Mr. Rendino began serving as Chairman and CEO of 180 Degree Capital in the first half of 2017 following his joining of our board in 2016. Kevin Rendino is a financial services leader with three decades of Wall Street experience and expertise in capital markets, value investing and global equity markets. For over twenty years, Mr. Rendino worked on one fund, Basic Value Fund, with a consistent Graham and Dodd focus, at the same firm, BlackRock/Merrill Lynch. He was the Value team leader,overseeing 11 funds and $13B in assets, a member of Blackrock’s Leadership Committee and a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. For the entirety of his money management career, Kevin ranked in top quartile, and beat competitor average and SPX by over 100 basis points. He also received numerous Lipper awards for Investment Excellence during his tenure. Since early 2016, Kevin has served as a Board Director for Rentech Inc., a global wood fiber company. Mr. Rendino has served on the board of directors of Partners for Health, a public charity based in Montclair, New Jersey, since 2012 and has served as its Board Chair since 2014. Partners for Health’s focus areas include: hunger and homelessness; policy and environmental changes that promote healthy people in healthy places; aging in our communities and mental health. Mr. Rendino was graduated from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College (B.S.). We believe that Mr. Rendino is qualified to serve on our Board because of his extensive experience in the financial services industry.
Mr. Wolfe has served as President since January 2009 and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer since July 2016 and a Director since 2017. He served as Chief Operating Officer and as a Managing Director from January 2008 to June 30, 2016. He served as Chief Financial Officer from January 2008 to December 31, 2012, as Treasurer from May 2008 to December 31, 2012, as Principal from January 2007 to January 2008, as Senior Associate from January 2006 to January 2007, as Associate from 2004 to 2005, and as Vice President from July 2004 to January 2008. Since January 2009, he has served as President and Chief Operating Officer and from January 2009 to December 31, 2012, as Chief Financial Officer of H&H Ventures Management, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company; and from October 2008 to May 2, 2012, he served as a Director. He is Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of SynGlyco, Inc. (formerly Ancora Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) as well as President and Director of Black Silicon Holdings, Inc. privately held companies in which we have investments. He is a Director of Produced Water Absorbents, Inc., a privately held portfolio company in which we have an investment. Prior to joining us, he served as a consultant to Nanosys, Inc. (from 2002 to 2004), to CW Group (from 2001 to 2004) and to Bioscale, Inc. (from January 2004 to June 2004). He was graduated from Rice University (B.A.), where his honors included the Zevi and Bertha Salsburg Memorial Award in Chemistry and the Presidential Honor Roll, and from Harvard University (A.M., Ph.D., Chemistry), where he was a NSF Predoctoral Fellow. We believe Mr. Wolfe is qualified to serve on our Board because of his intimate knowledge of our operations through his day-to-day leadership as President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company along with his comprehensive experience on the boards of directors of many of our private portfolio companies.