Prior to Monogram, Daniel Meyers was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cognition Financial. Mr. Meyers and Stephen Anbinder co-founded First Marblehead Corporation, which was the predecessor organization of Cognition Financial. From 1980 through 1991, Mr. Meyers was involved in derivatives and arbitrage trading at EF Hutton, Prudential-Bache, LF Rothschild Unterberg Towbin and Commodities Corporation, a hedge fund now owned by Goldman Sachs. He began working on asset backed financing in 1986.
He was chair emeritus of the Board of the School of Education Foundation at the University of Virginia, his tenure lasting 23 years. He also sat as the consulting member of the University's Finance Committee for 17 years, the Campaign executive committee and was a founding member of the Council of Foundations. For roughly fifteen years, he served as Chairman of the Board of Steward Medical Group. Mr. Meyers sat on the Education Funding committee of the Consumer Bankers Association in Washington DC for twenty years. He sat on the Board of Directors of the Forum for the Future of Higher Education at The Aspen Institute for roughly 20 years until its merger with The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Meyers received an B.A. in economics from Brandeis University and completed the Owner President Management program at Harvard Business School.
Prior to Monogram, Mr. Gelber served as President of Cognition Financial from 2013 to 2023. He was also a director of Cognition Financial from 2013 to 2023. Mr. Gelber joined Cognition Financial in 2001 and served in many positions there, including as Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2020, Chief Administrative Officer from 2010 to 2012 and prior to 2010 held various positions in the capital markets and product strategy groups. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Gelber served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jack Quinn (N.Y.), primarily focused on education, telecommunication, and banking legislation. Mr. Gelber received a B.A. from The George Washington University.
Prior to Monogram, Eileen Patrick served as Vice Chair of Finance at Cognition Financial. Prior to joining Cognition Financial, she served as Head of Strategy for PennantPark. She was responsible for developing and executing strategic initiatives, including a merger with MCGC Capital Corp. and launching the Company's first two middle market CLOs. Before joining PennantPark, Ms. Patrick was Executive Vice President of Strategy for Apollo Investment and served as a Vice President and member of the Investment Committee for the manager of Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc. (NYSE: AMTG). While at Apollo, she also spearheaded the acquisition of MidCap Financial, a middle market focused specialty lender. Before joining Apollo, Ms. Patrick was a Managing Director at JP Morgan in the Financial Institutions Group, a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns with oversight of the Specialty Finance Investment Banking effort, a Vice President at Salomon Smith Barney Citigroup, and as a Senior Accountant in the financial services audit practice at Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Patrick holds a BS in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University Scholars Program graduating summa cum laude and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Prior to Monogram, Mr. Heneghan served as EVP, Business Development and Product at Cognition Financial from 2016 to 2023. He had served as a Managing Director, Business Development and Product Strategy at Cognition Financial since 2011. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Heneghan held various positions at Cognition Financial in the Business Development, Corporate Development and Product Strategy groups. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Heneghan served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jack Quinn (N.Y.). Mr. Heneghan received a B.A. from The George Washington University.
Prior to Monogram, Ms. Bertrand served as Chief Operating Officer of Cognition Financial from 2021 to 2023. Previously, she was the EVP of Operations and Client Services at Cognition Financial from 2016 to 2021 and prior to that held various positions in the Business Development and Product Strategy groups at Cognition Financial. From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Bertrand worked as an Associate in the Investment Banking division of Robertson Stephens and Jefferies & Co., where she helped companies in the specialty finance sector raise capital in public and private capital markets. Ms. Bertrand received a B.A. in economics from Middlebury College. She served on the Board of Directors of ELM Resources.
Prior to Monogram, Mr. Kerrigan served as EVP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Cognition Financial from 2019 to 2023. Prior to Cognition Financial, Mr. Kerrigan worked at Egenera, a high technology company in Boxborough, MA. He served as CEO of Egenera from 2018 to 2019, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer from 2009 to 2018 and VP, Finance from 2008 to 2009. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Kerrigan worked in the corporate finance department of Cognition Financial (f/k/a The First Marblehead Corporation) serving as VP, Finance at the time he left. Prior to Cognition Financial, Mr. Kerrigan served as the Controller of Diacrin, a publicly traded biotechnology company, and held positions in the audit divisions of Ernst & Young LLP and Price Waterhouse LLP. Mr. Kerrigan has been a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts since 1996. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Massachusetts Society of Public Accounts. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College and a Masters in Taxation degree from Northeastern University.