Anthony E. Meyer

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Anthony E. Meyer
Born Anthony Edward Meyer
June 29, 1961 (1961-06-29) (age 55)
New York City, NY, United States of America
Residence New York City, NY
Occupation Chairman, Meyer and Co. LLC President, Ocean Road Advisors, Inc.
Spouse(s) Miraldina M. Meyer (m. 2005)
Children 2

Anthony Edward Meyer (born June 29, 1961) is an entrepreneur, private investor and philanthropist who also manages a family-run investment management company alongside his father, Edward H. Meyer,[1] retired Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Grey Global Group.

Early life[edit]

Meyer was born in New York City, the youngest of two children and only son of Edward H. Meyer and Sandra R. Meyer. He attended The Dalton School and graduated from Riverdale Country School in 1978. He later graduated in 1982 from Harvard College as a John Harvard Scholar, magna cum laude in economics and then received an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School in 1984.

Career[edit]

Investor[edit]

Ocean Road Advisors[edit]

Meyer currently serves as president of Ocean Road Advisors, Inc.,[2] a privately held "family office" investment management company he founded in 2005 that manages a diversified investment portfolio of public and private securities, hedge funds, real estate and venture capital. He is also the chairman of privately held Meyer and Co., LLC,[3] a merchant banking firm he founded in 2002, based in New York City with offices in Providence, Rhode Island and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lazard[edit]

From 1994 through 2001, Meyer was a managing director at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, a leading global, private investment bank, where he was a founding partner of Lazard Frères Real Estate Investors LLC (LFREI), Lazard's real estate investment management affiliate and the firm's largest principal investment business. At LFREI, he served successively as Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President, International, on behalf of the firm's $2.8 billion (equity) real estate private equity business.

Trammell Crow[edit]

From 1984 to 1993, Meyer was a general partner of Trammell Crow Company, one of the largest diversified real estate companies in the U.S, where he co-founded Trammell Crow Ventures, Crow's investment management affiliate. He later served as Trammell Crow Ventures' chief investment officer and led the $2.6 billion (equity) investment management company's efforts in real estate, private equity and venture capital.

Entrepreneur[edit]

Education[edit]

As an entrepreneur, in 2007, Meyer founded Graduation Alliance (www.graduationalliance.com) (formerly known as The American Academy), an education services company that partners with educators, economic development agencies and community leaders across the nation to provide versatile pathways to high school graduation, foster college and career exploration, and connect job creators to skilled and ready workers.

Healthcare[edit]

Previously, in 2004, Meyer founded Extend Health, Inc. (www.extendhealth.com), a leading provider of health benefits management services and technologies that today operates the largest private Medicare exchange in the United States, creating cost savings for its employer clients and providing its individual customers with improved choice and control over health benefits, and which was sold in 2012 to publicly-traded benefits consultancy Towers Watson.

Venture Capital and Technology[edit]

Meyer has served as a lead investor for numerous early-stage companies, including Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants (www.kimptonhotels.com), a leading boutique hotel operator; Geodigital International ([1]), a world leader in LiDAR and imaging technology; Critical Mention ([2]), a leading provider of media search and monitoring services; and Vacatia ([3]), a marketplace for the vacation ownership industry which launched to great acclaim in September 2013.

Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist[edit]

An active social entrepreneur, Meyer serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the City University of New York's William E. Macaulay Honors College, where he also serves as a CUNY Entrepreneur-in-Residence. In addition, Meyer is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee, a Director of Dr. Mehmet Oz's HealthCorps, a member of the World Presidents' Organization (WPO), a Co-Founder of NoLabels.org, a Trustee of Geneva-based UN Watch and an advisor to the NYC Department of Education's Innovation Zone initiative.

He has also sponsored new social enterprises such as the Well Program of charity:water,[4] the FDNY Foundation's "Ready Room 24/7 Project", the "Hacking Education" data project of DonorsChoose, the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission's "Taxi of the Future" initiative and the "Across the Aisles" initiative of NoLabels.org.

Meyer is the former Chairman of the Board of Literacy Instruction for Texas (L.I.F.T.), the former Vice Chairman of The World of Children Award, and a past Board member of the New York City chapter of YPO, the Young Leadership Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal and The Educational Alliance.

Educator and Public Speaker[edit]

He has also guest lectured in real estate, finance and entrepreneurship at numerous institutions including Stanford University, New York University, Southern Methodist University, and City University of New York, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and roundtables on the subject of entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

Education[edit]

Meyer graduated from Harvard College in 1982 as a John Harvard Scholar, with a magna cum laude degree in Economics, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School with distinction in 1984.

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