Jonathan Orszag is a Senior Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of Compass Lexecon, LLC, an economic consulting firm.
In 2004, Orszag was named by the Global Competition Review as the youngest member of “the world’s 40 brightest young antitrust lawyers and economists” in its “40 under 40” survey. In 2006, the Global Competition Review named Orszag as one of the world’s “Best Young Competition Economists.” In 2016, Who’s Who Legal named Orszag as one of the ten most highly regarded competition economists in the world.
Prior to entering the private sector, Orszag served as the Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning. In this capacity, Orszag was the Secretary of Commerce’s chief policy adviser and was responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of policy initiatives, from telecommunications issues to international trade issues. Previously, Orszag served as an Economic Policy Advisor on President Clinton’s National Economic Council.
Orszag also serves as an independent member of the board of directors of JMP Group, Inc. (NYSE: JMP). He is involved in a number of philanthropic activities, including serving on the board of directors of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and on the Tiger Woods Foundation Board of Governors.
Orszag received a M.Sc. from Oxford University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude in Economics from Princeton University. He is also a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy.