Chairman, Board of Directors, The Great Octave Foundation
Chad Elson is a principal in a New York investment firm and is a founding member of the Great Octave Foundation.
Mr. Elson is currently the Chief Operating Officer of South Street Capital Management. He has had extensive experience on Wall Street, including as a Partner and Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald where he was co-head of Global Trading Strategies, Cantor’s international global broker dealer division. Previous to his time at Cantor, he was a Managing Director and Institutional Sales Manager at HSBC Securities and a Managing Director at Bear Stearns.
In addition to being the Founding Board Member of the Great Octave Foundation, and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Elson has been engaged in a variety of philanthropic activities including as Director of Development at The Judy and Michael Steinhardt Foundation.
Mr. Elson holds degrees from Antioch College (BA Philosophy, BA Sociology) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (MA Philosophy, ABD Philosophy).
He lives in New York State.