Bruce MacFarlane is Chairman of Meridian and has more than 30 years of experience in building, financing and advising companies in the US, Europe and South America. Mr. MacFarlane was a founding member of Aquiline Capital Partners and Venturion Capital, both private equity investment firms specializing in the financial and business services. Previously, he managed Financial Institutions M&A at Smith Barney. Mr. MacFarlane served in the Cabinet-level RTC Oversight Board as Senior Advisor to the President. Mr. MacFarlane was also a Senior Manager at both Andersen Consulting and Oliver, Wyman & Company. Mr. MacFarlane currently serves as Chairman of Ceannate Corp. and Executive Chairman of Changing World Technologies Inc. He earned his BA with Honors in Chemistry from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.