Professor and Former Dean
The Yale School of Management
Jeffrey E. Garten serves as the Juan Trippe Professor of International Trade, Finance and Business at the Yale School of Management. He is also Former Dean of the School. While he held that position, the Yale SOM established an International Center for Finance; an International Institute for Corporate Governance; the Sachem Venture Capital Fund for Projects in New Haven; the Yale SOM - Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures; and an executive MBA program in Health Care Management.
Mr. Garten is also Chairman of Garten Rothkopf, a global consulting firm which he co-founded in October 2005. The company works with global companies on a variety of strategic issues.
Prior to coming to Yale, Mr. Garten was the Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade in the first Clinton administration. He also worked on Wall Street as a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers and the Blackstone Group. From 1973 to 1978 he served on the White House Council on International Economic Policy in the Nixon administration and on the policy planning staffs of Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance in the Ford and Carter administrations.
In 2000 he chaired a national task force of the Securities & Exchange Commission, comprised of leaders from business, finance and accounting, on the subject, "What Kind of Information Do Investors Need in the New Economy?"
He serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies including the Aetna Corporation and Credit Suisse Asset Management and is the author of several books. From 1997 to 2005 he wrote a monthly column for Business Week. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Garten holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University