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
Jean D. Hamilton Senior Managing Director
CEO, diversified financial services companies. Operating and investment expertise. Director of public and private companies in insurance, financial services, money management. Director and committee member of non-profit entities.
Currently, RenaissanceRe Holdings Director, First Eagle Funds and First Eagle Variable Funds Trustee, Chair of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site Investment Committee, and member of the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundaiton Investment Advisory Committee.
Former CEO of Prudential Institutional, EVP of Prudential Financial, President of Prudential Capital, President of Prudential Asset Sales and Syndications, and SVP of The First National Bank of Chicago (now J.P. Morgan Chase).
University of Illinois B.S.; University of Chicago M.B.A.
Jean D. Hamilton serves as a board director and is a member of Brock Capital Group LLC, a full service investment bank providing strategic advice and implementation support. Ms. Hamilton has extensive experience as a board director and in heading companies. She is involved with a variety of not-for-profit organizations.
Ms. Hamilton serves on the board of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. where she has served as Chair and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee. Also, she serves on the Transaction and Offerings Committees, and has served as a member of the Investment Committee. She also serves on the boards of First Eagle Funds and First Eagle Variable Funds where she is Chair of the Board Valuation and Liquidity Committee and a member of the Audit and Insurance Committees. Ms. Hamilton is on the Investment Advisory Committee of the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation and is Chair of the Investment Committee for the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
At Prudential Financial, Ms. Hamilton served in a variety of management roles. Ms. Hamilton was an Executive Vice President of Prudential Financial, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Institutional, which under her leadership grew in revenues to more than $6 billion. Ms. Hamilton was responsible for evaluating and operating each of the insurance, banking, financial services and real estate businesses within the Prudential Institutional group. Following determination of the strategic fit of these businesses within Prudential and their profit potential, Ms. Hamilton successfully implemented a variety of plans to optimize the value of these businesses. These plans included internal growth, mergers, start-ups, restructurings, sales and discontinuation of various businesses.
Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Institutional, Ms. Hamilton was President of Prudential Capital Group, a private securities asset manager and originator responsible for a portfolio in excess of $20 billion in a wide range of industries and at multiple layers of the capital structure. Prior to holding this position, Ms. Hamilton was President of Prudential Asset Sales and Syndications, Inc., a seller and syndicator of private placement securities, and an entity in whose creation she was involved.
Before joining Prudential Financial, Ms. Hamilton was a Senior Vice President and Head of the Northeastern Corporate Banking Department for The First National Bank of Chicago, now J.P. Morgan Chase.
Ms. Hamilton has a BS degree in Communications from the University of Illinois and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago.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
Charles L. Brock Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Director, designated “financial expert” and audit chair of public companies; investment banker; corporate lawyer with operating experience.
Director, B+H Ocean Carriers.
Managed numerous businesses including the twelve subsidiaries of Compton Communications (now Saatchi & Saatchi); Former Publisher and President, Scholastic International, also CFO and COO. Carter, Ledyard & Milburn; Sullivan & Cromwell; Director, B+H Bulk Carriers (subsequently, Excel Maritime Carriers) and B+H Maritime Carriers; President, Harvard Alumni Association; President, Harvard Law School Association.
Northwestern University B.A.; Harvard Law School J.D.; Harvard Business School, AMP
Charles Brock is Chairman and CEO of Brock Capital Group LLC. He was a Partner at Carter, Ledyard & Milburn and an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. In the last thirty years, Mr. Brock has served as Director and Audit Chair of five public companies and managed a variety of businesses. He headed the twelve subsidiaries of Compton Communications (now Saatchi & Saatchi) and the five subsidiaries of Scholastic, Inc., where he was also Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer as well as General Counsel.
Mr. Brock is past President of the Harvard Alumni Association, Regent of Cathedral of St. John the Divine, a Trustee of the Appleseed Foundation and on the Board of Visitors and Executive Committee of Northwestern University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He is former Chairman of Guild Hall (museum and theatre) and former President of the Harvard Law School Association.
Mr. Brock received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, his law degree from Harvard Law School and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.Short Biography