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SCOTT B. STOKES 208 E 51st Street, #249 Phone 917.207.3245 New York, NY 10022 ss122274e@westpost.

net SENIOR ANALYST Hedge Fund / Private Equity / Venture Capital Strategic Operations, Financial, and Technology Leadership Financial professional with strong track-record of delivering top performance. C ombines astute strategic, business, financial, analytical, organizational, and l eadership competencies with proven success in leading teams and implementing str ategic actions to drive revenue and improve operations. Expert in analyzing fina ncial information, performing market research, and collaborating with cross-func tional teams to achieve organizational goals & objectives. Mentor and leader of new and experienced research analysts. Dynamic presentation and negotiation skil ls. Expertise includes: Business Development / Change Management / Client Relations / Recruiting / Train ing & Development / Start Ups & Turnarounds Project Management / Portfolio Management / IT Strategy / Team Leadership / Fina ncial Analysis / QA Testing Highly-Successful in Developing Processes & Programs and Leading Analysts & IT Staff to Significantly Improve Organizational Performance PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: GovernanceMetrics International (GMI), New York, NY 2002 to Present GMI assesses corporate governance & accountability issues for 20,000+ global com panies Clients include pension funds, banks, insurance companies, regulatory ag encies, corporate issuers , etc. Company was established in 2001, has over 100 employees, and generates $10M+ in annual revenue (Independent Global Leader in C orporate Governance). DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH (2007-Present) / GOVERNANCE RESEARCH ANALYST (2002-2 007) Recruited during start-up operations to prepare governance profiles of publiclytraded companies (across several global markets), research governance issues (mu ltiple categories), and write governance research-based reports. Promoted in 200 7 based on strong performance to ensure the timely delivery of key data, quality control, GMI Rating Reports, etc. Work in cooperation with Director of Research and technical support team to direct GMI research team and ensure corporate obj ectives are achieved. Selected career accomplishments include: Instrumental in building and developing startup organization into successful, p rofitable company; GMI first rated the S&P 500 in December of 2002 and recently merged with The Corporate Library (July 2010) and Audit Integrity (December 2010 ). Interview, hire, train, develop, mentor, and lead research analysts (30+) to ac hieve production and business goals. Develop and implement data control processe s to improve organizational performance. Manage GMI Rating Reports for clients and supervise change implementations to i nclude new metrics relating to financial and risk management issues. Create anal yst training materials and train analysts. Achieved Rising Stars of Corporate Governance global recognition (2008) from th e prestigious Millstein Center for Corporate Governance & Performance (Yale Scho ol of Management). Led development and implementation of website that allows rated companies to ea

sily access and respond to Data Report (information used in governance ratings). Implemented the companys News Update service to provide critical client informa tion (between ratings cycles) and created high-impact, high-yield training progr am for GMI Research Associates. Personally edited and published daily website Ne ws Updates. Authored research paper (Whats Happened Since) used by Sales & Marketing depart ments that provide valuable insight of GMI ratings on numerous companies. Collab orated with IT group to implement Manager Tools in the GMI database (provides re al-time research analysts oversight). SCOTT B. STOKES Page 2 ss122274e@westpost.net Investa Inc. / Oz Software Inc., New York, NY & Houston, TX 1991 t o 2001 Investa Inc. was a small money management firm that provided portfo lio management to high-net worth individuals (focused on equities and index opti ons) Oz Software was a sister company that managed a subscriber financial advic e database. VICE PRESIDENT (1994-2001) / PORTFOLIO MANAGER & RESEARCH ANALYST (1991-1993) Successfully maintained client records, executed trades, and managed stock & ind ex option selections in discretionary accounts. Promoted in 1994 based on strong performance to manage programming staff and direct outside consultants to maint ain proprietary index options trading software. Analyzed Wall Street Analysts an d Money Managers financial (markets, stocks, etc.) recommendations and selected relevant information for subscription database. Hired, trained, developed, mentored, and led IT staff to develop high-yield pro prietary software; managed transition from database program to fully functional website (managed daily website maintenance). Built New York City office; sourced location, managed operations, oversaw recru itment, and more. Instrumental in launch of successful core product (subscriptio n-based investment website) and multiple mutual funds; participated in capital f und raising efforts, prepared materials, etc. Recruited custodians, transfer agents, and attorneys to register and manage 2 n ew equity mutual funds in compliance with SEC regulations. Developed client trad ing strategies; performed historical options data analysis, etc. Conceived, designed, and built research department to maintain Wall Street anal ysts recommendations database. Developed Analyst Training Program that improved organization performance. EDUCATION: BS Mechanical Engineering BA Economics COMPUTER SKILLS: MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Outlook, MS Power Point, Adobe Acrob at, and other proprietary software programs. RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston, Texas (1991)

RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston, Texas (1991)