Greg Taxin previously served as the CEO of Glass, Lewis & Co., an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Banc of America Securities, a lawyer and a hedge fund portfolio manager.
Greg has been on all sides of activist investing over the last 20 years: he has advised companies responding to activists; he has been an activist investor at more than 40 companies; he has advised investment funds leading proxy fights; and he has been the Chief Executive of the country’s second largest proxy advisory firm, Glass Lewis, helping to provide voting advice to institutional investors in proxy contests.
Before forming Spotlight Advisors, Greg was the President of the Clinton Group, a multi-strategy hedge fund that engages in activist investing. While there, Greg guided the firm through four proxy fights (three of which Clinton won) and to a dozen settlement agreements with public companies.
Previously, Greg was the Chief Executive Officer of Glass, Lewis & Co., an independent research firm that assists institutional investors in making more informed investment and proxy voting decisions. While Greg was the Chief Executive, Glass Lewis covered more than 13,000 public companies from 65 countries and sold research to more than 350 institutional investors that collectively managed more than $13 trillion.
Prior to co-founding Glass Lewis, Greg was an investment banker. He provided strategic and financing advice to public and private companies, principally in the technology and telecommunications industries. Greg was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co., a Director of Epoch Partners and a Managing Director with Banc of America Securities.
Greg is an attorney and was associated with the firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Greg is a magna cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.