Stephen Chen

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Stephen Chen is an internationally-focused business executive with a network of companies and family offices. He accelerates world class businesses by leveraging his two decades of experience in the interplay between public/private sectors. Particularly advantageous has been his experience in building subject matter expert networks and executive c-suite recruitment.

He is a private equity executive with a diversified portfolio of companies including alternative finance, munitions manufacturing, and governmental procurement & advocacy.

He was previously the Business Development & Investment Director for a single family office. His focus included direct funds & co-investments, long/short equity, credit, and special situations. Before that he led the Emerging Markets Investment Banking team at Oppenheimer Investments AG. Prior to Oppenheimer, Stephen was a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.

Stephen is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce in New York City, the Urban Land Institute, New York Investment Network, and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

Stephen's philanthropic work has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, ABC, and NBC. He has spoken at Yale, Brown, NYU, and Columbia University and is the recipient of the Orphans International Global Citizenship Award, the Dragon 100 Fellowship, and the C.V. Starr Fellowship. He has been profiled in two books, "Luck Does Not Exist" by Mario Calabresi and "Inspired!" by Vik Venkatraman.

Stephen was educated at the NYU School of International Business & Finance and the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Brown University.

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