2.1

Leadership

The D. E. Shaw group is led by a six-person Executive Committee, whose members have worked together for nearly two decades. 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.
Julius Gaudio, 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.

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 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. Dr. Dinning joined the D. E. Shaw group in 1990, after receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. From 1995 until her retirement in 1999, she was the managing director responsible for the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide asset management activities. Dr. Dinning rejoined the D. E. Shaw group in 2002. She 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. In 2007, Dr. Dinning was appointed to the Asset Managers’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. She is a member of the boards of directors of the Robin Hood Foundation, a philanthropy targeting poverty in New York City, and Partners In Health, which helps provide medical care to patients in poor communities around the world. Dr. Dinning also serves on the boards of directors of Math for America, a non-profit organization focused on improving mathematics education in U.S. public secondary schools, and Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities in that field. She is 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. As a member of the Executive Committee of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and D. E. Shaw & Co., L.L.C., Mr. Stone jointly supervises the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide businesses, with a particular focus on its Discretionary Macro trading unit, which he oversees. He also serves on the D. E. Shaw group’s Risk Committee, which is responsible for firmwide risk management and capital allocation, and oversees the D. E. Shaw group’s 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, and Orienteer, DESIM’s global asset class investment platform. 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 retired in December 2000, after which he served as a part-time consultant to the D. E. Shaw group until January 2003, when he rejoined the group full-time. Mr. Stone graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1991 with a degree in psychology. He 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.

Julius Gaudio, member of the Executive Committee.

Julius Gaudio 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. Gaudio is a member of the firm’s Risk Committee, which is responsible for firmwide risk management and capital allocation. He joined the D. E. Shaw group in 1993 and has been engaged in the formation, trading, and management of a number of investment strategies operated by the D. E. Shaw group. Mr. Gaudio is ultimately responsible for the firm’s Corporate Credit, Convertible Securities, Asset-Backed Strategies, and Fundamental Equities investment units, as well as the firm’s private investment activities. He earned his A.B. in honors economics at Harvard University in 1993, graduating magna cum laude, and was awarded a John Harvard Scholarship for academic distinction, with coursework focusing on international monetary economics. Mr. Gaudio is a member of the board of directors of Acumen, a non-profit organization seeking innovative solutions to the problems of global poverty.

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 he has oversight responsibility for the activities of the D. E. Shaw group’s Chief Risk Officer and the firm’s back-office financial operations. 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, and Orienteer, DESIM’s global asset class investment platform. He serves as the D. E. Shaw group’s Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and has oversight responsibility for several functions, including the group’s 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, and Orienteer, DESIM’s global asset class investment platform. She serves as the D. E. Shaw group’s Head of Investor Relations and has oversight responsibility for the group’s marketing, client servicing, and external communications functions. She previously served as a rotating member of the D. E. Shaw group’s Risk Committee. Prior to joining the Investor Relations department in 2008, Ms. Halaby 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, after joining initially as a member of the group’s Finance and Operations department. Prior to joining the D. E. Shaw group in 2003, she received her B.S. in biological sciences from Stanford University.