Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1983. Master of Arts in Public & Private Management, Yale University, 1989.
Prior to entering Governor Corzine"s Cabinet as State Treasurer, he was a top executive for the Wall Street firm of Goldman Sachs. He is currently Global Chief Operating Officer at MFGlobal (Joined 13 September 2010)
Wall Street He served for 15 years in executive positions with Goldman Sachs, where he worked with Governor Corzine, the investment bank"s former Chief Executive Officer. Treasurer Abelow headed the company"s global operations and at one point ran its Hong Kong office. While at Goldman Sachs, Abelow served on the Board of Directors of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.
Abelow formerly served as New Jersey State Treasurer.
He was appointed Treasurer by Governor of New Jersey, Jon Corzine and took office on January 23, 2006. In his role as Treasurer, Abelow oversaw the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, and its approximately 4,000 employees who work in the eleven divisions and offices of the Department of the Treasury to perform three major functions: Revenue collection and generation, assets management and statewide support services.
As Treasurer, Abelow held seats on several state boards in New Jersey. In June 2007, he was named the #3 most influential political personality in the state of New Jersey.
While at the Treasury, Abelow put together the 2006 and 2007 state budgets and helped craft several initiatives the Corzine Administration launched with regards to fixing the state"s financial structure.
Treasurer Abelow was considered an unusual choice for the post since he had no background in New Jersey politics and was primarily a business executive by training. Most of Treasurer Abelow"s predecessors as chief of staff had been long standing New Jersey political operatives, lobbyists and former legislators. On December 1, 2008, Abelow was succeeded as chief of staff by Lisa P. Jackson, who had served as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Married Carolyn Abelow. Children: Sarah, Hannah, Daniel.