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.


Meredith Barth serves as chair of the trust and is supported by Vice Chair Raj Patel and Second Vice Chair Elizabeth Betten.


Managing Partner, Base10 Partners
President, HCM Investments
Managing Director, Meritage Group
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
Founder and Managing Partner, Precursor Ventures
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
Partner, Sansome Partners
Managing Partner, Berkshire Partners
General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
General Partner, Trinity Ventures Corporation
Balyasny Asset Management
Managing Member, Farallon Capital Management
Partner, Hellman & Friedman
Managing Partner, Ridge Ventures
Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Hall Capital Partners LLC
Founder and Managing Director, Hunter Search Capital