Thomas R. Ellis and Brian Robinson were elected as members of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
at the February 2021 meeting of the board.
In a joint statement, William L. Mack, chair, and Wendy Fisher, president, said Brian and Tom share an expertise in international finance and a strong interest in philanthropy. These abilities together with Brians commitment to mentoring young business leaders and Toms support of the performing arts, make them each a valuable addition to the Guggenheim Foundation board of trustees. We look forward to working closely with Tom and Brian to advance the mission and strategic objectives of the Guggenheim.
Thomas R. Ellis
Tom Ellis is a cofounder of Cantillon Capital Management, an asset management firm based in New York and London. Earlier in his career, Tom worked at Lazard Asset Management and Credit Suisse First Boston. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he has, over the course of his professional life, lived and worked in New York, London, and Singapore. Tom serves on the board of the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center; he is currently the schools treasurer and chair of their Investment Committee, and he chaired their Budget, Audit, and Compensation Committee. Tom graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a BA in economics, and holds an MBA from Stanford University.
Currently a partner at Goldman Sachs, Brian Robinson is head of Prime Brokerage Sales, Americas. Brian is the Americas Global Markets sponsor for the Black Analyst and Associate Initiative at Goldman Sachs. Previously, as a partner at Renaissance Capital, Brian served as chief executive officer of their US business. His career began at Citi, where he spent 13 years, and was the Managing Director and Global Head of Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America Sales. Brian is a graduate of Radford University and the corporate finance program at the London Business School. He was a member of the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the United Kingdom from 2017 to 2019 and named to the Powerlist Top 100 of influential Black Britons in 2019.