Alexandra Lebenthal is the President and CEO of Lebenthal & Company. She comes from a storied Wall Street family. Her grandparents, Louis and Sayra Lebenthal, founded Lebenthal & Co., Inc, a municipal bond specialist, in 1925. Her grandmother worked until age 93. She followed her father, James Lebenthal, as the company spokesperson. She joined Lebenthal in 1988 and became President and CEO in 1995 at the age of 31. Ms Lebenthal remained at the firm for four years after its sale, leaving in 2005 before starting anew in 2006.
This new venture is the second chapter of the Lebenthal family, and in addition to Municipal and Corporate capital markets, it also has a “Multi Family Office” which acts as a personal CFO for the “Lost Affluent™”, investors with $2 million to $20 million in assets.
A passionate supporter of women in business, in 1999, she was named one of New York’s 100 most influential women by Crain’s New York Business, one of the top 50 Women in Wealth Management in 2009 by Wealth Manager Magazine and one of Crain’s New York Top Women Owned Business list in 2011.
As a recognizable woman on Wall Street, she is a frequent commentator on in the media, and is an official CNBC contributor.
She is a member of The Committee of 200, a leading organization for female businesswomen.
Ms. Lebenthal is the President of The Couture Council of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is also actively involved with several leading New York cultural institutions, including The Rita Hayworth Alzheimer’s Association Gala, Hale House, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and a member of the Advisory Council of the New York Botanical Garden.
Ms. Lebenthal is also a contributing editor for www.NewYorkSocialDiary.com and published her first novel, Recessionistas, in August 2010, which was sold to SONY Television.
She is also the Co-founder of “The Women’s Executive Circle,” a group of high-profile Jewish Women that mentor other women under the auspices of United Jewish Appeal.
A graduate of Princeton University in 1986, with an A.B. in history, Ms. Lebenthal began her career in the municipal bond department at Kidder Peabody Inc.
Ms. Lebenthal lives in New York City with her husband, Jay Diamond, and their children, Benjamin, Charlotte and Eleanor.