Stuart L. Klein

Stuart L. Klein
Lecturer, Finance
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Lecturer in Finance
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Research Statement

Stuart L. Klein has been actively involved since 1993 with the Investment Management course and 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 presently is researching 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.


Stuart L. Klein is the founder and General Partner of Banyan Investments LP, an investment partnership that invests in hedge funds. Mr. Klein has personally and professionally invested in hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, real estate, and public and private companies for more than twenty 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 located in Palo Alto, CA. 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.

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 for a year 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 Godward and then co-founded SuperMac Technology, a successful provider of graphics sub-systems for Apple’s Macintosh computer that went public in 1992.

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

Service to the Profession

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

School News

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.