William Harley

William Francis Harley

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President at Fursa Alternative Strategies LLC

Location:
444 Merrick Road Suite 104, Lynbrook, New York, United States

General Information

Experience

President and Chief Executive Officer  - Bannon Holdings

Director  - KCSA Strategic Communications

Head of Research  - Milton & Partners Ltd

Education

B.A. degree  - economics , Yale University

Masters  - Public and Private Management , Yale School of Management

Masters degree  - public and private management , Yale University's School of Management

degrees  - Economics , Chemical Engineering and Public and Private management , Yale School of Management

Affiliations

Board Member  - Xemplar Energy Corp.

Board Member  - Frederick

Board Member  - Integral Systems , Inc.

Board Member  - Metromedia International Group Inc

Board Member  - Interboro Insurance Company

Board Member  - Coastal Greenland Limited

Board Member  - J.L. French Automotive Castings , Inc.

Board Member  - Seitel Inc

Board Member  - Strix , LLC

Board Member  - Movie Star Inc

Recent News  

William F. “Mickey” Harley, III, 50 years old, has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2008.
He currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arsenal Group, LLC, a company he co-founded in February 2011. Mr. Harley is principally responsible for Arsenal Group’s investment decisions. Arsenal Group owns HRK Holdings LLC and HRK Industries LLC, both of which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida on June 27, 2012. The court has approved the companies hiring an investment banker to market properties they own and intend to sell in order to emerge from bankruptcy. Mr. Harley also is President and Chief Investment Officer of Fursa, which he co-founded in April 1999 (as HBV Capital Management, LLC) and sold to Mellon Financial Corporation in July 2002 (when it was re-named Mellon HBV Alternative Strategies LLC). Mr. Harley served as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Fursa from July 2002 until he repurchased it from Mellon in December 2006. Mr. Harley is principally responsible for Fursa’s investment decisions. From June 1996 to April 1999, Mr. Harley was the Head of Research at Milton Partners, L.P., a hedge fund manager specializing in arbitrage funds. Before joining Milton Partners, Mr. Harley was a Vice President and Director of Allen & Company, where he was responsible for the day-to-day management and investment strategies of the arbitrage department. From January 2003 to April 2006, and since April 2007, Mr. Harley has served as a director of FOH Holdings. Since December 2008, Mr. Harley has served as a director, and from December 2008 to September 2012, he served as President of Xemplar Energy Corporation (TSX Venture: XE). Mr. Harley also has previously served on the board of directors of the following privately-held companies: J.L. French Automotive Castings, Inc., Metromedia International Group, Inc., Integral Systems, Inc., Coastal Greenland Limited and Interboro Insurance. Mr. Harley received a Master’s degree in public and private management from Yale University’s School of Management and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and a B.A. degree in economics from Yale University.

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William F. (Mickey) Harley III, President and Director
Mr. Harley, a graduate of Yale University and the Yale School of Management, with degrees in Economics, Chemical Engineering, and Public and Private management, is currently President & CEO of Bannon Holdings, his personal investment company. He is also the founder, CEO & President of Fursa Alternative Strategies, a New York-based hedge fund having offices in New York, London, Ireland, Mumbai, Hong Kong, and Beijing. Mr. Harley has served on the Board of Directors of public and private companies, including Metromedia International Group, Inc., Integral Systems, Inc., Coastal Greenland Limited, JL French, Frederick's of Hollywood, and Interboro Insurance Company, Strix, LLC, and Seitel Corporation.

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William F. "Mickey" Harley, III has been a member of our board of directors since January 2008.
He currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arsenal Group, LLC, a company he co-founded in February 2011. Mr. Harley is principally responsible for Arsenal Group's investment decisions. Arsenal Group owns HRK Holdings LLC and HRK Industries LLC, both of which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida on June 27, 2012. The court has approved the companies hiring an investment banker to market properties they own and intend to sell in order to emerge from bankruptcy. Mr. Harley also is President and Chief Investment Officer of Fursa, which he co-founded in April 1999 (as HBV Capital Management, LLC) and sold to Mellon Financial Corporation in July 2002 (when it was re-named Mellon HBV Alternative Strategies LLC). Mr. Harley served as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Fursa from July 2002 until he repurchased it from Mellon in December 2006. Mr. Harley is principally responsible for Fursa's investment decisions. From June 1996 to April 1999, Mr. Harley was the Head of Research at Milton Partners, L.P., a hedge fund manager specializing in arbitrage funds. Before joining Milton Partners, Mr. Harley was a Vice President and Director of Allen & Company, where he was responsible for the day-to-day management and investment strategies of the arbitrage department. From January 2003 to April 2006, and since April 2007, Mr. Harley has served as a director of FOH Holdings. Since December 2008, Mr. Harley has served as a director, and from December 2008 to September 2012, he served as President of Xemplar Energy Corporation (TSX Venture: XE). Mr. Harley also has previously served on the board of directors of the following privately-held companies: J.L. French Automotive Castings, Inc., Metromedia International Group, Inc., Integral Systems, Inc., Coastal Greenland Limited and Interboro Insurance. Mr. Harley received a Master's degree in public and private management from Yale University's School of Management and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and a B.A. degree in economics from Yale University. Mr. Harley provides our board of directors with expertise in finance and financial markets and with experience derived from his service on the board of other public and private companies. Consistent with these considerations, the board of directors affirmatively has determined that Peter Cole, John Eisel, William Harley and Milton Walters will be our independent directors for the ensuing year.

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