Lead Independent Trustee
Mr. Robert F. Keith is Lead Independent Trustee of First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II since 2006. He is President of Hibs Enterprises, a financial and management consulting firm. Mr. Keith was with Hibs Enterprises since 2003. Prior thereto, Mr. Keith spent 18 years with ServiceMaster and Aramark, including three years as President and COO of ServiceMaster Consumer Services, where he led the initial expansion of certain products overseas, five years as President and COO of ServiceMaster Management Services Company and two years as President of Aramark ServiceMaster Management Services. Mr. Keith is a certified public accountant and also has held the positions of Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of ServiceMaster, at which time he oversaw the financial aspects of ServiceMaster expansion of its Management Services division into Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Keith has served as a Trustee of the First Trust Funds since June 2006. Mr. Keith has also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the First Trust Funds. He currently serves as Lead Independent Trustee and on the Executive Committee of the First Trust Funds.
Age: 60 Executive Since 2012