As chief executive officer, Mr. LaRiche sets Castle’s strategy, vision, and culture using input from the executive team and board. Prior to being named chairman and chief executive officer, Mr. LaRiche held the position of vice president for investor relations at Castle and served as a management advisor. His nearly 30 years of management experience include serving in public positions in Washington, D.C. and abroad, interacting with the highest levels of United States and foreign governments, Wall Street, and the media.
As associate director for finance and administration of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mr. LaRiche managed the priorities of 13 program areas, including finance, budget, endowment and investment policy, human resources, procurement, legal counsel, and technical services for the new museum’s 400 employees and $50 million operating budget.
Mr. LaRiche is past acting president of the U.S. International Cultural and Trade Center. He was recruited to that position at a crucial juncture by a board of trustees appointed by President George H. W. Bush.
For nearly 15 years, Mr. LaRiche was with the Smithsonian Institution where his ever-increasing responsibilities culminated with his position as deputy assistant secretary for external affairs. The Office of External Affairs oversaw congressional relations, development, and membership programs.
Mr. LaRiche holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Master of Arts degree in cultural anthropology, both from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations involved in the arts and international development.
A Wall Street veteran of over 40 years, Mr. Pacheco is a Partner at Petrous Inc. in Calgary, providing consulting, advisory, and financial services for energy-related companies in Western Canada. He has served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Rasameel Structured Finance, located in Kuwait, and he was CEO of iNano Capital Holdings, LLC, an investment advisor specializing in nanotechnology investment research products. He was also Vice Chair of Guzman & Co., one of the nation’s leading minority owned investment banks, as well as a former senior managing director of Bear Stearns in New York City, a past chairman of the Security Traders Association, and a past president of its New York chapter. He was the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Strike Technologies, the fourth largest electronic communications network/alternative trading system until its merger with an affiliate of Sunguard Data. In addition, he was head of several equity trading and institutional sales desks, including those of Bear Stearns and Cantor Fitzgerald.
Mr. Pacheco has served on the executive advisory committee of the Security Traders Association and the board of directors for 5th Market, Inc., a company focused on building transaction hubs in markets with complex underlying trading methodologies. He is a member of the board of directors for JAYWALK.COM, a web accessible provider of independent investment research, and served as chairman of the One-to-One Foundation and the Wall Street Charity Fund.
Ms. Roberts is a partner in Connors/Roberts Associates, a healthcare consulting business. Long active in healthcare organizations, she is the former president and chief executive officer of Copley Health Systems Inc., a multi-corporate, community-based, rural healthcare entity in Vermont. She previously held administrative positions at Dana Farber Cancer Center and in several ambulatory clinical settings. Ms. Roberts has served as Chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, Commissioner on the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Chair of JCAHO’s Accreditation Committee, and Treasurer of JCAHO’s International Board. She served as advisor on healthcare policy to the Health, Education and Pensions (HELP) committee of the U.S. Senate under the chairmanship of Senator Jeffords of Vermont. She has served on and chaired the University of Vermont’s School of Nursing And Allied Health Sciences Advisory Board and was a member of the board of Lifeline Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:LIFE), participating in its sale to Philips.
Her professional experience also includes research in psychophysiology at Case Western Reserve University and Duke University.
An attorney at law, Mr. Rosenthal represents a variety of corporate entities in connection with intellectual property and general corporate matters. He represents United States clients throughout Europe, South America, Australia, and the Far East, and clients from Chile, England, France, Israel, and India in the United States. Mr. Rosenthal is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association; Carolinas Patent, Trademark and Copyright Lawyers Association; and the Triangle Intellectual Property Association. He also is a real estate investor and developer and, as a collector of American art, has served on the board of directors of the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina.