Bachelor, Cornell University, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1961.
With Goldman's Yarn Stores, New York City, 1961-1964. Campaign co-director Senator Robert F. Kennedy, 1964. Legislation counsel to New York state senator, 1964.
Executive assistant New York City Rent Administration, 1965-1967. Director business affairs Columbia Broadcasting System Records, New York City, 1967-1970, vice president business affairs, 1970-1971, administrative vice president, 1971-1974. Executive vice president, general manager Arista Records, New York City, 1974-1982.
Vice president United States and Canadian operations Ariola International Group, 1979-1982. Senior vice president Warner Communications, Inc., 1982-1985. President, chief executive officer BMG Music (formerly Radio Corporation of America/Ariola), 1985-1987.
Consultant, member board directors Personics Corporation, New York City, 1987-1989, chairman, since 1989.
Member executive committee New York Young Democrats, 1965-1967. Member executive committee Lenox Hill Democratic Club, 1965-1972. Member Rye City Board Appeals, 1976-1978.
Board directors Westchester division Children's Blood Foundation New York Hospital. Member executive council T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research. Member executive board Music and Performing Arts Lodge, B'nai B'rith.
Trustee Community Synagogue, Rye, New York. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Married Jill Montag, December 11, 1966. Children: Benjamin, Elizabeth, Catherine.