Barry Ridings


Barry W. Ridings has served as one of our Directors since 2011. Mr. Ridings retired as a Senior Advisor at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC on December 31, 2022, having previously served as Vice Chairman of U.S. Investment Banking and in other executive positions at the firm for more than 20 years. He has over 35 years of experience in debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Mr. Ridings serves as a director of Siem Offshore Inc., which operates a fleet of vessels that service offshore oil and gas and renewal energy markets, and of Republic Airways Holdings, a regional airline in the United States operating as American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Mr. Ridings is a member of the Advisory Council for the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Business and a director of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Mr. Ridings has a B.A. in Religion from Colgate University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Cornell University. Mr. Ridings was nominated to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in investment banking, restructuring, merger and acquisitions and capital markets.

Independent Director