- Our People
- Managing Directors
- Board of Advisors
- Advisory Practice
Jeffrey E. Garten is the Juan Trippe Professor in International Trade, Finance and Business at the Yale School of Management, where he was dean from 1995-2005. He is also chairman of Garten Rothkopf, a global consulting firm that provides strategic advice to companies, international institutions and governments. He currently serves on the boards of Aetna, CarMax, a number of Credit Suisse Asset Management mutual funds, and The Conference Board, and is on the international advisory boards of the Chicago Climate Exchange.
Prior to coming to Yale, he was undersecretary of commerce for international trade in the first Clinton administration, where he focused on expanding trade and investment with emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil. From 1979 to 1992, he was a managing director of Lehman Brothers and later the Blackstone Group. During this time he participated in a number of financial restructurings for governments and large private companies.
He is the author of a number of books on global politics and economics, as well as on business leadership. From 1997 to 2005 he wrote a monthly column for Business Week and has been widely published in a number of newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Newsweek International.
He holds a BA from Dartmouth, and an MA and PhD from Johns Hopkins University. From 1968-1972, he served as an officer in the 82nd Airborne Division and the US Special Forces.