Stuart L. Klein

Stuart L. Klein
Lecturer, Finance
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Research Statement

Stuart L. Klein has been actively involved since 1993 with the Investment Management courses and with case development at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He has co-authored (with Professor Jack McDonald) several cases and teaching notes on Valuation, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Private Equity. Stuart recently researched re-sales of restricted stock in private companies and re-sales of venture capital limited partnership interests. He is passionate about investing, teaching, and working with students.


Mr. Klein is the founder and general partner of an investment partnership that invests in hedge funds. He has personally and professionally invested in hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, real estate, and public and private companies for more than thirty years.

Mr. Klein is also active in a number of local charities. Previously he served as Co-Chairman of the Board of the Moldaw Residences, a 200-unit senior living facility in Palo Alto. He also serves as a Director of the Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life, where he chaired the Site Committee that initially acquired the 8-acre Campus site.  Recently he served on the Hillview Community Center Project Task Force in Los Altos.

Mr. Klein graduated in 1977 from Brown University magna cum laude and earned an MSc at the London School of Economics where he was a Keasbey Scholar. After studying Chinese language and history at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he attended Stanford University and graduated with law and business degrees in 1983. Stuart practiced corporate law at Cooley LLP and then co-founded SuperMac Technology, a public company that provided graphics sub-systems for Apple’s Macintosh computer.

Academic Degrees

  • JD/MBA, Stanford University, 1983
  • MSC, London School of Economics, 1978
  • AB (magna cum laude), Brown University, 1977

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2005

Professional Experience

  • Principal, Stuart L. Klein Investments, 1991-present
  • COO and other executive positions, SuperMac Technology Inc., 1986-1991
  • Attorney, Cooley Godward LLP, 1983-1986


Degree Courses


See FINANCE 321 course description.

The Investments courses comprise an intensive overview of active fundamental investing in both the public and private equity markets. They are relevant for students interested in venture capital, growth equity, private equity, hedge funds, mutual...

See FINANCE 321 course description.

Service to the Profession

  • Director, Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life
  • Former Member, Board of Visitors, Stanford Law School

School News

June 20, 2018
Alumni and friends of Jack McDonald gather for the official renaming celebration of the life and legacy of the GSB's beloved professor of 50 years.
February 5, 2018
A beloved professor whose former students span the globe, Jack McDonald is internationally known for his work on investment in the context of global equity markets.