Gene is co-chair of the firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions business and chairman of Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking. He joined the Mergers & Acquisitions Department in New York in 1984 and moved to Los Angeles in 1987. He became a partner in 1992 and was named managing director in 1996. Gene is chair of the Board of Trustees of St. Matthew's Parish School and The California Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He is also a member of the board of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and chairman of the Advisory Council of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Advisors of Common Sense Media and former chair of the National Parks Conservation Association Board. Gene earned an MBA from Stanford in 1984 and an AB from Harvard in 1980.