M.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration; B.S., electronic engineering, Yale University
Summary of Experience
Mr. El-Hage is an expert in corporate governance, corporate finance, and valuation, with more than 20 years of professional experience in executive management positions, focusing in the areas of private equity, equity financing, restructuring, and venture capital. He has provided consulting in several litigation matters involving governance and valuation issues and has provided expert testimony at deposition. He has also served on the boards of numerous private and public companies, ranging from start-ups to those with several billion dollars in revenues. He is currently the independent chairman of the MassMutual Premier Funds, a $10 billion+ mutual fund complex.
In addition to his experience raising capital, Mr. El-Hage has hands-on experience as the CEO and CFO of operating companies. In those capacities he oversaw corporate expansion, raised capital, and restructured debt. As a professional with two public equity firms, he evaluated investment opportunities, led a successful public offering, and undertook extensive due diligence and financial modeling, as well as completing the sale of two portfolio companies.
In 2003, Mr. El-Hage became senior associate dean for external relations at the Harvard Business School, where he was also, at various times, a professor of management practice and the Thomas Henry Carroll/Ford Foundation Adjunct Professor of Business Administration. He introduced and taught a new elective course on management and governance of active investing, in addition to courses in leadership and corporate accountability, and corporate finance. He was voted Capstone Professor six times, a rare honor, and was also awarded the prestigious Student Association Teaching Award in 2006.
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