Alexandra Lebenthal is the president and CEO of Lebenthal Holdings.
She comes from a storied Wall Street family: Her grandparents, Louis and Sayra Lebenthal, founded Lebenthal & Co., a municipal bond specialist, in 1925; her grandmother worked until age 93. Alexandra Lebenthal followed her father, James Lebenthal, as the company spokesperson. She joined Lebenthal in 1988 and became president and CEO in 1995 at the age of 31. She remained at the firm for four years after its sale, leaving in 2005 before starting anew in 2006.
In addition to municipal and corporate capital markets, the company has as its primary focus a "multifamily office," which acts as a personal CFO for the "Lost Affluent," investors with $2 million to $20 million in assets.
As a recognizable woman on Wall Street, Lebenthal is a frequent commentator on television and makes frequent appearances in the media.
Lebenthal is actively involved with several leading New York cultural institutions, including the Business Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's Association Gala, the Alzheimer's Durg Discovery Foundation and is president of the Couture Council of the Fashion Institute of Technology; she is co-chair of the Botanical Garden Winter Wonderland Ball as well as a member of its advisory council.
She also is a contributing editor for New York Social Diary and published her first novel, "Recessionistas," in 2010.
A passionate supporter of women in business, Lebenthal was named one of New York's 100 most influential women by Crain's New York Business, as well as one of the top 25 Women Owned Businesses in NY. She was named one of the top 50 Women in Wealth Management in 2009 by Wealth Manager magazine and was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2013. She also is the cofounder of "The Women's Executive Circle," a group of high-profile Jewish women who mentor other women under the auspices of United Jewish Appeal.
A graduate of Princeton University in 1986, with an A.B. in history, Lebenthal began her career in the municipal bond department at Kidder Peabody.
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