Jeffrey (Jeff) Yingling joined the board of directors in February 2018. He serves as a member of the audit committee.
Mr. Yingling is currently senior advisor of investment banking for power, energy, and renewables at Guggenheim Securities, LLC. Previously, he was managing director and head of Midwest investment banking for J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, where he was a member of the Midwest operating committee, led the Corporate Investment Banking practice in the region, and was the relationship manager for many of the firm’s most important power, utility, and large corporate clients. Mr. Yingling also spent more than 15 years at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, where he was a managing director – investment banking in the firm’s global power and utilities group. He founded and was co-head of Dean Witter Reynolds’ public utility group prior to that firm’s merger with Morgan Stanley. During his investment banking career, Mr. Yingling has advised on numerous M&A transactions, and executed many equity, debt, and convertible securities offerings for clients.
Mr. Yingling currently serves on the board of directors of LendingPoint LLC, an online consumer lender to near prime customers. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Chicago Historical Society and is a past member of the civic committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Mr. Yingling graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and later received his MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.