Lorenzo Weisman ’73, member of Columbia Business School’s Board of Overseers and cofounder of Hill Street Capital, died on Saturday, September 22.
Prior to starting Hill Street Capital, he worked with domestic and international clients at Dillon Read, first in New York and later in London, where he was appointed president and CEO of Dillon Read’s European operations in 1984. In 1993, Weisman returned to New York as a member of the firm’s operating committee and served as head of international corporate finance activity with a focus on rebuilding the company’s presence in Latin America. After UBS purchased Dillon Read, Weisman became the head of UBS Warburg’s Latin American corporate finance group.
“Lorenzo always led by example, inspiring his fellow alumni to connect to the School in meaningful ways, including through lending their financial support, volunteering on campus, and recruiting the next generation of business leaders,” said Dean Glenn Hubbard. “His steadfastness, wise counsel, and generosity of time, spirit, and resources were not only hallmarks of his tenure on the board and his legacy at the School, but are also emblematic of what Columbia strives to instill in all its graduates.”
Weisman’s family has suggested that anyone interested in making a gift in his memory may donate to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Neurology, led by Dr. Lisa M. DeAngelis, Weisman’s physician, at 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10065.