CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

 

George Hornig

Chief Executive Officer, RON Transatlantic

 

George Hornig is a successful senior executive and business founder whose career has focused on financial services (asset management, investment banking, insurance and fin-tech) but has also spanned industries as diverse as health care, manufacturing, outsourcing of business services, social media, cybersecurity, augmented reality, and e-waste management. In addition to his role in leading and restructuring established businesses, George has been a significant investor and adviser for many early stage companies as well as a Director of several mutual funds.

 

George is presently CEO of Transatlantic Financial Holdings, LLC, the financial services division of Transatlantic Energy Group, a multinational diversified holding company.

 

From 2010 - 2016, George was a Senior Managing Director of PineBridge Investments, an asset manager with over $80 billion under management. George led the restructuring of the operations of this former division of AIG Insurance to make it an independent company after its divestiture, including reducing annualized company expenses by more than $60 million.

 

Prior to joining PineBridge, George spent 11 years at Credit Suisse Asset Management as Global Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Americas, at Deutsche Bank. In 1988, he was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Wasserstein Perella and Company, following his tenure at The First Boston Corp. George also practiced law for two years at Skadden Arps at the start of his career.

 

George is currently a Director of Forrester Research (publicly held technology research company), Edelman (communications marketing firm) and Xometry (advanced manufacturing platform business). He is also an investor and/or advisor to Longsight Strategic Advisors (strategic advisory firm), VNTANA (interactive hologram technologies), Bond Street (online small business lender), Trinity Cyber (advanced cyber security firm), Babiators (children’s sunglasses company) and KneesEase (health care device marketer).

 

He was a Director of KBL Healthcare I (public company which purchased Concord Health in 1994 and sold it to MultiCare for $114m in 1996), Unity Mutual Life (mutual insurer merged with Columbian Mutual in 2012), Director of Veridian Group (publicly held aerospace contractor sold to General Dynamics in 2003 for $1.5 billion), an investor and Director of OfficeTiger (outsourced business services sold to RR Donnelly in 2006 for $250m), Daily Candy (social media platform sold to Comcast for $125m in 2008) and CloudBlue (e-waste management company sold to Ingram Micro for $45m in 2013).

 

George received his AB in Economics from Harvard College, his MBA from Harvard Business School and his JD from Harvard Law School.

 

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