Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Austin Singleton has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Sole Director since April 2019, the Chief Executive Officer of OneWater LLC since its formation in 2014, and the Chief Executive Officer of Singleton Marine, which later merged with Legendary Marine to form OneWater LLC, since 2006. Mr. Singleton has served on the Board of Managers of OneWater LLC since its formation in 2016. Mr. Singleton first joined Singleton Marine in 1988, shortly after his family founded Singleton Marine in 1987. Prior to his role as the Chief Executive Officer of OneWater LLC, Mr. Singleton worked in substantially all positions within the dealership from the fuel dock, to the service department, to the sales department, to general manager. Mr. Singleton studied Business and Finance at Auburn University. Mr. Singleton was selected as a director due to his management and extensive industry experience.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Anthony Aisquith has served as our Chief Operating Officer since April 2019 and as the President and Chief Operating Officer of OneWater LLC (including its predecessor entity, Singleton Marine) since 2008. Mr. Aisquith has served on the Board of Managers of OneWater LLC since 2014. Mr. Aisquith has 25 years of experience in the boating industry, and prior to joining OneWater LLC in 2008, he held several senior management positions at MarineMax (NYSE: HZO). Specifically, from 2003 to 2008, he served as Vice President, and from 2000 to 2008, he served as a Regional President, overseeing MarineMax’s operations in Georgia, North and South Carolina, Texas and California. Prior to serving as Regional President, Mr. Aisquith held a variety of management and sales positions at MarineMax. Before joining MarineMax in June of 1985, Mr. Aisquith worked for ten years in the auto industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Jack Ezzell has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2019 and as the Chief Financial Officer of OneWater LLC since 2017. Mr. Ezzell has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience, with over 17 years of experience in the boating industry specifically. Immediately prior to beginning his tenure as Chief Financial Officer of OneWater LLC, Mr. Ezzell was a General Manager at MarineMax (NYSE: HZO), where he oversaw all dealership operations at MarineMax’s Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida locations. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Ezzell served as Chief Accounting Officer of Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR), and from 1998 to 2010, he served as the Controller and as the Chief Accounting Officer at MarineMax. Prior to joining MarineMax, Mr. Ezzell began his career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen. Mr. Ezzell is a Certified Public Accountant and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Carolina University.
Scott Cunningham, Sr.
Executive VP Of Retail Operations
Scott has been a senior member of the Singleton Marine Group management team since 2008 with more than 35 years of leadership expertise in the marine and automotive industries. Scott brings his proven methods for driving sales volume and bottom-line profit growth across new and existing dealership locations.
David K. Witty
Executive VP Of Retail Operations
Dave has led sales and retail operations for more than 33 years. Leveraging his vast expertise leading in-store, regional, and marketing operations, Dave helps drive OneWater’s sales and operating efficiencies for both new, and existing, dealerships.
VP of Corporate Development
Cindy started her career as a CPA with public accounting firm Deloitte and Touche and has since gone on to direct software implementation, recruiting, human resource, and accounting functions across a broad spectrum of industries. Prior to joining OneWater, Cindy was the Sr Human Resources Consultant for Porsche.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mitchell W. Legler
Chairman, Board of Directors
Mr. Legler has served as Chairman of the Board of Managers of OneWater LLC since 2015. Mr. Legler is a business lawyer representing clients in corporate, commercial, and real estate law, and is a majority shareholder of the law firm Kirschner & Legler, P.A. Mr. Legler was a director of IMC Mortgage Company and Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) (‘‘Stein Mart’’), both public companies, and served as general counsel to Stein Mart until his retirement in 2019. Mr. Legler has served as Director to a number of private companies in the healthcare, software development, international transportation, automotive retail, and real estate development fields. Mr. Legler received a B.A. with honors in Political Science from the University of North Carolina and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.
Keith R. Style
Mr. Style has served on the Board of Managers of OneWater LLC since 2015. Mr. Style has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience and is a Principal at The Presidio Group, a leading merchant bank and investment banking advisor in the retail automotive sector. From March 2017 to February 2018, Mr. Style served as interim Chief Financial Officer of OneWater LLC. Prior to OneWater LLC, Mr. Style served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG) (‘‘Asbury’’), a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States. After joining Asbury in 2003, Mr. Style held various roles in SEC Reporting, Treasury, Compliance, Investor Relations, Risk Management, Dealership Services and Process Innovation. Prior to joining Asbury, Mr. Style served in several finance and accounting positions at Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI). Mr. Style holds a B.A. in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.
John G. Troiano
Mr. Troiano has served on the Board of Managers and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of OneWater LLC since October 2016. Mr. Troiano is the Managing Partner and CEO of Beekman, which he co-founded in 2004. Mr. Troiano spent two years at the mergers and acquisitions boutique firm Gleacher & Company, Inc. before joining Onex Corporation (TSX: ONEX) in 1996, where he became a Managing Director in Onex Corporation’s New York office in 1999. Mr. Troiano serves on the Board and is a Chairman of numerous Beekman portfolio companies. Mr. Troiano is on the board of two academic institutions and is involved with various charitable organizations. Mr. Troiano graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Troiano then earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Christopher W. Bodine
Mr. Bodine has been nominated to serve on our board of directors. He retired as President, Health Care Services at CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) (‘‘CVS Caremark’’) after 24 years with CVS Caremark in 2009. During his tenure as President, Mr. Bodine was responsible for Strategy, Business Development, Trade Relations, Sales and Account Management, Pharmacy Merchandising, Marketing, Information Technology, and Minute Clinic. Mr. Bodine is currently a Director at Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) and ContinuumRX Services, Inc. Mr. Bodine is also a Venture Partner at NewSpring Capital. Prior to these positions, he was a Director at Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) and Nash-Finch Company. Mr. Bodine formerly served as a Trustee for Bryant University and is active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Heart Association. Mr. Bodine attended Troy State University and received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University. Our board of directors believes Mr. Bodine is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his prior leadership experience and his public company experience.
John F. Schraudenbach
Mr. Schraudenbach has been nominated to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Schraudenbach held various positions at Ernst & Young for 37 years until his retirement in June 2019. He served as the Senior Client Service Partner at Ernst & Young beginning in 2014, in which he established structure and policies for Ernst & Young’s Americas Assurance practice. Prior to this, Mr. Schraudenbach was the Managing Partner of Business Development for the Southeast U.S. Region and an Audit Partner at Ernst & Young. Mr. Schraudenbach has served on the America’s Assurance Operating Committee, National Accounting & Auditing Committee, Southeast Region Operating Committee and Center for Board Matters at Ernst & Young. Mr. Schraudenbach has served as the Alumni Board Chair at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Mr. Schraudenbach received both a Bachelor and Masters of Accounting from the University of Georgia. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Our board of directors believes Mr. Schraudenbach is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his substantial financial and audit expertise.
Jeff has spent much of his early career in the advertising/marketing industries, specializing in non-traditional media solutions to help Fortune 100 companies receive a greater ROI from marketing investments. Jeff has built and sold several businesses to both private and public acquirers. Jeff brings CEO acumen and direct marketing and strategic planning expertise. Jeff is currently a private equity investor in multiple companies, including the NOC and is the CEO of the Sea Oats Group.