Kenneth Langone is the founder and CEO of Invemed Associates LLC, a New York Stock Exchange member firm specializing in healthcare and high-technology companies. He received a BA from Bucknell University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Mr. Langone remains active with both institutions, currently serving on the board of overseers of the Stern School and on the board of trustees of New York University, as well as chairman of the Trustees of New York University Medical Center. In April 2008, the medical center was renamed the NYU Langone Medical Center. He was a member of the Bucknell University Board of Trustees, where he served as chairman of its nominating committee, its endowment and as a member of its executive committee. Mr. Langone is a co-founder of the Home Depot and was lead director and a member of the executive committee of its board since it was founded in 1978 until 2008. He also serves on the boards of Unifi Inc., Micell Technologies, Relationship Sciences and Juice Press. In addition, he serves on the boards of NYU Winthrop Hospital, The Center for Strategic and International Studies, The Ronald McDonald House of NY, Horatio Alger Society Foundation and the Harlem Children’s Zone and its charter school, The Promise Academy, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where he led the fundraising effort for its recent restoration and renovation.
Roberto Agostino Mignone is the founder and managing partner of Bridger Management LLC, a multi-billion dollar investment management firm specializing in long-term equity strategies, since 2000. Prior to Bridger Management, Mr. Mignone co-founded and served as a partner of Blue Ridge Capital LLC from 1996 to 2000, an investment management firm with specialties in healthcare, technology, media, telecommunications and financial services. Mr. Mignone serves as a trustee of the New York University Langone Medical Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in classics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
This Provost’s Lecture, co-sponsored by the College of Business and Center for Italian Studies, will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at 2:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater.