Alex Binderow joined our board of directors at the time of our acquisition from KeyCorp in August 2013. Mr. Binderow joined Crestview Partners, or Crestview, in 2005. At Crestview, Mr. Binderow is a partner and a leader on the financial services team, specializing in asset and wealth management investments. Prior to joining Crestview, he worked at Bear, Stearns & Co. in the company's acquisition finance group on a range of assignments, which included leveraged buyouts, strategic refinancings and M&A financings across various industries. Mr. Binderow is currently a director of certain Crestview portfolio companies and previously served on the board of directors of Munder Capital Management, or Munder, a registered investment company, until our acquisition of Munder in 2014.
Mr. Binderow received his Bachelor of Business Administration, with high distinction, from Emory University's Goizueta Business School with majors in finance and organization and management. Mr. Binderow's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his in-depth knowledge and experience in mergers and acquisitions, investing, leveraged finance, capital markets and asset management.