Alexandra Lebenthal is a financial expert who has been on Wall Street for over thirty years. She was the CEO Lebenthal & Company until June, 2017.
She comes from a storied Wall Street family. Her grandparents, Louis and Sayra Lebenthal,founded Lebenthal & Co., Inc, a municipal bond specialist, in 1925. Her grandmother worked until age 93. She 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. Ms. Lebenthal remained at the firm for four years after its sale, leaving in 2005 before starting anew in 2006.
A passionate supporter of women in business,she was named one of the top 50 Women in Wealth Management by Wealth Manager Magazine. She has also been named to the Crain's New York Top Women Owned Business and the Crain's Fastest 50 Growing Businesses in New York.
As one of the most recognizable women on Wall Street she is a frequent commentator in the media.
Ms. Lebenthal is a former board member and Treasurer of the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), and a current member of its Advisory Council. She is also a board member of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit organization that provides financial literacy education and resources for women. She is a member of The Committee of 200, the leading organization for female businesswomen.
Ms. Lebenthal is involved in many cultural and philanthropic institutions in New York City. She also is the spokesperson for Weill Cornell Targeted Ultrasound, a ground breaking procedure for Essential Tremor.
Ms.Lebenthal published her first novel "Recessionistas", in August 2010, which was sold to Universal Cable Productions, and is currently writing the sequel.
She is also the Co-founder of "The Women's Executive Circle," a group of high-profile Jewish Women that mentor other women under the auspices of United Jewish Appeal. She is now undertaking the same effort with Women On Wall Street as a part of UJA as well.
A graduate of Princeton University in 1986, with an A.B. in history, Ms. Lebenthal began her career in the municipal bond department at Kidder Peabody Inc.
Ms.Lebenthal lives in New York City with her husband, Jay Diamond. They have three children, Benjamin, Charlotte and Eleanor.
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