Marc O. Mayer

Marc O. Mayer ’83
Head of North American Institutional Investment Management, Schroders plc, New York

Marc Mayer is the head of North American institutional asset management at Schroders plc, a $450 billion in assets global investment manager.

Previously, Mr. Mayer was a partner and CEO of GMO LLC, a privately owned $100+ billion in assets institutional investment manager. He was a member of the GMO Board. He joined GMO in 2009 after 20 years at AllianceBernstein LP, a $400 + billion in assets investment manager, and its predecessor firm, privately owned Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. He was a partner and a member of the Bernstein Board of Directors. Beginning in 1989 as a pharmaceuticals securities analyst, Mr. Mayer went on to be research director, head of the institutional research business, head of institutional investments, head of retail investments and president and a director of the AllianceBernstein mutual funds, and chief investment officer for asset allocation.

Prior to joining Sanford Bernstein, Mr. Mayer worked at the Squibb Corporation for six years in strategic planning, business development, marketing and marketing research. After college Mr. Mayer worked as a concert and record producer. The vestiges of that failed attempt survive in a collection of over 30,000 CDs, LPs, 45s, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, shellac 78s and Edison cylinders.

Mr. Mayer has a BA in Philosophy from Yale and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

In addition to serving on the board of overseers of Columbia Business School, Mr. Mayer is the chair of the board of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Mayer serves on the board and executive committee of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he chairs the finance committee. He is on the board and executive committee of Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights where he is treasurer and sits on the investment committee. He serves on the board and executive committee of the American Friends of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he is on the investment committee and chairs the audit committee.

Mr. Mayer lives in New York with his wife, Meera, who he met at Columbia Business School. They have three children and a large tortoise.