Rich Handler has been with Jefferies since 1990 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2001, making him the longest serving CEO on Wall Street. Mr. Handler also serves as Chairman of the Global Diversity Council at Jefferies. In addition he is Chairman and CEO of the Handler Family Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on many philanthropic areas, including providing 4-year all-inclusive fully-paid college educations each year to 15 of the most talented and deserving students coming from challenging backgrounds and circumstances. The foundation also works to protect the environment by protecting endangered species. Prior to Jefferies he worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the High Yield Bond Department. Mr. Handler received an MBA from Stanford University in 1987. He received his BA in Economics (Magna Cum Laude, High Distinction) from the University of Rochester in 1983 where he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.