Mr. MacFarlane has 35 years of experience in the financial services industry as a mergers and acquisitions specialist and a senior advisor to financial services companies worldwide. Mr. MacFarlane was a founder of two private equity firms focused in the financial services area:  Venturion Capital in 1998 and Aquiline Holdings in 2005. From 1992-1997, he ran Smith Barney’s financial services mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. MacFarlane developed a significant track record of creating, sourcing, structuring, negotiating and executing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances among financial services firms domestically, internationally and across borders. Prior to Smith Barney, he served as the Director of Financial Institutions and Senior Advisor to the President for the Cabinet-level RTC Oversight Board which set the strategy, policy, and regulatory framework for the $120 billion U.S. savings & loan clean-up. Prior to the Oversight Board, Mr. MacFarlane was a senior manager for Strategic Services Division of Andersen Consulting and for Oliver, Wyman & Company, a financial services management consulting firm, working with major financial services companies around the world. Mr. MacFarlane also worked for Data Resources, Inc. as an economist and consultant in DRI’s Insurance Group. He currently serves as the Chairman of Ceannate Corp., Patientech LLC (a smart fabric and wearable technology company) and Meridian Development Partners (a real estate development firm). Mr. MacFarlane is also an advisor to the Geneva U.S. Treasury Opportunity Fund (a Treasury hedge fund). Mr. MacFarlane earned his A.B. with Honors in Chemistry from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.