Andrew Milgram is our Chief Executive Officer and an executive director . Since August 2008, he has served as the managing partner of Marblegate, which he co-founded. Prior to forming Marblegate, Mr. Milgram was a Principal at Epic Asset Management, where he was responsible for generating, evaluating, executing and managing investments in a portfolio of distressed and special situation assets across a variety of industry sectors. In addition, he coordinated the firm’s overall research process and directed its team of investment analysts. Mr. Milgram has sat on a variety of official and ad-hoc creditor committees, and has been deeply involved in a number of corporate restructurings in both the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Epic, Mr. Milgram was a part of the capital market businesses at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Mr. Milgram began his career at Swiss Bank Corp (now UBS), where he was part of the global emerging market team responsible for the bank’s proprietary investments in Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Milgram holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Milgram is the Chairman of the Board of Millennium Health, and a member of the board of directors of Septuagint Solutions LLC, STVT-AAI Education Inc. (d/b/a Ancora Education), Britax Group Limited and Rhinoco Inc. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Greenwich Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Milgram is a member of the Economic Club of New York and the Metro NY Chapter of YPO.
Paul Arrouet is our President and an executive director . Since 2008, he has also served as Managing Partner of Marblegate Asset Management, LLC. Prior to forming Marblegate, Mr. Arrouet was a six-year Senior Managing Director as well as a twelve-year distressed specialist in the Distressed/High Yield Trading & Sales Department at Bear Stearns & Co. At Bear Stearns, he managed the trading book focused on stressed/distressed capital structures as well as actively making markets to generate customer flow. Mr. Arrouet spent the first part of his career at Bear Stearns in sales, specializing in distressed debt, high yield and restructuring opportunities. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, he was a salesman and Vice President at Alex. Brown, responsible for helping launch a distressed sales and trading platform as an extension of a successful High Yield Group. He began his career as a junior distressed trader at Oppenheimer & Co. Mr. Arrouet earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark Zoldan is our Chief Financial Officer . Since 2008, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Marblegate Asset Management where he was responsible for the accounting, operational and financial activities of the firm. From December 2004 to October 2008, Mr. Zoldan served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Boone Capital, a multi-strategy global hedge fund. From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Zoldan was a senior manager with the New York office of American Express Tax and Business Services Inc./Goldstein Golub Kessler LLP. Mr. Zoldan is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a B.S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Harvey Golub will serve as our Chairman of the Board following the completion of this offering. In early 2001, Mr. Golub retired as CEO and chairman of American Express. Currently, Mr. Golub is the non-executive chairman of the board of Dynasty Financial Partners. He also serves on the board of Pagaya Technologies, Ltd., and is a member of the advisory board of Miller Buckfire & Company (a Stifel Company) and was its chairman from July 2011 to December 2018. He has also served as a member of the advisory board of Marblegate Asset Management LLC since 2009. Mr. Golub also serves on the boards of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, serves on Jupiter Medical Center’s board of trustees and is the chairman of its finance and planning committees.. Mr. Golub is also chairman of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre endowment board, and is a director emeritus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and a member of its investment committee. Previously, Mr. Golub served as non-executive chairman on the boards of American International Group (AIG), Campbell Soup Company, and The Reader’s Digest Association. He has also served as a member of the board of Dow Jones & Company, Hess Corporation, RHJ International, and several private companies. Mr. Golub received a B.S. degree from the New York University in 1961. Mr. Golub is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his extensive experience in leadership and advisor roles and his network of business contacts.
Richard M. Goldman will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Since 2012, Mr. Goldman has been the managing member of Becket Capital, LLC, an advisory services firm for investment management companies. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Goldman served as Chief Operating Officer of Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Goldman was the Chief Executive Officer of Rydex Investments, the investment advisor to Rydex Funds. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Forstmann Leff Associates from 2003 to 2005 and was the Head of Deutsche Asset Management’s Americas Institutional Business from 1999 to 2003. Prior to this, Mr. Goldman held leadership positions at State Street Global Advisors, IBM and Procter & Gamble. Since August, 2019, Mr. Goldman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Silver Spike Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:SSPK), a special purpose acquisition company that has entered into a merger agreement for a business combination with WM Holding Company, LLC. Since August 2019, he has also served as a director of Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ:SPKB) and Silver Spike III Acquisition Corp. (NEO:SPKC.UN.U), two special purpose acquisition companies that are still searching for business combination targets. Since 2016, he has served as an Independent Director for the O’Shares Investments ETF Trust. Mr. Goldman previously served as the Independent Chairman of the Board of the Harvest Volatility Edge Trust, the Board of Directors of Trinitas Capital Management, a credit-focused investment management firm; and as Lead Independent Director for the Axonic Alternative Income Interval Fund. Mr. Goldman received a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College. Mr. Goldman is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his extensive leadership and business development roles.
Alan J. Mintz will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Mintz is a Managing Principal of Stone Lion L.P. Mr. Mintz co-founded Stone Lion in August 2008 and launched the Stone Lion Funds in November 2008. From 1997 to 2008, Mr. Mintz was employed by Bear Stearns, where he served as a Senior Managing Director, a Global Co-Head of Distressed Debt Trading and Proprietary Investments and the Director of Distressed Research. Mr. Mintz served on the board of directors of Ultra Petroleum Corporation from 2017 through 2020. He also served as a board member of various Bear Stearns’ portfolio companies. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Mintz worked at Policano & Manzo as a Restructuring Advisor, advising creditors and debtors of financially troubled companies. For several years prior to that, he worked in public accounting, beginning his career at Arthur Andersen & Company, a nationally recognized accounting firm, where he was employed from 1983 until 1989 and was a Senior Manager in the Tax Division. Mr. Mintz received a Bachelor of Science from Boston University in 1983. Mr. Mintz is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his extensive experience as an investment professional and financial advisor.
Wallace Mathai-Davis will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Mathai-Davis has been a member of Marblegate’s Board of Advisors since 2009. He has over 30 years of experience as a c-suite executive in FinTech, international asset management, wealth management and merchant banking. Mr. Mathai-Davis is a co-founder and Board member of Q.ai, an artificial intelligence (AI) quantitative investment company founded in November 2019 which offers AI constructed SMA hedge fund portfolios digitally to non-institutional investors. A controlling interest of Q.ai was acquired by Forbes Global Media in 2019. Mr. Mathai-Davis is Chairman of 360 Trading Networks Inc., the North American subsidiary of 360 Treasury Systems (the largest FX ECN in Europe). He was a member of the Supervisory Board of the parent 360 Treasury Systems in Germany for many years prior to its sale to the Deutsche Boerse. Mr. Mathai-Davis co-founded and was co-CEO and Board member of ChinaVest, Ltd., one of the first independent merchant banks chartered in the People’s Republic of China. He was a director of Regina Pacific International, a China Holding Company (CHC), with diversified real estate and operating company assets in China. Prior to co-founding ChinaVest, he joined the Board of Directors of Mercantile Bankshares as Chairman of Investment and Wealth Management for the purpose of restructuring the investment and wealth management businesses. Mr. Mathai-Davis was the COO, CFO and partner at Offitbank from 1986 to 2002. Mr. Mathai-Davis negotiated the sale of Offitbank to Wachovia, which was completed in 1999. Mr. Mathai-Davis is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his extensive experience in leadership roles within the financial sector.