Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Rodger A. Lawson has served as a director of the Company since February 2012, and as Chairman since May 2013. Mr. Lawson also served as the Company’s Executive Chairman from September 2016 to December 2018, and Lead Independent Director from August 2012 to January 2013. Mr. Lawson is an experienced financial services executive who most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Investments—Financial Services from 2007 through 2010. Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Lawson served in several senior executive roles with Prudential Financial including Vice Chairman. He has held numerous other executive positions in financial services, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Van Eck Global, and Chief Executive Officer and Partner of Global Private Banking at Bankers Trust Company. Previously, Mr. Lawson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Investments Retail Group and Chief Executive Officer of the Dreyfus Service Corporation. Mr. Lawson earned a B.A. from London University and a M.Sc. from Bradford University. He is currently on the board of directors of UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Mr. Lawson is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board.
Kevin T. Kabat has been Lead Independent Director of the Company since September 2016 and a director since June 2016. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Third Bancorp from 2007 to 2015, where he was responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the company. Mr. Kabat also served as President of Fifth Third Bancorp from 2006 to 2012, Chairman from 2008 to 2010, and Vice Chairman from 2012 to 2016. Prior to these roles, Mr. Kabat served as Executive Vice President where he led both retail and affiliate banking. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bancorp, Mr. Kabat spent 20 years at Old Kent Bank (acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp in 2001), where he served as Vice Chairman and President. Mr. Kabat currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Unum Group and as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of NiSource, Inc., where he has served as a director since 2015. He also served as chair of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s 100th anniversary campaign. He holds a B.A. in Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. Mr. Kabat is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board, the Compensation Committee, and the Governance Committee.
Richard J. Carbone has been a director of the Company since August 2013. Mr. Carbone was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. from 1997 through 2013, and served as Executive Vice President until retiring from that position in February 2014. Mr. Carbone brings nearly four decades of experience in financial services, having held senior finance office positions in both the banking and securities industries, including Managing Director and Controller of Salomon Brothers and Senior Vice President and Controller of Bankers Trust Company. He began his career at Price Waterhouse & Co. Mr. Carbone received an M.B.A. from St. John’s University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He was an officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972. Mr. Carbone is Chair of the board of directors of Talcott Resolutions, a privately held company, a member of the board of directors for Resolution Life Holdings and its indirect subsidiary, Lincoln Benefit Life, and an Advisor to Hudson Structured Capital Management. He is also a Trustee of Catholic Charities of Staten Island. Mr. Carbone is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board and the Chair of the Audit Committee, where he is designated an audit committee financial expert, and a member of the Compensation Committee.
Robert Chersi has been a director of the Company since January 2019. A seasoned financial and risk expert with 30 years of experience, Mr. Chersi held several senior executive positions in the asset management industry, including CFO of Financial Services at Fidelity Investments, and CFO of US Wealth Management at UBS. Mr. Chersi currently serves as the Lead Independent Director of BrightSphere Investment Group, as well as Chair of the audit committee and member of the nominating & corporate governance, and compensation committees. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the audit committee for Thrivent Mutual Funds. In addition, Mr. Chersi serves on the Advisory Board of Pace University where he also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting, and Regulation at the Lubin School of Business. Mr. Chersi also acts in an advisory capacity to financial services industry clients as an individual as well as through Chersi Services LLC, which he founded in 2014 and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Chersi holds a BBA in accounting from Pace University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Chersi is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board, the Audit Committee and the Risk Oversight Committee.
James P. Healy has been a director of the Company since January 2015. He had a 25-year career in the Investment Banking arm of the Credit Suisse Group, where he served as Global Head of the Fixed Income Division from 2003 to 2007. Other leadership positions while at Credit Suisse included Global Head of the Emerging Markets Group, and Global Co-Head of Credit Suisse Financial Products, which housed the firm’s derivative businesses. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Healy was an economist at the International Monetary Fund, served as a consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and served as a visiting scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Capra Ibex Advisors, a registered investment advisor he founded in 2010 to provide investment and risk management advice to select financial institutions, including First Republic Bank and JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Healy is a member of the Board of Directors of Student Sponsor Partners, a New York City philanthropy serving 1,400 disadvantaged high school students, and served as its Board Chair from 2010 to 2014. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University. Mr. Healy is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board, the Risk Oversight Committee and the Compensation Committee.
James Lam has been a director of the Company since November 2012. Mr. Lam has been President of James Lam & Associates, a consulting firm focused on corporate governance and risk management, since January 2002. He previously served as Founder and President of ERisk, Partner of Oliver Wyman, Chief Risk Officer of Fidelity Investments and other executive risk and financial roles. Mr. Lam also currently serves as an independent director of RiskLens. He is the author of the best-selling books, Enterprise Risk Management (Wiley, 2nd Edition, 2014). and Implementing Enterprise Risk Management (Wiley, 2017). He was named to the NACD Directorship 100, Directors & Boards “Directors to Watch,” Treasury & Risk “100 Most Influential People in Finance” three times, and GARP inaugural “Risk Manager of the Year.” Mr. Lam graduated with a B.B.A. from Baruch College in 1983 and received an M.B.A. with honors from UCLA in 1989. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and is certified by the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon in Cybersecurity Oversight. Mr. Lam currently serves on the board of directors of RiskLens as an independent director, and previously served as Vice Chairman on the board of directors of ERisk and as an independent director of Covarity. Mr. Lam is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board, a member and Chair of the Risk Oversight Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Shelley B. Leibowitz has been a director of the Company since December 2014. Ms. Leibowitz is President of SL Advisory, a firm she founded in 2016 that focuses on technology strategy, IT portfolio and risk management, and cybersecurity governance. From 2009 through 2012, Ms. Leibowitz served as Group Chief Information Officer for the World Bank, where she was responsible for the technology services and capabilities that underlie the work of delivering quality knowledge and financing products to the Bank Group’s clients across the globe. Ms. Leibowitz managed the Bank Group’s cybersecurity program and served as a member of the Bank Group’s Pension Investment Committee. Previously, Ms. Leibowitz held Chief Information Officer positions at Morgan Stanley, Greenwich Capital Markets and Barclays Capital. Ms. Leibowitz also served as a board member and technology advisor for GAIN Capital. Ms. Leibowitz is currently on the board of directors of security intelligence firm Endgame, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the board of directors of AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (where she serves on the Audit Committee). She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College with a B.A. in Mathematics. Ms. Leibowitz is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board and a member of the Governance Committee and the Risk Oversight Committee.
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.
Rebecca Saeger has been a director of the Company since February 2012. Ms. Saeger served as Executive Vice President at Charles Schwab from 2004 through 2010, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Charles Schwab, she was Executive Vice President, Marketing at Visa U.S.A. Previously, Ms. Saeger was Senior Vice President and head of Account Management at Foote, Cone & Belding and Senior Vice President at Ogilvy & Mather. Ms. Saeger currently serves on the board of directors of identity management software company Okta Inc. and previously served on the board of directors as Chair of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). She received a B.A. from Muhlenberg College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Saeger is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board, a member and Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance Committee.
Joseph L. Sclafani has been a director of the Company since June 2008. Mr. Sclafani was formerly Executive Vice President and Controller of JPMorgan Chase & Co., responsible for corporate financial operations, regulatory reporting, financial accounting and reporting and accounting policies until December 2006. His 38 years of experience include 27 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its predecessors. Mr. Sclafani also spent 11 years at KPMG as a certified public accountant. He earned a B.A. from St. Francis College in Brooklyn and completed post-graduate studies in finance at Bernard M. Baruch College. Mr. Sclafani is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board and a member of the Audit Committee, where he is designated an audit committee financial expert, and a member of the Risk Oversight Committee.
Donna L. Weaver has been a director of the Company since April 2003. Ms. Weaver is a retired corporate financial executive and business owner. A Certified Management Accountant, Ms. Weaver received a B.S. in Economics and Finance from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Since 1986, Ms. Weaver has served on the boards of several public and private companies. Ms. Weaver is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board, a member and Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Joshua Weinreich has been a director of the Company since 2018. Mr. Weinreich is a career finance executive with extensive experience, previously serving in a number of senior roles at Deutsche Bank, including Global Head of Hedge Funds and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Asset Management Americas. Prior to these roles, Mr. Weinreich held several senior positions at Bankers Trust, including Chief Investment Officer and Co-Head of Bankers Trust Private Bank. He currently serves as Chairman of the board for Leeds West Investment Group. He is also the current Chairman of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey board, Trustee and Chief Investment Officer of the Overlook Foundation, and a member of the Summit, New Jersey Board of Education. Mr. Weinreich served as an independent director for Skybridge Multi-Adviser Hedge Fund Portfolios LLC until December 2018. He also served on the board of directors of Alliance Bernstein, as a member of the Newark Academy Board of Trustees, and as a member of the Cornell University Endowment Hedge Fund Subcommittee. Mr. Weinreich holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Weinreich is a member of the E*TRADE Bank board and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee.