James Quella, previously served on the Board of CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II from August 2020 until the close of its Business Combination with Getty Images in July 2022. Mr. Quella currently serves as a director and has served on the Compensation and Audit Committees of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation since April 2019. Mr. Quella previously served as Chairman of the board of Michaels Companies, Inc. from March 2019 to April 2021, having previously served as Lead Independent Director since November 2018, as well as a director of Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company from 2017 to 2020.
Mr. Quella retired as a Senior Managing Director, Senior Operating Partner and Head of the Portfolio Operations Group at Blackstone in the Private Equity Group in June 2013, having served in these roles since 2003. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Quella served as a Managing Director, Operating Partner and Head of the Portfolio Operations Group at DLJ Merchant Banking and Credit Suisse Private Equity from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Quella was formerly a director of Advanstar, Allied Waste, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc., Columbia House, Celanese Corporation, Decrane Aerospace, DJO Global, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Graham Packaging Company, L.P., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, Intelenet Global Services, Jostens, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., The Nielsen Company, Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., and Von Hoffman. Mr. Quella received a B.A. in International Studies from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. with Dean’s Honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.