Mr. Kempner's grandfather Carl Loeb founded Carl M. Loeb & Co. in 1931, which would become one of the substantial Wall Street brokerage firms. In 1937, Carl M. Loeb & Co. became Loeb Rhodes & Co. after acquiring Rhodes & Co. Mr. Kempner began his business career working for his grandfather in September 1950, becoming a General Partner in January 1957. Loeb Rhoades & Co. incorporated in 1977 and he became an Executive Vice President. In 1978, Loeb Rhoades & Co, merged with Hornblower, Weeks, Noyes & Trask to form Loeb, Rhoades, Hornblower & Co. From January 1978 to December 1979, Mr. Kempner was Chairman of Loeb Rhoades Hornblower & Co. ("LRH"). On December 31, 1979, the operating business of LRH was sold. Mr. Kempner remained with the resulting entity, Loeb Holding Corporation ("LHC"). During the period from January 1, 1980 to the present, Mr. Kempner has been Chairman and CEO of LHC and from 1982, of its wholly owned subsidiary, Loeb Partners Corporation, a registered broker-dealer and registered investment advisory firm. Mr. Kempner is a director Intersections, Inc., a credit management and identity theft protection company (NASDAQ=INTX). He is a graduate of The Choate School, Wallingford, Connecticut and Yale University, B.E.E. where Mr. Kempner was elected to and is a member of both the scientific Honor Society, Sigma Xi, and the engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi.
Mr. Keating joined Loeb as a Managing Director in 2014. Mr. Keating has spent over 20 years focused on advising middle market clients on balance sheet strategy, optimizing cost of capital and structuring and placing private debt and equity. He has experience across several industries including industrials, energy, alternative energy, consumer/retail, media, entertainment and telecom. Mr. Keating was most recently founder of Soundwater Capital LLC, a private corporate advisory firm. Prior to founding Soundwater, Mr. Keating has held senior roles specializing in private finance at several firms including Lazard's Alternative Capital Finance group, First Albany/Broadpoint Private Capital, and UBS. Mr. Keating received his MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.
Mr. Lev is a Managing Director of Loeb Holding Corporation. Prior thereto he was Vice Chairman and Director of USCO Logistics. From 1995 through early 2000 he was Executive Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs of Micro Warehouse Inc., a $2.5 billion direct marketer of brand name personal computers and accessories to commercial and consumer markets. He also served on Micro Warehouse's four-person Executive Committee with global responsibility for legal and regulatory affairs, human resources, corporate communications, risk management and facilities. From 1995 through 2002 he was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Roper Organization. Prior to 1995, Mr. Lev engaged in the private practice of law. During this time he was instrumental in the acquisition of USCO from Uniroyal and the initial formation of Micro Warehouse. He is a 1965 graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and a 1968 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Lev is a member of the Connecticut, Virginia and Supreme Court bars. He is on the boards of directors of Flagler Construction Co, LLC; Pittsfield Plastics Inc.; and VirtualScopics Inc. (NASDAQ=VSCP). Additionally, Mr. Lev served on the board of directors of Integral Systems Inc, a principal Air Force provider of satellite command and control systems, which was recently sold to Kratos Inc.
Mr. Tcherepnine is a Managing Director of Loeb Partners Corporation, President of Loeb Partners Management, Inc., and a board member of Loeb Holding Corporation. He joined Loeb, Rhoades & Co. in 1962. He started in the Research Department and spent most of his years with the firm in portfolio management and in international institutional sales, and as manager of the New York International Department, a post which he held until the firm was sold in 1979. Since the establishment of Loeb Partners Corporation, he has concentrated on asset management. He has a B.A. from Harvard College and served for two years as an officer in the U.S. Army Artillery.