Howard Mason worked as an investment banker for fifteen years, first in the energy and hard minerals sector at N.M. Rothschild and Sons in London, Mexico, and Brazil and then in a variety of derivatives-structuring and managerial roles at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank in New York and London. From 2000-2008, he was an equity research analyst at Alliance Bernstein in New York covering the large-cap banks and consumer finance sectors, and earning top recognition in II polls. For four years before joining SSR in 2013, Howard was a mathematics teacher at the Montfort Academy in Katonah, NY. He holds an M.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University, England and an M.B.A with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.