William P. Hendry

 
Hendry-William

William P. Hendry

Independent Director Chairman of Audit Committee

Mr. Hendry was elected as one of our directors and chairman of our audit committee in 2013.  In addition to his roles with the Company, Mr. Hendry was appointed in 2014 and served as a non-executive director and member of the Audit Committee until August 2015 at Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. Mr. Hendry currently is a Special Adviser to Promethean Investments L.L.P. and is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Pharma-Cycle L.L.C. Mr. Hendry served on the Board as a director of FirstCity since August 2010, and Chairman of the Board since August 2011 until the company was acquired by Varde in the early part of 2013. Mr. Hendry has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry and headed Bank of Scotland’s operations in the United States before it was acquired in 2009 by Lloyds Banking Group. He launched W.P. Hendry and Associates in August 2009, a bank consulting firm that handles complex business and lending issues. Mr. Hendry has held senior banking positions in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and the United States. Mr. Hendry has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, most notably at Drive Financial Services (a national subprime auto lender) where he led HBOS plc’s investment analysis group in 2000, then becoming Chairman of the Board until the business was sold to Banco Santander in 2006. Mr. Hendry holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde and completed an advanced management program at Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.