Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Tigay joined Rhône in 2007 as a Managing Director after having spent much of his career working alongside Rhône’s Co-Founders at Lazard. He has served as Chief Investment Officer of Rhône since 2015. Following his tenure as a mergers & acquisitions advisor at Lazard since 1989, in 1997 he became a founding member of Lazard Capital Partners, a private equity fund managing partner and firm capital, and later a Managing Principal of Lazard’s Corporate Partners LLC private equity fund. Mr. Tigay was also the head of strategic planning for Lazard and played a leadership role in structuring and implementing its IPO. Since joining Rhône, Mr. Tigay has been involved in a wide range of sectors, including chemicals, materials, distribution, packaging, energy services, general industrials and consumer.
Mr. Tigay currently serves on the Boards of Directors of ASK Chemicals, Fogo de Chão and Wellbore Integrity Solutions. Mr. Tigay received a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.