Andrew Redleaf had a distinguished academic career at Yale University. In only three years, he earned both BA and MA degrees, magna cum laude, with distinction, in mathematics. Upon graduation, he was honored with the mathematics prize as the top undergraduate in that field. Attracted at first to the still newly organized options markets, where he could use his math skills to advantage, Andrew Redleaf, began his career as a trader for Gruntal Securities. Within two years having had amassed a significant nest egg, Mr. Redleaf secured an independent seat as a CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) market maker. In his early years at the CBOE, Mr. Redleaf began to develop some of his distinctive insights into relationships between markets. It was during this period he began to understand prices were best viewed not by what was inside markets, but by what lies between them. The larger lesson was to look for opportunities in market structure and other behavioral eccentricities, which has been the cornerstone of his success since then. In 1995 Mr. Redleaf joined with trusted colleagues who launched a family of hedge funds managing what would become the Deephaven Market Neutral Fund. In his years there, the Deephaven Market Neutral Fund’s assets under his management grew from $5 million to $300 million. In 1999 Mr. Redleaf left Deephaven to initiate a family of hedge funds under his direct leadership. He founded Whitebox Advisors to reflect his belief that successful investment strategies should be relatively simple. Mr. Redleaf is Chief Executive of Whitebox Advisors and is responsible for all operations of the firm as well as the development and operation of all asset management strategies.