Theodore Roosevelt IV is Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and a member of the Firm’s senior client coverage group, which oversees the Firm’s client and customer relationships. He joined Lehman in 1972 as a general banker in domestic corporate finance. In 1977, following Lehman Brothers’ merger with Kuhn Loeb, he was assigned to the International Department and also worked in the Firm’s Government Advisory Group. He joined the Short and Medium Term Corporate Finance Department in 1982 and was appointed manager of the department in 1985. He was named a Managing Director in 1984, and, in January 1991 he was asked to focus on the development of the Firm’s international business. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers Financial Products Inc. in 1994, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers Derivative Products Inc. in 1998. In February 2007, he was appointed Chairman of Lehman Brothers’ Council on Climate Change.
Upon graduating from Harvard in 1965 with an AB, Mr. Roosevelt joined the Navy as an officer in Underwater Demolition Team Eleven. Following his active duty, he joined the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. He initially served in Washington, D.C. and was subsequently assigned to Ouagadougou, Upper Volta, West Africa (now Burkina Faso). In 1970, Mr. Roosevelt took a special leave of absence from the Department of State to attend Harvard Business School where he received his MBA. Upon graduation in 1972, he was offered a White House Fellow, which he declined to join Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Roosevelt is an active conservationist. He is Chair of the Pew Center for Global Climate Change, a Trustee of the Alliance for Climate Protection, a member of the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society, and a Trustee for the American Museum of Natural History, The World Resources Institute, The Cultural Institutions Retirement System and a Trustee of Trout Unlimited. He is also Counselor, China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development and served as a board member of the League of Conservation Voters for nine years; three of which, he served as the Chairman. Mr. Roosevelt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Economic Club of New York, and a Governor of the Foreign Policy Association. He was appointed by Governor Pataki to the New York State, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission for the City of New York and the Hudson River Park Trust. At the Republican Convention in 2000, he gave the speech on the environment. Mr. Roosevelt is also a frequent lecturer on history and economics at New York University. He and his wife, Constance, live in Brooklyn Heights.