Steven J. Spector

board of trustees

Steven J. Spector began his over forty-year career in finance at Asiel & Co., New York, as Director of Research.  He later joined Smith Barney as an analyst in the Risk Arbitrage Department and became a Managing Director.  He has been a Limited Partner of The Airlie Group, a General Partner of Blackstone Capital Partners and a Director at Nomura Securities International in various analytical capacities involving risk arbitrage, derivative securities and convertibles. He was Managing Director of McVeigh & Co., L.P., a Bass family affiliated hedge fund based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Currently he is a personal financial consultant and also serves as Business Manager of American Bach Soloists. Originally from Chicago Steven attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his MBA from New York University-Graduate School of Business.

His not-for-profit experience includes having served on the Board of Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), as the Treasurer and as Chair of the Nominating Committee. After moving to Santa Fe, NM, Steven was elected to the Board of the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and served as Treasurer and Chair of the Board Governance Committee. While in Santa Fe, Steven also served on a financial advisory committee of Homewise, an organization that promotes affordable homeownership.  After moving to San Francisco, he most recently joined the Finance Committee of the San Francisco Art Institute before being elected to its Board of Trustees.

Steven and his partner of thirty-five years, Robert Ripps, married in the State of California in 2013.