Board of Trustees

Cary Kochman

Cary Kochman is Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at Citigroup. Cary Kochman also serves as the Head of the Chicago office for Citigroup. He has 30+ years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2011, Cary Kochman was Global Head of M&A for UBS and Co-Head of the Midwest Region for 7 years. Prior to joining UBS in 2004, Cary Kochman served as the Head of the U.S. M&A Department for Credit Suisse. Cary worked at Credit Suisse for over 14 years.

He holds both his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. While at the University of Chicago, he attended the London Business School and was awarded a Nikko Fellowship for study in Tokyo. He is a graduate of the Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Kochman is a member of the Illinois Bar and has completed both the C.P.A. and C.M.A. examinations. In the past, he has served as an advisory board member (Chicago Booth Council) at the University of Chicago Booth School and as an advisory board member to the University of Chicago Law School.

Cary Kochman specializes in advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate take overs and hostile defense. He has completed transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $1 trillion.

Samuel Cole

Samuel Cole was the Chief Operating Officer, Co-Head of Trading, and a Managing Principal at BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, a $4 billion asset manager. In this capacity, Mr. Cole had responsibility for trade execution, operations, funding, valuation, counterparty risk, and capital management. Mr. Cole is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association, the primary source of information for policymakers and the media on the global alternative investment community. Prior to joining BlueMountain, Mr. Cole was an Associate Principal in the Financial Institutions Group of McKinsey & Co. in New York. At McKinsey, Mr. Cole counseled CEOs and senior managers on a variety of strategic, organizational, and operational issues. Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr. Cole worked as a private equity analyst for Global Partner Ventures in the former Soviet Union, where he focused on the commercialization of Russian defense technologies. Earlier in his career, he was a defense analyst with the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. Mr. Cole received his M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. He received his B.A. with honors in government from Harvard University.