Mr. Thomas W. Strauss is a Chairman at Cowen Investment Management LLC, a Chief Executive & Investment Officer at Ramius HVB Partners LLC, a Vice Chairman at Cowen, Inc., a Vice Chairman at Cowen Investment Advisors LLC and a Treasurer, Director & Vice President at The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation.
He is on the Board of Directors at The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, Foreign Policy Association, Icah School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai NYU Health System, The Mount Sinai Hospital, United States-Japan Foundation and Riverdale Country School, Inc. (New York).
Mr. Strauss joined the firm in 1995 and during his tenure has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cowen Investment Management (formerly known as Ramius LLC) and Chief Executive Officer of the Ramius Fund of Funds Group. Prior to Cowen, he was Co-Chairman of Granite Capital International Group, From 1963 to 1991, he was with Salomon Brothers Inc.
He was admitted as a General Partner in 1972 and was appointed to the Executive Committee in 1981. In 1986, he became President of Salomon Brothers and a Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Salomon Inc, the holding company of Salomon Brothers and Phibro Energy, Inc. From 1986 through 1991, he was responsible for the firm’s Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Asset Management and International Activities.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Strauss currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committees of the Mt. Sinai Health System.
He is also a trustee of the U.S.-Japan Foundation and The Foreign Policy Association and is Trustee Emeritus of Riverdale Country School.
He chairs or is a member of the investment committees at recognized endowments and is a member of the advisory board for a significant multi-family office.