Mr. Ilan Kaufthal serves as Chairman at East Wind Advisors. He brings over 30 years of experience as an investment banker and senior corporate executive to the franchise. From 2008-2013, he served as Senior Advisor for Irving Place Capital. Ilan was a Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Bear, Stearns & Co. until 2008. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, he was with Schroders & Co. as Vice Chairman and head of mergers and acquisitions for 13 years. Preceding Schroders, he was with NL Industries and served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He serves on the Board of Directors of Cambrex Corporation, Tronox, Blyth, Quin Pario Acquisition Corporation, Edmunds.com and Propel/Slinky.