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Biographies

Jeffrey D. Miller - Co-Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey D. Miller is a founding partner of Miller Tabak + Co., LLC where he is Co-Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his duties at MT, he is a Director of Measurisk, a risk management firm. Prior to co-founding MT in 1982, he was General Partner in charge of the institutional equity and options department at Mabon Nugent & Co. He was named to the Institutional Investor All America Team three times for his coverage of the insurance industry. He is a graduate of Columbia University from which he received both his B.A. and MBA. He served on the Specialty Firm Advisory Committee of the NYSE. In addition, he was Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Adirondack Museum, and is author of Program Trading and The New Age of Investing: The Role of the Private Investor in the Changing Stock Market.


Jeffrey S. Tabak - Co-Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey S. Tabak is a founding partner of Miller Tabak + Co., LLC where he is Co-Chief Executive Officer. MT, a New York Stock Exchange member firm founded in 1982, is credited with innovating the use of index arbitrage and with being one of the originators of program trading. Prior to co-founding MT, he managed the equity and options trading departments of Mabon Nugent & Co., assisted in the development of the options department at Kidder Peabody & Co., and served as portfolio manager and analyst at The Putnam Management Company. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa magna cum laude from Brown University in 1972 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1974. After the 1987 stock market crash, Mr. Tabak served as a member of President Reagan's Task Force on Market Mechanisms (The Brady Commission). He was a member of the Board of Directors of Mid Ocean, Ltd., a NYSE listed reinsurance company prior to its acquisition by XL, Ltd., and served on both its Finance and Compensation Committees. He was Chairman of the Board of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation from 1988 through 2005 and served as a member of the Investment Committee of The Metropolitan Opera for 5 years. Mr. Tabak also participated in Development efforts for The Spence School, from which both of his daughters graduated. Mr. Tabak has been active on the Brown University Annual Fund Leadership Council since 2006 and chaired his 40th reunion in May 2012. Mr. Tabak served as a Governor and Board Member of the West Side Tennis Club (former home of the U.S. Open) in Forest Hills from 2008-2010. He became a Trustee of the Museum of the City of New York in 2008. His eldest daughter graduated from Vanderbilt in June 2011 and is now doing investigative work for NYC. His second daughter graduated Brown in 2013 majoring in economics and is working in the health fitness industry. His son is a junior at Brown having graduated from The Collegiate School in June 2011.


Jeffrey Kaminsky - Director of Institutional Sales

Jeff Kaminsky joined Miller Tabak + Co., LLC in 2005 as Director of Institutional Sales, after 25 years as a senior salestrader. His current responsibilities include coordinating the efforts of a multifaceted sales force and integrating Miller Tabak's diverse institutional platform. From 1982 to 1991, he was a Limited Partner of Mabon Nugent & Co, where he ran the Equity sales trading and block trading desk. Mr. Kaminsky was a Director and salestrader at UBS from 1991 to 1998. From 1998 to 2004, he was Director of Sales and Trading at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC. Mr. Kaminsky's deep experience in covering institutional accounts is geographically broad and he has covered every type of client, including Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Insurance Companies, Banks, and Pension Funds. Mr. Kaminsky has a B.A in Marketing and Management from the University of Rhode Island.


Options Market Observations

Lillian Seidman-Davis - Senior Options Strategist

Lillian Seidman-Davis' initial training started at Spear Leeds & Kellogg (SLK) in 1983. After completing its management training program, she joined O'Connor & Associates (Swiss Bank) where she became an options marketmaker and risk manager. Her six years with O'Connor involved intensive theoretical options pricing and exposure to many high profile situations. She became an active member of the New York Futures Exchange, Options Allocation Committee and the American Stock Exchange. This experience prepared her to become an options specialist on the AMEX for Bear Stearns, where she made markets in CAT, AMB, BBI and ORX. To further enhance her skills and her understanding of finance, she obtained an MBA in 1994. Her trading and pricing expertise, along with her understanding of risk management and investment strategies, have proven to be a great value to clients. Lillian has been with Miller Tabak + Co., LLC for thirteen years. She provides clients with option and equity expertise and analysis of option implied volatility, enabling clients to make better investment decisions.

Michele Skupp - Senior Options Strategist

Michele Skupp has been involved with the options market since January 1980. Starting at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the Managed Options Program, she progressed to Salomon Brothers in early 1982, where, for twelve years, she was Vice President in the Equity Derivatives Department. Her role at Salomon was multifaceted, ranging from equity options trading and risk arbitrage sales trading to sales coverage of some of the largest options accounts in the country. Using her options analysis, Michele unearthed at least forty takeovers well in advance of their announcements. She worked closely with the Corporate Finance Department, communicating unusual information from the options markets to further their M&A goals and increase their client base. Michele has been with Miller Tabak + Co., LLC for fourteen years. She provides clients with options and equity expertise and analysis of option implied volatility, enabling clients to make better investment decisions.


Strategic Consumer Softgoods Analysis

Susan Sansbury

Susan Sansbury joined Miller Tabak in 2005. Over the course of a 25 year-plus Wall Street career, she has followed a wide variety of consumer hard- and soft-goods industries. Susan currently covers the small- to mid-capitalization apparel, footwear, and specialty retailing sectors.

She was cited by the WSJ as the 2007 top stock picker in the Broad Line & Apparel sector.

Susan started her career at Kidder, Peabody, where she was a member of the Institutional Investor All Star team in the electrical equipment/consumer category. Moving to Shearson Lehman Brothers and then to a small- to mid-capitalization, value-oriented, growth stock pension fund, Susan came back to the sell-side in the early 1990s, joining Bear Stearns as an apparel and footwear analyst where she was recognized by the Greenwich Survey for her industry and company-specific work.

Susan received a B.A. from Salem College and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.


Financial Stock Research Analysis

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell started in the industry working as a research analyst with NYSE firm Mabon, Nugent & Co. in 1973, covering consumer and commercial finance companies, credit card companies, and large multi-industry companies encompassing major insurance and financial subsidiaries. He also managed a firm account investing in distressed situations, reorganizations, and bankruptcies. In 1983, Tom joined the New York investment management firm of Weiss, Peck & Greer, as one of five portfolio analysts, with primary coverage responsibility for the financial stock sector. As a general partner of WPG from 1984-1990, Tom also initiated programs for WPG to invest in foreign stocks and to use index futures and options for bona fide portfolio hedging. In 1990, Tom branched out to set up an independent money-management shop, Thomas Mitchell Management Co., Inc., and has managed both individual and institutional accounts for the past 16 years. He rejoined the "sell side" at Miller Tabak July, 2006, with primary coverage responsibility for banks, REITs, and other financial stocks. A respect for credit analysis and for observation of broad industry trends has guided his investing approach throughout the past 34 years.


Restaurant Research

Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson joined Miller Tabak in September 2010 as an analyst covering the restaurant sector. He was recognized as one of the industry's top-ranked restaurant analysts in 2010, ranking #2 in the Financial Times/Starmine survey based on earnings accuracy and #3 in The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" survey based on rate of return. Prior to joining Miller Tabak, Mr. Anderson worked as a restaurant and retail analyst at MKM Partners and market strategist at Polyconomics, Inc., and he began his career as a research associate in fixed-income market strategy at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He holds an MBA from New York University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.


Agriculture & Food Mfg.

Tim Tiberio

Mr. Tiberio has eight years of equity research experience with a specialty in global equity research. He previously covered the global agriculture/food mfg. sector at Chardan Capital Markets. Prior to Chardan, he was responsible for covering global transportation/commodity service companies at Oppenheimer & Co., where he leveraged his global maritime relationships to provide differentiated insight into the global commodity end-markets, including soft commodities. Prior to that, he helped launch Wells Fargo Securities (previously Wachovia Securities) global transportation research coverage, as an associate analyst. He started his research career at Wells Fargo Securities, as an associate analyst, providing research coverage of the Electronics Supply Chain segment, including North American and Asia-based EMS-ODM firms. Mr. Tiberio started his career at the Intel Corporation as a business planning and financial analyst. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Business School, BBA.


Energy Strategic Analysis

Adam Michael

Adam Michael joined Miller Tabak in June of 2012 as an energy exploration and production analyst. Mr. Michael has 15 years of experience in the energy industry in various capacities. With the majority of his career based in Houston, Texas, he is able to leverage his energy background and industry contacts alongside his investment experience to identify energy investment opportunities. Prior to joining Miller Tabak, Mr. Michael founded Platform Advisors in 2009 to assist hedge funds and family offices with investing in both domestic and international energy markets. From 2004 - 2009, Mr. Michael worked with several hedge funds including Houston-based Kaizen Capital, an investment partnership with an energy focus. At Kaizen Capital, where Mr. Michael was a Partner, he invested in the early stages of the unconventional oil and natural gas cycle as well as international energy companies with assets around the globe. Mr. Michael began his career with Honeywell's Oil & Gas Center of Excellence in Houston. At Honeywell, he worked in various capacities including both engineering and sales and was primarily focused on large international energy projects with key corporate clients (Exxon, Suncor, BP, and Shell). He holds a BS from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.


OTC Trading

Kurt Soderberg

Kurt Soderberg joined Miller Tabak + Co., LLC in 1993. His first role was assisting program, option and convertible arbitrage traders in executing over-the-counter equities to facilitate customer orders and in hedging firm positions. Mr. Soderberg was appointed head of over-the-counter trading in 1996. Mr. Soderberg and his associates now handle a wide variety of equity orders including Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange Listed, and Exchange Traded Funds electronically utilizing the latest technology. Mr. Soderberg holds a BS degree in Psychology from St. Lawrence University.


Program Trading

Brian Byrne

Brian Byrne joined Miller Tabak + Co., LLC in 2001 to assist with the opening of the Boston office. He worked as a salestrader there until 2006 when he moved to the New York office to expand the Program Trading department. Mr. Byrne and his team now handle a wide variety of portfolio and algorithmic trades for customers from both the buy-side and the sell-side. Using proprietary trading systems he is able to customize trading strategies to fit clients' needs. The Program Trading desk combines high touch trading experience and cutting edge technology to offer clients the best in trading solutions. Prior to joining Miller Tabak, Mr. Byrne was a trader for Navigator Asset Management, a Boston based hedge fund. Mr. Byrne holds degrees in Economics and Computer Science from Trinity College.


Investment Banking

Steven Warsaw

Steven Warsaw joined Miller Tabak + Co., LLC in 2011 and currently oversees the firm's investment banking efforts. Mr. Warsaw has nearly 15 years of investment banking, private equity, and corporate finance experience. Throughout his career, Mr. Warsaw has covered the origination, development, and execution of numerous transactions and served as strategic advisor to senior executives, providing advice on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, strategic relationships, and strategic positioning for capital-raising efforts and other corporate initiatives.

Prior to joining Miller Tabak, Steven Warsaw managed a leading U.S. power generator's strategy around environmental commodities both in and outside the US. Previously, Mr. Warsaw served 4 years with the company's Carbon & Emissions Trading Group, actively managing a diverse portfolio of emissions products and renewable energy certificates. Mr. Warsaw established the company's initial strategy for originating, trading, and structuring a diverse portfolio of products including direct investment and origination efforts for infrastructure and energy projects worldwide.

Warsaw began his trading career working for both Advest and Citigroup Asset Management trading institutional equity portfolios. Mr. Warsaw holds degrees in both Finance and Economics from the University of Delaware Business School.