Tom Sandell founded Sandell Asset Management in January 1998 and is the Chairman and CEO. He has been involved in the securities industry since May 1986.
Sandell joined Bear Stearns in 1989 to establish the proprietary international risk arbitrage operation. When he left in 1997 he was a senior managing director and co-head of the Risk Arbitrage department. Previously, Sandell worked as a securities analyst for Atlantic Finance in Paris from May 1986 to May 1987 and subsequently was head of equity research at Group Delphi in Paris. He received a BS in International Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University (Sweden) and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.
He is a founding board member and the current chairman of The New Leader's Group of the Institute of International Education, the administrator of the US Government's Fulbright Program. He is also a Trustee of Friends of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids). Sandell was born and raised in Sweden and resides in New York City.