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Ralph Schlosstein

President & CEO

Ralph Schlosstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of Evercore, a position he has held since May 2009.

Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Schlosstein was the Chief Executive Officer of HighView Investment Group, an alternative investment management firm. Prior to forming HighView in 2008, Mr. Schlosstein was for almost twenty years the President of BlackRock, the largest asset management firm in the world, with $4.6 trillion of assets under management. Mr. Schlosstein co-founded BlackRock in 1988, was a director since the company went public in 1999, chaired BlackRock's Management Committee, and served on its Executive Committee and its Investment Committee.

Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Schlosstein was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. While at Lehman, Mr. Schlosstein started the firm's interest rate swap business and led its Mortgage and Savings Institutions Group. From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Schlosstein worked for the Federal government. Initially, he was Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department. In mid 1977, he became Associate Director of The White House Domestic Policy Staff where he was responsible for advising President Carter on urban policy, economic development and housing issues, as well as the Chrysler loan guarantee program. From 1974 to 1977, Mr. Schlosstein was an economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee.

Mr. Schlosstein is a member of the Visiting Board of Overseers of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Trustee of New Visions for Public Education, a Trustee of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and a member of The Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Mr. Schlosstein was a Director of Pulte Corporation, the nation's largest homebuilder, a Trustee of Denison University, a Trustee of Trinity School in New York City, a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and a Trustee of The Public Theater in New York City.

He earned a BA degree in economics, cum laude, from Denison University in 1972, and completed his coursework for a Masters of Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

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