Charles O. Svenson Senior Managing Director
212-209-3000 ext. 125
Investment banker, expertise in energy, alternative energy, project finance and transportation.
Co-Chairman, Investment Committee of Hamilton College; Trustee, Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks; Chairman, the Adirondack Nature Conservancy and Adirondack Land Trust; President, Harvard Law School Association of New York City
Former Managing Director, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (now Credit Suisse); VP, Head of Project Finance, Goldman Sachs; Dewey, Ballantine, Busby, Palmer & Wood
Hamilton College B.A.; Harvard Law School LL.B.
Charles Svenson is a member of Brock Capital Group LLC. The focus of his work at Brock has been private equity and investment banking services related to energy, alternative energy, project finance and transportation.
Mr. Svenson began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer at Dewey, Ballantine, Busby, Palmer & Wood, where he specialized in lease and project financing. He subsequently served as Vice President and head of project finance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. specializing in Lease Financing, Energy and Maritime Transportation. Mr. Svenson was also Managing Director and head of project finance, renewable energy, and maritime finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Mr. Svenson is currently serving as Co-Chairman of the Investment Committee at Hamilton College. He also holds a number of positions at various not-for-profit organizations including The Harvard Law School Association, Chairman of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy and Adirondack Land Trust, and board member of The Natural Museum of the Adirondacks. Mr. Svenson is a member of both the American and the New York State Bar Associations.
Charles earned a B.A. with highest honors from Hamilton College in 1961 and an L.L.B. cum laude from Harvard Law School.Short Biography
Investment banker; expert in metals, mining, infrastructure and mergers & acquisitions.
Headed restructuring and metal & mining, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc, Credit Suisse First Boston; SVP, Head of M&A Department, E.F. Hutton; Director, Macquarie Infrastructure Company Trust; Trustee and member, Investment Committee of the University of Oregon Endowment Foundation.
University of Oregon B.A.; University of Pennsylvania Wharton School M.B.A.
Norman H. Brown, Jr. is a member of Brock Capital Group LLC, an Independent Director at Macquarie Infrastructure Company Trust, and an Independent Director at W. P. Stewart Growth Fund, a global investment advisor providing equity management services.
Previously, Mr. Brown was a Managing Director and Senior Advisor in the Global Industrial & Services Group at Credit Suisse First Boston and a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, where he started and headed the Restructuring Group and headed the Global Metals and Mining industry practice. He was a Senior Vice President at Oppenheimer & Co., where he was one of five partners in a boutique Mergers and Acquisitions department, and Senior Vice President at E. F. Hutton & Company, where he was head of the M&A Group. Prior to that, Mr. Brown was an Associate and Second Vice President at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. Mr. Brown served as an Ensign and Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve. He attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and Served as a Line Officer in Operations and Engineering aboard two destroyers of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Norman Brown is a Trustee of the University of Oregon Foundation. He holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.Short Biography
Former CEO, global and domestic diversified financial services companies and advisor to private equity, venture capital, and public companies in the areas of financial products and services; professional director, public and private companies and non-profits, including positions as non-executive Chairman, Audit Committee Chair, and designated financial expert
President, Global Commercial and Mortgage Banking and Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Finance, GE Capital; former President and CEO, GE Capital, Central and Eastern Europe; President and CEO, GE Mortgage Services Senior Advisor to E-Bay and PayPal for Financial Services; Chairman, United Rentals; Chairman of Audit Committee and designated financial expert, Crown Holdings; Director, member of Audit and Finance Committee, designated financial expert, and member of Compensation Committee, Quest Diagnostics; Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, U.S. Russia Fund and U.S. Russia Foundation for Entrepreneurship and the Rule of Law; Former Director, TIAA-CREF and Aames Investment Corp., and Director and designated financial expert, Lincoln Financial and West Pharmaceutical Services.
Harvard University, B.A., M.A.; Columbia University, M.S., Ph.D.
Jenne K. Britell, Ph.D., is the Chairman of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI). She is also the Chairman and CEO of Structured Ventures, Inc, advisors on financial services business and product strategy to U.S. and foreign companies. She is a director of two additional NYSE companies: Crown Holdings, Inc.(CCK);* and Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX).** She is also a director of the U.S. Russia Investment Fund and the U.S. Russia Foundation, and a Sustaining Trustee of the Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Dr. Britell is a former senior executive of GE Capital. At GE Capital, until March 2000, she served as the Executive Vice President of Global Consumer Finance and President of Global Mortgage and Commercial Banking. Previously, she was President and CEO of GE Capital, Central and Eastern Europe. Based in Vienna, she had responsibility for the GE Capital consumer and commercial banking businesses in the region, as well as in Austria and Switzerland, and for the consumer finance business in Germany. Prior to that, as President and CEO, she led the turnaround of GE Capital Mortgage Services. At GE, she was recognized as a business leader who led turnarounds or enhanced profitability, with outstanding Six Sigma and compliance performance. She also served as Chairman of the Management or Supervisory Boards of many foreign GE-owned banks.
From 1993-1996, she was Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, and General Manager, Mortgage Banking, of Dime Bancorp, where she led the turnaround of the Dime’s mortgage business, among other efforts.
From 1990-1993, as Chairman and CEO of HomePower, Inc., she was a senior advisor to many national and international corporations, including Chase, Dime, MONY, the Central European Development Corp., the Polish-American Enterprise Fund and the World Bank. She was also the founding Chairman and CEO of the Polish-American Mortgage Bank, in Warsaw, Poland. This Bank was the first private western-style residential construction/mortgage bank, in Central and Eastern Europe.
Previously, Dr. Britell held senior positions at Citicorp and Republic New York Corporation (now HSBC).
She received her B.A., with honors, and M.A. from Harvard University and her M.S. (business administration) and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Dr. Britell was formerly Senior Advisor to eBay and PayPal for Financial Services, a director of Lincoln National Corporation and of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., lead director of Aames Investment Corporation, and a trustee of TIAA-CREF, of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, of the New York City Housing Partnership, and of William Paterson University, and a charter member of the US Department of Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing.
*Chairman, Audit Committee, designated financial expert. **Member, Audit and Finance Committee, designated financial expert and Member, Compensation Committee.Short Biography
Former CEO, diversified financial services; professional director; economist; Former Federal Reserve Bank president.
Director and/or lead director, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Eli Lilly, Simon Property Group, Fannie Mae, T. Rowe Price Funds, U.S. Russia Investment Fund.
Former Managing Director, Marsh & McLennan Companies; Managing Director, Bankers Trust; Chairman & CEO, Bank One of Cleveland; President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Treasurer, Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania; Director, TRW, Rubbermaid, British Petroleum, Georgia-Pacific, The Rockefeller Foundation.
Pomona College B.A.; Johns Hopkins University Ph.D.
Karen N. Horn is a member of Brock Capital Group LLC.
Previously, she has served as a Managing Director at Marsh & McLennan Companies, where she was President of Global Private Client Services, providing Risk Management and Insurance services to high net-worth individuals and families worldwide. Ms. Horn was Managing Director at Bankers Trust, Chairman and CEO of Bank One, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Treasurer of the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, Vice President and Economist at First Bank of Boston, and an Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
Board and Committee memberships include the Norfolk Southern Corporation,Simon Property Group, T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds, The U. S. Russia Investment Fund, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Eli Lilly & Company, the Council on Foreign Relations, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, TRW, Inc., The Rockefeller Foundation, Rubbermaid Corporation, and Bipartisan Commission on Entitlements.
Ms. Horn has a B.A. from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.Short Biography