Board & Staff


Mr. Thomas W. Strauss

Mr. Thomas W. Strauss

Thomas W. Strauss is the Chairman of Ramius, LLC, Vice Chairman of Cowen Group, Inc. and a member of Cowen Group’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. From 1995 to 2009, Mr. Strauss was a Managing Member and Member of the Executive Committee of Ramius, LLC and from 2010 to 2012 he was President and CEO.

Mr. Strauss is the former President of Salomon Brothers and Vice Chairman of Salomon Inc where he worked from 1963 to 1991. In 1993, he became Co-Chairman of Granite Capital International Group where he developed an Absolute Returns Alternative Asset Class investment business. Throughout his Wall Street career, Mr. Strauss has served on various industry-related boards and associations. Mr. Strauss graduated with a B.A., Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. He presently serves on the Boards of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical and the US-Japan Foundation and the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation. Mr. Strauss is Chairman of the Investment Committee of one not-for-profit endowment and a member of two others.