Jeff is President of TD Cowen, a division of TD Securities. He was Chair and CEO of Cowen from 2018 until the company’s acquisition by TD Bank Group in March 2023.
Previously, Jeff was President of Cowen after serving as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investment Banking. Joining Cowen Investment Management (formerly known as Ramius) when it was founded in 1994, Jeff was the co-portfolio manager of its multi-strategy investment portfolio. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Republic New York Securities Corp. (now part of the HSBC) and Shearson Lehman Brothers.
Jeff is a trustee of The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) and serves on the board of the American Securities Association (ASA). A passionate advocate for small companies and emerging businesses, from 2019 – 2023, he was Vice Chair and an inaugural member of the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, which provides advice and recommendations on Commission rules, regulations and policy matters related to small businesses. He was also an inaugural member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a non-profit organization dedicated to efficient capital markets and the stability of financial system.
Jeff believes in leading with empathy and making a difference in the lives of others. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for NYC and is the Co-Chair of the UJA Federation of New York’s King David Society. Jeff serves on the Board of the Foundation for Jewish Camp and is Chair of Lost Tribe eSports. He and his wife, Linda, are Co-Chairs of the Tree of Life Center’s Remember, Rebuild and Renew campaign.
Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
He and Linda, both born and raised in Pittsburgh, reside in New York and have three grown children.
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