Franklin W. Hobbs
Former President and CEO, Ribbon Communications
Director of Ally since May 2009 and the current Chairman of the Board. Mr. Hobbs served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ribbon Communications Inc. from December 2017 through November 2019. Since 2004, he has been an advisor to One Equity Partners LLC. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin. In that role, he oversaw all operations, which included advisory services for mid-market companies involved in mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He previously was Chairman of UBS AG’s Warburg Dillon Read Inc. unit. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. Mr. Hobbs earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as a director of privately held Amherst Holdings LLC and Basin Holdings LLC. Mr. Hobbs previously served as a director of Lord Abbett & Company from 2000 through 2018, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BAWAG P.S.K. from March 2013 through March 2017, as a director of Ribbon Communications Inc. from December 2017 through November 2019, and as a director of Molson Coors Brewing Company from 2005 through May 2020.