Benjamin M. Rosen
|Benjamin M. Rosen|
March 11, 1933 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Alma mater||California Institute of Technology (B.S.)
Stanford University (M.S.)
Columbia University (M.B.A.)
|Known for||Chairman of Compaq|
Early life and career
Rosen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 11, 1933 to Isadore and Anna Rosen. Rosen's father was dentist and his mother was a secretary. He received a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 1954, and M.S. from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1961. He worked on Wall Street for 20 years, ending his banking career as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley.
Rosen founded the venture capital company Sevin Rosen Funds in 1981 with L.J. Sevin. In this capacity, Rosen invested in Compaq Computer Corporation, eventually serving as Chairman. For a brief period, in 1999, Rosen also served as Acting CEO. As a financier, Rosen backed high tech startup companies including Electronic Arts, Lotus Software and Silicon Graphics.
Rosen keeps a blog called "Through Rosen-Colored Glasses".
- "Benjamin M. Rosen". IEEE Global History Network. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
- Hamm, Steve (July 26, 1999). "Ben Rosen: The Lion in Winter". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
- "History". Sevin Rosen Funds. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
- Compaq Board of Directors Forms Office of the Chief Executive Under Leadership of Chairman Benjamin Rosen; Eckhard Pfeiffer and Earl Mason Resign as CEO and CFO. Businesswire. April 18, 1999.
- Elmer-DeWitt, Philip (October 23, 2011). "Steve Jobs through Rosen-colored glasses". Fortune.
- Through Rosen-Colored Glasses.
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