John Aglialoro, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Temple University. He is an entrepreneur who has owned and operated a variety of businesses as Chairman and co-founder of UM Holdings Ltd. of Haddonfield, New Jersey. Since the company’s beginning in 1973, UM has owned and operated over 40 business entities through start-up or acquisition in a variety of industries.
Mr. Aglialoro served as Chairman of CYBEX International, a full-line manufacturer of commercial exercise equipment, which was sold in 2016 to Brunswick Corporation (BC:NYSC). He was also Chairman of EHE International, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of physical exams which was sold also in 2016 to Summit Partners, an equity investor in multiple health service businesses.
Owner of the movie rights to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Mr. Aglialoro formed Atlas Productions Ltd., to produce the movie trilogy of Rand’s best-selling novel. He now chairs Atlas Distribution Company which has developed unique software for theatrical distribution called CinemaCloudWorks.
He is on the Board of Trustees of The Barnes Foundation Art Institute and also The Atlas Society, an objectivist think-tank. He is the Mayor of Tavistock Borough in Tavistock, New Jersey as well as a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, The Chevaliers du Tastevin and the CATO Institute.
Mr. Aglialoro resides in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife and business partner, Joan Carter.
Joan Carter is co-founder and President of UM Holdings Ltd., a private company that began in 1973 as a heart clinic providing stress testing and cardiac rehabilitation. In 1981 the company went public as United Medical Corporation with a name change to UM Holdings Ltd when it returned to private ownership in 1993.
Ms. Carter serves on the Board of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, is a former Director of CarrAmerica (NYSE:CRE) and is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. A graduate of the College of Wooster, she currently serves on that school's Board of Trustees, is a Trustee of The Lourdes Health System and is the immediate past President of the Union League of Philadelphia, the first woman President in the League’s 150 year history. She is currently the Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation, a non-profit entity, supported by Union League members and others, which is a leader within the Civil War community, championing Philadelphia's contributions to the Civil War.
She is the Chairman of FreedomsWorks Foundation, a grass roots organization dedicated to individual liberty and free markets. Ms. Carter is a member of The Cato Institute, the Chevalier des Tastevin, the Pennsylvania Women's Forum, Women Corporate Directors, and the Penjerdel Council.
Ms. Carter received the prestigious 2011 Musser Leadership Award from Temple University, the 2012 Adam Smith Award from Economics Pennsylvania and holds the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Wooster. A frequent speaker on issues of women and business, she resides in Haddonfield, New Jersey with her husband and business partner, John Aglialoro.
Arthur Hicks began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with an international accounting firm. He graduated with Honors from La Salle University and received his MBA from Rutgers University with Honors.
He joined UM Holdings Ltd in 1983 as Controller and since that time has been involved with the financial management of over twenty five UM businesses in a variety of capacities, including Chief Financial Officer since 1988. He has managed over thirty mergers and acquisitions, has participated in several public equity offerings and financing transactions totaling over $1 billion in transaction value in a wide range of structures.
Mr. Hicks served as Chief Executive Officer of Cybex International from 2013-2016 when Cybex was sold to Brunswick Corporation (BC:NYSE). He was also a member of the Board of Directors of EHE International and spearheaded its sale to Summit Partners. He currently serves as Co-CEO of Gym Source, the nation’s oldest and largest specialty distributor of specialty Fitness Equipment, which became a UM Company in 2016. Mr. Hicks was named as one of the top 50 graduates of Rutgers University-Camden in 2000, as part of Rutgers' 50th anniversary celebration. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of CPAs, the Financial Executives Institute and The Chevaliers du Tastevin.