Chief Executive Officer at Jefferies Financial Group Inc.
Key Qualifications As Jefferies Group CEO for almost 20 years and Jefferies' CEO for the past seven years, Mr. Handler has the requisite managerial and investing experience necessary to lead our investment and Merchant Banking businesses. His extensive experience leading our and Jefferies Group's Boards and his years of managerial leadership qualify him for service on our Board. Professional Highlights Mr. Handler has been with Jefferies Group since 1990 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 2001 and Chairman since 2002, making him the longest serving CEO on Wall Street. Mr. Handler has served as a director and as our Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies Financial Group since 2013. Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Handler worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the High Yield Bond Department. Stock Ownership Nearly 75% of Mr. Handler's compensation during his 30 year tenure has consisted of non-cash, equity-related securities vesting over three to five years. Aside from charitable donations and tax-related sales, Mr. Handler has never sold any of his Jefferies shares. Other Engagements Mr. Handler is President and a director of Landcadia Holdings II, Inc., a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company sponsored by us and Fertitta Entertainment, Inc, and he previously served as Co-Chairman and President of Landcadia Holdings, Inc., from 2016 - 2018. Mr. Handler is Chairman and CEO of the Handler Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on many philanthropic areas, including providing 4-year all-inclusive fully-paid college educations each year to 15 of the most talented and deserving students coming from challenging backgrounds and circumstances. The Foundation also works to protect the environment by protecting endangered species, primarily endangered wolves. Mr. Handler also serves as the Chairman of the Global Diversity Council at Jefferies. Education Mr. Handler received an M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1987 and a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude, High Distinction) from the University of Rochester in 1983 where he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Source: Jefferies Financial Group Inc. on 03/03/2020
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