Sunday, 31 August 2008

Geoffrey T. Boisi

Geoffrey T. Boisi - Chairman and Senior Partner of Roundtable Investment Partners LLC; Vice Chairman J.P. Morgan Chase; Partner Goldman Sachs; Investment Banker; Trilateral Commission

Geoffrey T. Boisi
Trustee, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Geoffrey T. Boisi is chairman and senior partner of Roundtable Investment Partners LLC, a private investment firm with interests in various private equity, money management, real estate and corporate advisory organizations.

Mr. Boisi is a member of the Board of Directors of Freddie Mac serving on its compensation and mission and sourcing committees.

In May 2002, Mr. Boisi retired as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase, where he served as co-CEO of JPMorgan, the firm’s investment bank, and a member of the JPMorgan Chase’s executive and management committees.

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Boisi was founding chairman and senior partner of The Beacon Group, a premier merger and acquisition advisory and private investment firm, which was acquired by Chase in July 2000. Prior to the formation of The Beacon Group, Mr. Boisi was a senior general partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he served as a member of the firm’s management committee and head of the investment banking business, which included worldwide mergers and acquisitions, real estate, corporate finance, capital markets and principal investment activities. In addition, Mr. Boisi held numerous other positions during his 22 years at Goldman Sachs, including: chairman of strategic planning, co-chair of the international management committee, partner in charge of global finance, head of investment banking services, and partner in charge of mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Boisi is chairman and co-founder of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership. Founded in 1990, MENTOR, ranks as one of the top 100 charities in the U.S., is leading the movement to connect America’s young people with caring adult mentors.

He is an overseer of The Wharton School; serves Boston College as a trustee and member of the academic affairs committee and founding sponsor of the Center for Religion and American Public Life; trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York; director of The Brookings Institution; trustee of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises; advisory director of Oxford Analytica; trustee of America’s Promise; a member of the Trilateral Commission; and serves the Catholic Church as founding board member of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management; trustee of the Papal Foundation; director of FADICA; and a Knight of Malta.

Mr. Boisi has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees, Boston College, co-chair of the University’s capital campaign and chair emeritus of the Boston College Wall Street Council; chairman of the Graduate Executive Board, The Wharton School and co-chair of its capital campaign; member of the international advisory board of Grupo Santander (Spain); member of the Investment Banking Committee, American Stock Exchange; director of Communities in Schools; and a trustee of Friends Academy.

Mr. Boisi has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Wharton School’s Joseph Wharton Award; the American Red Cross of Greater New York’s Humanitarian Award; the Cancer Research Institute’s Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research; the National Catholic Educational Association’s Elizabeth Seton Award and honored by Pope John Paul II as a Steward of St. Peter.

Mr. Boisi is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A.) and Boston College (B.A.). (Proof Positive)

IN 1978, ONLY SEVEN years after earning his Wharton MBA, Geoffrey Boisi became the youngest partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. As Management Committee partner, the
young banker became responsible for the firm’s worldwide investment banking activities. He then became co-founder, chairman, and CEO of The Beacon Group, LLC, a private equity and advisory firm headquartered in New York City.
Boisi made a celebrated deal in 2000 when he sold Beacon for $500 million to Chase Manhattan Bank, which soon merged with J.P. Morgan & Co. Boisi served as vice chairman of investment banking for the new JP Morgan Chase, envisioning a world of giant business enterprises — “corporate city-states,” he called them — and reconfiguring the company as a combination investment and commercial bank that would serve them with a leaner, more productive staff.
In 2002 JP Morgan Chase suffered heavy losses in Enron, Global Crossings, and other
bad investments that preceded Boisi’s arrival. The one-time wunderkind then shocked Wall Street with a sudden early retirement amid a management shake-up by Chairman and CEO William Harrison.

A bold and blunt-spoken leader, Boisi has thrown himself into charitable pursuits with characteristic vigor. A Knight of Malta and devout Catholic, Boisi serves as trustee for the Papal Foundation and Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises. In addition, Boisi is a co-founder and chair of The National Mentoring Partnership and is a director of Communities in Schools.
Throughout his career, he has continued his service to Wharton. Boisi served as co-chair with the late Mickey Tarnopol, W’58 (see p. 65), vice chairman of the Investment Banking Division of Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc, on Wharton’s Campaign for
Sustained Leadership, helping the School surpass its original $350 million campaign goal to raise $445.7 million. He and Tarnopol were both honored with Wharton Dean’s
Medals in 2003. Boisi currently serves on Wharton’s Board of Overseers. (Proof Positive II)
Boisi is an unlikely critic of the Church. He is a member of the exclusive Knights of Malta, a conservative Catholic fraternal organization, and a Steward of St. Peter, an honorific conferred on those who donate at least $1 million to the Papal Foundation. But he is also something of a bare-knuckle businessman, who earned his first notch on Wall Street as the youngest partner in Goldman Sachs history (he was 31) before founding Beacon Group, a boutique M&A outfit, in 1993. Seven years later he cashed out Beacon to Chase Manhattan for an estimated $500 million and stayed on to become J.P. Morgan Chase's vice chairman. A ruthless cost-cutter, Boisi fired 9,000 employees over two years starting in 2000; in 2002 he himself was forced out. Since then he has devoted much of his time to matters of faith, building the Boisi Center for Religion & American Public Life at Boston College.
Geoffrey T. Boisi

Born: c. 1948

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, 2000-02

University: BA, Boston College
University: MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Administrator: Trustee Associate, Boston College
Administrator: Investment Committee, University of Pennsylvania

Roundtable Investment Partners Chairman & Senior Partner
JP Morgan Chase Vice Chairman & Co-CEO (2000-02)
Beacon Group Founding Chairman & Senior Partner (1993-2000)
Goldman Sachs eventually Senior General Partner & GM Investment Banking (1971-93)
Member of the Board of Freddie Mac (2004-)
Brookings Institution Trustee
Carnegie Corporation Trustee
Communities in Schools Board of Directors
Knights of Malta
Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises Trustee
National Mentoring Partnership Co-Founder & Chairman
Papal Foundation Trustee
Trilateral Commission

* Trilateral Commission. List of Members. 2002-01 (8 )
* Trilateral Commission. List of Members. 2005-01 (8 )
* Washington Post 1991-11-27 (C1, 5)

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