Rupert Allan, President, Tremont Capital Management
Ruper Allen joined Tremont in July 2002 and currently serves in the role of President. Mr. Allan is responsible for Tremont’s daily business operations and has oversight of Tremont’s international offices. He is a member of the Executive Committee and also the Investment Advisory Board. Prior to joining Tremont, Mr. Allan was Executive Director of the Structured Alternative Investment team at Societé Générale where he was responsible for marketing alternative investment products globally, and served as a member of the investment committee in the selection of hedge fund managers. Prior to joining the Equity Derivatives Structured products group, he managed the European Fund Management relationships team, which marketed the products of the bank with a focus on alternative investments. Mr. Allan also spent 13 years at a subsidiary of Credit Lyonnais, and was responsible for marketing/product development and strategy and manager selection in alternative investments. Mr. Allan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University. (22 years Capital Market experience)
Montieth M. Illingworth, President, Montieth & Company
Montieth Illingworth is Founder and President of Montieth & Company. Montieth & Company is a specialist professional consultancy expert in strategic management, corporate branding and marketing communications. Mr. Illingworth’s career creating and executing strategy as both a corporate leader and an advisor to his clients is diverse and comprehensive. Mr. Illingworth was most recently Head of Office, New York, for Gavin Anderson & Co., a global corporate and financial communications and public affairs consultancy. He led the restructuring of the office which included strengthening the firm’s M&A and financial communications capabilities. His prior positions included practice leadership responsibilities at Ruder Finn, Inc., where he founded and built the Financial Markets Group and the Global Corporate Strategies Group. Prior to Ruder Finn, Mr. Illingworth was at TSI Communications, a technology communications agency, where he founded and led the eBusiness Group. The practice focused on companies developing Internet strategies. He has advised clients on strategy development, aligning management teams and on a wide variety of special situations, including global market expansion, re-branding, issues and crisis management, corporate contests, M&A, governance, litigation and regulatory investigations. Montieth began his consulting career with Development Counsellors International advising governments in the U.S. and around the world on investment attraction marketing and communications. Prior to that he worked as a financial journalist for 15 years on staff for The American Banker and for Barron’s magazine and as a contributing writer for a variety of national newspapers and magazines. He is the author of the biography “Mike Tyson: Money, Myth and Betrayal” (1991) and is currently writing a new book on Frank Lloyd Wright and his Imperial Hotel. About Montieth & Company: “Advancing the Strategic Dialogue™”
Henny Sender, Senior Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal
Henny Sender is a senior special writer for the Money & Investing section of The Wall Street Journal. She covers private equity and hedge funds and is currently based in New York. Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Sender had spent nine years in Hong Kong. She covered regional finance as a reporter for The Asian Wall Street Journal from 1998 to 2001 and was finance editor of The Far Eastern Economic Review, a Dow Jones weekly magazine published in English and providing news and analysis on Asian business, economics and politics, from 1992 to 2001. Ms. Sender was a staff writer in New York for the Institutional Investor from 1985 to 1987. She then moved to Tokyo as Asia bureau chief through 1991 and was responsible for the magazine's Asian coverage. Her reporting on the Overseas Chinese network in 1991 earned her a nomination for a 1992 National Magazine Award. Ms. Sender earned a bachelor's degree with honors in history from the University of Rochester, a master's degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism and a Ph.D. in Asian history, from the University of Wisconsin. Her book, "Kashmiri Pandits: A Study of Cultural Choice in North India Up to 1930," focused on relations between Hindus and Muslims in pre-partition India and was published by Oxford University Press in 1981.
Whitney R. Tilson, Managing Partner, T2 Partners LLC
Whitney Tilson is the founder and Managing Partner of T2 Partners LLC and the Tilson Mutual Funds. The former manages three value-oriented private investment partnerships, while the latter is comprised of two value-based mutual funds, Tilson Focus Fund and Tilson Dividend Fund. Mr. Tilson is also the co-founder, Chairman and co-Editor-in-Chief of Value Investor Insight, an investment newsletter; and is the co-founder and Chairman of the Value Investing Congress, an investment conference that takes place twice per year, in New York City in November and Los Angeles in May. Mr. Tilson currently writes a regular column on value investing for the Financial Times, has written for the Motley Fool and TheStreet.com, was one of the authors of Poor Charlie's Almanack, the definitive book on Charlie Munger, and teaches financial statement analysis and business valuation for The Dickie Group. He was one of five investors included in SmartMoney's Power 30, has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Lou Dobbs Moneyline and Wall $treet Week, has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and has spoken widely on the topics of value investing and behavioral finance. He serves on the Board of Directors of Cutter & Buck, a public company that designs and markets upscale sportswear. Prior to his launching his investment career in 1999, Mr. Tilson spent five years working with Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter studying the competitiveness of inner cities and inner-city-based companies nationwide. Mr. Tilson and Professor Porter founded the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, of which Mr. Tilson was Executive Director. Mr. Tilson also led the effort to create ICV Partners, a national for-profit private equity fund focused on minority-owned and inner-city businesses that has raised nearly $500 million. Before business school, Mr. Tilson was a founding member of Teach for America, the national teacher corps, and later spent two years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, with a focus on pharmaceuticals and health care. Mr. Tilson received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class). He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, with a bachelor's degree in Government.