CCG

Principals & Advisors

PRINCIPALS

Sidney D. Wolk, Chairman and CEO
Howard L. Wolk, Co-President
Jeffrey C. Wolk, Co-President
Peggy Glander Ward, Chief Financial Officer
Thomas O. Jones, Senior Advisor

ADVISORS

Thomas P. Graham
David J.S. Flaschen
Jeff Papows
Michael A. Saxton
Larry Sharnak
Nathan Wolk

PRINCIPALS

Sidney D. Wolk, Chairman and CEO
Sidney D. Wolk is Chairman and CEO of The Cross Country Group (CCG). Prior to his founding of CCG in 1972, Sid had been a retail entrepreneur, a top agent for Nationwide Insurance, and founder of an insurance agency and premium finance company, which was ultimately sold to the Utica Mutual Insurance Group. A graduate of Boston Latin School, he went on to receive a B.S. in business administration with a major in sales and marketing from Boston University. Active in a number of philanthropies and on several boards, Sid lives in Boston with his wife Deanna.

Howard L. Wolk, Co-President

Howard L. Wolk is Co-President of The Cross Country Group (CCG). Howard began his career at the New York City law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and then joined the White House as Associate Counsel for the transition team during the Clinton Administration, also serving as a member of Vice President Gore’s Task Force on Reinventing Government. He received B.A. and B.S.Ec. (Wharton School) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School, and an M.P.A. degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. A member of the Massachusetts, New York and DC Bar Associations, Howard is active in a number of non-profit and social entrepreneurship organizations.

Jeffrey C. Wolk, Co-President

Jeffrey C. Wolk is Co-President of The Cross Country Group (CCG). Jeff began his career in mergers and acquisitions at Wasserstein Perella & Co. (WP) in New York and then London, working on some of the largest transactions of that period.  In addition to his role at CCG, Jeff is also founder and chairman of Madavor Media, a Boston-based specialty consumer publisher. He received his A.B. cum laude from Harvard College and his M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School, and serves on the boards and committees of a number of not-for-profit and political organizations.

Peggy Glander Ward, Chief Financial Officer

Peggy Glander Ward is the Chief Financial Officer of The Cross Country Group (CCG). Prior to joining CCG in 2015, Peggy served as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Agero, where she played a primary role in M&A transactions and in driving a performance oriented culture. She has held executive level positions in finance, operations, and marketing for publicly held consumer brands, including Dunkin’ Donuts and The Stride Rite Corporation. Peggy began her career with Ernst & Young in Boston, where she earned a CPA. She received a B.S. degree from Boston College, completed the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College, and serves on boards and committees for various non-profit organizations.

Thomas O. Jones, Senior Advisor

Thomas O. Jones is a Senior Advisor to The Cross Country Group. He is the founder/CEO of multiple technology businesses including Epsilon, where he served as CEO from its early stage through seven years as a publicly-held company. He has spent over ten years at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School teaching finance, general management and service management. In addition to his activities at CCG, Tom is actively involved in environmental causes at the Walden Woods Project and The Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He received his S.B. from MIT and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

ADVISORS

Thomas P. Graham, Agero Advisory Board

As the former CFO of The Cross Country Group (CCG), Graham continues to serve as an Advisor, sharing the rich legacy of his long tenure and experience. Graham started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He then worked as CFO for several public and venture backed companies before joining CCG in 1993 as CFO. A Certified Public Accountant, Tom is a member of Financial Executives International and the American Institute of CPAs. He received a B.S.A. degree from Bentley University.

David J.S. Flaschen, Agero Advisory Board

A former Partner with Castanea Partners, Inc., Flaschen is an investor and advisor to a number of private companies. A former CEO of Thomson Financial and Donnelley Marketing, he has over 20 years of executive experience in the information services industry.

Jeff Papows, Agero Advisory Board

Papows is currently President and CEO of WebLayers, Inc., an industry leader in automated governance. A former CEO of Lotus Corporation, he has authored three books and made numerous appearances on national and cable based news programs.

Michael A. Saxton, Agero Advisory Board

The former CEO of Agero, Saxton continues to serve as an advisor, sharing the legacy of his long tenure and experience. Prior to his time with Agero, he served as Vice President of Global Sales at GE Capital Fleet Services.

Larry Sharnak, Cross Country Home Services Advisory Board

Sharnak is a former Executive Vice President of American Express, where he served for more than 30 years in various capacities.

Nathan T. Wolk, Honorary Advisor

Nathan T. Wolk is a former partner at the law firm Lane & Altman and is co-founder of the Cross Country Group.