David C. Saunders

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

K2 Advisors LLC

David C. Saunders, Co-Founding Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1981 with a B.S. degree in Business. He has been involved in the investment and trading of financial instruments since 1983. He has worked at Tucker Anthony & R.L. Day as an equity trader; First Boston Corp. as Vice President on the equity block trading desk; WaterStreet Capital, a hedge fund, as Head Trader; Tiger Management, as Head Trader; WorldSec Securities as President and ABN Amro Inc. as a Senior Managing Director. He co-founded K2 Advisors in 1994.

Mr. Saunders serves on the Board of Directors of the Tiger Foundation; the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc.; the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation and The Windham Chapter of the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

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