Thomas W. Strauss

Vice Chair, TD Cowen

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Tom Strauss is Vice Chair of TD Cowen. Mr. Strauss joined TD Cowen Investment Management (formerly known as Ramius) in 1995 and, during his tenure, has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of TD Cowen Investment Management and Chief Executive Officer of the Ramius Fund of Funds Group.

Prior to TD Cowen, Mr. Strauss was Co-Chairman of Granite Capital International Group, a private investment management firm, where he developed an Absolute Return Alternative Asset Class investment business.

From 1963 to 1991, Mr. Strauss was with Salomon Brothers Inc. He was admitted as a General Partner in 1972 and was appointed to the Executive Committee in 1981. In 1986, he became President of Salomon Brothers and a Vice Chair and member of the Board of Directors of Salomon Inc, the holding company of Salomon Brothers and Phibro Energy, Inc.

He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Public Securities Association, the Securities Industry Association, the Federal Reserve International Capital Market Advisory Committee, and the U.S.- Japan Business Council. He is a past trustee of the US Japan Foundation and the Foreign Policy Association.

Mr. Strauss currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Mt. Sinai Health System and is also a Trustee Emeritus of Riverdale Country School. He chairs or is a member of the investment committees of several endowments and is a member of the advisory boards of a large multi-family office and private equity firm. 

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