Alex Stern was named Chief Operating Officer of Lazard Ltd in November 2008. He has served as a Managing Director since January 2002 and as the firm's Global Head of Strategy since February 2006. Mr. Stern initially joined Lazard in 1994. He previously held various positions at Patricof & Co. Ventures and IBM. As a Managing Director in Lazard's Financial Advisory Group, Mr. Stern has worked on a broad array of assignments as a member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group.
Mr. Stern earned a BS (Phi Beta Kappa) from Duke University. He also received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, and an MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, Moore School of Engineering.