Gary Winnick

Chairman and Chief Executive, Winnick & Co.

Gary Winnick, chairman and chief executive of Winnick & Co., has sourced in excess of $100 billion to fund transformative technologies and corporate innovation, providing capital and counsel to dozens of companies in a wide range of industries. Winnick founded Global Crossing and Asia Global Crossing, builder of the first integrated global fiber-optic network. Winnick was a senior executive at Drexel Burnham Lambert in its high-yield and convertible bond group. He sits on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Proudest moment: Helping pave the way for Google and the future of the internet by building the first privately owned global fiber-optic network.

Best advice: Work with people who elevate your game.

Fun fact: I studied kickboxing from the world champion.

Alma mater: Bachelor’s, Long Island University.

Hobby/passion: Architecture, art, and education.

Favorite destination: The Amalfi Coast of Southern Italy.