Thomas P. Hirschfeld

Tom Hirschfeld is a writer and investor. A New York Times bestselling author, he has written nonfiction books totaling over 1.5 million copies in print.

From 2005 to 2016, Hirschfeld was chief operating officer of Halcyon Asset Management, a New York investment firm. He was previously managing director at J. & W. Seligman, where he managed a $1 billion venture capital portfolio and served as chief operating officer for investments. His earlier positions include partner at Patricof & Co. Ventures, assistant to the mayor of New York City, and vice president in corporate finance at Salomon Brothers.

Hirschfeld is currently chair of the Finance Committee at International House and co-chair of the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee. He graduated magna cum laude in classics from Harvard College and received a graduate degree in economics and politics from Balliol College, Oxford University, on a Marshall Scholarship.