Mr. Feist has over 30 years of law and business management experience as a shareholder of a mid-size law firm and owner and director of various other business enterprises. From February 2005 through July 2007, Mr. Feist was Sr. Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Education Lending Group, Inc., a CIT Group Inc. subsidiary, a NYSE listed company, where Mr. Feist was responsible for the management of day to day business operations of a $6.5 billion company in 2006, and its various business units.
From April 1999 and through the acquisition by CIT Group, Inc. in February 2005, Mr. Feist was Sr. Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of Education Lending Group, Inc., a publicly held national NASDAQ traded student loan company where he was responsible for all legal, compliance, and related operational and business matters including public filings, acquisitions, and securitization transactions for the company and its other business units. From 1994 through December 1999, Mr. Feist was a founder and Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of The Education Funding Company LLC, a student loan company and an affiliate of UBL Financial Corporation, which was acquired by the American Express Company in October 1995 and continued to do business thereafter as “American Express Educational Loans.”
From February 1993 through April 1996, Mr. Feist was Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of UBL Financial Corporation, an insurance services holding company, including its wholly owned subsidiary, Union Benefit Life Insurance Company which offered various insurance products nationwide. Prior to joining UBL Financial Corporation, Mr. Feist was a shareholder and attorney with the law firm of Hinchy, Witte, Wood, Anderson, and Hodges from April 1989 through February 1993, and in private law practice prior to joining the firm focusing on business, corporate, and estate planning matters. Mr. Feist is licensed by State Bar of California and received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of California-Santa Barbara.