2.1

Leadership

The D. E. Shaw group is led by a six-person Executive Committee, whose members have worked together for over a decade. This collaborative leadership model sets us apart and reflects our core principles.

For us, six
experienced minds

working together to make strategic decisions are

stronger than one.

Anne Dinning, member of the Executive Committee.
Max Stone, member of the Executive Committee.
Eric Wepsic, member of the Executive Committee.
Eddie Fishman, member of the Executive Committee.
Alexis Halaby, member of the Executive Committee.
Edwin Jager, member of the Executive Committee.

Return to Executive Committee Members

Anne Dinning, member of the Executive Committee.

Anne Dinning is a managing director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and Chair of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and D. E. Shaw & Co., L.L.C., in which capacity she jointly supervises the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide businesses. Dr. Dinning has oversight responsibility for the firm’s Corporate Development department and DESCOvery, its venture studio. She joined the D. E. Shaw group in 1990 as a quantitative researcher in the firm’s Equity Arbitrage trading unit. From 1995 until 1999, Dr. Dinning was the managing director responsible for the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide asset management activities. Over the subsequent two decades, she was instrumental in the development of a number of the firm’s investment capabilities, as well as the formation of D. E. Shaw Investment Management, L.L.C. (“DESIM”), which manages long-oriented and multi-asset class investment strategies. For much of that period, Dr. Dinning also served as a member of the D. E. Shaw group’s Risk Committee, which is responsible for firmwide risk management and capital allocation. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Dr. Dinning was the 2006 recipient of the Industry Leadership Award presented by 100 Women in Hedge Funds, an organization committed to the professional advancement of women in the alternative investment industry, and was appointed to the Asset Managers’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets in 2007. She is a member of the boards of directors of the Robin Hood Foundation, a philanthropy targeting poverty in New York City; Partners In Health, which helps provide medical care to patients in poor communities around the world; and Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities in that field. Dr. Dinning is also a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Max Stone, member of the Executive Committee.

Max Stone is a managing director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and, as a member of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and D. E. Shaw & Co., L.L.C., jointly supervises the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide businesses. Mr. Stone also serves as Chair the D. E. Shaw group’s Risk Committee, which is responsible for firmwide risk management and capital allocation. He oversees the D. E. Shaw group’s Discretionary Macro trading unit, which he launched in 2004, as well as its Energy and Reinsurance investment units. In addition, Mr. Stone is a member of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw Investment Management, L.L.C. (“DESIM”), which manages Active Equity, a suite of systematic, benchmark-relative equity strategies, as well as DESIM’s multi-asset class investment strategies. After joining the D. E. Shaw group in 1992, he was involved with the evaluation and implementation of a number of firmwide structural and strategic initiatives and later oversaw the development and operation of several of the group’s investment strategies. Mr. Stone managed the D. E. Shaw group’s fixed income trading unit from its inception in 1994 until 1998, and was subsequently responsible for all of the group’s investment strategies. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1991 with a degree in psychology. Mr. Stone is a member of the board of directors of Partners In Health, which helps provide medical care to patients in poor communities around the world.

Eric Wepsic, member of the Executive Committee.

Eric Wepsic is a managing director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and, as a member of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and D. E. Shaw & Co., L.L.C., jointly supervises the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide businesses. He joined the firm in 1994 and is responsible for overseeing much of the firm’s systematic alternative investment activities and its global trading and information technology platforms. In addition, Mr. Wepsic serves on the firm’s Risk Committee, which is responsible for firmwide risk management and capital allocation, and has oversight responsibility for the activities of the D. E. Shaw group’s Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Wepsic graduated with an A.B. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1992 and earned his A.M. in mathematics from the same institution in 1994. While at Harvard, he was twice a winner of the award granted to the top five scorers in the internationally renowned William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Examination. Mr. Wepsic was also a 1987 gold medalist in the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Eddie Fishman, member of the Executive Committee.

Eddie Fishman is a managing director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and a member of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and D. E. Shaw & Co., L.L.C., in which capacity he jointly supervises the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide businesses. Mr. Fishman is also a member of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw Investment Management, L.L.C. (“DESIM”), which manages Active Equity, a suite of systematic, benchmark-relative equity strategies, as well as DESIM’s multi-asset class investment strategies. He serves as the D. E. Shaw group’s Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and has oversight responsibility for several functions, including the group’s back-office financial operations, human capital, legal and compliance, and India-based financial research and information technology activities. Prior to his appointment as COO in 2010, Mr. Fishman was a senior member of the group’s Investor Relations department. Before that, he had management responsibility for a multi-manager portfolio the D. E. Shaw group once advised and shared responsibility for the operations of D. E. Shaw Research, LLC, which focuses on the early-stage development of technology-oriented ventures. Prior to joining the D. E. Shaw group in 1995, Mr. Fishman served as an equity research analyst at the Spanish investment firm A.B. Asesores, now a unit of Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. He graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree in comparative literature. Mr. Fishman holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Alexis Halaby, member of the Executive Committee.

Alexis Halaby is a managing director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and a member of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and D. E. Shaw & Co., L.L.C., in which capacity she jointly supervises the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide businesses. Ms. Halaby is also a member of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw Investment Management, L.L.C. (“DESIM”), which manages Active Equity, a suite of systematic, benchmark-relative equity strategies, as well as DESIM’s multi-asset class investment strategies. She has managerial responsibility for the D. E. Shaw group’s Investor Relations department and oversees DESIM and the firm’s External Communications department. Ms. Halaby previously served as a rotating member of the D. E. Shaw group’s Risk Committee. She spent more than four years as a member of the D. E. Shaw group’s fixed income trading unit, where she traded G10 sovereign debt and interest rate derivatives and conducted investment research. Ms. Halaby joined the firm in 2003 as a member of the group’s Finance and Operations department. She received her B.S. in biological sciences from Stanford University.

Edwin Jager, member of the Executive Committee.

Edwin Jager is a managing director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and, as a member of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and D. E. Shaw & Co., L.L.C., jointly supervises the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide businesses. In addition, Mr. Jager is a member of the firm’s Risk Committee, which is responsible for firmwide risk management and capital allocation. He oversees the D. E. Shaw group’s Fundamental Equities, Asset-Backed Strategies, Convertible Securities, Corporate Credit, and Private Credit investment units, which collectively deploy capital across public and private equity and credit markets. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Jager served as an equities analyst at Perry Capital, LLC. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. Mr. Jager is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale University, where he earned a dual degree, with honors, in ethics, politics, and economics and political science and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.