Mr. Stein is the Managing Member of ESS Capital Management, a private investment vehicle based in Greenwich, CT. Mr. Stein has an extensive business and investment background as a former Partner and Managing Director of FSI Group, a private alternative investment manager. Recently, Mr. Stein served in multiple government roles including Special Advisor to the Secretary for Foreign Assistance and Budget Planning at the U.S. Department of State and Assistant to the Secretary for Finance and Budget at the U.S. Treasury Department. Mr. Stein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group of the Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring Department of Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Mr. Stein is a 2002 graduate of Williams College with a B.A. in History.