Vice Chair, Elected: 2019
Elected to the Board: 1998
Steven W. Ballentine is president and chief executive officer of Ballentine Capital Management Inc., an investment management firm he founded in 1989.
Ballentine has been a portfolio manager and analyst for nearly 40 years. He started his investment career with the Prudential Life Insurance Co. of America in 1983 as an equity analyst and portfolio manager. Ballentine managed the Prudential-Bache Utility Fund and the Prudential-Bache Equity Income Fund until 1987. From 1987-89, he was a limited partner in a private long-short equity hedge fund management firm, before founding Ballentine Capital Management, Inc.
Ballentine earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management in 1983.
Ballentine was re-elected as a Voting Trustee in 2016, after having served as a Voting Trustee from 1998-2010 and a Life Trustee from 2010-2016. He is a Vice Chair of the Board through early May 2023, and Chair of the Board Investment and Endowment Committee until 2022. He also serves on the Executive, Athletics, and Board Organization and Nominating Committees and the Free Speech Trustee Advisory Group. He chaired the Governance Ad Hoc Committee and served on the West Campus District Project Ad Hoc Committee and the Ad Hoc Workgroup for the Steam Station. In 2014 he received the Dritz Life Trustee of the Year Award for outstanding Board service. His Syracuse University service includes membership on the Whitman Advisory Council and the Orange Council. He received the Whitman School’s Jonathan J. Holtz Alumnus of the Year Award in 2003 and was Chair of the search committee for the Director of Athletics in 2015.
He and his wife, Beth Ballentine ’83 (S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications), have provided lead gifts for the establishment of the Ballentine Investment Institute and the Ballentine Center for the Study of Securities Markets. They have generously supported other initiatives in the Whitman School, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Syracuse University Athletics.
Updated: December 15, 2020