Richard P. Emerson
Director since October 2010. Mr. Emerson has spent his entire career in investment banking and corporate finance. From 2004 through 2008, he was Senior Partner of Evercore Partners, a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President with Microsoft Corporation, with responsibility for all acquisitions, investments and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Microsoft, he led west coast office of Lazard Frères, where, from 1996 through 2000, he advised telecom and technology clients on significant mergers, acquisitions and related financial transactions. He has also held senior advising roles with The Blackstone Group and Morgan Stanley & Company. Mr. Emerson previously served on the board of directors of Clearwire Corporation from 2003 through 2008.