Mr. Stephen J. Girsky is the Vice Chairman of Corporate Strategy & Business Development and Director of General Motors Company. He was named the...
Mr. Stephen J. Girsky is the Vice Chairman of Corporate Strategy & Business Development and Director of General Motors Company. He was named the Vice Chairman of Corporate Strategy and Business Development effective March 1, 2010. In this position, Mr. Girsky has overall responsibility for corporate strategy, business alliances, new business development and other related areas. He also briefly served as Senior Advisor to the Office of the Chairman before he was named Vice Chairman. He is the President of Centerbridge Partners, LP. Previously, Mr. Girsky was president of S. J. Girsky & Co, where he applied more than 20 years of experience working with senior corporate and board executives, labor leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers and dealers, national and local policy makers. He also served as the lead director of Dana Holdings Corp. Mr. Girsky also served as the President of Centerbridge Industrial Partners. Prior to this, he was a Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of General Motors Corporation from August 2005 to June 2006. In all, Mr. Girsky has 25 years of automotive experience, including serving as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and as a Senior Analyst of the Morgan Stanley Global Automotive and Auto Parts Research Team. While at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Girsky was ranked the No. 1 Automotive and Auto Parts Analyst by Institutional Investor's “All-American Research Team“ annual investor poll for 14 consecutive years. His automotive and auto parts team ranked No. 1 in the Greenwich Associates poll for 14 consecutive years as well. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was a Managing Director of PaineWebber's Automotive Group and worked as an Analyst on the overseas financial staff of GM. He continues to serve on the General Motors Board of Directors, a position he has held since July 10, 2009. Charitable and non-profit organizations which Mr. Girsky has supported over the years include the United Jewish Appeal, Student/Sponsor Partnership, Multiple Sclerosis, The UCLA Chancellor's Associates Fund, Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Cornell University, the United Way and The Babies & Children's Hospital of New York. Mr. Girsky holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.