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Cornellians in Private Equity

David Einhorn

A.B. '91

Founder, President, and Director
Greenlight Capital Partners (New York, NY)


Mr. David Einhorn is the Founder, President, and Director at GreenLight Capital, Inc. He founded the firm in January 1996. Mr. Einhorn is also the President at Greenlight Capital LLC, a Member of Investment Commitee at Greenlight Private Equity Partners, Chairman of the Board, Member of Underwriting Committee, and Member of Finance Committee at Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd., and Chairman of Greenlight Reinsurance Ltd. Prior to this, he worked as an Investment Analyst at Siegler, Collery and Co. Prior to that, Mr. Einhorn was an Analyst at the investment banking group of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette.


He received his Bachelor of Arts in Government from the College of Arts and Sciences from Cornell University in 1991.

Board Affiliations

He is a Member of the Advisory Board at Fifth Street Capital LLC, a Director at Scivantage, and a Director of BioFuel Energy Corp. Mr. Einhorn has served as a Director at New Century Financial Corp. from March 2006 to March 2007.