Jeffrey L. Berenson, Chairman and CEO of Berenson & Company, has spent more than 35 years in the investment banking business.
He joined White Weld & Co. in 1972 and joined the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Merrill Lynch following their acquisition of White Weld in 1978. Berenson was appointed head of the Merrill Lynch's Mergers and Acquisitions Department in 1986 and co-headed the Merchant Banking Group from 1988-1990.
In 1990, he co-founded Berenson Minella & Company, the predecessor firm to Berenson & Company.
Berenson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from Princeton University in 1972.