Roger Altman is Founder and Senior Chairman of Evercore.
Mr. Altman began his investment banking career at Lehman Brothers, advancing to general partner in 1974. He was then nominated by President Carter and confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and served in that position for four years.
Mr. Altman subsequently returned to Lehman, where he later became co-head of overall investment banking as well as a member of the management committee and board. He remained in those positions until Lehman was sold.
In 1987, Mr. Altman joined The Blackstone Group as vice chairman, head of advisory business, and investment committee member.
Mr. Altman was then nominated by President Clinton and again confirmed by the Senate as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He served in that position for two years.
Then, in 1995, he formed Evercore. Today, Evercore is the fourth-largest investment banking advisory firm in the world.
He is a trustee of MIT, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New Visions for Public Schools and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
He earned an A.B. from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.