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BIOGRAPHIES

Ralph Nacey, Principal 

Mr. Nacey is a Principal of CONREX.  In 2010, Mr. Nacey was globally named one of 31 Hedge Fund Rising Stars by Institutional Investor Magazine, and 1 of 40 Blue Chip Managers for the Next Decade by Hedge Fund Journal, in association with Ernst & Young.  Mr. Nacey was further selected for the "Rising Stars" showcase at GAIM USA conference in 2011.  He was previously Chief Investment Officer of Brigadier Capital Management, LLC.  Prior to Brigadier, Mr. Nacey worked for Merrill Lynch, where he headed two different business efforts. First, Mr. Nacey built a North American derivatives structuring desk. Second, he headed a long/short proprietary trading effort that focused on corporate credit and structured finance. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Nacey worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Investment Banking Division, where he worked on M&A, debt, and equity offerings. Mr. Nacey also worked in the North American Structured Credit Products Group as a lead structurer working on new products. Prior to CSFB, Mr. Nacey was a Captain in the United States Army.  Among his assignments and qualifications were Executive Officer of Delta Battery 319th, 1-508th ABCT (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), Ranger, Airborne, and Senior Parachutist. Mr. Nacey earned a B.S. at the United States Military Academy at West Point, with a major in Physics and a minor in Nuclear Engineering.

 

Eric Phillipps, Principal

Mr. Phillipps is a Principal of CONREX.  Previously, Mr. Phillipps served as Portfolio Manager at Brigadier Capital Management, LLC.  Prior to Brigadier, Mr. Phillipps held the role of lead trader for a long/short proprietary trading effort at Merrill Lynch that focused on corporate credit and structured finance.  Mr. Phillipps also worked as a lead structurer in the Global Structured Credit Products Group of Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for structuring and determining hedge strategies for various credit products.  Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Phillipps worked with both cash and synthetic products in the North American Structured Credit Products Group of Credit Suisse First Boston.  Mr. Phillipps earned a B.A. at Columbia University, with a major in Philosophy-Economics and a concentration in Psychology.

 

Jon Grzyb, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Grzyb is the Chief Executive Officer of CONREX. Previously, as President of Multifamily Investments at Corigin Real Estate Group, Mr. Grzyb led the firms property management, student housing, and multifamily operations.  Prior to Corigin, Mr. Grzyb was an officer in the United States Coast Guard where he served in operational and staff positions based out of Miami, FL and Washington, DC.  Mr. Grzyb holds a Bachelor in Science with high honors from the United States Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

 

Conrad Langenegger, Executive Vice President

Mr. Langenegger is the Executive Vice President of CONREX. Mr. Langenegger was previously a Senior European Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager for Marvin & Palmer Associates, a global equity fund.  Mr. Langenegger also worked as the Regional Head of Equity Derivative Operations at Goldman Sachs, managing the OTC equity trade process for the Americas and supporting all equity derivative products for Equity Finance, Structured Products, Volatility Trading, Equity Capital Markets, and Proprietary Trading.  In addition, Mr. Langenegger was a Captain in the United States Army.  Among his military assignments and qualifications were Battalion Fire Direction Officer for the 3-29th Field Artillery Regiment, Assistant Brigade Fire Support Officer for the 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, Airborne, and Air Assault.  Mr. Langenegger earned a B.S. at the United States Military Academy at West Point, with a major in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, with concentrations in Finance and Corporate Strategy.