Steven Rattner is chairman and chief executive officer of Willett Advisors LLC, which manages the personal and philanthropic investment assets of Michael R. Bloomberg. In addition, he is a contributing writer for the Op-Ed page of The New York Times and the Economic Analyst for MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Previously, Mr. Rattner served as counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and led the Obama Administration’s successful effort to restructure the automobile industry, which he chronicled in his book, Overhaul: An Insider’s Account of the Obama Administration’s Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry.
Until February 2009, Mr. Rattner was managing principal of Quadrangle Group LLC, a private investment firm that under his leadership, had more than $6 billion of assets under management. Before forming Quadrangle in 2000, Mr. Rattner was with Lazard Frères & Co., where he served as deputy chairman and deputy chief executive officer. Mr. Rattner joined Lazard Frères in 1989 as a general partner from Morgan Stanley, where he was a managing director. Before beginning his investment banking career in 1982 with Lehman Brothers, Mr. Rattner was employed by The New York Times for nearly nine years, principally as an economic correspondent in New York, Washington and London.
Mr. Rattner has served as a board member or trustee of a number of public and philanthropic organizations including the Educational Broadcasting Corporation (chairman), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brown University (fellow), Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (chairman), Brookings Institution and the New America Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Rattner graduated in 1974 from Brown University with honors in economics and was awarded the Harvey Baker Fellowship. Mr. Rattner is married to Maureen White, who is a senior fellow at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and they have four children.