Kenneth Vecchione

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Vecchione was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in May 2013 and is President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Encore. Prior to joining Encore,  Mr. Vecchione was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation, a three-state banking organization based in Phoenix, Arizona, having served in such capacity beginning in 2010.

From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Vecchione was the Chief Financial Officer of private equity firm Apollo Global Management, LLC and also served on the Board of  Directors of Western Alliance Bancorporation. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Vecchione held a number of positions at MBNA Corporation, a bank holding company, including that of Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2006.

Mr. Vecchione holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the State University of New York in Albany.