Jason Reese is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Imperial Capital. Prior to founding Imperial Capital in 1997, Mr. Reese was a Managing Director at Dabney/Resnick/Imperial, LLC where he managed the corporate finance and real estate groups. Previously, Mr. Reese was a principal of Gordon Investment Corporation, a merchant banking firm based in New York and Dallas, where he focused on investing in distressed real estate transactions, high yield securities and leveraged buyouts. Prior to joining Gordon in 1989, Mr. Reese worked in the Corporate Finance Group at PaineWebber in New York. Mr. Reese graduated with honors from Yale University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Reese is a member of the steering committee of the Capital Campaign at Yale University.