Mr. Ralph L. Schlosstein is a Chief Executive Officer at Evercore Group LLC, a Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer at Evercore, Inc., a President & Chief Executive Officer at Evercore Capital Partners and a Member at Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. He is on the Board of Directors at Evercore Partners Ltd., Evercore, Inc., Evercore Holdings Ltd., Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. and New Visions for Public Schools, Inc.
Prior to joining Evercore on May 22, 2009, Mr. Schlosstein was the Chief Executive Officer of HighView Investment Group, an alternative investment management firm. Prior to forming HighView in 2008, he was for almost twenty years the President of BlackRock, the largest asset management firm in the world, with approximately $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, he was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. While at Lehman, Mr. Schlosstein started the firm’s interest rate swap business and led its Mortgage and Savings Institutions Group. From 1977 to 1981, he worked for the Federal government. Initially, Mr. Schlosstein was Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department. In mid 1977, he became 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, Mr. Schlosstein was an economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee.
He earned a BA degree in economics, cum laude, from Denison University in 1972.