Charles D. Ellis
Charles D. Ellis’s professional career centered on Greenwich Associates, the international strategy consulting firm he founded in 1972. In the 30 years he was managing partner, the firm grew to serve the leading firms in over 130 professional financial markets around the world. He now serves as an investing consultant to large institutional investors, government organizations and wealthy families, as a director of several small businesses and as Chairman of the Whitehead Institute.
Ellis chairs the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, where he also chairs the investment committee. He served as a successor trustee of Yale University, where he chaired the investment committee; as trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy and Eagle Hill School; as a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where he chaired the finance committee; and as an Overseer of the Stern Schools of Business at New York University, and on the visiting committee of the Harvard Business School.
A graduate of Exeter and Yale College, Ellis earned an MBA (with distinction) at Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. at New York University. Ellis is the author of over 100 articles and 17 books, including "The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs" (Penguin, 2008), “Joe Wilson and the Creation of Xerox” (Wiley, 2006), “Capital" (Wiley, 2004), “Winning the Loser’s Game” (6th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2013) and, with Burt Malkiel, “Elements of Investing” (2nd edition, Wiley, 2013). His latest book is “The Index Revolution” (John Wiley & Sons, 2016). He taught the advanced course in investment management at both Yale School of Management and Harvard Business School. He is one of only 12 people recognized for lifetime contribution to the investing profession.