Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Chair, Signature Bank
Chief Financial Officer, Coinbase
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Founder & CIO, Axel Capital Management
Scott A. Shay
Scott A. Shay is a co-founder of the Bank and has served as Chairman of the Board since its inception. He has also served as a Director of Signature Securities Group since its inception and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 2006. Since 1980, Mr. Shay has been involved in the investment banking and venture capital industries. Mr. Shay has been Managing Director/Partner of Ranieri Strategies LLC and its predecessors ("Ranieri") and a partner of Hyperion Partners since 1988. Mr. Shay serves as an officer or director of other direct and indirect subsidiaries of Ranieri and related entities. Prior to joining Ranieri/Hyperion Partners, he served as a director and a senior member of the mergers and acquisitions department of Salomon Brothers, Inc. From October 1997 until August 2005, Mr. Shay served as a director of Bank Hapoalim BM, our former parent company. From December 1988 until February 2001, Mr. Shay served as a director of Bank United Corp., Texas and was a member of its audit committee for six years. Mr. Shay's experience in investment and commercial banking led the Board to conclude that he should be a member of our Board.
Alesia J. Haas has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2018. Prior to joining us, Ms. Haas served as the Chief Financial Officer for Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. (formerly Och Ziff Capital Management Group LLC), a global institutional alternative asset manager, from December 2016 to April 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Haas served in various leadership positions at OneWest Bank, N.A., a commercial bank, from March 2009 until shortly after its acquisition by CIT Group Inc. in December 2015, including most recently as its Chief Financial Officer from January 2013 until the acquisition. Ms. Haas currently serves as a member of the board of directors of ANGI Homeservices Inc., an internet services company, and previously served as a member of the board of directors of Sears Holding Corp., a retail holding company, from February 2016 to December 2016. Ms. Haas holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.