People: BankUnited Inc (BKU)

BKU on New York Consolidated

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Kanas

66 2009 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Leslie Lunak

54 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Cornish

2014 State President of Florida

Rajinder Singh

41 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Mark Bagnoli

60 2013 Chief Risk Officer

Tere Blanca

2013 Director

A. Robert Towbin

2014 Director

Chinh Chu

46 2009 Independent Director

Sue Cobb

75 2010 Independent Director

Eugene DeMark

66 2010 Independent Director

Wilbur Ross

76 2009 Independent Director

Pierre Sarkozy

43 2009 Independent Director

Lance West

52 2009 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 the Company. An internal audit and risk management professional with more than 25 years of experience in large to mid-size financial services companies, Bagnoli most recently served as BankUnited’s Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor. Before joining BankUnited in December 2009, Bagnoli served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Federal Home Loan Bank in Chicago. 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. 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. Bagnoli will be based at the company’s Miami Lakes headquarters, 14817 Oak Lane.

Tere Blanca

Ms. Tere Blanca is 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.

A. Robert Towbin

Chinh Chu

Mr. Chinh E. Chu is no longer Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., effective May 2014. He is a Senior Managing Director in the Blackstone Private Equity Group, or Blackstone, one of our principal investors. Since joining Blackstone in 1990, Mr. Chu has led Blackstone's investments in Alliant, Biomet, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Celanese, Nalco, Nycomed and LIFFE, ReAble Therapeutics as well as ReAble Therapeutics' acquisition of DJ Orthopedics, Stiefel Laboratories and SunGard Data Systems. Mr. Chu is currently a director of Alliant, Catalent Pharma Solutions and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. and previously served on the boards of directors of Celanese Corporation, Graham Packaging Company Inc. and LIFFE. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Chu worked at Salomon Brothers in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. Mr. Chu received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Buffalo. Mr. Chu's qualifications to serve on our Board include his significant experience overseeing the business of Blackstone's numerous portfolio companies, including significant public company experience, and his significant financial, investment and strategic business planning experience.

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.

Wilbur Ross

Mr. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., is no longer Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., effective May 2014. Mr. Ross is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC, a private equity firm. Mr. Ross is currently a member of the board of directors of ArcelorMittal, a steel and mining company; Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company; Assured Guaranty Ltd., a holding company that provides credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, infrastructure and structured finance markets; The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, a commercial bank operation in Ireland; Exco Resources Inc., a natural oil and gas company; International Textile Group, Inc., a global, diversified textile provider; Navigator Holdings Ltd., a provider of international seaborne transportation services; Ocwen Financial Corp, a mortgage servicing company; Talmer Bancorp, a bank holding company; and Plascar Participacoes SA, a manufacturer of automotive interiors. Mr. Ross holds an A.B. from Yale University and an M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard University. Through the course of Mr. Ross' career, he has served as a principal financial adviser to, investor in and director of various companies across the globe operating in diverse industries, and he has assisted in restructuring more than $300 billion of corporate liabilities. Mr. Ross' qualifications to serve on our Board include his keen business acumen as well as his significant experience in finance and knowledge of the capital markets that provides the Board of Directors with invaluable transactional and financial assistance and insight.

Pierre Sarkozy

Mr. Pierre Olivier Sarkozy is no longer Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., effective May 2014. Since March 2008, Mr. Sarkozy has served as Managing Director of the Carlyle Group, or Carlyle, one of our principal investors, and head of the Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners fund, one of the Carlyle affiliated funds that has invested in us. From January 2003 until March 2008, Mr. Sarkozy was Global Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Sarkozy worked for 11 years at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was the Managing Director in charge of the Depository Institutions Group. Mr. Sarkozy received his Masters in Medieval History (with Honors) from St. Andrews University in Scotland. Mr. Sarkozy's qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive experience working with depository institutions and his expertise in structuring bank mergers and acquisitions.

Lance West

Mr. Lance N. West is no longer Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., effective May 2014. Since May 2006, Mr. West has been a Partner and Senior Managing Director of Centerbridge Partners LP, or Centerbridge, a multi-strategy, private investment management company and one of our principal investors. From January 1999 until May 2006, Mr. West was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was head of the firm's Principal Finance Group, a proprietary investment platform focusing on a variety of private and public equity and debt investments in the Americas, with a particular emphasis on real estate and financial institutions. Mr. West was a member of Goldman's Asian Special Situations Group and was a member of the Investment Committees for Goldman's American Special Situations and Specialty Lending Groups. From January 1992 until January 1999, Mr. West served as Chairman and CEO of Greenthal Realty Partners LP and GRP Financial in New York, which Mr. West founded as a Resolution Trust Company Standard Asset Management and Disposition Asset Manager providing real estate asset management, special servicing and distressed debt investment management. Prior to founding GRP, Mr. West was an executive vice president with The Charles H. Greenthal Group, Inc., a real estate asset management and investment company, and a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1982 to 1984. Mr. West earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1983 and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1982.

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