As a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) within the firm’s Private Banking business, Suzanne Brenner leads the Investment Research Group, which is responsible for manager selection, capital allocation and investment decisions across Private Banking’s client portfolio.
Before joining the firm in 2017, Suzanne was Senior Vice President and CIO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she oversaw the management of the museum’s $3.2 billion investment portfolio, including asset allocation, investment manager selection and risk management. Prior to the museum, she was the Director of Investments and Assistant Treasurer of The Rockefeller Foundation, and before that, she worked as a consultant to several Louis Marx Jr. private equity companies. She began her career at Ernst & Young, where she managed several domestic and multinational audit client engagements.
Suzanne currently serves on the boards of several leading New York family trusts, the New York Botanical Garden Investment Committee and the Emerita Council of 100 Women in Finance, an organization focused on education, leverage and philanthropy. She formerly served on the board of the Sanford Bernstein mutual funds. Suzanne has a B.M. from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College as well as a B.A. from the City University of New York at Queens College. She graduated summa cum laude and is a Certified Public Accountant.