William P. Stewart
CEO and Chairman
William P. Stewart is CEO and Chairman of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. He started on Wall Street in 1955 on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He joined Spingarn, Heine & Co. in 1957 as an analyst/registered representative and, in 1961, moved to Pyne, Kendall & Hollister in the same capacity. He was successively Director of Research, General Partner responsible for the firm's investment advisory and institutional operations, President of its international investment banking subsidiary, Managing Partner and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Riter, Pyne, Kendall & Hollister, Inc. After the sale of Riter, Pyne's principal business in early 1973, Mr. Stewart joined Ruane, Cunniff & Co., an investment management firm, as Vice Chairman, while simultaneously founding our U.S. predecessor company as a corporate consultant. He established our U.S. predecessor company as an investment advisory firm in 1975.
Henry B. Smith
Deputy Chairman and Director
Henry B. Smith was President and Chief Executive Officer of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since May 2005 and has served as a Director of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since June 1998. Mr. Smith announced his resignation as President and Chief Executive Officer effective as of March 31, 2006, due to health reasons. Mr. Smith remains on the Board of Directors in the position of Deputy Chairman and member of the Executive Committee. Until its acquisition by HSBC Holdings PLC in February 2004, Mr. Smith was Chief Executive Officer and a Director of The Bank of Bermuda, with whom he had been employed in various capacities since 1973. From February 2004 through December 31, 2004, he held the position of Executive Director of the Bank of Bermuda, with oversight responsibility for the integration of the Bank's businesses into the HSBC group. Mr. Smith remains a non-executive director of The Bank of Bermuda and is also a director of Axis Capital Holdings Limited in Bermuda.
John C. Russell
John C. Russell currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of W. P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since stepping down from his interim position as President and Chief Executive Officer in January of 2007. Mr. Russell relinquished the position of Deputy Chairman as of March 31, 2006 but remains a valued consultant to the firm as well as a Director and a member of the Executive Committee. He joined the Stewart Group in 1996 as General Counsel, relinquishing that position after becoming the firm's Chief Operating Officer in April 1997. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Russell was a partner in the law firm of Kroll & Tract. From 1987 through 1992, Mr. Russell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Brass Company, a manufacturing company, and OB Systems and Mining, Inc., another manufacturing company. From 1980 to 1987, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Naarden International, Inc., an international fragrance and flavor company. In 1970, Mr. Russell was a founding partner of the law firm Anderson Russell Kill & Olick. Mr. Russell has more than 40 years of experience in domestic and international corporate and securities law.
Dominik M.F. Brunner
Dominik M. F. Brunner has served as a director of W. P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since May 2004. Mr. Brunner is currently the Principal of FIRST CAPITAL INVESTMENTS LTD., a private company he founded in 1997, providing investment-banking services to European mid-sized enterprises. Also, in 1997, Mr. Brunner founded and operated DOMINIK BRUNNER - SERVICOS FINANCEIROS, LDA (DBSF). DBSF provided financial consulting in Portugal and acted as a representative of CLARIDEN BANK, a Credit Suisse Group company. The operations of DBSF were sold to CLARIDEN BANK AG at the end of 2003. From 1993 to 1997 Mr. Brunner was the Co- Managing Partner of ESPIRITO SANTO DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL INVESTORS. LTD., a $100 million private equity fund, sponsored by the Espirito Santo Group of Portugal and whose investors included financial institutions from Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Previously, Mr. Brunner was involved in the European chemicals industry and the international trading industry as an executive and management board member of several companies.
Angus S. King, Jr.
Angus S. King has served as a Director of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since February 2004. Mr. King is currently Of Counsel to the law firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson and is affiliated with Leaders, LLC, a mergers and acquisitions firm, both groups being headquartered in Portland, Maine. Mr. King is also a Distinguished Lecturer at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Mr. King served as the Governor of the State of Maine from 1995 to 2003. He was first elected as an independent in 1994 and was re-elected in 1998. Prior to this, Mr. King was in the private practice of law from 1975 until 1983 with the firm Smith, Loyd and King in Brunswick, Maine. From 1976 until 1993 Mr. King hosted and co-produced a variety of public affairs programming on Maine PBS stations. He was employed for six years as the Vice President and Chief Counsel in Portland, Maine for the Swift River-Hafslund Company. From 1989 to 1994 he served as the President of Northeast Energy Management, Inc., a company that he founded.
Jeremy W. Sillem
Jeremy W. Sillem has served as a Director of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since May 2005. Mr. Sillem is the Managing Partner of Spencer House Partners LLP. From 2000 to 2004, he was Chairman of Bear, Stearns International Limited, the European arm of the New York based investment bank. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Sillem spent a 28 year career with Lazard LLC and its predecessor entities, ultimately serving as Chief Executive of Lazard Capital Markets in London and as a Managing Director of Lazard Freres & Co. New York and Lazard Brothers & Co. Limited London. From 1994 to 2004 he was a member of the International Capital Markets Committee of the New York Stock Exchange. He is Chairman of the World Trust Fund, a London Stock Exchange-listed investment company, and is a director of Mezzacappa Partners LLC and Mezzacappa Long/Short Fund LLC, two SEC registered funds of hedge funds managed by Mezzacappa Partners of New York; RHJ International SA, a diversified holding company of businesses primarily located in Japan listed on the First Market of Euronext Brussels; and Harbourmaster Capital (Holdings) Limited, a European CLO/CDO Manager. He is a member of the HCPA Hedge Fund Advisory Committee and Partners Capital Investment Group LLC Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Business Advisory Forum of the Said Business School of Oxford University and the Investment Committee of Brasenose College Oxford, and serves as an Advisory Director of Reform, the London based public policy think tank.
Heinrich Spngler has served as a Director of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since June 1998. For the last 25 years, Mr. Spangler has served in various capacities, including managing partner, and presently serves as Spokesman of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer of Bankhaus Carl Spangler & Co. AG, the oldest private bank in Austria. Mr. Spangler also serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Carl Spangler Kapitalanlageges. m.b.H., a private investment company located in Salzburg, Austria.
Jan J. Spiering
Jan J. Spiering, F.C.A. has served as a Director of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since September 2004. Mr. Spiering is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bermuda, and is the retired Managing Partner and Chairman of Ernst & Young Bermuda, a firm which he joined in 1979. Previous to Ernst & Young, he was employed by Robson Rhodes, a United Kingdom firm of Chartered Accountants with whom he qualified. Additionally, Mr. Spiering has served as a director of numerous companies and in particular within the investment industry. Currently he is President and a director of several privately held investment companies as well as a director of a Bermuda reinsurance company. He has served on various public boards and committees including Deputy Chairman of Bermuda International Business Association, Chairman of Bermuda's International Business Association Mutual Funds, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Bermuda College and Chairman of Bermuda's International Business Forum.
Richard D. Spurling
Mr. Spurling has been a Director of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since June 2002. Mr. Spurling retired in March 2005 as Senior Partner at Appleby Spurling Hunter (formerly Appleby, Spurling & Kempe), an international law firm with offices in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, London (UK) and Hong Kong, where he had practiced since 1977. He obtained his English Bar qualification in 1975 and was called to the English Bar in November 1976 following pupilage at Law Chambers in London. He was called to the Bermuda Bar in 1977. Mr. Spurling also serves as a director of Belco Holdings Limited, Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited, BF&M Life Insurance Company Limited, BF&M Limited, Bermuda International Insurance Services Limted and Bermuda Press (Holdings) Ltd. in Bermuda; as a Life Trustee of the Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc; and as a Trustee of the St. George Foundation. Mr. Spurling was an elected Member of the Bermuda Parliament for five years and served as the Government Whip.
Managing Director - Chief Operating Officer
Rocco Macri is is Managing Director - Chief Operating Officer of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. He served as Deputy Managing Director - Chief Financial Officer from September 2001 until May 2005 and as Finance Director from March 1999 until September 2001. From 1993 through 1999, he was a Partner with the accounting firm of Lopez, Edwards Frank & Co., LLP, where he was a Manager from 1984 through 1998. From 1984 through 1998 Mr. Macri had principal responsibility for the Stewart Group audit. Mr. Macri received a B.A. in Business Administration in 1981 from Adelphi University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Susan G. Leber
Managing Director - Chief Financial Officer
Susan G. Leber is Deputy Managing Director - Chief Financial Officer of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. She served as Deputy Managing Director - Financial Operations From March 2003 until May 2005, as Director of Financial Operations from December 2001 until March 2003 and as Deputy Finance Director - Group Controller From March 1999 until December 2001. Prior to joining W.P. Stewart, she was a Senior Manager with the accounting firm of Lopez Edwards Frank & Co., LLP from 1993 to 1999, where she was manager of the Stewart Group audit. Ms. Leber received a Bachelors of Science degree in accounting from The University of Staten Island and is a Certified Public Accountant.
William O. Hall, III
Managing Director - Marketing & Client Services (United States)
William O. Hall, III is Managing Director - Marketing & Client Services (United States). Prior to February 2007 he was Senior Vice President of W.P. Stewart Asset Management (N.A.) Inc. He has more than 20 years of experience in the investment and wealth management business. Prior to joining W.P. Stewart, Mr. Hall was Managing Director of H.M. Payson & Co., a private trust company in Portland, Maine. Mr. Hall was also a founder and managing principal of Hazzard & Hall, CPA's, PA. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Richmond and a Masters in Finance from Bentley College. Mr. Hall is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. He serves on the boards of a number of charitable organizations and is Vice Chairman of Maine Education Services.
Managing Director - Global Investments
Mark Phelps is an Analyst/Portfolio Manager and became Managing Director - Global Investments in 2007. He joined W.P. Stewart in February 2005 at its London research and portfolio management subsidiary, W.P. Stewart & Co. (Europe), Ltd. Mr. Phelps is a British national with more than 20 years experience in European, U.S. and Global investment research and portfolio management. For over ten years he has held senior positions with the Dresdner Bank organization in both London and San Francisco. Most recently he served as a Chief Investment Officer for Global Equities at Dresdner RCM in San Francisco. Mr. Phelps has a BA (Hons.) in Economics from the University of York in England and completed graduate studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, England. From 1981 to 1984 Mr. Phelps was in the British Army and finished his service with the rank of Captain.
Peter Jan P. Rubingh
Managing Director - Marketing & Client Services (Europe & Asia)
Peter Jan P. Rubingh became Managing Director - Marketing & Client Services (Europe & Asia) in February of 2007. Prior to 2007, he was a Deputy Managing Director of W.P. Stewart in 2000 and Co-Chairman of W.P. Stewart Asset Management (Europe), Ltd. in 2001. In 1993, Mr. Rubingh co-founded TPR & Partners N.V., (now a part of W.P. Stewart Asset Management (Europe), Ltd.) an Amsterdam-based business which concentrated on gathering assets and servicing clients for W.P. Stewart. Between 1979 and 1993 he worked for Noro Nederland B.V. (The Noro Group of Companies), where he served in various capacities including Group Controller, Assistant Managing Director, Management Team Member and Portfolio Manager (Venture Capital) in The Netherlands, the United States and the Netherlands Antilles.
Charles G.R. Target
Managing Director - Communications and Corporate Development
Charles G. R. Target became Managing Director - Communications and Corporate Development of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. in February 2007. Prior to 2007 he served as Deputy Managing Director - International Developement of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. Mr. Target is an Executive Director of our Asian affiliate, Bowen Asia Limited. Prior to the founding of Bowen, Mr. Target was a general partner and director of Alan Patricof Associates, the London-based international venture capital company. Before joining Patricof in 1988, Mr. Target served as Managing Director of Business International Asia/Pacific Ltd., an economic research and consulting company owned by the Economist Group, where he was responsible for the Asian regional operations of the company.
Deputy Managing Director - Broker/Dealer
Sylvia Cart is Deputy Managing Director - Broker/Dealer of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. Ms. Cart also serves as Vice-President and Compliance Officer of our broker-dealer subsidiary W.P. Stewart Securities Limited. She served as Supervisor of our broker-dealer operations from February 1998 until March 2000 and as Senior Trading Administrator since February 1998. Prior to joining W.P. Stewart, she was a Costing Analyst in the Global Custody department of The Bank of Bermuda. Ms. Cart received a Business Diploma from The Bermuda College.
Mark A. Henderson
Deputy Managing Director, Co-Chairman - W.P. Stewart Asset Management (Europe), Ltd.
Mark A. Henderson is Deputy Managing Director of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. and Co-Chairman of W.P. Stewart Asset Management (Europe),Ltd. He joined W.P. Stewart in 1998. Mr. Henderson began his career in New York with Rheem International, Inc., a subsidiary of City Investing Corp. He was seconded by Rheem to South Africa between 1969 and 1973 to establish their South African subsidiary. In 1974 he joined Panmure Gordon & Co., members of the London Stock Exchange. He became an individual member of the London Stock Exchange in 1979 and a partner of Panmure Gordon & Co. in 1981. Panmure Gordon & Co. was acquired by NationsBank Corp. in 1986. In that year he became a director of NationsBank (Europe) Ltd. and a member of the Executive Committee of Panmure Gordon & Co., Ltd. He is currently a member of The Securities Institute in London.
Frederick M. Ryan
Deputy Managing Director - Investor Relations
Frederick M. Ryan is Deputy Managing Director-Investor Relations of W.P. Stewart and Co., Ltd. Prior to joining W.P. Stewart in 1998, Mr. Ryan had extensive experience as a private consultant serving clients in industry and government as well as individuals. He served as President of Canada Life Investment Management for seven years and as an Officer and Director for 13 years of R.A. Daly & Co., Ltd., a former member firm of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Ryan has been a member of AMIR since 1967 and served as president of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts (a constituent member society of AIMR), in 1976-1977. He has a B.A. (economics & political science) from St. Francis Xavier University and graduate Diploma in Management from McGill University.
Michael W. Stamm
Deputy Managing Director - General Counsel
Michael W. Stamm is Deputy Managing Director - General Counsel of W.P. Stewart & Co. Ltd. He joined W.P. Stewart in 2002. Previously, Mr. Stamm was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of HealthMarket Inc, a health care company. Prior to joining HealthMarket, he had been a partner at the New York-based law firms Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and Anderson Kill & Olick, where he was chairman of the corporate practice group. He served as outside counsel for the W.P. Stewart Group during many of his years at those firms. He holds a B.A in Political Science from Villanova University and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School.
Debra Randall has served as Secretary of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. since January 2001. Ms. Randall has been a Corporate Administrator for Appleby Corporate Services, formerly A.S. & K Services Ltd., a corporate administrative services company in Bermuda, since 1997. Ms. Randall has over 11 years experience in the legal and corporate services sector, including with the TrizecHahn Corporation and the law firm of Davies, Ward & Beck in Toronto, Canada.
Edward C. Butler
Chief Information Officer
Edward C. Butler is Chief Information Officer for W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. He has 35 years of information service experience, 23 years of which are in the financial services industry. Prior to joining W.P. Stewart in 1998, Mr. Butler was a Senior Vice President responsible for Information Services at Wagner Stott Clearing Corp. (a wholly-owned clearing subsidiary of Merrill Lynch). Mr. Butler was with the brokerage firm of Hertzfeld & Stearn for five years and also served as Senior Vice President of Management Information Services for the NYSE specialist firm of Robb, Peck & McCooey, Inc. from 1978 - 1981. He attended St. John's University.