Thursday, January 24, 2008

Richard Jenrette Co-founder DLJ HBS Grad 1957

Richard “Dick” Jenrette (Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette), HBS 1957, was one the founders of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). Dick brought skills in journalism as well as analysis to the partnership and helped establish a structure for the reports that soon set an industry standard. He also saw an opportunity to create an investment arm for DLJ, called Alliance Capital.

Dick stayed on with DLJ to lead it through several transitions, including going public and being sold to the Equitable. There he served as vice-chairman in charge of all of the investment subsidiaries. He also brought the Equitable public, the first firm in its industry to do so. Today, Dick restores historic old homes.

He described his experiences in a video interview at his home – the restored Baker House – in Manhattan in April 2002. Interviewer: Amy Blitz, HBS Director of Media Development for Entrepreneurial Management.

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