Spencer joined General American Investors Company, Inc. as a Senior Investment Counselor in 1994, served as its President from August 1995 through January 2012, and Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager through December 2012. He was named a Director of the Company in September 1995 and elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2007. Spencer began his Wall Street career at Brown Brothers Harriman in 1966. He worked at Beck, Mack & Oliver (1972-86) where he became a General Partner and at Odyssey Partners (1986-89) where he served as a Fund Manager. Spencer's eleemosynary interests include the Innisfree Foundation, Inc., Millbrook, New York, for which he has served as a Trustee since 1986, and the Neuroscience Research Foundation, Inc., San Diego, California, for which he has served as a Trustee since 1992. Spencer is a graduate of Queens College and received his M.B.A. degree in Finance from Columbia University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and is a Certified Investment Counselor.
Jeffrey joined General American Investors in October 2010, suceeded Spencer Davidson as President on Februaury 1, 2012, and as Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager effective January 1, 2013. Previously, he served as Managing Member and President of Amajac Capital Management, LLC, an investment advisory company he founded in 1999. From 1997 to 1999 he served as Senior Research Analyst and Equity Partner with Para Advisors. From 1994 through 1996 Jeffrey was employed by Bear Stearns & Co. culminating in his position as a senior analyst with the firm's Risk Arbitrage Department with particular focus on valuation related issues and structure. From 1985 through 1990, he rose to the position of Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading with Miller Tabak Hirsch & Co. Jeffrey graduated from the College of Wooster in 1985 with a BA in English Literature and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business with an MBA in 1994. He served the Financial Accounting Standards Board as a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force on Acquisition Accounting as well as a contributor on a number of other projects.
Andrew joined General American Investors Company in 1988, became Assistant Vice-President in 1991, Vice-President in 1995, and named Senior Vice President in 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Andrew spent 2 years as a security analyst at E. F. Hutton and then joined Mandrakos Capital Management for 2 years as a security analyst and portfolio manager. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Andrew has an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and is a graduate of St Francis College.
Sally came to General American Investors Company in 1997. Prior to joining the Company, from 1988-1994, she was a postdoctoral fellow and research assistant at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and, from 1991-1997, she served as a technical consultant to investment management organizations in the areas of biotechnology and medical devices. Educational programs included 7 years of research projects and studies at the School of Medicine, SUNY – Stony Brook. She is a graduate of State University of New York at Stony Brook and received a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology SUNY – Stony Brook.
Michael joined General American Investors Company in April 2006. He began his investment career at J.P. Morgan & Company in 1994 where he was an investment banker and rose to become a Vice-President in their private equity group, J.P. Morgan Capital. Subsequently, he was a General Partner in a communications and media-focused private equity firm that he co-founded and a Senior Equity Analyst in a long/short hedge fund. Michael has served as a director or observer on 8 Boards of Directors and helped found 6 companies. Michael graduated from Trinity College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Mathematics.
Anang began his investment career in 1996 and has held several investment research, credit analysis and investment banking positions including serving as a senior analyst at Amajac Capital Management, LLC. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation in 2004 and graduated from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Gene joined General American Investors Company in 2005. Prior thereto, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Prospect Capital Corporation, a business development company and, since 2008 has served on its Board of Directors. Previously, he was employed by Prudential Financial, Inc. (1987-2004) with increasing responsibilities for accounting and financial management in the area of regulated investment products. Prior thereto, he gained diverse audit experience at Deloitte & Touche (1982-1987). He received a B.S. in Accounting, cum laude, from Rider University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers University.
Diane, a CPA, is responsible for the corporate accounting and financial reporting of the Company. Prior to joining General American Investors Company in 1980, she spent 2 years at Paine Webber Jackson & Curtis Inc. as an assistant vice president and 4 years at Hurdman & Cranstoun as an auditor. She is a member of the accounting/treasurers committee of the Investment Company Institute. She received a B.S. in Accounting from Quinnipiac College located in Hamden, Connecticut.
Since joining General American Investors Company in 1991, Craig has filled various administrative and technical positions with increasing responsibilities. He is a member of the compliance advisory committee of the Investment Company Insitute. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College.
Maureen, joined General American Investors Company in 1992, has had a variety of administrative responsibilities and currently serves as Corporate Secretary in addition to being responsible for benefits administration. She is a member of the Human Resource Association of New York and the Society for Human Resource Management. Maureen is a summa cum laude graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ.