Stanford GSB Trust

Members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust play an important role in managing a portion of the GSB endowment.


The Business School Trust was established to create an opportunity for alumni to invest gifts separately from the general endowment of the GSB, and to manage those funds aggressively for growth. 

The trust has become one of the school’s major sources of endowed, unrestricted income and is used at the discretion of Dean Jonathan Levin to address the top priorities of the school. The GSB takes great pride in the dedication and financial acumen of the alumni who have served on the trust over the years.


Raj Patel serves as Chair of the Trust and is supported by Vice Chair Elizabeth Betten and Second Vice Chair Cheryl Frank.


Managing Partner, Base10 Partners
President, HCM Investments
Managing Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners
Managing Director, Bain Capital
Chief Investment Officer, Asia Research & Capital Management Ltd.
Partner, Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Founding Partner, Sageview Capital
Partner, Carnelian Energy Capital
Founder and Managing Partner, Precursor Ventures
Managing Director & Head of Fundamental Equities, D. E. Shaw & Co.
CIO and Founder, Light Street Capital
General Partner, Union Square Ventures
President and Chief Investment Officer, The Crosby Group
Co-President & General Partner, Meritech Capital
Managing Partner, AltraVue Capital
Managing Partner, Berkshire Partners
Partner, Menlo Ventures
General Partner, Trinity Ventures Corporation
Managing Member, 3030 Investors
Balyasny Asset Management
Managing Member, Farallon Capital Management
Partner, Hellman & Friedman
Partner, Ribbit Capital
Founder and Managing Director, Hunter Search Capital