Ilan Kaufthal


Ilan joined East Wind in 2010 as Chairman, bringing over 30 years of experience as an investment banker and senior corporate executive to the franchise. From 2008-2013, Ilan served as Senior Advisor for Irving Place Capital. Ilan was a Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. until 2008. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, he was with Schroders & Co. Inc. as Vice Chairman and head of mergers and acquisitions for 13 years. Preceding Schroders, he was with NL Industries and served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ilan serves on the Board of Directors of Cambrex Corporation, Tronox, Ltd., Blyth, Inc., Quin Pario Acquisition Corporation,, and Propel/Slinky, Inc. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Jerusalem Venture Partners Media Fund, and is a Trustee of the Russell Berrie Foundation. He is the Chairman of the Board of the American Friends of Bezalel and a member of the Board of Visitors at Columbia University Medical Center.

Ilan holds an MBA from New York University and a BA from Columbia University.

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