Silfen Leadership Speaker Series 2018 - 2019

Michael Gould

Michael Gould ’68

Former Chairman and CEO, Bloomingdale’s

Paul Singer

Paul Singer

Founder and President, Elliott Management Corporation

Silfen Leadership Speaker Series 2017 - 2018


Ronald O. Perelman

Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman and CEO, MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.


Gary Knell

CEO, National Geographic Partners


Reuben Mark

CEO, Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Retired)


Lloyd Blankfein

Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs


Martina Hund-Mejean

Chief Financial Officer, Mastercard

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James Gorman '87

Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley

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Robert Falzon

Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Financial

Past Silfen Leadership Speakers (2016 - 2017)

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Davide Grasso
President & CEO, Converse


Robert F. Smith '94
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Vista Equity Partners


Carlos Ghosn
Chairman & CEO, Renault, Renault-Nissan Alliance;

Chairman, Nissan Motors, Mitsubishi Motors


Carlos Brito


Craig B. Thompson, M.D.
President & CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Edward J. Heffernan '86
President & CEO, Alliance Data Systems

Past Silfen Leadership Series Speakers

Keith Banks ’81
President, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth

Dominic Barton
Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company

Carlos Brito

Lord John Browne  
Group Chief Executive, BP Global

Ken Buckfire ’87 and Kevyn Orr
Emergency Manager, City of Detroit

Michele Burns
Executive Director and CEO, Marsh & McLennan Retirement Policy Center

Paul Calello ’87
CEO, Credit Suisse

Steven Cannon
CEO, Mercedes Benz US

Arnold Chavkin ’77
Managing Director, Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC

Kenneth Chenault
CEO, American Express

Richard B. Clark
Chairman, Brookfield Properties

Leon Cooperman ’67
Chairman and CEO, Omega Advisors

Clay Creasey
Chief Financial Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Ian Davis
Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co.

Bob Diamond
CEO, Barclays Capital

Barry Diller
Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC

Jamie Dimon
Chairman of the Board and CEO, JPMorgan Chase

Roch Doliveux

Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and CEO, BlackRock

Carly Fiorina
Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard

Dick Fuld
CEO, Lehman Brothers

Carlos Ghosn
CEO, Nissan Motor Company

Stephen J. Girsky
President, S.J. Girsky & Co.
Member of the Board of Directors, General Motors Company

Alex Gorsky
Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

James W. Keyes ’80
CEO, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets
Chairman, Wild Oats LLC

Jeffery Kindler
Chairman and CEO, Pfizer

Catherine Kinney
Former President, New York Stock Exchange

Wendy Kopp
CEO and Co-Founder, Teach for All

Henry Kravis ’69
Founding Partner, KKR

Rochelle B. Lazarus ’70
Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather

Richard LeFrak ’98
Chairman, LeFrak Organization

David Levin
President and CEO, McGraw Hill Education

John Mack
Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley

John Martin ’94
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Time Warner

Gail McGovern ’87
CEO, American Red Cross

Martina Hund-Mejean
CFO, MasterCard

Ken Moelis
President, UBS Investment Bank

Anne Moore
CEO, Time, Inc.

Anne Mulcahy
Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation

Vikram S. Pandit PhD ’86
Chairman, TGG Group

Dick Parsons
Chairman and CEO, Time Warner, Inc.

Peter G. Peterson
Co-Founder, Blackstone

Ian Read
CEO, Pfizer

Paolo Rocca
Chairman and CEO, Tenaris

Stephen Roth
CEO, Vornado Realty Trust

Robert Rubin
Chairman of Executive Committee, Citigroup, Inc; Former US Secretary of the Treasury

William Rudin
President, Rudin Managment

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Blackstone Group

Keith Sherin ’91
Vice Chairman and CEO, General Electric

Robert K. Steel

CEO, Perella Weinberg Partners

David Stern
Former Commissioner, National Basketball Association

Henry Swieca ’82
Co-Founder, Highbridge Capital Management
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Talpion Fund Management LP

John Thain
Chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch

Tracey Travis ’86
CFO, Estee Lauder

Jack Welch
former CEO, General Electric Company

Robert Wilmers
CEO, M&T Bank  

Bob Wright
Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, General Electric Company; Chairman and CEO, NBC Universal, Inc.

Richard Saul Wurman
Founder, TED

Sam Zell
Chairman and CEO, Equity Group Investments, Tribune Company