Board of Directors
James A. Doris
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Mr. Doris has been an officer and director of the Company since 2014 and has been an integral part of transitioning the Company’s focus to energy while establishing an appropriate platform to facilitate growth. He has over 25 years of experience negotiating national and international business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and distribution arrangements across a variety of industry sectors. Formerly a lawyer in Canada, Mr. Doris represented domestic and foreign clients regarding their investment activities in Canada for over 15 years. Prior to starting his own law firm, Mr. Doris served as Executive Vice President and In-House Counsel for a real estate investment and development company in Toronto, Canada, as well as working at one of Canada's leading business law firms. Mr. Doris graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 2001 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002.
Lawrence B. Fisher
Mr. Fisher practiced securities law in New York City for over 50 years. He was Partner in the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe for 11 years until retirement in 2002. While at the firm, Mr. Fisher was Partner-In-Charge of the New York office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to Orrick, Mr. Fisher was a partner in the New York law firm Kelley, Drye & Warren for 10 years, including 3 years as a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and prior to his time at Kelley, Drye & Warren, Mr. Fisher was associate and then partner in the law firm Parker, Chapin and Flattau for an aggregate of 22 years, 5 as an associate and the remainder as a partner. There, too, Mr. Fisher was a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Fisher graduated from Columbia College in 1960 and Columbia Law School in 1963 and was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics from 1963-1965. Mr. Fisher has been a member of the Board of Directors of National Bank of New York City for in excess of 30 years, and he was a member of the Board of Directors of Financial Federal Corporation until its sale 7 years ago.
Mr. Herskovits is a retired audit partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Herskovits joined Deloitte in 1974, was admitted to the partnership in 1985, and retired in 2013. During his career, Mr. Herskovits was responsible for major audit engagements for public and private companies. He also served in several technical and quality assurance roles at the firm. Mr. Herskovits received an MBA from Harvard University and a B.S. from Cornell University.