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Lauren Rich Fine

Partner at Gries Financial LLC; Director since 2018
Ms. Fine is a partner at wealth management firm Gries Financial LLC, where she helps drive business development and strategy and works with clients on their investment portfolios. She also has had a high-profile career in investment research, with expertise in the media industry, having served as managing director in equity research at Merrill Lynch in New York for nearly two decades. While there, she was named to the Institutional Investor All-American Research team, holding the No. 1 position in her coverage universe for 11 years. More recently, she was an executive search consultant at Howard & O’Brien, focused on C-Suite and board searches. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Management at New York University.

Fine also serves on the boards or advisory boards of several start-up companies and nonprofit organizations, is a member of NorthCoast Angel Fund and is a director on the ideastream board in Cleveland, a nonprofit organization that owns and operates the major public broadcasting stations there.
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