Anthony E. Meyer
President, Ocean Road Advisors, Inc. and Chairman, Meyer and Co. LLC
Anthony E. Meyer, 58, is a New York City-based entrepreneur, private investor, and philanthropist. He is the President of Ocean Road Advisors, Inc., a privately-held “family office” investment management company, and also serves as the Chairman of privately-held Meyer and Co., LLC, a New York City-based merchant banking firm with diversified investment interests.
As a serial entrepreneur and investor, Mr. Meyer has founded and managed companies in real estate, investment management, healthcare, and education businesses. In 1984, he co-founded Trammell Crow Ventures, the real estate investment management affiliate of the Trammell Crow Company, then the largest diversified real estate company in the world. He then co-founded, in 1993, Lazard Freres Real Estate Investors, an affiliate of Lazard Frères & Co., a leading global investment banking firm. Subsequently, in 2004, he founded Extend Health, Inc., a leading provider of health benefits management services and exchange technologies sold in 2012 to publicly-traded benefits consultancy Willis Towers Watson. Later, in 2007, Meyer founded Graduation Alliance, Inc., an educational technology and services company that, in partnership with educators, economic development agencies and community leaders across the nation, provides versatile pathways to high school graduation, fosters college and career exploration and connects job creators to skilled and ready workers.
An active social entrepreneur and engaged citizen with interests in education, Jewish community service, and healthcare, Meyer serves as the Chair of Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee and the Vice-Chair of the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College. He has also sponsored New York City social initiatives such as the Innovation Zone of the NYC Department of Education, the FDNY Foundation’s “Ready Room 24/7 Project”, the “Hacking Education” data project of DonorsChoose and the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission’s “Taxi of the Future” initiative. Meyer is a frequent speaker at conferences and roundtables on the subject of entrepreneurship, family office management, and social enterprise and has also guest lectured in real estate, finance, and entrepreneurship at numerous universities, including Stanford, NYU, SMU, and CUNY.
Meyer graduated from Harvard College in 1982 as a John Harvard Scholar, with a magna cum laude degree in Economics, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School with distinction in 1984. He is married and lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.