Steven Berkenfeld is a managing director in the investment banking division of Barclays.
His current roles include chairing the Equities Commitment and Fairness Opinion committees, co-heading the firm’s Cleantech initiative, leading the banking effort for emerging industrial technology companies, and serving as a senior advisor to the Industrial Group and the M&A Group. He also is chair of Barclays Investment Bank’s Reputational Risk Committee.
Prior to joining Barclays in 2008, Berkenfeld spent more than 21 years at Lehman Brothers, where, among other roles, he served as chief investment officer of the private equity division, chaired many of the firm's transaction approval committees and was the global head of legal, compliance and audit.
Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Berkenfeld was an associate at the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, engaged primarily in mergers and acquisitions and leveraging buy-outs.
In addition to serving on BSR’s board of directors, he is chairman of the board for the Sierra Club Foundation and a member of the board for Green City Force. He is also the sponsor of the Employment Sustainability Initiative on Employment and Technology at the ILR School of Cornell University, and is actively engaged in various projects relating to the “Future Of Work.”
He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S. from Cornell University.