Vice Chairman, Jefferies; Vice Chairman, Leucadia National Corp.
Andrew Whittaker is vice chairman of Jefferies and vice chairman of Leucadia National Corp. Whittaker, who has 28 years of investment banking experience, was a founding member of Jefferies' investment banking department in 1990. His background includes working with many financial sponsors and a wide range of industrial, consumer, telecom, natural resources and financial clients. He has worked on the public and private issuance of senior, subordinated and convertible debt, and convertible, preferred and common equity, as well as mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and other financial advisory assignments. Whittaker is on the board of Jefferies Finance LLC and HRG Group Inc. Prior to joining Jefferies, he worked in the corporate finance department of Drexel Burnham Lambert. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.