Jonathan Kaufman

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Dr. Jonathan Kaufman has more than 25 years of experience investing in various securities and other markets. Prior to graduate School, Dr. Kaufman was an account executive at Johnston, Lemon and Co., stockbrokers in Washington, D.C. From 1990 to 1994, Dr. Kaufman was a corporate tax attorney with the New York law office of Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Dr. Kaufman re-entered the financial services industry in 1994 with Salomon Brothers/Citigroup, where he subsequently became Head of North American Capital Structuring for Salomon Brothers/Citigroup in New York and a Managing Director, and member of the Global Senior Management Committee of Global Capital Structuring. In April 2003, Dr. Kaufman left Salomon Brothers/Citigroup to pursue private investment management service opportunities in the financial services industry. Since that time he has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman Global Capital Advisors, and a Partner in Olympus Capital Management, both hedge fund and capital advisory firms.

Dr. Kaufman was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, as well as a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Dr. Kaufman was awarded Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Biology and History from Brown University.

Background and Early Life


Harvard University, Cambridge,USA.

1989 – 1990, Visiting Fellow, Economics.

University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, USA

JD, Law: 1986 – 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy in University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Primary Research Area:Economics, 1984 – 1986.

Short leave of absence from Cravath in 1992 to defend my dissertation, PhD awarded May 1993.

Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Bachelor's degrees, history and biology.


Stevens Institute of Technology, School of Business,U.S.A.

Professor of Quantitative Finance and Financial Engineering, June 2009 – Present (7 years 1 month)

Chairman and CEO: Olympus, and KGCP, LP. 

Investment Partnerships January 2004 – Present (12 years 6 months)

MD and Division Head, Salomon Brothers/Citigroup

April 1993 – April 2003 (10 years 1 month)

Corporate Tax Attorney, Global Capital Structuring

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP January 1990 – April 1993 (3 years 4 months)

Life at Stevens

Ph.D. Students

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Jonathan Kaufman
Affiliate Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance & Financial Engineering
Office Babbio 303A