People: Great American Group Inc (GAMR.OB)
7 Mar 2014
Mr. Mark D. Klein is an Independent Director of Great American Group, Inc., since July 2009. Since January of 2011, Mr. Klein has been a director of NeXt BDC Capital Corp. From April 2010 to May 2011, Mr. Klein was the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc., formerly 57th Street General Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company he helped form, and a director since its inception. Also in April 2010, Mr. Klein became a managing member and majority partner of M. Klein & Company, LLC, which owns the Klein Group, LLC, a registered broker dealer. Prior to joining Hanover in 2007, Mr. Klein was Chairman of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a underwriter of blank check companies, which is engaged in retail and institutional securities brokerage, investment banking and asset management services. Prior to joining Ladenburg Thalmann, from June 2000 to March 2005, Mr. Klein served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of NBGI Asset Management, Inc. and NBGI Securities, which were the US subsidiaries of the National Bank of Greece, the financial institution in Greece. Prior to joining NBGI, Mr. Klein was President and founder of Newbrook Capital Management, founder and managing member of Independence Holdings Partners, LLC, a private equity fund-of-funds company, and founder and general partner of Intrinsic Edge Partners, a long/short equity hedge fund. Prior to the formation of Newbrook Capital Management and Independence Holdings Partners, LLC, Mr. Klein was a Senior Portfolio Manager for PaineWebber and Smith Barney Shearson, both investment banking firms. Mr. Klein is a graduate of J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, with a Masters of Management Degree and also received a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree with high distinction from Emory University.
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