James Gray is currently our Lead Independent Director and Chair of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Gray is also the Chief Executive Officer of G-Bar Limited Partnership, an independent proprietary options and futures trading firm, and he has served in that position since 1996. Mr. Gray has held various positions with G-Bar Limited Partnership since 1987. Mr. Gray was a cofounder and served as the Chairman of the Board of optionsXpress from 2000 through 2012. Mr. Gray has served on the boards of Incapital LLC, Cumulus Funding LLC, and Backstop Solutions Group, as well as the boards of the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Mr. Gray is also a member of the Chief Executive’s Organization, the Young Presidents Organization (where he is a past President), the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, the Executives Club, the Economic Club of Chicago (where he serves as Director), and the Commercial Club. Mr. Gray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Iowa.