Mr. Waters is Chairman of the Boards of the Company and the Bank, and is Managing Partner of Compass Partners Advisors LLP and its advisory and investment subsidiaries. He founded Compass Partners in 1996. Previously, Mr. Waters spent over 20 years advising corporate and financial entities both in the U.S. and internationally.
Mr. Waters served from 1992 to 1996 as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley, Europe, and was a member of Morgan Stanley’s worldwide 12-person Operating Committee. Mr. Waters joined Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department in June 1988 and was Co-Director of that department from January 1990 to early 1992. Mr. Waters was Co-Director of the Mergers and Acquisition Department at Shearson Lehman Brothers from 1985 to 1988.
He serves on the board of directors of Valero Energy Corporation where he sits on the audit committee. Mr. Waters brings over 40 years of specific and relevant financial services experience to the Board, along with a deep understanding and practical knowledge of the investment management business.