Welcome New Board Members!
We weren’t going to let a pandemic stand in the way of expanding our Singnasium family! We’re so excited to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors! Please join us in welcoming Fritz Stewart and Ann Sardini.
Ann Sardini is a financial expert and transformation leader. Her roles as a CFO and Senior Executive span multi-nationals to early-stage startups across the health and wellness, retail, and media sectors at companies such as Weight Watchers International, QVC, VitaminShoppe.com, Sesame Street and NBC. Her experience at the intersection of female-focused businesses, subscription services, and the application of technology in the consumer space has enabled her to bring a multi-faceted perspective to her current consulting and board service. Ann currently serves as a Director of Treehouse Foods where she chairs the Compensation Committee and previously served as Lead Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair. She also has served as an Independent Director, Audit Committee Chair and Restructuring Committee Member for Pier 1 Imports, and chairs the board of Ideal Protein, a privately-held healthcare company. Ann was named to the WomenInc List of 2018 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors for her public company service. She has also served on the boards of not-for-profit Promise Project Fund for the City of New York, and of Weight Watchers Danone China. Along with her board service, Ann leads In Progress Advisors, which she founded in 2013 to provide companies with hands-on strategic and practical counsel for successful growth, M&A, capital structuring and exit strategies. She brings sought-after financial, transformation, and commercial expansion expertise to consumer goods and services companies, including those that are driving expansion via technology and direct-to-consumer brand extension. Her list of accomplishments is incredibly impressive and we are so fortunate to have her join us! Ann lives in New York City with her husband Chris Shriver, a Production Designer and Art Director for feature films, television, and streaming video channels.
As a tutor, teacher and performer, Fritz believes strongly in Singnasium’s mission. He hails from the pacific northwest where he’s known fellow board member, Eve Eaton, since high school. “We sang together, but when it came to musicals, she was cast in the leads, while I was relegated to the orchestra pit or in the back, where no one could see me ‘dance’.” An avid violin player, he spent many years singing, starting one of the first acapella groups at Stanford University, where he double-majored in Mathematical and Computational Sciences and Music. He remained there to earn a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, during which time he also served as a Teaching Fellow. He then moved to NYC for a brief corporate gig before heading to Hawaii, where he taught math, music, computer science, and physics. “I would likely still be there had I not decided to pursue a career as a professional musician.” Off to the Orchestral Conducting program at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, he earned his Master’s Degree there while serving as a Teaching Assistant in the Music Theory department and as adjunct faculty in the Math department. Upon graduation, he spent the next four years as a music director of musical theater and vocal coach, performing in two national tours, many regional productions, and one ill-fated Broadway workshop. Since then, he’s been working as a private tutor in Manhattan, mostly in the field of standardized tests and college admissions.