Mr. Daniel S. Loeb is Chief Executive Officer at Third Point LLC, Founder & CEO at Third Point Ventures LLC, Chairman at Success Academy Charter Schools, Inc., a Member at Council on Foreign Relations, Inc., a Member at The Brookings Institution, a Member at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Member-National Council at American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
He is on the Board of Directors at Sotheby's, Manhattan Institute For Policy Research, Inc., Prep for Prep, The Mount Sinai Hospital, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The United States Olympic Endowment and Third Way.
He founded Third Point in 1995 and leads portfolio management, risk management and research activities.
Mr. Loeb worked on both the buy and the sell sides for over a decade, gaining dedicated experience in distressed debt, high-yield bond sales, risk arbitrage and private investments. Immediately before starting Third Point, he was Vice-President of high-yield bond sales at Citigroup. Previously, he was a Senior Vice-President in the distressed debt department at Jefferies & Co., where he worked as a bankruptcy analyst, bank loan trader and distressed securities salesman. Before Jefferies, he was a risk arbitrage Analyst at Lafer Equity Investors.
He began his career as an Associate in private equity at Warburg Pincus.[
He graduated from Columbia University with an A.B. in economics in 1983.