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.