Brad Shoup has 30 years of experience in corporate finance, portfolio management, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. He began his career as a drilling engineer at Exxon USA, then as a financial analyst in the investment group under Boone Pickens at Mesa Petroleum. He was a co-founder of Relational Investors LLC, an activist investment firm with institutional clients, and BCS Capital LP, a hedge fund. He served on the board of directors of Diamond Hill Investment Group (DHIL-Nasdaq) from 2012-2021. Mr. Shoup holds a MS in Management from MIT-Sloan and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas.