Eileen Aptman, J90, Appointed TFN Co-Chair
The Tufts Financial Network is pleased to announce that Eileen Aptman, J90, will join Bruce Grossman, A85, A16P, as co-chair of the TFN Advisory Committee. The group, which is comprised of more than thirty alumni leaders in the financial services industry, provides guidance, leadership and oversight of the Tufts Financial Network.
Eileen brings a high-level of expertise to her new role. Since 2009, she has been an active member in TFN, and describes her experiences and interactions since then as "extremely rewarding." "When I went to my first meeting in April 2009, I remember it felt like these were my people," she said, adding that "it’s all about building relationships and giving back together to a place that we feel strongly about and can impact; what better way is there to connect with your peers?"
Working in concert with the current co-chair and other volunteers, Eileen will help determine TFN’s priorities in the coming years, including new programming ideas and opportunities to assist Tufts students seeking careers in finance, especially through internships. She would also like to further engage alumni, in addition to the Finance Career Forum, by bringing them back to campus more often, saying "they will be blown away by how much Tufts has changed and how phenomenal the students are."
Eileen is a 1990 graduate of Tufts having majored in political science and Asian studies. Of her Alma mater, she says "my Tufts education has had a huge impact on my life, professional success and friendships," all which motivate her to give back both as a volunteer and donor to the university. "As it turns out, you’re getting back just as much as you give," she said, adding that "the interaction with your peers, even if you didn’t go to school with them, and the feedback you receive is so valuable."
A chartered financial analyst, Eileen is the Chief Investment Officer for Belfer Management LLC, the family investment office for the Robert Belfer family and their charitable foundations. Prior to joining Belfer Management, Eileen managed the small and mid-cap value investment strategy in the asset management division of Goldman Sachs. She began her investment career as an equity analyst for Scott Black at Delphi Management.
Eileen has served on the boards of Presidential Financial and Rose Tarlow Melrose House, and is presently on the board of American Midstream Partners, a public midstream energy company. As a trustee for The Town School, a K–8 school in New York City, Eileen chairs the finance and endowment committees. She is also a member of The Brookings Council.
In addition to her career, volunteer activities and other professional networks, Eileen and her husband Lowell have two daughters. In early November, she completed her first marathon in New York City for First Descents, a non-profit organization that offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors outdoor adventure experiences that are designed to empower.
As co-chair, Eileen will replace TFN founding member, Anthony Scaramucci, A86, who stepped down after many years of dedicated volunteer service.