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Neil Longfellow Diver

Neil Longfellow Diver, American investor. Named Entrepreneur of Year, Ernst and Young, 1991. Trustee Westridge School, Pasadena, 1983-1990; board directors Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, 1979-1984, San Francisco General Hosp Foundation; active United Way, Los Angeles; founder Southern California Academy, 1986. Member California Club.

Background

  • Diver, Neil Longfellow was born on February 1, 1938 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Son of C. Gordon and Josephine (Longfellow) Diver.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1961.

    Career

    • Investment banker Smith Barney, New York City, 1963-1968. Chief Financial Officer, Urban Systems, Washington, 1968-1971. Partner RealAmerica Homes, Indiana, 1971-1974.

      President Ticor Mortgage Insurance, Los Angeles, 1974-1979. Senior vice president, Chief Financial Officer, Ticor, 1979-1984. Chairman Cryopharm Corporation, Pasadena, California, 1987-1995, Ameriwood Industries, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1990.

      Board directors Cybertech, Cimco, Alpha Micro, Auto Finance, VLI, Bentley Mills, Systems Integrators.

    Membership

    Trustee Westridge School, Pasadena, 1983-1990. Board directors Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, 1979-1984, San Francisco General Hosp Foundation. Active United Way, Los Angeles.

    Founder Southern California Academy, 1986. Member California Club.

    Connections

    • Married Christina Buchfelt, January 30, 1971. Children: Mia, Matthew.
    • father: C. Gordon Diver
    • mother: Josephine (Longfellow) Diver
    • spouse: Christina Buchfelt
    • children: Mia Diver
    • Matthew Diver
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    Born February 1, 1938
    • 1960
      Indiana University
    • 1961
      Indiana University
    • 1963 - 1968
      Investment banker Smith Barney
    • 1968 - 1971
      Chief Financial Officer
      Washington, United States
    • 1971 - 1974
      partner, RealAmerica Homes
    • 1974 - 1979
      president, Ticor Mortgage Insurance
    • 1979 - 1984
      senior, vice president
    • 1987 - 1995
      chairman, Cryopharm Corporation
      Pasadena, California, United States
    • 1990
      chairman, Cryopharm Corporation
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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