Clayton S. Rose

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Clayton Rose "was the head of the Global Investment Banking Division and a member of the executive committee at J.P. Morgan & Co. He is now a private investor and director, and teaches business strategy as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He has also taught at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is currently at work on his Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. While at JP Morgan & Co., Mr. Rose also led the Global Equities division and was a founder and architect of the firm's equities business. Following the merger of the firm with Chase Manhattan in 2001, he was the Vice Chairman & Chief Operating Officer of JP Morgan, the investment bank of JP Morgan Chase. During his almost 20 years with J.P. Morgan & Co. he held management roles in various corporate finance, derivative and bond market businesses, and spent three years with the firm in London. Among his firmwide roles, he had responsibility for and served as an investment committee member of Morgan's private equity investment organization, led Morgan’s Diversity Initiative, and played a leading role representing the firm during the Long Term Capital Management crisis in 1998. He is a director of Lexicon Genetics Incorporated (NASDQ: LEXG) and Mercantile Bankshares Corporation (NASDQ: MRBK). He is also a member of the boards of Public/Private Ventures (a national nonprofit organization focused on improving the effectiveness of social programs and policies), The Reinvestment Fund, Inc (an organization focused on investor driven development for low-wealth communities and low- and moderate-income individuals), and of the Finance Committee of the Board of The YMCA of Greater New York, where he formerly served on the Board. He also serves on the Council on the Graduate School of Business at The University of Chicago. He has earned AB and MBA degrees from the University of Chicago, and an MA (sociology) from the University of Pennsylvania." [ http://www0.gsb.columbia.edu/whoswho/bio.cfm?ID=56156]