Howard W. Lutnick
|Howard W. Lutnick|
|Occupation||Chairman & CEO|
|Location||New York, NY|
Howard Lutnick is the chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, a New York-based investment bank established in 1945, and chairman and CEO of BGC Partners. He served as chairman, president and CEO of eSpeed, Inc., which spun off from Cantor in 1999 in an IPO and merged with BGC in 2008 to form BGC Partners, Inc.
Lutnick joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 1983. He was named president and CEO of Cantor in 1991 and chairman in 1996.
He guided the rebuilding of Cantor following the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of 658 of the company’s 960 New York-based employees. He also started the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, which helps to aid families of the attacks and natural disasters.
Lutnick is a member of the board of managers of Haverford College, the board of directors of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at Rockefeller University, the executive committee of the Intrepid Museum Foundation’s Board of Directors, the board of directors of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and the board of trustees of the Solomon Guggenheim Museum Foundation.
He received the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor granted by the Navy to non-military personnel.
Lutnick graduated from Haverford College in 1983 with a degree in economics.