Roger C. Altman

Founder and Senior Chairman | New York
Corporate | Senior Management

Roger Altman is Founder and Senior Chairman of Evercore, the most active independent investment bank in the world today.

Mr. Altman began his investment banking career at Lehman Brothers, advancing to general partner in 1974. He served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1977 to 1981 before returning 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. He also had primary responsibility for Blackstone’s international business.

Mr. Altman returned to Washington in 1993 to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for two years. Then, in 1995, he formed Evercore. Today, Evercore is the fourth-largest investment banking advisory firm in the world, with more than 130 partners and over 2,100 employees.

He is a trustee of MIT and serves on its Governance Committee. He is also a trustee of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, serving on its finance committee. In addition, Mr. Altman is a director of New Visions for Public Schools and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He earned an A.B. from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.