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Robert Frank Shapiro

Robert Frank Shapiro, American investment company executive. Trustee Lenox Hill Hospital, Skowhegan; member governor board Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, since 1993; trustee Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; Member Securities Industry Association (chairman 1985, Bond Club New York (president 1987-1988, Yale Club, Century Country Club, Knickerbocker Club.

Background

  • Shapiro, Robert Frank was born on December 19, 1934 in St. Louis. Son of Eugene J. and Clara (Katz) Shapiro.

  • Education

    • Graduate, St. Louis Country Day School, 1952. Bachelor, Yale University, 1956.

    Career

    • Associate Lehman Brothers, New York City, 1956-1967, partner, 1967-1973, director, senior managing director, 1970-1973. Partner Wertheim & Company, 1974. Executive vice president Wertheim & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1974-1975, president, 1975-1986.

      Co-chairman Wertheim Schroder & Company, Inc., 1986-1987. Chairman RFS and Associates, Incorporated, New York York City, 1988—2004, New Street Capital Corporation, 1992-1994. Vice-chairman Klingenstein, Fields & Company, L.P., New York City, since 1997.

      Board directors TJX Companies, Inc., The Burnham Fund, chairman nominating committee New York Stock Exchange, 1980, member regulatory advisory committee, since 1988, surveillance committee, since 1989. Board governors American Stock Exchange, 1970-1976.

    Membership

    Trustee Lenox Hill Hospital, Skowhegan. Member governor board Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, since 1993. Trustee Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

    Member Securities Industry Association (chairman 1985, Bond Club New York (president 1987-1988, Yale Club, Century Country Club, Knickerbocker Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Collector of Contemporary Art, especially American.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Marie Susman, December 21, 1960. Children: Albert Andrew, Robert Junior, Jeanne Savitt.
    • father: Eugene J. Shapiro
    • mother: Clara (Katz) Shapiro
    • spouse: Anna Marie Susman
    • children: Albert Andrew Shapiro
    • Robert Junior Shapiro
    • Jeanne Savitt Shapiro
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    Born December 19, 1934
    Nationality
    • 1952
      St. Louis Country Day School
    • 1956
      Yale University
    • 1956 - 1967
      Associate, Lehman Brothers
    • 1974
      partner, Wertheim & Company
    • 1974 - 1975
      executive, vice president Wertheim & Company
    • 1986 - 1987
      co-chairman Wertheim Schroder & Company
    • 1988 - 2004
      chairman, RFS and Associates
    • 1992 - 1994
      chairman, RFS and Associates
    • 1997
      vice-chairman Klingenstein
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