Ms. Edwards has served as one of our directors since August 2005. She is President of Kosiba Edwards Associates and most recently served as Senior Vice President of GenSpring Family Offices, an integrated wealth management firm. Previously, she was the Chief Operating Officer at New Vantage Group, a firm that manages early-stage venture funds for active angel investors. She co-founded the Investment Banking Group at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. (FBR), where she was a Managing Director. In that role, she was responsible for raising equity and high-yield debt capital for financial institutions and other financial services companies. She also developed FBR’s mergers and acquisitions practice.
Ms. Edwards is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member and former President of the Washington Society of Investment Analysts. She is a member and former Treasurer of Women in Housing and Finance. She currently serves on the Alumni Board of the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.