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Sanford Rich

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Washington, DC, USA


Sanford "Sandy" Rich is the Chief of Negotiations and Restructuring for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation reporting to Director Joshua Gotbaum the Presidential appointee. 

Sandy is formerly a Managing Director of Whitemarsh Capital LLC. Whitemarsh provides restructuring and financial advisory services to small and mid-sized businesses in the healthcare, real estate, housing, manufacturing, media, energy, retailing and technology industries.

Sandy serves on the Board of Directors of InsPro Technologies as part of the Compensation and Audit and Compliance committees. Sandy has served on the Board of Directors and as an officer of a number of public and private companies including InterCLICK, where he was the sole Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman and Aspen University, where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee Chairman. Sandy is an Audit Committee Financial Expert.

Sandy has served as Chief Executive of a number of private and public companies engaged in restructuring of finance and operations and has served on the Board and the Capital Fund Raising Committee for a number of non-profit organizations.

Sandy's career experience includes being a Partner and Portfolio Manager at GEM Capital Management Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor where he managed portfolios for Corporate, State, and Taft Hartley Defined Benefit pension plans, endowments, insurers and US and international Private partnerships.

Sandy's Investment Banking career included his position as Managing Director of High Yield Finance, Capital Markets & North American Loan Syndicate, Sales and Trading at Citicorp Securities and his position as Managing Director of Distressed Trading and Debt Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch. Sandy has served as an advisor to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on investment disclosure, Asset Valuation Reserves, Risk Based Capital and emerging issues in the investment and financial disclosure of life and property casualty insurance companies.

Sandy is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, earning his Bachelors of Science degree in Finance. He earned his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Sandy is married with 5 children. In his spare time he enjoys distressed and venture capital investing, Scripophily, financial history, SCUBA diving, underwater and digital photography.
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