Karl A. Roessner has been a director of the Company and the Chief Executive Officer since September 2016. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Roessner served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Company for more than seven years, overseeing all compliance and regulatory functions for the Company and its bank and brokerage subsidiaries. During that time, he also served as the Corporate Secretary to the Company's Board of Directors. Prior to joining E*TRADE in 2009, Mr. Roessner was a partner in the Corporate Practice group of Clifford Chance US LLP, one of the world's leading law firms. There, he advised clients on negotiated public and private transactions, management and leveraged buyouts, capital raising activities, and corporate governance matters. Mr. Roessner earned his BA cum laude from Siena College and his JD cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was a member of the St. John’s University Law Review. He is President of E*TRADE Bank and a member of the E*TRADE Bank board.