Peter J. Solomon founded Peter J. Solomon Company, L.P. in 1989. Previously, he was Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers, where he also served as Chairman of its Merchant Banking Division and Co-Chairman of the Investment Banking Division. From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Solomon was Deputy Mayor of Economic Policy and Development in New York City. He was also Chairman of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. He served as Counselor to the United States Treasury in the Carter Administration in 1980. In 2011, Mr. Solomon was named to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Spending and Government Efficiency Commission (SAGE).
Mr. Solomon is Director and Chairman Emeritus of The Manhattan Theatre Club, Chairman of Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies–Harvard University and a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York City and the Lucius Littauer Foundation. He received his bachelor of arts cum laude from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.