Dennis Keegan is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of the Auspex Group, a hedge fund headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Previously, he served for fifteen years with Salomon Brothers, Inc., in New York and London. During his career with Salomon Brothers, he headed up the U.S. proprietary trading, European fixed income arbitrage, and foreign exchange divisions. He was the chairman of Salomon's risk management committee, co-head of global fixed income, and co-chief executive of European operations. Mr. Keegan earned a bachelor's degree in economics at UCLA, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he currently serves on the Board of Visitors.
David W. West is Founder and CEO of Civicom, an advanced telecom and web-conferencing services company. He is the former general manager of a division of Nestlé, the world's largest food company, where he championed a number of highly successful new businesses. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School where he received the 2005 "Making a Difference" Award for his pioneering work in corporate philanthropy.