Douglas D. Wheat
Director Since: 1999
Business Experience and Qualifications: The Board has concluded that Mr. Wheat is qualified to serve on the Board because he possesses significant healthcare staffing industry knowledge as well as extensive expertise in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Such knowledge and expertise are critical to the successful design and implementation of our growth strategy. He is currently the Managing Partner of Wheat Investments, a private investment firm. From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Wheat was the founding and Managing Partner of the private equity company Southlake Equity Group. From 1992 until 2006, Mr. Wheat was President of Haas Wheat & Partners. Prior to the formation of Haas Wheat, Mr. Wheat was a founding member of the merchant banking group Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette specializing in leveraged buyout financing. From 1974 to 1984, Mr. Wheat practiced corporate and securities law in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Wheat received both his J.D. and B.S. degrees from the University of Kansas.
Board Experience: Mr. Wheat is the Chairman of the Board of Overseas Shipholding Group and the Chairman of the Board of International Seaways, Inc. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Dex Media, Inc. and as Chairman of SuperMedia prior to its merger with Dex One. Mr. Wheat has also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of several other companies, including, among others: (1) Playtex Products (of which he also served as Chairman), (2) Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Companies, Inc., (3) Dr. Pepper Bottling of the Southwest, Inc., (4) Walls Industries, Inc., (5) Alliance Imaging, Inc., (6) Thermadyne Industries, Inc., (7) Sybron International Corporation, (8) Nebraska Book Corporation, (9) ALC Communications Corporation, (10) Mother’s Cookies, Inc., and (11) Stella Cheese Company.