Charles Ewald

Charles  Ewald
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Charles Ewald

Bio

Founding CEO of New Island Capital, a San Francisco based investment company. New Island Capital invests globally and focuses on alternative energy, the environment and sustainable agriculture.

Prior to New Island Capital, Charles was a Managing Director of Terra Firma Capital Partners in London, Founder of Argus Capital LLC (a San Francisco based seed stage venture capital fund), Investment Committee Member of JP Morgan Capital Corporation, and Principal at Investcorp. Before entering the private equity field, Charles spent nine years at Goldman Sachs, last as the Head of the Real Estate Department’s Fixed Income Group.

Charles holds and MBA from Stanford (1983), an MA from Oxford (1981) and an AB from Harvard (1979, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He lives in Tiburon California with his wife and four daughters. Charles is a surfer, fly fisherman and commercial beekeeper.

Academic Degrees

  • AB, magna cum laude in Economics, Harvard College, 1979
  • MA with Honours in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Oxford, 1981
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1983

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2015-present

Professional Experience

  • Founding CEO, New Island Capital Management, Inc, 2006-2014
  • Managing Director, Terra Firma Capital Partners, 2003-2005
  • Founder and Manager, Argus Capital LLC, 1998-2003
  • Manager and Director, JP Morgan Capital Corporation, 1993-1998
  • Principal, Investcorp International Corporation, 1992-1993
  • Vice President, Goldman, Sachs, & Co., 1987-1992
  • Associate, Goldman, Sachs & Co., 1983-1987

Teaching

Degree Courses

2018-19

Investing for Good will introduce students to the entire spectrum of purposeful, values-driven, and impact investing. We examine the field from the perspective of an institutional investor (i.e. fund manager, investment advisor, endowment manager...

2017-18

Investing for Good will introduce students to the entire spectrum of purposeful, values-driven, and impact investing. We examine the field from the perspective of an institutional investor (i.e. fund manager, investment advisor, endowment manager...

2016-17

Investing for Good will introduce students to the entire spectrum of purposeful, values-driven, and impact investing. We examine the field from the perspective of an institutional investor (i.e. fund manager, investment advisor, endowment manager...

Stanford Case Studies

Beneficial State Bank: Benefit to All, Harm to None | SI146
Charles Ewald, Heidi Krauel Patel, Jaclyn Foroughi2018
Beneficial State Bank (B): Evaluating Financial and Social Returns for Investors | SI134B
Charles Ewald, Heidi Krauel-Patel, Jaclyn Foroughi2016
Impact America Fund: Challenges of New Fund Formation | SI139
Heidi Krauel Patel, Charles Ewald, Jaclyn Foroughi2016