Peter J. Solomon is Founder and Chairman of Solomon Partners. He founded the firm in 1989.


Mr. Solomon founded Solomon Partners in 1989. Previously, he was Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers where he was Chairman of its Merchant Banking Division and Co-Chairman of the Investment Banking Division.

From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Solomon was Deputy Mayor of Economic Policy and Development in New York City under Mayor Edward I. Koch. He was also Chairman of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, which operated 17 municipal hospitals. He served as Counselor to the United States Treasury in the Carter Administration in 1980.

In 2013, Mr. Solomon served as Co-Chairman of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Tax Reform and Fairness Commission, charged with proposing reforms to the state’s complex tax code.  He also served on Governor Cuomo’s Spending and Government Efficiency Commission (SAGE).

Mr. Solomon writes frequently about public policy issues.


Mr. Solomon holds a BA, cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Professional Affiliations

  • Director, Monro, Inc.
  • Member, Natixis International Advisory Network
  • Member, Avenir Growth Capital Advisory Board

Previous Professional Affiliations

  • Director, Associated Dry Goods Corporation
  • Director, Babo Botanicals
  • Director, BKF Capital Group, Inc.
  • Director, Centennial Cellular Corporation
  • Director, Century Communications Corp.
  • Director, Esquire, Inc.
  • Director, General Cigar Holdings
  • Director, LIN Broadcasting Corporation
  • Director, Office Depot, Inc.
  • Director, Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
  • Director, The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc.
  • Director, Zagat Survey LLC
  • Member, US Trust Bank of America Advisory Committee

Not-For-Profit Affiliations

  • Member, Boards of Managers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
  • Trustee, American Museum of Natural History
  • Director and Chairman Emeritus, The Manhattan Theatre Club
  • Trustee, Lucius Littauer Foundation
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations