Bachelor in History, Johns Hopkins University, 1957; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Johns Hopkins University, 1996; Master of Business Administration in Finance, University of Pennsylvania, 1959.
Adjunct professor Columbia Business School. Head, Stock Research Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Company, vice president, investment department, 1960—1968. General partner Salomon Brothers Incorporated, New York York City, 1968-1980.
President Julius Baer Securities, 1980-1982. Chief Executive Officer Offit Associates Inc., 1983—2001. Founder, Chief Executive Officer OFFITBANK, 1990—2001.
Co-Chief Executive Officer Offit Hall Capital Management LLC, 2002—2007. Board directors Johns Hopkins Medicine, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, since 2004, American International Group, Inc., since 2005.
Trustee, former chairman of the board of trustees Johns Hopkins University. Chairman advisory coun.Nitze School Advanced International Studies. Chair Bioethics Institute.
Trustee Jewish Museum, former chairman. Trustee Union Theological Seminary, Jewish Theol.Sem., Teachers College, Thirteen-W National Educational Television, United States of America Federation, American Jewish Committee. Member county on foreign relations.
Married Nancy Silverman, November 26, 1959. Children: Ned S., Daniel W.