Paul A. Pepe
Paul A. Pepe has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2014. He is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. He has been a Managing Director in Corporate Finance Advisory at Wells Fargo Securities since 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Pepe was a Managing Director at Citadel LLC, where he was responsible for Equity Capital Markets. Prior to joining Citadel, Mr. Pepe spent nearly 22 years with Bank of America Corporation and Merrill Lynch & Co., most recently as Head of the Americas Corporate Finance Group from 2003 to 2009. During his tenure at Merrill Lynch & Co., he also co-headed the Equity Linked Capital Markets Group (which comprises convertible bond origination and corporate equity derivative coverage) and headed the corporate equity derivative effort at the firm. He began his career at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (now part of J.P. Morgan). Mr. Pepe holds a B.S. from Adelphi University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.