Mr. Mason worked as an investment banker for fifteen years first in the energy and hard minerals sector at N.M. Rothschild and Sons in London, Mexico, and Brazil and then in a variety of derivatives-structuring and managerial roles at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank in New York and London. From 2000-2008, he was an equity research analyst at Alliance Bernstein in New York covering the large-cap banks and consumer finance sectors, and earning top recognition in II polls. For four years before joining SSR in 2013, Howard was a mathematics teacher at the Montfort Academy in Katonah, NY. He holds an M.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University, England and an M.B.A with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.