business Wire — April 14, 2014 — Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of value-added plastic packaging and engineered materials, today announced the appointment of Idalene…

Current Capital Participates in the Sale of Leading Automotive Supplier Stackpole International

Globe Newswire — October 11, 2013 — Current Capital LLC announced the sale of Stackpole International (“Stackpole”) to funds managed by Crestview Partners, a private equity firm with approximately $4 billion of capital…

Jonathan F. Foster to Speak at Shareholder Relations Conference

Globe Newswire — June 10, 2013 — Current Capital LLC announced that Jonathan F. Foster, Founder & Managing Director, will speak at the “Board – Shareholder Forum: Relations & Expectations” hosted by Corporate Board Member…

Current Capital Announces Valuable Addition to Its Advisory Board

Globe Newswire — March 27, 2013 — Current Capital LLC announced that Arthur Huge, an experienced senior executive with particular experience in driving profitable growth in challenging markets, has joined its Advisory Board…

The Importance of Director Self-Evaluations

BoardRoom IQ — February 25, 2013 — Authored By Jonathan F. Foster and Steven A. Rosenblum — The boards of directors of the more than 5,000 public companies in the United States play the primary role in overseeing these companies, focusing on…

Jonathan F. Foster to Speak at Compensation Conference

Globe Newswire — January 22, 2013 — Current Capital LLC announced that Jonathan F. Foster, Founder & Managing Director, will speak at the Corporate Board Member Compensation Committee Boot Camp at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove…

Current Capital Announces Addition of Four Executives to Advisory Board

Globe Newswire — December 12, 2012 — Current Capital LLC announced that four successful executives, with which the firm has had long relationships, have joined its Advisory Board bringing the total number of members to 13…

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. v. Vulcan Materials Company

Analysis Group — May 2012 — In a much-anticipated decision, a Delaware judge ruled in favor of Vulcan Materials Company, the target of a $5.3 billion hostile takeover bid by Martin Marietta Materials. Chancellor Leo Strine of the…

Analysis Group Announces Staff Promotions, Welcomes New Affiliates

Analysis Group — February 13, 2012 — Analysis Group announces the promotions of a new managing principal, four new vice presidents, and 10 new managers, effective immediately. The firm also welcomes four new affiliates: Jonathan F. Foster…

Another View: Let’s License Corporate Directors

The New York Times — September 20, 2011 — BY JONATHAN F. FOSTER — Many occupations require licenses to prove competency, including accountants, investment professionals, physicians, private investigators and security guards. While…

Current Capital Participates in Acquisition of Automotive Supplier Stackpole International

PRNewswire — August 2, 2011 — Current Capital LLC announced the acquisition of Stackpole International (“Stackpole”), the former Powertrain division of Gates Canada, a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered oil pumps…

What Directors Think: Changes You’d Like to See

Corporate Board Member, Fourth Quarter 2010 — Interviews by Charlie Deitch, Jennifer Doll, Lisa Ferri, Randy Myers, and Daniel Weiss — What changes would you like to see in how directors do their jobs? I think we need more director education…

Smurfit-Stone Completes Financial Restructuring

PRNewswire — June 30, 2010 — Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation today announced that it has successfully completed its financial restructuring and has officially emerged from Chapter 11 as a newly reorganized, publicly traded company that…

Another View: Improving Corporate Governance

The New York Times — June 11, 2010 — Jonathan F. Foster, managing director of Current Capital, explains that while splitting the leadership of a company and its board generally improves governance, the quality of the people is the…

Six New Directors to Join Lear Board

Crain’s Detroit Business — November 8, 2009 — By Ryan Beene — A crew of auto industry veterans and financial executives is expected to replace six of Southfield-based Lear Corp.’s nine current board members if it emerges from bankruptcy…

Another View: It’s Time to Rebuild the Dow

The New York Times — April 23, 2009 — The need to overhaul the Dow Jones industrial average has become even greater since the financial crisis hit, says Jonathan F. Foster, founder and managing director of the private equity firm…

New York Power Authority Elect Jonathan F. Foster as Vice Chairman

New York Power Authority — February 25, 2009 — Michael J. Townsend, who has served as acting chairman of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) since last August, was elected chairman of the New York State-owned public power utility…

Another View: Taking a Page From Private Equity

The New York Times — December 9, 2008 — As icons of Corporate America struggle to stay afloat, they would do well to revisit the rules of private-equity investing — that’s the view of Jonathan F. Foster, founder and managing director of the…

Two New Trustees Join New York Power Authority Board

New York Power Authority — August 20, 2008 — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has two new trustees following the confirmation Tuesday by the New York State Senate of Judge Eugene L. Nicandri of Massena and Jonathan F. Foster…