Board of Directors

Sanjay Kamlani, Executive Chairman

Sanjay is the Executive Chairman of Matterhorn Transactions. Sanjay is an entrepreneur, business builder and legal industry leader, with expertise in building profitable, high-growth legal businesses.

Previously, Sanjay was Co-Founder and former Co-CEO of Pangea3. Acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010, Pangea3 was the #1 ranked legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider worldwide, and grew to over 1,000 employees globally during Sanjay’s tenure. Pangea3 provides innovative global legal solutions to Fortune 1000 corporations, in-house counsel and law firms, and has received numerous accolades and industry awards.

Prior to forming Pangea3, Sanjay was a Co-Founder, Board Member, CFO & General Counsel of OfficeTiger, the pioneer in offshore professional support services outsourcing, acquired by RR Donnelly in 2006. At OfficeTiger, Sanjay oversaw all corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, partnerships and investments. Prior to OfficeTiger, Sanjay spent six years as a lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers advising US based multinationals on cross-border M&A transactions, green field projects, joint ventures and investments.

Sanjay speaks frequently and is quoted widely on entrepreneurship, cross-border business management, legal process innovation, outsourcing and offshoring. He has been featured in numerous media outlets, including American Bar JournalThe Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, CNBC, and The American Lawyer.

Sanjay graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics and Public Policy and from the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his law degree and served as an Associate Editor on the Law Review. Sanjay is a member of the New York Bar.

Logan Beirne

Logan Beirne is the Chief Executive Officer of Matterhorn Transactions. Logan’s background in law and finance includes working as an attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, in investment banking at JPMorgan, and in private equity at GE Equity. Logan holds the ISP Fellow designation at Yale Law School and authored the award-winning book, Blood of Tyrants (2013). Logan has also served on the boards of two charities, and he has been featured by USA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe New York Post, Reuters, Fox News, ABC News, CSPAN, and numerous other media outlets.

Logan graduated summa cum laude, first in his class with a B.S. in finance from Fairfield University, was Fulbright Scholar in economics at Queen’s University, and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an Edgar M. Cullen Scholar. He is admitted to the New York and Connecticut Bars.

Don Carlson

Don is the founding partner of an entrepreneurial law firm (The Forefront Law Group). Previously, he was the chief knowledge officer for the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs; and the chief of staff for the Office of the General Counsel at Goldman Sachs & Co. Don has held several executive positions at growth companies, including CEO of Business Intelligence Advisors, and head of the financial institutions division at Axiom Legal.

Prior to his work on Wall Street, Don headed business development for the Corporate Executive Board during the period leading up to its initial public offering in 1999. At various chapters in his life, he has also been a trial lawyer with a diverse financial services practice at Williams & Connolly in Washington, a professor of economics and political philosophy at Williams College, and chief counsel for a Congressman. Don earned a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (both magna cum laude).

John Cooper

John is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of BrightWire and is responsible for the direction and strategy of the company. Mr. Cooper was previously an Investment Banker with Bear Stearns & Co. in their Technology, Media, and Telecom group. Prior to that, John held technology and sales management positions with Plumtree Software. John began his career with Sun Microsystems as a Software Engineer. John is also co-founder and Chairman of Aviadi Foundation, a disaster relief organization that provides humanitarian relief to remote areas of the world using general aviation.  Mr. Cooper received his BA in Computer Science from Gettysburg College and MBA from Columbia Business School.

Mark Gerson

Mark is the co-founder and chairman of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), Thuzio, Brightwire and co-founder of Matterhorn Transactions. Mark the Chairman of Axial Markets and the author of  The Neoconservative Vision: From the Cold War to the Culture Wars (Madison Books: 1996) and of In the Classroom: Dispatches from an Inner-City School That Works (Free Press: 1997). He is the Chairman of United Hatzalah (the network of first responders that treat victims of pre-hospital trauma in Israel) and the co-founder and Chairman of the Africa Mission Healthcare Foundation (which supports the work of medical missionaries performing clinical care throughout Africa). He is a summa cum laude graduate of Williams College and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

John Goldsmith

John is a member of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.’s Board of Directors. Mr. Goldsmith is an investor in early-stage and growth companies. Through the end of 1999, he was a partner of AEA Investors Inc., which he joined in 1989. While at AEA, Mr. Goldsmith was involved in all aspects of the investment management process including identifying, evaluating, negotiating and financing attractive businesses, and working with their managements to plan and achieve their goals. During this period the AEA team generated net returns to investors of approximately 50 percent on more than 1 billion dollars of equity. Mr. Goldsmith is a CPA (inactive), received an MBA in finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and graduated from Princeton University.

Joanna Stone Herman

Joanna Stone Herman is co-Founder and CEO of Librify, a digital books start-up.   Prior to founding Librify, Joanna was Managing Director at DeSilva+Phillips running the firm’s Book Publishing, Education and Information Industry Practice, and she remains a Senior Advisor at DeSilva+Phillips.  Joanna has extensive experience in the media industry.  Joanna has worked in publishing and digital media for over 15 years, since the early days of the internet. She has served in executive roles at Reed Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones, Time Warner and Accenture’s Publishing Practice.  Joanna is an investor and advisor/board member of several technology information/digital media start-ups including City Maps, Thuzio, Axial Markets, and Matterhorn. She is also an advisor to NYC Seed.  She is Vice-Chairman of the Business Advisory Council for ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism organization and is on the board of Popandpolitics.com, a non-profit media company. Joanna is also an author/published writer. She has written for The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and People Magazine. Joanna has a BS and Masters from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School