Leon Levy Foundation Names Robert F. Goldrich President

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Leon Levy Foundation Names Robert F. Goldrich President
The Leon Levy Foundation today named Robert F. Goldrich, former senior policy advisor in the Bloomberg Administration as its president and chief financial officer. Mr. Goldrich succeeds the Foundation’s first president, John Bernstein, who became chief operating officer of the Ford Foundation and has joined the Leon Levy Foundation board.
Mr. Goldrich brings three decades of experience in finance and economic development, in both the private and public sectors. He served six years in the Bloomberg Administration as senior policy advisor in the Office of Deputy mayor Robert K. Steel. He led the Mayor’s Office on economic development in the borough of Queens, including commercial, retail and residential housing development projects and area re-zonings. Prior to joining the Bloomberg administration, Mr. Goldrich was an executive in international equities with Morgan Stanley & Co. and Credit Suisse.
Shelby White, founding trustee of the Leon Levy Foundation, said, “Robert’s deep financial management expertise and his leadership experience, coupled with his extensive knowledge of New York City and its outer boroughs, make him an ideal choice for our Foundation that has been so active in Brooklyn and the Bronx, in particular.”
Mr. Goldrich said, “This is an exciting challenge for me to lead a Foundation that has contributed so consistently and creatively to improving many diverse areas of New York life – from preserving and enhancing parks and gardens to furthering brain research and scientific discovery to seeking a greater understanding of the ancient world.”
Robert F. Goldrich received his BA degree in history in 1984 from Northwestern University and his MS in real estate development in 2007 from Columbia University.
He served as a principal in international equity sales-trading at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York and Hong Kong from 1985-1998. From 1998-2006, he served as managing director of institutional equities at Credit Suisse in New York, during which time he headed  the international sales-trading and international equity sales in the Americas, as well as co-managing the equity middle markets business.