Paul J. Taubman is the founding partner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PJT Partners Inc., a global, advisory-focused investment bank. Prior to founding the predecessor firm to PJT Partners Inc., Mr. Taubman briefly advised clients in an individual capacity where, in less than a year, he advised clients on $220 billion in announced transactions. In October 2014, The Blackstone Group announced that it would spin off its advisory businesses and merge them with Mr. Taubman’s PJT Partners. The newly combined company was formed and began trading on the NYSE on October 1, 2015 as PJT Partners Inc.
For nearly 30 years Mr. Taubman was at Morgan Stanley where he served in a series of increasingly senior positions including executive vice president and Co-President of Institutional Securities, with responsibility for all of the firm’s investment banking, capital markets, and sales and trading businesses. Prior to becoming Co-President, Mr. Taubman was Morgan Stanley’s Global Head of Investment Banking and Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions.
Mr. Taubman serves in a leadership role on numerous philanthropic efforts including Board President of New York Cares, New York City’s largest volunteer organization; Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Board Member of the Partnership for New York City; Advisory Council member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; National Advisory Board Member of Youth, Inc.; and Trustee of the Foundation for Empowering Citizens with Autism.
Mr. Taubman received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.