Joseph R. PerellaFounding Partner and Chairman, Firm Administration
Mr. Perella is a Founding Partner and Chairman of Perella Weinberg Partners. He served as Chief Executive Officer from formation in 2006 to June 2014. Prior to founding Perella Weinberg Partners, Mr. Perella was a member of Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee and held several senior positions at Morgan Stanley, including Vice Chairman, Chairman of Institutional Securities and Investment Banking, and Worldwide Head of the Investment Banking Division. In 1988, Mr. Perella co-founded Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. and was Chairman of the Board until September 1993. From 1972 to 1988, Mr. Perella held senior positions at First Boston and was the founder of its Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Perella’s investment banking experience of 45 years includes strategic assignments for leading companies in virtually every industry and region of the world.
Mr. Perella received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lehigh University and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
He is a Director of the American Italian Cancer Foundation, The Atlantic Salmon Federation, Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc., Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, Italy and the Holocaust Foundation, and the Japan Society, where he serves as its Chairman. He is a Trustee of Lehigh University and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and a member of the Director’s Advisory Board for Yale Cancer Center. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a former member of the Business Roundtable.