People: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc (EGLE.O)

EGLE.O on Nasdaq

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sophocles Zoullas

47 2005 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Adir Katzav

43 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Alexis Zoullas

42 2010 President of Eagle Shipping International (USA) LLC, Director

Joseph Cianciolo

74 2005 Independent Director

Douglas Haensel

50 2005 Independent Director

David Hiley

74 2005 Independent Director

Jon Tomasson

54 2007 Independent Director

Thomas Winmill

54 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sophocles Zoullas

Mr. Sophocles N. Zoullas is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., since 2005. He is the Company’s founder, has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. S. Zoullas has been involved in the dry bulk shipping industry for 24 years with experience in strategic, commercial and operational aspects of the business. Mr. S. Zoullas’s strategic and commercial experience includes ship purchase negotiations and financing, chartering and insurance. Mr. S. Zoullas’s operational experience includes oversight of ship repair, maintenance and cost control. From 1989 to 2005, Mr. Zoullas served as an executive officer and a director of Norland Shipping & Trading Corporation, a shipping agency in the dry bulk shipping industry. Mr. S. Zoullas holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and an MBA from IMD (IMEDE) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr. S. Zoullas is currently Chairman of the USA Advisory Committee of Lloyd’s Register and a member of the American Bureau of Shipping. Mr. S. Zoullas serves as Director Emeritus of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). Mr. S. Zoullas is also a committee member of the London P&I Club Committee. Mr. S. Zoullas in his capacity as a Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, brings leadership, extensive business relationships and operating experience, tremendous knowledge and strategic vision of our Company. Mr. S. Zoullas’s service as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Bulk Shipping creates a critical link between management and the Board of Directors, enabling the Board of Directors to perform its oversight function with the benefits of management's perspectives on the business. In addition, having the Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. S. Zoullas in particular, on our Board of Directors provides the Company with decisive and effective leadership.

Adir Katzav

Mr. Adir Katzav has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., effective July 10, 2012. During a 19-year career, Mr. Katzav has developed deep experience in corporate finance, accounting and capital markets regulatory structures. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Katzav served as a Senior Audit Manager, in addition to other roles, for PricewaterhouseCoopers in both US and overseas, where he provided business advisory and auditing services to public and private companies across multiple industries. Mr. Katzav earned a Bachelor's Degree in Statistics and Operations Research and Accounting.

Alexis Zoullas

Mr. Alexis P. Zoullas is President of Eagle Shipping International (USA) LLC, a subsidiary of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc and Director of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. He serves as serves as a Director of the Company and, since August 2008, also serves as the President of Eagle Shipping International (USA) LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company that provides commercial and strategic management to the Company’s fleet, which he joined in August 2008. Before joining Eagle Bulk Shipping, Mr. A. Zoullas had served as Vice-President at Norland Shipping & Trading Corporation since 2005, where he began his maritime career in 1993. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. A. Zoullas worked as Chief Strategic Officer of Kaufman Astoria Studios and was a founding partner of Filter Partners LLC, an entertainment licensing company. Presently, Mr. A. Zoullas serves as Chairman of the Class NK North American Advisory Committee. In addition, Mr. A. Zoullas is also a member of the following committees: the Norwegian Hull Club, American Bureau of Shipping (of which he is also a member), and the USA Advisory Committee of Lloyd’s Register. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and a J.D. from Fordham University. Mr. A. Zoullas has served as a Director of the Company since April 2007. The Board selected Mr. A. Zoullas to serve as a director and President of Eagle Shipping International (USA) LLC, because it believes Mr. A. Zoullas provides valuable maritime experience in the areas of technical, operations, legal, insurance, and commercial experience.

Joseph Cianciolo

Mr. Joseph M. Cianciolo is Independent Director of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., since 2005. He serves as a Director of the Company and the Chair of our Audit Committee. Mr. Cianciolo retired in June 1999 as the managing partner of the Providence, Rhode Island office of KPMG LLP. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Cianciolo had been a partner of KPMG LLP since 1970. Mr. Cianciolo currently serves as a director of Nortek, Inc. Mr. Cianciolo has previously served as a director of United Natural Foods Inc. Mr. Cianciolo has served as a Director of the Company since 2006. The Board of Directors selected Mr. Cianciolo as a Director because it believes that Mr. Cianciolo brings valuable management, financial and corporate governance experience to the Board of Directors. Mr. Cianciolo has spent 38 years with an international public accounting firm and 29 years as an Audit Engagement Partner. Mr. Cianciolo has served as an independent director for over thirteen years and has chaired the Audit Committee for two other companies whose securities have been publicly traded. He has held positions that require a full range of corporate and board responsibilities, including serving on Nominating and Governance and Compensation Committees.

Douglas Haensel

Mr. Douglas P. Haensel is Independent Director of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., since 2005. He serves as a Director of the Company and the Chair of the Company's Nominating and Governance Committee. He is currently managing partner of Haensel Capital Partners, LLC. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Burt's Bees, Inc. from 2005 to 2012. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Haensel was President and Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Newspapers, Inc. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at The Athlete's Foot Group, Inc. from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Haensel started his career at General Electric Company and held several management positions at GE Capital. Mr. Haensel has served as a Director of the Company since 2005. The Board of Directors selected Mr. Haensel to serve as a Director because it believes that Mr. Haensel brings valuable management and financial experience to the Board of Directors, including extensive experience with capital market transactions and investments in both public and private companies. Mr. Haensel also has a strong operations background and has deep experience with acquisition opportunity analysis and integration. He has valuable experience in corporate governance, compensation and audit issues.

David Hiley

Mr. David B. Hiley is Independent Director of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., since 2005. Mr. Hiley serves as a Director of the Company. Mr. Hiley has been a financial consultant for more than nine years. Mr. Hiley has previously served as a Director of Nortek, Inc. and as Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CRT Properties, Inc. (formerly Koger Equity, Inc.), a real estate investment trust, and in recent years has been a financial consultant. Prior to that, for the majority of his career Mr. Hiley served as head of investment banking at a large securities firm. Mr. Hiley has served as a Director of the Company since 2005. The Board of Directors selected Mr. Hiley to serve as a director because it believes he has valuable business and management experience and important perspectives on issues facing our Company. Mr. Hiley’s experience enables him to provide insight, guidance and strategic direction to the Board of Directors. Mr. Hiley has a strong financial background, including an understanding of financial statements, corporate finance, accounting and capital markets.

Jon Tomasson

Mr. Jon Tomasson is Independent Director of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., since 2007. He serves as a Director of the Company and the Chair of the Company’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Tomasson is Chief Executive Officer of Vínland Capital Investments, LLC, a real estate investment company that he founded in 2003. Prior to starting Vínland, Mr. Tomasson was a principal with Cardinal Capital Partners from 1999 until 2002. From 1990 until 1999, Mr. Tomasson worked at Citigroup’s Global Real Estate Equity and Structured Finance (GREESF) business, with both transactional and various management responsibilities. Mr. Tomasson has served as a Director of the Company since 2007. The Board of Directors selected Mr. Tomasson to serve as a director because it believes that Mr. Tomasson brings valuable financial, transactional and managerial expertise, including extensive execution in capital markets and structured transactions. Mr. Tomasson brings over 25 years of experience in international and domestic investment banking and real estate investment in addition to a multi-cultural and multi-lingual background to bear. He has built, led, capitalized and directed several businesses, teams and investments which informs his judgment, as well as his strategic advice and risk assessment as member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Thomas Winmill

Mr. Thomas B. Winmill, Esquire, is Independent Director of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. He serves as a Director of the Company. Since 1999, Mr. Winmill has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and General Counsel of Winmill & Co. Incorporated and its affiliates, which include SEC -registered investment advisers and broker/dealers, SEC-registered investment companies, such as Midas Fund, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development licensed mortgage bankers. As portfolio manager of Midas Fund since 2002, Mr. Winmill analyzes trends and companies involved with precious metals and natural resources, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals (such as iron, aluminum, and copper), strategic metals (such as uranium and titanium), hydrocarbons (such as coal, oil, and natural gas), chemicals, forest products, real estate, food products, and other basic commodities. He is a member of the New York Section member society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc., the New York and Washington State Bars, and the SEC Rules Committee of the Investment Company Institute. Mr. Winmill currently serves as a director or trustee for the following affiliated companies: Bexil Corporation, Bexil American Mortgage Inc., Castle Mortgage Corporation, Dividend and Income Fund, Foxby Corp., Global Income Fund, Inc., Midas Series Trust, and Winmill & Co. Incorporated. Mr. Winmill formerly served as a director for Golden Cycle Gold Corporation. Mr. Winmill has served as a Director of the Company since 2010. The Board of Directors selected Mr. Winmill to serve as a director because it believes he has valuable management, finance, and strategic decision-making experience. Mr. Winmill has significant investment and analytical expertise, particularly regarding commodities. Mr. Winmill is familiar with a range of corporate and board functions based on significant prior board experience.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Sophocles Zoullas

2,811,600

Adir Katzav

636,562

Alexis Zoullas

1,462,490

Joseph Cianciolo

--

Douglas Haensel

--

David Hiley

--

Jon Tomasson

--

Thomas Winmill

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012

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