Charles Yamarone

Chief Corporate Governance & Compliance Officer

Mr. Yamarone joined Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets Group in 2009, where he was a Managing Director from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, Mr. Yamarone became Chief Corporate Governance & Compliance officer in connection with Houlihan Lokey’s IPO and currently is responsible for all corporate governance matters, including internal audit and global compliance.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Yamarone was an Executive Vice President of Libra Securities for 18 years. During that time, he served in a wide variety of roles in all aspects of Libra’s business, including capital markets and corporate finance transactions, sales and trading, research, legal, compliance, operations, and administration. He also provided advisory services in numerous mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings, and completed successful financings with proceeds in excess of $1 billion in a wide variety of industries. Before joining Libra in 1991, Mr. Yamarone was General Counsel of Columbia Savings and practiced law at Heller Ehrman and Hufstedler Miller.

Since 1996, Mr. Yamarone has been a Director of the El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE), where he was elected Chairman of the Board in 2015. From January 1996 until June 2016, he was a member of the board of directors of United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) and its predecessor, Continental Airlines. He has also served on the boards of several other publicly held corporations, including Bally’s Grand Las Vegas, LIVE Entertainment, and Vagabond Inns, as well as privately owned New Millennium Homes, developer of more than 700 luxury homes, including The Oaks at Calabasas.

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