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Dr. Mickey Levy
Chief Economist
Bank of America
As Chief Economist for Bank of America, Dr. Levy analyzes and forecasts national and international economic performance and financial market behavior, and conducts research on monetary and fiscal policies. He sits on the Bank's Asset Liability Committee. In addition to his work with Bank of America, Dr. Levy serves on the Shadow Open Market Committee, is an advisor to several Federal Reserve Banks. He has testified before Congressional committees on topics concerning the Federal Reserve and monetary policy, fiscal and budget policies, economic and credit conditions and the banking industry....more

Nicolas Bornozis
Capital Link
As of 1996, founder, President and CEO of Capital Link, Inc., an international investor relations and financial advisory group. It assists listed companies and capital markets related organizations to develop and maintain access to European and North American investors. Capital Link has offices in New York, London and Athens and is a leader in investor relations for listed shipping companies, U.S. Closed-End Funds and ETFs and international companies accessing the U.S. and European markets....more

Robert Bugbee
Robert Bugbee was born in 1960 in Tavistock Devon, England. Mr. Bugbee began his professional career in 1984 with Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation as Post-Fixture Chartering Assistant Trainee. During his career at Gotaas-Larsen he held various positions. At the time of his resignation he was Head of Business Development and Strategic Planning. Mr. Bugbee joined OMI Corp., the predecessor of OMI Corporation, in 1995 as Senior Vice President. He was elected as a director and as Chief Operating Officer of OMI Corporation in 1998, Executive Vice President in 2001, President in 2002, and CEO June in 2007. Mr. Bugbee joined Ospraie Management in September 2007...more

Daniel Burke
Marine Transport/Downstream Analyst
Johnson Rice
Mr. Burke joined Johnson Rice in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Burke has managed Johnson Rice’s equity research coverage of the Marine Transport space, including coverage of companies in both the shipping and oil service space. Mr. Burke also manages Johnson Rice’s coverage of the downstream petroleum business. Prior to joining Johnson Rice, Mr. Burke worked in strategy consulting for the Boston Consulting Group from 1999 – 2001, with a primary focus on the energy sector ...more

Alex Chan
Equity Analyst
NBG International
Alex Chan is an Equity Analyst at NBG International, the investment banking arm of the National Bank of Greece. Prior to joining NBG International, Mr. Chan started life in Corporate Finance at a nominated adviser for AIM companies, before moving into Equities as an Equity Analyst at a private client stockbroker. He holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from Royal Holloway University of London, and an MSc degree in Accounting and Finance from Cass Business School. He is currently a candidate on the CFA program...more

Christopher Combé
Director, Equity Research
Jefferies International
Christopher Combé is a Senior Equity Research Analyst covering transportation, logistics and container shipping. Prior to joining Jefferies, Mr. Combé led the European Logistics / Shipping research team for Bear Stearns' international division, and was a senior associate in that firm's New York-based US Transport research team. On the industry side, he held analyst positions at California-based New West Energy Corporation and The Salt River Project. Mr. Combé graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a BS in Economics...more

Dr. John Coustas
President & Chief Executive Officer
Danaos Corporation
Dr. John Coustas is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for Danaos Corporation (DAC). Dr. Coustas has over 25 years of experience in the shipping industry and assumed management of our company in 1987 from his father, Dimitris Coustas, who founded Danaos Shipping in 1972. John is also a member of the board of directors of Danaos Management Consultants and The Swedish Club. Additionally, he is on the board of directors of both the Union of Greek Ship-owners and the Cyprus Union of Ship-owners...more

George Economou
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
DryShips Inc.

George Economou has over 25 years of experience in the maritime industry. He has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DryShips Inc. (DRYS) since its inception in 2004. He successfully took the Company public in February 2005, on NASDAQ under the trading symbol: DRYS. Economou has overseen the Company's growth into the largest US listed dry bulk company in fleet size and revenue and the second largest Panamax owner in the world. Economou began his career in 1976 when he commenced working as a Superintendent Engineer in Thenamaris Ship Management in Greece. From 1981-1986 he held the position of General Manager of Oceania Maritime Agency in New York...more

Marco Fiori
Chief Executive Officer
D'Amico Int'l Shipping S.A.
Mr. Marco Fiori is the CEO of D'Amico International Shipping S.A. (DIS). He joined COGEMA S.A.M. in 1996 as managing director and since that time has held many other executive positions in d'Amico Group companies. Prior to joining the d'Amico Group, Mr. Fiori was employed in the New York branch of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura. He was initially responsible for the loan portfolio and business development of Fortune 100 companies based on the U.S. West Coast and later, for overseeing and managing the entire U.S. business development market...more

Craig Fuehrer
Managing Director, Head of North American Transportation
and Transport Infrastructure Group
Deutsche Bank Securities
Craig Fuehrer currently is a Managing Director in Deutsche Bank Securities' Industrials investment banking group and serves as the Head of the firm's North American transportation and transport infrastructure investment banking practice. Craig is specifically responsible for advisory and debt and equity capital raising services for Deutsche Bank's clients in the transportation sector which includes the shipping, railroad, logistics and transport infrastructure sectors...more

Roberto Giorgi
Mr. Giorgi has been with the V.Ships/Vlasov Group since 1980 and has occupied various positions. His first shore-based position was in 1980 when he was working for Amarline, a joint venture Vlasov Group and Saudi Company. From 1984 to 1988 he became Marketing Manager for V.Ships. From 1988 to 1994 he took up the position of Managing Director of V.Ships New York. In 1994 he moved back to Europe to run the ship management operation of the Monaco office and started the new brand, V.Ships Leisure, in the cruise sector. In 2003, he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of V.Ships Ship Management Division. His most recent appointment was in March 2005 where he was appointed President of V.Ships...more

Michael Gregos
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Gregos has served as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2008. Prior to joining OceanFreight in September 2007, Michael Gregos was Project Manager for Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd. which he joined in 2001. Prior to that period, he worked for a shipping concern based in Athens and New York for five years and the Corporate Finance arm of a Greek bank for one year. He is a graduate from Queen Mary University in London and holds an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University...more

Michael G. Ioannides
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ocean Tankers Holdings
Mr. Michael Ioannides is the Chairman and CEO of Ocean Tankers Holdings Public Company Limited. He is 50 years old and has more than 30 years experience in Shipping. He began his career in Troodos Shipping Company Limited, where he was the Executive president and CEO of the Company. Later he joined LMZ Transoil where he was the managing Director. In 1995 he established Admibros Shipmanagement Company Limited which has under his ownership and management bulk carriers. In 2005, Ocean Tankers Holdings Public Company Limited was established by Mr. Michael Ioannides and within a period of 6 months...more

Georgios Karageorgiou
Chief Executive Officer
Globus Maritime Ltd
Mr. Karageorgiou has been the Chief Executive Officer of Globus Maritime (GLBS.L) since July 2005. Mr. Karageorgiou has 18 years shipping experience (4 years experience in a public company). He worked as a projects engineer for Kassos Maritime Enterprises from 1990-1992 and as a director and corporate secretary for Stelmar Shipping Limited from 1992-2004, a shipping company that was listed in the NYSE in March 2001. During his time at Stelmar Shipping Limited, Mr. Karageorgiou assisted with both vessel acquisitions and financings and was involved with the company's initial public offering and subsequent sale to OSG in December 2004...more

George Kassiotis
President & Chief Executive Officer
Omega Navigation Enterprises
Mr. George Kassiotis has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Omega Navigation Enterprises (ONAV) since its inception in February 2005. Prior to joining Omega Navigation, Mr. Kassiotis was the commercial director of Target Marine S.A. since 1996 and he led, as a senior executive director, the development of Target's business and oversaw its growth and expansion since 1999...more

Ioannis E. Lazaridis
Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer & Director
Capital Maritime
Mr. Lazaridis has served as the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of our general partner since its formation in January 2007 and joined our board of directors on March 13, 2007. Mr. Lazaridis has served as Capital Maritime's Chief Financial Officer and as a director since its incorporation in March 2005. >From 2004 to March 2005, Mr. Lazaridis was employed by our predecessor companies. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Lazaridis was employed by Credit Agricole Indosuez Cheuvreux in London, where he worked in the equity department. ...more

Ferdinand V. Lepere
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
TBS International Limited
Mr. Lepere has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2005 and as Executive Vice President of Finance of TBS Shipping Services since January 1995, responsible for all financial, accounting, information systems and administrative matters. TBS is an ocean transportation services company that offers worldwide shipping solutions through liner, parcel, bulk and vessel chartering services....more

Doug Mavrinac
Equity Research Analyst
Jefferies & Company
Douglas Mavrinac is a Senior Equity Research Analyst leading the firm's Maritime Equity Research group. He joined the firm in May 2003 and currently focuses on shipping companies that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, LNG, and dry bulk commodities. Prior to joining Jefferies, Mr. Mavrinac worked nine years in the energy industry most recently as a commodity analyst in the Strategic Market Analysis group at Dynegy, and prior to that as a financial analyst in the Exploration and Production group at the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. ....more

Stamatis Molaris
Chief Executive Officer
Quintana Maritime Limited
Mr. Stamatis Molaris has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Quintana Maritime Limited (QMAR) since its formation in January 2005, has served as the President since May 2005 and has been a member of the board of directors since June 2005. Prior to this, Mr. Molaris served as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Stelmar Shipping Ltd. from August 1993 until January 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Molaris served as an audit manager for Arthur Andersen...more

Alberto Mussini
Chief Financial Officer
d'Amico International Shipping S.A.
Alberto Mussini has recently joined d'Amico International Shipping S.A., acting as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and of its subsidiary d'Amico Tankers Limited.Prior to joining, Mr. Mussini worked as senior manager at Deloitte & Touche in Rome and Milan, and was responsible for auditing large and multinational manufacturing groups. From 2004 to early 2006 Mr. Mussini held the position of group administration...more

Michael S. Pak, CFA
Vice President and Equity Research Analyst
Banc of America Securities LLC
Mr. Michael S. Pak is a Vice President and Research Analyst in the Equity Research Department at Banc of America Securities LLC, where he plans to cover Shipping within the Diversified Industries group. Previously, during 2005-2007, Pak served as a team analyst for BAS's Packaging and Paper/Forest research team, which ranked first and third, respectively, on Institutional Investor's "All-America Research Team." Prior to joining the Company, Pak was a team analyst for the number-one Institutional Investor-ranked Packaging research group at Citigroup Investment Research, during 2000-2005...more

Eleftherios Papatrifon
Chief Financial Officer
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.
Mr. Eleftherios A. Papatrifon was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Excel Maritime (EXM) on January 1, 2005. Mr Papatrifon joins the Company from Geniki Bank of Greece, a subsidiary of Societe Generale, where he served as Head of Investment Banking. He brings fifteen years of experience in Corporate Finance and Asset Management, having previously served as a portfolio manager for The Prudential Insurance Company of America, as well as increasingly responsible positions in the banking and financial services sectors in Greece...more

Aristides J. Pittas
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Euroseas Ltd.
Aristides J. Pittas has been a member of the board of directors and the Chairman and CEO of Euroseas Ltd. (ESEA) since its inception on May 5, 2005. Since 1997, Mr. Pittas has also been the President of Eurochart S.A., our affiliate. Eurochart is a shipbroking company specializing in chartering and selling and purchasing ships. Since 1997, Mr.Pittas has also been the President of Eurotrade, a ship operating company and our affiliate. Since January 1995, Mr. Pittas has been the President and Managing Director of Eurobulk Ltd., our affiliate...more

Mike Reardon
Vice President of Research and Marketing
Imarex Inc.
Mike graduated from the United Stated Merchant Marine Academy in 1989 with a degree in Marine Transportation. He sailed for five years as a deck officer on US flag crude oil, product and chemical tankers. During the first Persian Gulf War, he served as a Platform Captain on an underway replenishment tanker in the Mediterranean Sea. He obtained his unlimited Masters License in 1995. His shore side career began in 1996 with Stolt-Nielsen, working in the Latin American Services department. Leaving Stolt to attend New York University's Stern School of Business on a full-time basis, Mike graduated in 1999 with an MBA in Finance and International Business...more

Robert G. Robison
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Mr. Robert G. Robison is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Robison is principally involved with the strategic acquisition and divestiture activities of public and private companies, as well as M&A transactions on behalf of private equity funds. Accordingly, Mr. Robison has particular experience in international transactions, leveraged buyouts (management-led, strategic joint venture, or fund-sponsored), and counseling boards and special committees with regard to interested party transactions...more

Joseph E. Royce
President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Director
TBS International Limited
Mr. Royce has been President, Chairman and a director since our inception, and Chief Executive Officer since March 2005. Since 1993, Mr. Royce has served as President of TBS Shipping Services and is responsible for supervising the vessels in our breakbulk, bulk and liner operations. In 2007, Mr. Royce became a director of Covenant House New York, the not-for-profit adolescent care agency...more

Charles Rupinski
Senior Equity Analyst
Shipping and Transportation
Maxim Group
Charles Rupinski covers maritime, transportation, and energy companies as a Senior Vice President of Equity Research at Maxim Group. He has more than 10 years of investment experience, on both the buy and sell side. Previous to Maxim, he was a Director, Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Forstmann-Leff, a mid-sized money management firm. Prior to joining Forstmann-Leff, he worked at Morgan Stanley as a Senior Research Analyst covering a number of freight transportation industries...more

Eric Schless
Managing Director
Wachovia Securities
Eric Schless is a Managing Director of the Transportation and Logistics practice in the Industrial Growth group at Wachovia Securities. He has over twenty years of investment banking experience, with prior stints at Bear Stearns and Schroders PLC, where he initiated and managed the growth of those firms' transportation and logistics practices. Since joining Wachovia in 2005, Mr. Schless has devoted a significant portion of his time to the initiation and development of Wachovia's shipping practice...more

Peter S. Shaerf
Chairman of The New York Maritime Association (“NYMAR”)
Peter started in the industry over 30 years ago and worked for many years as a shipbroker for container and dry cargo vessels through a company he founded, The Commonwealth Group. He also operated a small Caribbean liner service while working for a firm of British shipowners. He has extensive experience in vessel valuations and has performed such work for financial institutions and Government clients.He joined AMA in 2002.Immediately prior to joining AMA he was a co-founder of Poseidon Capital, a specialist maritime “boutique”...more

Michael Tartsinis
Chief Executive Officer
Global Oceanic Carriers Limited
Mr. Tartsinis has extensive shipping experience and has participated in ownership and management of dry bulk shipping. Since 2003, Mr. Tartsinis has served as Chief Executive Officer of Antares Shipmanagement SA, an independent ship management company, which manages dry bulk oceangoing vessels operated by Antares as well as for other third parties. Prior to Antares, Mr. Tartsinis held positions as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer for six years...more

Nikolas P. Tsakos
President & Chief Executive Officer
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd.
Mr. Tsakos has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP) since its inception. Mr. Tsakos is the sole shareholder of Tsakos Energy Management. He has been involved in ship management since 1981 and has seafaring experience of 36 months. He is President of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Agency (HELMEPA). Mr. Tsakos is a member of the council of the Independent Tanker Owners Association...more

Stamatios N. Tsantanis
Chief Financial Officer
TOP Ships Inc.
Stamatios N. Tsantanis is the Chief Financial Officer of TOP Ships Inc. and serves on the Company's board of directors since July 2004. During his tenure, Mr. Tsantanis has initiated, managed and executed a number of financial transactions for our Company, such as debt financings and refinancings, equity offerings, sale and leaseback of vessels, corporate ratings, and special projects. Mr. Tsantanis was previously employed by Alpha Finance, a member of the Alpha Bank group, a leading Greek financial institution, from 1999 to 2004...more

Akis Tsirigakis
President and Chief Executive Officer
Star Bulk Carriers Corp.
Mr. Akis Tsirigakis is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, of Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK) and its predecessor Star Maritime Acquisition Corp., a Special Purpose Acquisition Company or SPAC since its inception in May 2005. Mr. Tsirigakis is experienced in ship management, ship ownership, ship-building. He had formerly served on the board of directors of DryShips Inc., a Nasdaq listed company. From November 2003 until December 2007, he was the Managing Director of Oceanbulk Maritime S.A...more

Christos Varsos
Chief Financial Officer
Goldenport Holdings Inc.
Christos has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 1 November 2005. Prior to joining the Company Christos held finance positions on a regional and local level with Coca-Cola HBC, in Greece. He also worked as a Manager and Senior auditor at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte and Touche in Athens, where he gained four years shipping audit experience and Baker Tilly in London. He holds a degree in Banking and Financial Management from the University of Piraeus, Greece and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants...more

Justin B. Yagerman
Director - Global Transportation & Shipping
Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC
Justin Yagerman has been in sell-side transportation research since 2001. He joined Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC in fall 2005 as a senior transportation analyst after spending a year as the ocean shipping analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. Prior to his experience in ocean shipping, Justin spent over three years with the Bear Stearns transportation research team as an associate. Justin holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, where he majored in government....more

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