Charles D. ("Charlie") Baker, Jr.
Entrepreneur in Residence – Catalyst Partners
Mr. Baker is the Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, focusing on investing in small and mid-size firms primarily in the health care services industries. He has spent the past twenty years serving in senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors. In the 1990s, he served as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Secretary of Administration and Finance under Massachusetts Governors Bill Weld and Paul Cellucci.
Mr. Baker left state government to become the CEO of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in 1998, and was recruited shortly after that by the Board of its parent company, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC). In the summer of 2009, he left HPHC to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Massachusetts. He secured the nomination, but lost to the incumbent in a four way race in the 2010 general election. Mr. Baker holds a BA in English from Harvard College and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management/Northwestern University.
Partner, Goodwin Procter's Business Law Department
Mr. Glosband currently represents The Education Resources Institute, Inc. (a student loan guarantor with $18 billion of outstanding guarantees) in its chapter 11 proceedings, and CNA Insurance, one of the main insurers of W.R. Grace in its asbestos-driven Chapter 11 case.
Mr. Glosband has served as an adviser to the U.S. State Dept. and American Law Institute on international insolvency projects. He was involved in the U.N. project on Cross-Border Insolvency, and acted as a primary drafter (with Professor Jay Westbrook, Univ. of Texas Law School) of the proposal for Chapter 15, "Ancillary and Other Cross-Border Cases."
Among many professional activities, Dan has provided expert testimony on behalf of the Liquidators of Stanford International Bank, represented the foreign representatives of two companies in English liquidation under Chapter 15 (S.D.N.Y.), and argued the appeal of orders denying Chapter 15 recognition to the liquidators of two Bear Stearns hedge funds (winning affirmance of the lower court's orders). He also represented lead investors in the Chapter 11 plan of US Airways and its merger with America West, and joint owners of a nuclear plant in reorganization proceedings. He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
James R. Wigand
Director, Office of Complex Financial Institutions FDIC
Mr. Wigand, is the recently appointed Director for the Office of Complex Financial Institutions (CFI) with the FDIC. The CFI was created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, has the responsibility to review and oversee bank holding companies, and is the FDIC's authority for liquidation of bank holding companies and nonbank financial companies. Prior to this position Mr. Wingand served as the Deputy Director for Franchise and Asset Marketing in the Division of Resolutions and Receiverships (DRR) since 1997, and directed the sale of over 300 deposit franchises and over $600 billion in failed bank and thrift assets. Mr. Wingand has also served in various executive positions at the FDIC and Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration degree with specialization in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
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