Lawrence C. McQaude is the founding Partner of River Capital, a hedge fund focused on investments in Russia. He was the CEO of Procon Incorporated where he oversaw the building of the largest LNG facility in the world at that time. He served as Asst. Secretary of Commerce during President Kennedy/Johnson Administrations. In addition, Mr. McQuade was the Executive Vice President and Board Member at W.R. Grace & Company as well as Vice Chairman of Prudential Mutual Funds. Mr. McQuade served on the Board of Directors at Qualitas International, Prudential Mutual Funds, NNRF, Laredo National Bancshares, Bunzl PLC, Applied Bioscience, and many others. He is a member of Council on Foreign Relations and has been Director, Overseas Development Council; Director, International Management & Development Institute; Director, Foreign Policy Association; Expert Advisor, UN Commission on Transnational Corporations; Co-Founder & Director, Asian Programs Foundation. He is a graduate of Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa), Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), and Harvard Law School.