Steven M. Gluckstern

Chairman, Board of Directors

After a distinguished career in the financial services industry, Steven M. Gluckstern continues to be active as an educator, philanthropist, investor, and entrepreneur. After founding a specialty reinsurer in 1988 (Centre Re) and then serving in a number of executive management roles at several global financial institutions, Mr. Gluckstern, in 1998, co-founded Capital Z Partners, an alternative asset management firm. Prior to entering the business sector, Mr. Gluckstern also spent seven years as a teacher and private and public school administrator in the US and overseas. Over the past 25 years, he has served on a wide range of both for-profit and not-for-profit boards and has been an active supporter of a broad range of philanthropic activities in the arts, the fields of education and children's causes, GLBT advocacy, and HIV/AIDS research and treatment.

An Arjay Miller Scholar and 1982 M.B.A. graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Mr. Gluckstern holds both Ed.D.(1974) and LH.D.(2003 honorary) degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and both B.A. (1972) and LH.D.(1997 honorary) degrees from Amherst College, where he currently serves as a member of its Board of Trustees.