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Stanley "Bud" Morten
is the independent consultant to Citigroup/Smith Barney, with responsibility for its independent research requirements. Formerly the chief operating officer of Punk, Ziegel & Co., a New York investment banking firm, and managing director of Wertheim Schroder & Company's equity division, Bud joined The Motley Fool board in 2005 and has been a key advisor in the company's financial-services offerings.
John B. McKinnon
joined The Motley Fool board in 2005 and provides assistance with the company's hiring and growth strategies. John served as dean of the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University, and was president of Sara Lee Corporation from 1986 to 1988. (Oh yeah... John is also David Gardner's father-in-law.)
became a director of The Motley Fool in 2003 and has played a key role in developing the company's Web 2.0 Internet strategy. Now the president and CEO of Anystream, Inc., Fred previously led several divisions of America Online and was a founder of washingtonpost.com.
is the chief operating officer of Paulson & Co., an investment management firm, and joined the Fool's board in 2008 with an eye toward expansion in the financial-services arena. Previously, Putnam was a managing director with Morgan Stanley, where he served as chief operating officer of the firm's hedge fund business.
is a Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs and joined the Motley Fool board of directors in 2008. Previously the Chief Learning Officer at General Electric — where he reported to CEO Jack Welch and was responsible for GE's world-renowned leadership education center — Kerr provides guidance for the Fool's executive leadership training and in-house coaching initiatives.
Lloyd R. Sams
is a managing principal with BIA Digital Partners and co-manages all of the Funds' activities. Lloyd brought seventeen years of banking experience to BIA, principally with First Union (now Wachovia) and First Chicago (now JP Morgan). At First Union, Lloyd was Managing Director and Group Head for Communications and Media Finance, the largest and most successful specialized industry within the Capital Markets subsidiary
Thomas O. Holland, Jr.
is a managing partner with Patriot Capital and has 20 years of experience in venture capital, commercial and investment banking. Prior to co-founding Allegiance Capital a predecessor to Patriot Capital II — he spent 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility with Bank of America Corporation (and its predecessor banks) providing senior and subordinated debt to middle-market companies.