Frederick O. Terrell rejoined Credit Suisse as Vice Chairman of the Investment Banking Department, based in New York effective June 1, 2010.
Prior to rejoining Credit Suisse, Mr. Terrell was Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Provender Capital Group, LLC, a private equity investment firm based in New York City that he co-founded in 1998. On behalf of major institutional clients, Provender's funds invested in companies within the consumer products, financial services and media industries.
During his career, Mr. Terrell has also held a number of significant positions in the corporate governance arena, including membership on the Board of Directors for the New York Life Insurance Company, where he served as Chairman of the Investment Committee; for Wellchoice where he lead the Board's committee that orchestrated the Company's successful sale to Wellpoint; and for Carver Bancorp, Inc., where as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Terrell helped to lead a turnaround of the nation's largest African American operated bank.
In addition to being a member of the University Council of Yale University and former member of the Board of Advisors at the Yale School of Management, Mr. Terrell was recently a Senior Advisor to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), established by Congress to study the causes of the recent financial disaster.
In 1983, he began his investment banking career as an Associate at The First Boston Corporation. Mr. Terrell holds a B.A. degree from La Verne College, an M.A. Degree from Occidental College, and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. He was also a Coro Foundation Fellow in Public Affairs.