Leon G. Cooperman
Leon G. Cooperman founded private investment partnership Omega Advisors two decades ago after a 25-year stint at Goldman Sachs, where he was a general partner, as well as chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
He was also chief investment officer of the equity product line, co-chairman of the investment policy committee and chairman of the stock selection committee.
Cooperman was voted the No. 1 portfolio strategist in Institutional Investor's All-America Research Team survey for nine straight years.
He is on the boards of ADP and the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation; a trustee of St. Barnabas Hospital in West Orange, N.J., and of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center; board chairman of Green Spaces, a committee organized to rebuild 13 parks in Newark, N.J., and of St. Barnabas Development Foundation; and a member of the board of overseers of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
His awards include the American Jewish Committee Humanitarian Award, the Seton Hall Humanitarian of the Year Award and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark Award for Caring.
He received his undergraduate degree from Hunter College and an MBA from Columbia University.