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Bill Lambert MBA ’72
Bill Lambert, founding partner of Wasserstein, Perella & Co., Inc., currently is active in community affairs. He is a trustee of Northwestern University, an overseer of Columbia Business School and chairman of the School’s Social Enterprise Program Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Citizens Budget Commission, the New York Civil Liberties Union and Urban Pathways, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless rebuild their lives.
Mr. Lambert and three partners founded Wasserstein, Perella in February 1988. After the firm was sold in 2000, he remained as vice chairman until early 2004, when he retired. Before starting Wasserstein, Perella, he worked at the First Boston Corporation, where he was a managing director in the Mergers Group.
He received a BS from Ohio State University in 1968 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1972.
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