A leader in the world of the high-profile commerce and financial industry, Jeff Ervine obtained his Master of Business Administration with a focus in finance from New York’s prestigious Columbia Business School in 1997. Prior to this major accomplishment, Jeff Ervine attended the well-regarded Pennsylvania State University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1989. While at Pennsylvania State University, Jeff Ervine's interest in economics and his aptitude for finance became clear when he took an active role in the university's Accounting Society, participated in the Touche Ross Student Faculty Accounting Seminar, served as a Resident Assistant, and placed on the Dean's List. Jeff Ervine's professional success is rooted in decades of industry experience. After working for firms such as Deloitte & Touche LLP and Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., Jeff Ervine has fulfilled high-profile roles as the Chief Financial Officer for several corporations, including the Asset Alliance Corporation, Carlin Financial Group, and Blue Select, LLC, where he is currently employed. For these companies, Jeff Ervine performed a wide variety of tasks, including reviewing marketing products, managing financial statements and risk reports, and overseeing several broker dealers and millions of dollars in funds. Jeff Ervine also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Exis Capital Management, Inc., where he was in charge of multiple-strategy hedge funds and management of over one hundred professionals from various financial disciplines. In his spare time, Jeff Ervine enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. In addition to his fondness for the literature of Ernest Hemingway and J.R.R. Tolkien, Jeff Ervine also appreciates art, traveling the nation and world, and taking part in active sports such as tennis and running.