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Judah S. Kraushaar

Judah is the managing partner of Roaring Brook Capital L.P., a long/short equity investment partnership based in White Plains, New York. He is also co-author (with Sandy Weill) of a recently published book entitled, “The Real Deal -- My Life in Business And Philanthropy.”

Judah enjoyed many years working on Wall Street. From 1989 until 2003, he served as a First Vice President in Merrill Lynch’s Equity Research Department. Judah headed the company’s global research team for the financial services industry and specialized in Banks, Broker Dealers, and Asset Management Companies. From 1991 to 2002, he earned top honors in Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-America Research Team Survey, Greenwich Research’s annual survey of Institutional Investors, and the annual survey of leading analysts conducted by The Wall Street Journal. He has also been cited for his professional accomplishments by Fortune and Bloomberg Magazines. Judah has been a repeat guest on Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street Week television program and has frequently appeared on other business television programs as well as having been quoted extensively in the print media.

He began his career as a consultant for Chase Econometrics in 1980. In 1983, he took his first job on Wall Street in the Strategic Planning Department of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets (the firm’s investment banking and institutional business). A year later, he moved to Merrill Lynch’s Equity Research Department and covered Banks in the southern portion of the US. In 1987, Judah accepted a position as lead Regional Bank analyst at Morgan Stanley where he worked for two years before being recruited back to Merrill Lynch to head the global financial services team.

In addition to the A.B. degree in 1979, Judah earned his MBA at Cornell. He is past president of the Bank & Financial Analysts Association, a professional group composed of investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the financial services sector. He serves on the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Committee, a well known human relations organization which promotes democracy, mutual understanding, and tolerance between people of different faiths and ethnicities. He also serves on the board of trustees for Commentary Magazine.

Judah is a lover of agriculture and markets beef and cut-your-own Christmas trees at his farm in Dutchess County, New York. Judah and his wife, Michele, reside in Westchester County, New York with their three children.