Kelly A. Romano
Director since January 2019
Ms. Romano is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BlueRipple Capital, LLC, a consultancy firm focused on strategy, acquisitions, deal structure, and channel development for high technology companies. Ms. Romano retired from United Technologies Corporation (a diversified company that provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries) in 2016 after serving in various positions of increasing responsibility since 1984. From 1993 to 2016, Ms. Romano held a number of senior executive positions at United Technologies Corporation, including President, Intelligent Building Technologies, Building Systems & Services (September 2014 to April 2016), Corporate Vice President, Business Development, UTC Corporate Headquarters (March 2012 to September 2014), President, Global Security Products, UTC Fire & Security (May 2011 to February 2012), Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, UTC Fire & Security (January 2010 to April 2011), and President, Building Systems & Services, Carrier Corporation (January 2006 to December 2009). Ms. Romano has been an executive advisory board member of Gryphon Investors (a private equity firm 9 focused on middle-market investment opportunities) since December 2016; a senior advisory partner of Sand Oak Capital Partners, LLC (a private equity firm focused on investments in industrial and manufacturing companies in the U.S.) since May 2016; managing partner of Xinova, LLC (an innovation development and banking firm) since May 2016; and a director and co-chair of the Board of Potter Electric Signal (a leading sprinkler monitoring and fire-life safety company) since December 2017. Ms. Romano is currently a director of Dorman Products, Inc.