Mr. Agostinelli co-founded Rhône in 1996 and has been actively engaged in all aspects of the Firm’s strategy and development since inception, while maintaining and extending the Firm’s broad base of relationships with private families, key corporate decision makers, institutional investors and senior government officials. He is actively involved in the sourcing and monitoring of investments across all industries and oversees the Firm’s investor relations activities.
Prior to co-founding Rhône he was a Senior Managing Director in the banking group of Lazard Frères with responsibility for international banking business. Before joining Lazard, Mr. Agostinelli was with Goldman Sachs, where he founded its international mergers and acquisitions business in London. He also worked for Lord Jacob Rothschild at RIT in London. Mr. Agostinelli received a B.A. from St. John Fisher College, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Agostinelli serves as Chairman of Wellbore Integrity Solutions and is a member of the Board of Directors of Global Knowledge, Neovia Logistics, Maxam and Illy. He is also a Censeur on the Eurazeo Supervisory Board. He is active in numerous philanthropic activities, including as a board member and former Chairman of The National Review Institute, as a member of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors and as a founding supporter of the Bush Institute