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Inspired to enter the field of finance upon his graduation with high distinction from the Harvard Business School at Harvard University with an MBA in 1971, Michael A.M. Keehner commenced his financial career as an investment banking manager in the Corporate Finance Division of Kidder Peabody & Co. in New York, remaining in the role until 1989. Serving the full-service global investment banking fi rm for over 20 years, he also fulfilled the roles of managing director, director, chairman, executive managing director of individual investor services, shareholder and partner. Additionally, he was president of Kidder, Peabody International Corp. from 1989 to 1990, having previously excelled as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of KP Exploration from 1982 to 1988. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Keehner served as a managing partner of The Keehner Group in New York from 1994 to 2002.

In 1992, Mr. Keehner concurrently began serving as the owner and managing director of Ore Hill Capital, LLC, in New York, positions he still holds today. Ore Hill Capital is a financial company that offers portfolio management to individuals, institutions, trusts, private funds, charitable organizations and investment companies across the nation. Likewise, he has excelled as an adjunct professor of finance and economics at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business since 2005, in which he teaches entrepreneurial finance, leadership in financial services and risk management.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Keehner received a Bachelor of Science in nuclear physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965, and served as a radiological engineer at General Dynamics Corp. for the following four years.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Keehner has flourished as a faculty leader of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, and has been a past director of Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc., having been chairman of their compensation committee and member of their audit and governance committee. Civically involved as well, he is a former president of the Heights Casino Athletic Club, governor and treasurer of the Point O’ Woods Association and member of the Brooklyn Museum.

Although his career has been abound with highlights, Mr. Keehner is especially proud of being featured in the National Business Press for his “Decisive Impact on the Profitability of this Division and for Achieving Industry-Wide Leadership in Productivity” from 1993 to 1994. He previously maintained affiliation with the National Association of Corporate Directors from 2009 to 2016, and is a member of the Rembrandt Club. Looking forward, he intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career while spending more time with his family.

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