Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1967. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1971.
Associate firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City, 1971—1979. Vice president & managing director Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood, Inc., Minneapolis, 1979—1989. Co-founder & managing director Goldner Hawn, since 1989.
Board member Goldner Hawn, Transport America, Vitality Foodservice, Union Metal Corporation, Regis Corp.
Member Association of Bar City of New New York Clubs: Minneapolis, Minikahda.
Married Elizabeth Coverdale Thacher, September 18, 1971. Children: Benjamin Van Zandt, Amanda Thacher.