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Stephen Can

Sr. Managing Director, Executive Chairman & Founder

Strategic Partners — New York

Stephen H. Can is the Executive Chairman and the Founder of Strategic Partners, joining DLJ in 2000 as a Managing Director. Mr. Can sits on the Investment Committee for each of the Strategic Partners funds. In February 2019, Mr. Can transitioned from Co-Head to Executive Chairman.

Prior to joining DLJ, he was with the IBM Pension Funds since 1993. As a Senior Investment Manager at the IBM Pension Funds, he co-managed a $7.9 billion private equity portfolio with a focus on secondary investing. In addition to his secondary investing experience, he has significant experience in completing primary investments. Prior to joining the IBM Pension Funds, Mr. Can held several staff and management positions focusing on finance, both domestically and internationally, within the IBM Corporation.

Mr. Can received an A.S. in Business Administration from S.U.N.Y. J.C.C. in 1980, a B.A. magna cum laude in Accounting from S.U.N.Y. Plattsburgh in 1982 and an M.S. in Finance from the Krannert Business School at Purdue University in 1984 where he was named outstanding graduate instructor. Mr. Can subsequently earned C.P.A., C.M.A. and C.F.M. designations.