Mr. Steinberg founded our Company and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 1998 and from August 2012 to September 2019 as our President. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 1988, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors from October 1988 to November 2004. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of Individual Investor and Ticker, two magazines formerly published by our Company. Mr. Steinberg was responsible for the creation and development of our proprietary index methodology. Prior to founding WisdomTree, Mr. Steinberg was employed as an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm, from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Steinberg is the author of Midas Investing, published by Times Books, a division of Random House, Inc. He attended The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Stuart Bell has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc (WTAM) since September 2019, and as Executive Vice President of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WTI) since January 2018. From January 2018 to September 2019, he also served as Chief Operating Officer of WTI. From October 2016 until December 2017, Mr. Bell served as our Director of International Business; in this capacity he worked across all facets of our businesses in Europe, Japan and Canada where he helped drive operational alignment and execution of our strategic growth objectives. Mr. Bell served as our Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations from January 2012 to October 2016. He joined WisdomTree in September 2007 to run Public Relations and Corporate Communications adding responsibility for Investor Relations in conjunction with our 2011 listing on NASDAQ. Before joining WisdomTree, Mr. Bell worked at Sloane & Company, a strategic communications and investor relations firm. Mr. Bell received his B.A. in History, with departmental honors and honors in general scholarship, from Trinity College where he was Phi Beta Kappa and named the President’s Fellow in History.
Jarrett Lilien has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. since September 2019. From November 2017 to September 2019, he served as Executive Vice President and Head of Emerging Technologies. Prior to joining the executive management team, Mr. Lilien served on WisdomTree’s Board of Directors from November 2008 to December 2017. Until his most recent role, Mr. Lilien was the Managing Partner of Bendigo Partners, LLC, a financial services focused venture capital investing and advisory services firm he founded in 2008. From September 2012 to July 2014, Mr. Lilien served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kapitall Inc., an online investing platform. From 2003 to 2008, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of E*TRADE Financial Corporation and earlier as President and Chief Brokerage Officer of subsidiary E*TRADE Securities. Prior to joining E*TRADE, Mr. Lilien spent 10 years as Chief Executive Officer at TIR (Holdings) Limited, a global institutional broker, which E*TRADE acquired in 1999. Mr. Lilien currently serves as President of the Jazz Foundation of America and is on the Boards of Directors of Barton Mines Corporation and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. He previously served on the Board of Directors of ITG (NYSE: ITG), an independent execution broker and research provider, and served as interim CEO from August 2015 until January 2016. Since November 2017, Mr. Lilien also has served on the Board of Directors of AdvisorEngine Inc., an innovative financial technology company in which WisdomTree originally invested in November 2016. Mr. Lilien received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont.
Amit Muni has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2008. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Muni served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc., an electronic options exchange, from 2003 until March 2008. Mr. Muni was Vice President, Finance, of Instinet Group Incorporated, an electronic agency broker-dealer, from 2000 to 2003. From 1996 until 2000, Mr. Muni was employed as a Manager of the Financial Services Industry Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting firm. From 1991 until 1996, Mr. Muni was an accountant and a senior auditor for National Securities Clearing Corporation, a firm that provides centralized clearing, information and settlement services to the financial industry. Mr. Muni received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Pace University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Peter M. Ziemba has served as Executive Vice President – Senior Advisor to the CEO and Chief Administrative Officer since January 2018. Prior to this role he served as Executive Vice President—Business and Legal Affairs since January 2008 and Chief Legal Officer since March 2011. From April 2007 to March 2011, Mr. Ziemba served as our General Counsel. Prior to joining WisdomTree, Mr. Ziemba was a partner in the Corporate and Securities department of Graubard Miller, which served as our primary corporate counsel, from 1991 to 2007, and was employed at that firm beginning in 1982. Mr. Ziemba received his B.A. in History with university honors from Binghamton University and his J.D., cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Ziemba served as a director of our Company from 1996 to 2003.