Centennial Bios: New York

Jerome P. Kenney ‘67
- Keynote Speaker
Former Vice Chairman and Board Member, Merrill Lynch and Senior Advisor, BlackRock

Jerome P. Kenney serves as Senior Advisor of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Mr. Kenney is responsible for assisting senior management with client relationships globally, focusing in particular on financial institutions in North America at Merrill Lynch & Co. He served as Member of the Executive Client Coverage Group of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. from February 2002 to January 2008. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Group from ... 1985 to 1991. From 1990 to February 2002, Mr. Kenney served as Head of Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Research and was also responsible for Corporate Credit, Marketing and Government Relations at Merrill Lynch. He served as a Research Analyst of Merrill Lynch, where Mr. Kenney was named to Institutional Investor's All-American team. He served as Director of Securities Research, Director of Institutional Sales and Marketing and Head of Investment Banking of Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1978. He served at White, Weld & Co. as Director of Research, Director of Worldwide Institutional Sales and Equity Trading. He serves as Vice Chairman Emeritus of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. He served as Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. from February 2002 to January 2008. He has been a Non Executive Director of Invesco Ltd. since January 28, 2008, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC since November 2007 and Freddie Mac since June 2008. Mr. Kenney served as a Director of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. and White, Weld & Co. He served as a Director of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Group from 1985 to 1991. Mr. Kenney studied BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg School.

Kent Daniel
- Panelist
Director - Equity Research Group, Goldman Sachs

Kent joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management in 2004 and became director of the Equity Research Group in 2005. He heads the equity research efforts of the Quantitative Equities and Quantitative Strategies Groups.

Prior to joining GSAM, Kent was the John and Helen Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He joined the Northwestern faculty in 1996, following four years on the faculty at the University of Chicago. His work, both theoretical and empirical, has been primarily in the areas of asset pricing and behavioral finance.

In addition to other awards, his papers received the 1997 and 1999 Smith-Breeden awards for the best paper in the Journal of Finance. His papers have been reprinted in several books. He also received the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award for 1996-1997 and 2000-2001 at the Kellogg School.

Kent is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an associate editor for the Journal of Finance, and a director of the Western Finance Association.

Kent holds a B.S. with honors from the California Institute of Technology in 1981 and an M.B.A. from UCLA in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from UCLA in 1992.

Frank Jordan - Panelist
Partner - GoldenTree Asset Management

Founded in 2000, GoldenTree is a leading hedge fund manager dedicated to managing leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed assets, equities, direct lending and real estate. GoldenTree has provided clients with superior, long-term performance by executing its value oriented investment process in a limited number of differentiated absolute return strategies. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Mr. Jordan was a Managing Director of High Yield Sales at Wasserstein Perella (Grantchester Securities, Inc.). Mr. Jordan was named Bond Week Institutional Investor Fixed Income Sales Executive of the Year in 1998. From 1982 to 1989, Mr. Jordan was a Vice President at Salomon Brothers and the Product Manager of the Preferred Stock Department Mr. Jordan received a B.A. in Finance from the University of Alabama in 1979 and was awarded the Wall Street Journal Award. In 1982, Mr. Jordan received his MBA from Tulane University's AB Freeman School of Business, where he received the Mary S. Faulk award. Mr. Jordan currently serves on the Investment Committee for the Pollock Krasner Foundation.

James Neary ‘92 - Panelist
Managing Director and co-head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group at Warburg Pincus

James Neary has been with Warburg Pincus since 2000 and co-heads the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Neary led the firm’s Capital Markets activities. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Chase Securities and was in the Leveraged Finance Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Neary received a B.A. in economics and political science from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was the Eugene Lerner Finance Scholar. He is a director of Metavante Technologies, Integra Telecommunications, Coyote Logistics, Fortent and THC Holdings. Mr. Neary is married with 2 children and resides in New York City.

Dr. Richard Sandor
- Keynote Speaker
CEO, Chicago Climate Exchange

Richard L. Sandor is chairman and CEO of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding integrated greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry and trading system. Dr. Sandor is also a research professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Member of the International Advisory Council of Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. While on sabbatical from the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1970s he served as Vice President and chief economist of the Chicago Board of Trade. It was at that time that he earned the reputation as the principal architect of the interest-rate futures market. Richard L. Sandor was honored by the City of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Trade for his contribution to the creation of financial futures and his universal recognition as the "father of financial futures". In October 2007, Dr. Sandor was honored as one of TIME Magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment” for his work as the “Father of Carbon Trading.”

Catherine Vaughn '02 - Panelist
Managing Director and Head of European Business Development, Highbridge Capital Management

Before joining HCM in April 2006, Ms. Vaughn was with Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, involved with business development and product development. Prior to Blackstone, Ms. Vaughn was a Vice President with Banc of America Securities. She has also worked as an Associate with McKinsey & Co. and a Regional Sales Manager for Caterpillar Inc. Ms. Vaughn earned an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she was a Rothschild Scholar. She is a CFA Charterholder.