John C. Wobensmith
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited
John C. Wobensmith has served as Genco’s President since December 19, 2014, and was given the additional title of Chief Executive Officer on March 23, 2017. From April 2005 until his appointment as President, he served as our Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. From 2010 until Baltic Trading’s merger with our Company on July 17, 2015, Mr. Wobensmith served as President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Baltic Trading. Mr. Wobensmith has over 20 years of commercial, financial, operational and consolidation experience in the shipping industry.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wobensmith served as a Senior Vice President with American Marine Advisors, Inc., an investment bank focused on the shipping industry. While at American Marine Advisors, Inc., Mr. Wobensmith was involved in mergers and acquisitions, equity fund management, debt placement and equity placement in the shipping industry. From 1993 through 2000, he worked in the international maritime lending group of The First National Bank of Maryland, serving as a Vice President from 1998. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.