John Powers joined Stanford Management Company as the President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Powers served as the Managing Director, Director of Research and member of the Investment and Management Committees at Offit Hall Capital Management. Prior to this, Mr. Powers worked at Robertson Stephens from 1992 to 2002 acting as Managing Director, Director of Research and also serving on the Management and Executive Committees. Mr. Powers began his career in marketing research and opinion polling. In addition to his current roles, Mr. Powers is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.