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PJT Partners Inc (PJT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Taubman

56 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Helen Meates

55 2015 Chief Financial Officer

James Cuminale

63 2015 General Counsel

Ji-Yeun Lee

50 Managing Partner

Dennis Hersch

70 2015 Lead Independent Director

James Costos

54 2017 Director

Emily Rafferty

68 2015 Independent Director

Thomas Ryan

64 2015 Independent Director

Kenneth Whitney

59 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Taubman

Mr. Paul J. Taubman is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.Paul J. Taubman is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding PJT Capital in early 2013, Mr. Taubman spent almost 30 years at Morgan Stanley in a series of increasingly significant leadership positions including Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Head of Investment Banking and most recently, Co-President of Institutional Securities. After retiring from Morgan Stanley in 2012, he served in an independent capacity to advise companies on a number of significant transactions before starting PJT Capital. Mr. Taubman is involved in numerous philanthropic activities including serving as Board President of New York Cares, a Trustee and Executive Committee member of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and a National Advisory Board member of Youth INC. Mr. Taubman received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Helen Meates

Ms. Helen T. Meates is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Meates is our Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PJT Capital in January 2015, Ms. Meates worked at Morgan Stanley for twenty-two years, most recently serving as a Managing Director. Ms. Meates spent the majority of her career at Morgan Stanley in Global Capital Markets, including nine years in Leveraged Finance. In 2011 she was appointed as Deputy Head of Global Capital Markets and Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Commitment Committee. In November 2013 she assumed the role of Global Chief Operating Officer for the Research Division and was appointed to the Institutional Securities Operating Committee. Ms. Meates also served on the firm’s Institutional Securities Risk Committee, Microfinance Advisory Board and Diversity Committee. Ms. Meates serves on the boards of the SMA Foundation

James Cuminale

Mr. James W. Cuminale is General Counsel of the Company. He is our General Counsel. Prior to joining PJT Capital in July 2015, Mr. Cuminale was Chief Legal Officer at Nielsen Holdings from November 2006 to June 2015. Prior to joining Nielsen, Mr. Cuminale served for over ten years as the Executive Vice President – Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary of PanAmSat Corporation and PanAmSat Holding Corporation. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Trinity College and the Board of Advisors at Vanderbilt University Law School. Mr. Cuminale received a B.A. from Trinity College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Ji-Yeun Lee

Ms. Ji-Yeun Lee is Managing Partner of the Company. Prior to joining PJT Capital in early 2014 as one of the founding partners, Ms. Lee was Managing Director and the Deputy Head of Global Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. She joined Morgan Stanley in 1988 and most of her career there was spent in Mergers & Acquisitions advising clients on a broad range of transactions across industries and geographies, including six years in the firm’s London office. Ms. Lee was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley’s Mergers & Acquisitions Department in 2004 and the Deputy Head of Global Investment Banking in 2007. In 2011, she joined Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee. Ms. Lee also serves on the Board of Directors of the Good Shepherd Services. She received a B.A. from Amherst College.

Dennis Hersch

Mr. Dennis S. Hersch is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hersch is President of N.A. Property, Inc., through which he has acted as a business advisor to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie H. Wexner since February 2008. He was a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., an investment bank, from December 2005 through January 2008, where he served as the Global Chairman of its Mergers & Acquisitions Department. Mr. Hersch was a partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, a New York law firm, from 1978 until December 2005. Mr. Hersch has served as a director of L Brands, Inc. and a member of the Finance Committee since 2006, and was a director and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Clearwire Corporation from November 2008 until June 2013.

James Costos

Mr. James Costos is Director of the Company. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and Principality of Andorra from August 2013 to January 2017. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Costos was Vice President of Global Licensing and Retail for Home Box Office (“HBO”) from 2007 to 2013. In this role, he was responsible for leading HBO’s newly created global licensing, retail and marketing division, which he established to further expand HBO’s domestic and international interest. He has also served as President and CEO of Eight Cylinders, Head of Promotions and Consumer Products at Revolution Studios and held senior roles for more than a decade at Hermès of Paris and Tod’s S.p.A. Mr. Costos previously served on the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States, the country’s largest animal protection organization. He is also a passionate supporter of several cultural and humanitarian organizations, including the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Human Rights Campaign. Mr. Costos earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts.

Emily Rafferty

Ms. Emily K. Rafferty is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Rafferty is President Emerita of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was elected President of the Museum in 2005 and served in that role until her retirement in March 2015. She had been a member of the Museum’s staff since 1976 serving in various roles in development, membership and external affairs until becoming President and Chief Administrative Officer in 2005, overseeing some 2,300 full- and part-time employees in the areas of finance, legal affairs, development, membership, visitor management, merchandising, human resources, security and government affairs. Ms. Rafferty had been Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since December 2012, having joined the board in 2011. Ms. Rafferty completed her term as Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in December 2016, but continues to serve on its Board and Audit and Risk Committee. Ms. Rafferty serves as a consultant to Russell Reynolds in their non-profit recruitment practice. Ms. Rafferty received a B.A. from Boston University and in 2015 was awarded the University’s College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award.

Thomas Ryan

Mr. Thomas M. Ryan is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ryan is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Health Corporation, formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation, a pharmacy healthcare provider. He served as Chairman from April 1999 to May 2011. He was Chief Executive Officer of CVS from May 1998 to February 2011 and also served as President from May 1998 to May 2010. Mr. Ryan serves on the boards of Yum! Brands, Inc. and Five Below, Inc., and is an Operating Partner of Advent International. Mr. Ryan was a director of Reebok International Ltd. from 1998 to 2005, Bank of America Corporation from 2004 to 2010 and Vantiv, Inc. from 2012 to 2015.

Kenneth Whitney

Mr. Kenneth C. Whitney is an Independent Director of the Company. Since April 2013, Mr. Whitney has managed a private family investment office since April 2013, focused on start-up businesses and entertainment projects. Since his retirement from The Blackstone Group L.P. in April 2013 until September 2015, he was also a Senior Advisor to Blackstone. Mr. Whitney was previously a Senior Managing Director and Head of Blackstone’s Investor Relations & Business Development Group from 1998 to April 2013. After joining Blackstone in 1988, Mr. Whitney focused his efforts in raising capital for Blackstone’s private investment funds and the establishment of Blackstone affiliates in the alternative investment area. Mr. Whitney began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1980, where he spent time in the firm’s accounting and audit areas as well as in the tax and mergers and acquisitions areas. Mr. Whitney is a Tony Award-winning producer, and currently sits on the Board of Trustees for The First Tee and the University of Delaware, where he received a B.S. in Accounting.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Paul Taubman

1,000,000

Helen Meates

2,194,540

James Cuminale

--

Ji-Yeun Lee

3,850,200

Dennis Hersch

--

James Costos

--

Emily Rafferty

--

Thomas Ryan

--

Kenneth Whitney

--
As Of  31 Dec 2016