Allan R. Tessler has been a member of the board of directors of the general partner of Steel Partners Holdings L.P. since July 15, 2009. Mr. Tessler has served as the chairman and CEO of International Financial Group, Inc., an international merchant banking firm, since 1987. Mr. Tessler served as CEO of Epoch Holding Corporation, a publicly held investment management company, from February 2000 until June 2004, and has served as chairman of the board since May 1994. Previously, he was co-chairman and co-CEO of Interactive Data Corporation (formerly Data Broadcasting Corp.), a securities market data supplier, from June 1992 until February 2000.
Mr. Tessler was co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Enhance Financial Services, Inc., a public insurance holding company, from 1986 until 2001, and was chairman of the board of Great Dane Holdings Inc., a private diversified holding company, from 1987 until 1996. He presently is lead director of Limited Brands, Inc. and director of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. Mr. Tessler serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hudson Institute and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Mr. Tessler received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his L.L.B. from Cornell University Law School.