People: BankUnited Inc (BKU)

BKU on New York Consolidated

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22 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Kanas

67 2009 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Leslie Lunak

55 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Cornish

2014 State President of Florida

Rajinder Singh

41 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Mark Bagnoli

61 2013 Chief Risk Officer

Jeffrey Starr

53 General Counsel

Tere Blanca

53 2013 Independent Director

Sue Cobb

76 2010 Independent Director

Eugene DeMark

66 2010 Independent Director

Michael Dowling

64 2013 Independent Director

A. Robert Towbin

78 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Kanas

Mr. John Adam Kanas is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of BankUnited Inc., since May 2009. He has also served as our Chairman, President and CEO since May 2009. Mr. Kanas served as the Chairman of our Executive Committee up until the time the Committee was eliminated in February 2012 as part of the Company's conversion to a bank holding company. Prior to joining BankUnited, Inc., Mr. Kanas was President and CEO of North Fork Bancorporation, Inc. from 1977 until its acquisition by Capital One Financial Corporation in December 2006, at which time North Fork was one of the top 25 bank holding companies in the United States. He also served as Chairman of North Fork from 1986 to 2006. In December 2006, he became President of Capital One's banking segment, which included North Fork, the former Hibernia Bank in Louisiana and Texas and Capital One Direct Bank in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Kanas retired from that position in August 2007. Between August 2007 and May 2009, Mr. Kanas was an independent consultant. Mr. Kanas holds a B.A. degree from Long Island University. He is a past president of the New York State Bankers Association. Mr. Kanas was also a member of the NYSE Listed Company Advisory Committee and is currently a member of the board of trustees of Long Island University and Weill Cornell Medical College. In 2005, Mr. Kanas was recognized by "Institutional Investor" as the best regional bank CEO in America. In May 2007, Mr. Kanas received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship and was also conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Dowling College. Mr. Kanas' qualifications to serve on our Board include his 29-year career at North Fork, his extensive experience in the banking industry and his long-standing relationships within the business, political and charitable communities.

Leslie Lunak

Ms. Leslie Lunak has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer Since March 1,2013 of BankUnited Inc., Previously he is an Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of BankUnited Inc., effective February 28, 2013. Ms. Lunak joined BankUnited in 2010 with over 13 years of experience in public accounting, including advising financial institutions on various topics such as mergers and acquisitions.From 2001 through August 2004, Ms. Lunak was a senior audit manager with the certified public accounting firm Adair, Fuller, Witcher and Malcom, with oversight responsibility for all of the firm's audit engagements. From June 1985 through 2001, Ms. Lunak was an independent consultant, providing finance and accounting related services to clients consisting primarily of community banks and thrifts and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. From 1979 through June 1985, Ms. Lunak was with the public accounting firm Deloitte, where she was an audit manager serving primarily clients in the banking industry and was designated a national banking industry specialist. Ms. Lunak is a Florida CPA and received a B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Thomas Cornish

Mr. Thomas M. Cornish is State President of Florida of the Company. Before joining BankUnited, Cornish served as president and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency, Florida Region. The Florida Region is comprised of six offices and 180 professionals serving the insurance needs of middle market companies and affluent individuals within the state. He has held this position since 2003. Prior to that, Cornish held senior leadership roles with SunTrust Bank from 1983-2003, including his role as city president for the Miami market, and commercial banking executive for the South Florida region. In this role, he managed commercial banking, international banking, commercial real estate, treasury management, merchant services and investment banking. In 2012 he was honored by South Florida Business Journal as one of Miami’s CEOs of the year, an honor he previously received from Business Leader Magazine in 2010. Active in the community, Cornish currently serves on the board of directors of Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation where he is the immediate past chair and as vice chair of Florida International University (FIU) Foundation. He is also a board member of Camillus House and Chapman Partnership in addition to serving on the Orange Bowl Committee. He is a graduate of FIU and was elected to the School of Business Hall of Fame in 2013.

Rajinder Singh

Mr. Rajinder P. Singh is Chief Operating Officer, Director of BankUnited Inc. He was appointed as Director of the Company on July 1, 2013. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Singh led the financial services practice of WL Ross & Co., a private equity firm and investor in BankUnited, from April 2008 to May 2009. From December 2006 through April 2008, Mr. Singh served as Executive Vice President for Capital One's banking segment which includes retail, small business and commercial banking businesses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Louisiana and Texas and a national direct deposit gathering franchise. Mr. Singh was a member of Capital One's Bank Leadership Team and chaired the Deposit Pricing Committee. He also served on Capital One's ALCO and brand board. Previously, Mr. Singh served as Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for North Fork from February 2005 to December 2006. During his tenure, North Fork was acquired by Capital One for $13.2 billion. Prior to joining North Fork in February 2005, Mr. Singh spent nine years at FleetBoston Financial Corporation and last served as Managing Director of Corporate Development and Strategy. Mr. Singh earned his M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and his B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.

Mark Bagnoli

Mr. Mark P. Bagnoli is Chief Risk Officer of BankUnited Inc., since December 2013. Mr. Bagnoli is an internal audit and risk management professional with more than 25 years of experience in large to mid-size financial services companies, and he most recently served as the Bank's Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor from December 2009 through December 2013. Prior to joining BankUnited, Mr. Bagnoli served as an independent consultant from 2008 through 2009 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank in Chicago from 2005 through 2008. Prior to that position, he was with JPMorgan Chase/Bank One for more than 20 years where he rose through the ranks to Senior Vice President, Corporate Audit. Mr. Bagnoli has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Seton Hall University.

Jeffrey Starr

Mr. Jeffrey Starr is General Counsel of BankUnited Inc. In his role as General Counsel, Mr. Starr is responsible for overseeing the Bank's Legal, Compliance, Corporate Fraud and Community Development and Outreach departments. Mr. Starr has more than 20 years of experience representing financial institutions, and in 2011 was named as a General Counsel Leading Lawyer by the South Florida Business Journal. Prior to joining BankUnited, from 2006 through 2009, Mr. Starr served as Managing Vice President and Chief Counsel for Capital One, N.A. Mr. Starr joined Capital One when it acquired North Fork Bank, where he had served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel since 1997. Earlier in his career, Mr. Starr was associated with the law firms of Wickham, Wickham & Bressler, Lord Day & Lord, Barrett Smith and Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey where he represented a multitude of clients including several in the financial services industry. Mr. Starr received his J.D. from The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College and his B.A. in political science from Muhlenberg College.

Tere Blanca

Ms. Tere Blanca is Independent Director of BankUnited, Inc., since September 16, 2013. Ms. Blanca has more than 25 years of experience in the South Florida real estate sector. Prior to launching Blanca Commercial Real Estate, she served as senior managing director for Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc., where she led the firm’s South Florida operations. Ms. Blanca is a past chair of The Beacon Council, chair of the board of directors of City Year Miami, a member of the University of Miami’s President’s Council, School of Business Real Estate Advisory Board, and Alumni Association Board, a member of Strategic Forum and the World Presidents’ Organization Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Chapter, and an associate member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. She also is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women, a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties South Florida Chapter, and a trustee member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She has earned several honors, including being named among the 2013 “Top 25 Women in Real Estate” by Commercial Property Executive, 2013 “Women of Influence: Legends” and 2010 “Women of Influence” by Real Estate Forum, 2010 “Top Dealmakers of the Year” by the Daily Business Review, 2009 “Most Influential Business Women” by the South Florida Business Journal. Ms. Blanca earned a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in international marketing and finance and a master of business administration from the University of Miami.

Sue Cobb

Ambassador (Retired) Sue M. Cobb is Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., since January 2010.Since February 2007, Ambassador Cobb has been engaged in private sector business activities with Cobb Partners, Inc., a privately held Florida-based investment firm. From September 2001 to February 2005, she served as the United States Ambassador to Jamaica. Ambassador Cobb was Secretary of State of Florida from December 2005 to January 2007. From 2002 to 2008, Ambassador Cobb was engaged at the U.S. Department of State's Leadership and Management School as co-chair of periodic mandatory seminars for newly designated U.S. ambassadors. Ambassador Cobb served seven years as chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank, Miami Branch.Ambassador Cobb received a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. Ambassador Cobb's qualifications to serve on our Board include her broad and diverse background in leadership and management, including experience with public companies as the Audit Committee Chair (1999 - 2000) of the LNR Property Corporation, a public real estate investment, finance and management company.

Eugene DeMark

Mr. Eugene F. DeMark is Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., since September 2010.From June 1969 until his retirement in October 2009, Mr. DeMark worked for KPMG LLP, a global professional services firm. Mr. DeMark served as the Advisory Northeast Area Managing Partner at KPMG LLP from October 2005 until his retirement. Since his retirement, Mr. DeMark has been an independent consultant. Starting in January 2010, Mr. DeMark has advised our Audit and Compensation Committees. In January 2012, Mr. DeMark joined the board of directors and audit committee of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Between 1988 and 2001, Mr. DeMark had been the Northeast Area Managing Partner of the Information, Communications and Entertainment Practice and the KPMG's Long Island Office Managing Partner. During his career at KPMG, Mr. DeMark had responsibilities to lead a number of specialized practices in Banking, High Technology, Media and Entertainment and Aerospace and Defense. He joined KPMG in 1969 and was elected to its partnership in 1979. On special assignments, he worked on the research staff of the Commission on Auditor's Responsibilities, the predecessor to the Treadway Commission, formed to assess increases in fraudulent financial reporting. Mr. DeMark also developed the firm's first study guide on SEC reporting. Mr. DeMark holds a B.B.A. degree from Hofstra University, is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael Dowling

Mr. Michael J. Dowling is Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., since May 23, 2013. Mr. Dowling is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State and the nation's third-largest, non-profit secular health system with more than 6,000 beds and a total workforce of more than 46,000 employees. Prior to becoming President and CEO in 2002, Mr. Dowling was the health system's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining North Shore-LIJ in 1995, he was a senior vice president at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Mr. Dowling served in New York State government for 12 years, including seven years as State Director of Health, Education and Human Services and Deputy Secretary to the Governor. He was also Commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services. Before his public service career, Mr. Dowling was a professor of Social Policy and Assistant Dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services and Director of the Fordham Campus in Westchester County. Mr. Dowling is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and Chairman of the North American Board of the Smurfit School of Business at University College, Dublin, Ireland. He also serves as a board member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and board member and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He is also past Chairman and current board member of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the League of Voluntary Hospitals of New York. Mr. Dowling grew up in Limerick, Ireland and earned his undergraduate degree from University College Cork (UCC). He has a master's degree from Fordham University and honorary doctorates from Hofstra University and Dowling College.

A. Robert Towbin

Mr. A. Robert Towbin is Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., since April 8, 2014. Mr. Towbin has served as Executive Vice President of Stephens, Inc. since 2003 and as Managing Director from October 2001 until 2003. Mr. Towbin served as a member of the board of directors of Globecomm Systems Inc. from 1997 until December 2013. From January 2000 to November 2001, he was Co-Chairman of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, and from 1995 to 1999 was Senior Managing Director of that firm. From January 1994 to September 1995, Mr. Towbin was President and CEO of the Russian-American Enterprise Fund, a U.S. government-owned investment company with headquarters in Moscow and New York, and offices in Khabarovsk in the Russian far east. He was later Vice Chairman of its successor fund, The U.S. Russia Investment Fund. From January 1987 until January 1994, Mr. Towbin was co-head of Technology Investment Banking of Lehman Brothers, and from 1959 to 1987 was Vice Chairman and a Director of L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin Holdings Inc. and its predecessor companies. Mr. Towbin received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1957.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Kanas

4,647,330

Leslie Lunak

--

Thomas Cornish

--

Rajinder Singh

2,366,790

Mark Bagnoli

--

Jeffrey Starr

757,443

Tere Blanca

--

Sue Cobb

--

Eugene DeMark

--

Michael Dowling

--

A. Robert Towbin

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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