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Hugh “Skip” McGee III

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Skip McGee is co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Intrepid Financial Partners. 

Prior to co-founding Intrepid in May 2015, Skip served as a member of the Barclays Group Executive Committee and CEO of Barclays, Americas responsible for its Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Credit Card and Wealth & Investment Management businesses in the region. Prior to that, he held a number of senior leadership positions at Barclays including CEO of Corporate and Investment Banking, Americas and Chairman and Head of the Global Investment Banking Division. At the time of his promotion to CEO of Corporate and Investment Banking Americas, Skip was the longest serving Head of an Investment Banking Division across Wall Street. He joined Barclays in September 2008 when he negotiated the move of 10,000 former Lehman employees over to Barclays after the bankruptcy of Lehman.

Prior to Barclays, Skip was a senior executive at Lehman, where he spent the majority of his career. At Lehman, he was a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and most recently Head of the Global Investment Banking Division from 2002-2008 after running the highly successful Global Natural Resources and Power franchises. Skip joined Lehman in 1993 after six years at First Boston and Wasserstein Perella.

Skip has over 30 years of experience and has been involved in many landmark transactions, including Energy Transfer’s proposed $38 billion acquisition of Williams, Kinder Morgan’s $21 billion acquisition of El Paso Energy, BHP Billiton’s $15 billion acquisition of Petrohawk, Verizon’s $135 billion acquisition of its remaining stake in Verizon Wireless from Vodafone, Exxon Mobil’s $41 billion acquisition of XTO Energy, Kerr-McGee’s $18 billion sale to Anadarko, Pfizer’s $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth, and the Williams Companies’ $3 billion financial restructuring.

Skip graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in civil engineering and received a J.D. degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. He is a Lifetime Member of the Advisory Council of McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and sits on the Advisory Council for the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University.

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