Obie McKenzie is an experienced executive with over 45 years of financial service experience. During his distinguished career, he has held positions of Managing Director at BlackRock, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and Chase Investors as well as Executive Director of UBS Asset Management. He was also Senior Vice President of Freedom National Bank, where he was the senior credit officer. Mr. McKenzie was the Founder and President of McKenzie & Company, an NASD registered broker-dealer and of OLM Export Credit. Mr. McKenzie has played a significant role in raising over $30 billion Of limited partnership capital from a variety of institutional sources. He is a recipient of many honors and awards to include: Public Funds Marketer of the Year, The Richard A. Lothrop Award, The Wall Street Hall of Fame Award, and others. Mr. McKenzie was recognized in 2011 as being among the 75 Most Influential Black Executives on Wall Street. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science from the University of Hartford.