Sono-Tek Corporation, the leading developer and manufacturer of ultrasonic coating systems, announced the appointment of Carol O’Donnell to its Board of Directors. With the addition of Ms. O’Donnell, Sono-Tek’s Board is now composed of eight directors, five of whom are independent.
“We are delighted to welcome Carol to our Board. She brings over three decades of global legal and compliance experience serving the financial service and investment industry,” commented Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, Chairman and CEO of Sono-Tek. “Her comprehensive understanding of how traditional corporate requirements intersect with the entrepreneurial strategies necessary for business expansion will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and execute our plans for growth.”
Ms. O’Donnell is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Protégé Partners, an industry leading firm investing in and seeding smaller and emerging hedge fund managers. Recently, she was a key member of the Protégé executive team that launched an affiliate business, MOV37, for which she also serves as Chief Executive Officer. MOV37 has established itself as a thought leader in identifying and evaluating a new wave of managers engaged in “Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies,” which use advanced machine learning, data, and cheap computing power to run investment strategies in revolutionary ways.
Prior to joining Protégé Partners, Ms. O’Donnell was the Director of Legal and Compliance with DARA Capital US, Inc., a Swiss-owned boutique registered investment advisory and wealth management firm. She also worked at Permal Group as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, and was COO and General Counsel of Framework Investment Group. Ms. O’Donnell is qualified to practice law in the States of New York and Connecticut, and holds a JD from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and a BS in business and economics from Skidmore College.