Ralph Schlosstein is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Evercore, a position he has held since May 2009. Evercore is one of the largest global independent investment banking advisory firms and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Prior to joining Evercore, Schlosstein was for almost twenty years the President of BlackRock, the largest asset management firm in the world, with over $6 trillion of assets under management. Mr. Schlosstein co-founded BlackRock in 1988, was a director since the company went public in 1999, chaired BlackRock’s Management Committee, and served on its Executive Committee and its Investment Committee.
Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Schlosstein was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. While at Lehman, Schlosstein started the firm’s interest rate swap business and led its Mortgage and Savings Institutions Group. From 1977 to 1981, Schlosstein was an Associate Director of The White House Domestic Policy Staff where he was responsible for advising President Carter on urban policy, economic development and housing issues, as well as the Chrysler loan guarantee program. From 1974 to 1977, Schlosstein was an economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee.
Schlosstein is a member of the Executive Committee of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Trustee of New Visions for Public Education, and a Trustee of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Previously, Schlosstein was a Director of Pulte Corporation, the nation’s largest homebuilder, a Trustee of Denison University, a Trustee of Trinity School in New York City, a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, and a Trustee of The Public Theater in New York City.
He earned a B.A. degree in economics, cum laude, from Denison University in 1972, and completed his coursework for a Masters of Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.