Michael E. Tennenbaum is the founder of the Tennenbaum Institute and Senior Managing Partner and Founder of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, which manages private funds with assets of over $7 billion. These funds invest in securities and in companies that offer the opportunity for high rates of return due to complex circumstances. The partners in the funds include some of the leading financial institutions both in the United States and abroad. Previously, Mr. Tennenbaum was a Wall Street executive where he managed various departments, including Investment Banking, Risk Arbitrage, and Options.
Mr. Tennenbaum currently serves on the boards of a number of both public and private companies. His board service has included the chairmanship of all significant board committees as well as of the boards themselves. Mr. Tennenbaum is a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Chairman of its Investment Committee; he is a Director of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council; a Board member of The RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy; a Member of the UCLA School of Medicine Board of Visitors and Founder of the Tennenbaum Interdisciplinary Center at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA; and a Member of the Council on Competitiveness, National Innovation Initiative. He was a Commissioner on the Intercity High-Speed Rail Commission for California and was Chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. He served as Chairman of the Special Financial Advisory Committee to the Mayor of Los Angeles.
A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Mr. Tennenbaum received a Master’s in Business Administration, with honors, from Harvard University. He is a member of the Committee on University Resources (COUR) at Harvard University; a previous member of the Board of Associates of Harvard Business School and was a member of its Visiting Committee. In addition, he served as a member of the National Advisory Board of Georgia Tech and as a Trustee of the Georgia Institute of Technology Foundation, Inc., where he was Chairman of its Investment Committee, and currently is Trustee Emeritus. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering and Founder of the Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation at the Georgia Tech School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
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