Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1951.
President Salomon Brothers Incorporated, New York York City, 1953-1991, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1981—1991. Co-chairman Phibro Corporation, 1981—1983. Co-Chief Executive Officer Phibro-Salomon Inc., 1983—1984, Chief Executive Officer, 1984—1986.
President, Chief Executive Officer Salomon Inc., 1986—1991. President Gutfreund & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1993—2002. Senior advisory Collins Stewart LLC (formerly C.E. Unterberg, Towbin), since 2002.
Board directors AccuWeather, Inc., Nutrition 21, Inc., Evercel, Inc., Library Copyright Alliance-Vision, Inc., Maxicare Health Plans, Inc., The Universal Bond Fund., Montefiore Medical Center, GVI Security Solutions, Inc. Vice chairman, New York Stock Exchange, 1985-1987. Member executive committee of board trustees and finance Real Estate Committees.
Life member, board trustees New York Public Library., Astor, Lenox, Tilden Foundation. Honorary trustee Oberlin (Ohio) College. Trustee Aperture Foundation.
Past chairman Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, Inc. Honorary trustee Oberlin(Ohio) College. Member Council Foreign Rels. and Tri-Lateral Commission.
Treasurer board of trustees, chairman finance committee New York Public Library., vice chairman corporation congress. Board directors Montefiore Medical Center Corporation, member real estate and finance committees Member Bond Club New York (past Board of Governors, past president). M C.
Married Joyce L. Gutfreund, April 11, 1958 (divorced July 18, 1980). Children: Nicholas J., Joshua L., Owen David. Susan Kaposta Gutfreund, February 5, 1981.
1 child, John Peter.