Daniel L. Doctoroff is President and CEO of Bloomberg L.P.
Mr. Doctoroff has led the Company, the leading global provider of financial information, through the financial crisis by pursuing an ambitious investment strategy, which included major enhancements to its products, services and technology, starting up new businesses, and acquisitions such as Bloomberg Businessweek.
Prior to joining Bloomberg, Doctoroff was Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Doctoroff led one of the city’s most dramatic economic resurgences, spearheading the effort to reverse New York’s fiscal crisis after the attacks of 9/11 through a five-borough economic development strategy. This plan included the most ambitious land-use transformation in the city’s modern history; the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city; the formation of new Central Business Districts and Industrial Business Zones; and the creation of new, great destinations like the Harbor District, which will link together new parkland and miles of waterfront esplanades in Lower Manhattan, Governors Island, and Brooklyn. All told, Doctoroff helped lead New York to its strongest economic position in decades.
Doctoroff also led the creation of PlaNYC, the most extensive plan to strengthen an urban environment ever undertaken by an American city. The 127-point plan, designed to create the first environmentally sustainable 21st century city, focuses on every facet of New York’s physical environment – its transportation network, housing stock, land and park system, energy network, water supply and air quality – and sets the course for a 30% reduction in global warming emissions by 2030.
Before joining the Bloomberg administration, Doctoroff was Managing Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners, a major private equity investment firm. During his fourteen-year association with Oak Hill, Doctoroff led the purchases of companies in a wide variety of industries including information services, insurance, thrifts, cable television, hotels and leasing. While at Oak Hill, Doctoroff founded NYC2012, the organization dedicated to bringing the Olympic Games to New York. He continued to oversee New York City’s bid as Deputy Mayor, ensuring that the Olympic effort spurred parks, housing, and economic development projects in all five boroughs.
Prior to joining Oak Hill, Doctoroff was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers. Doctoroff received a B.A. degree from Harvard College and a J.D. degree from The Law School at the University of Chicago. Before attending law school, Doctoroff was a political pollster. He lives in New York City with his wife, Alisa, and their three children.
Doctoroff serves on the Boards of the World Resources Institute, Youth Inc., and Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Human Rights First, Riverside Park Fund and National Academy Foundation.