Joseph W. Pooler, Jr. has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Cohen & Company Inc. since December 16, 2009 and as Cohen & Company, LLC’s Chief Financial Officer since November 2007 and as its Chief Administrative Officer since May 2007. From July 2006 through November 2007, Mr. Pooler also served as Senior Vice President of Finance of Cohen & Company, LLC. From November 2007 through March 2009, Mr. Pooler served as Chief Financial Officer of Muni Funding Company of America, LLC, a company managed by Cohen & Company that invested in middle-market non-profit organizations. Prior to joining Cohen & Company, from 1999 through 2005, Mr. Pooler held key management positions at Pegasus Communications Corporation (now known as Xanadoo Company (OTC: XAND)), which operated in the direct broadcast satellite television and broadcast television station segments. While at Pegasus, Mr. Pooler held various positions including Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, and Senior Vice President of Finance. From 1993 through 1999, Mr. Pooler held various management positions with MEDIQ, Incorporated, including Corporate Controller, Director of Operations, and Director of Sales Support. Mr. Pooler holds a B.A. from Ursinus College, an M.B.A. from Drexel University, and was a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (license lapsed).