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George D. Phipps


Mr. Phipps is Chairman of Bessemer Trust and Bessemer Securities, the Phipps family private investment enterprise. He previously served as Vice Chairman for both companies.

Earlier in his career, George was a managing partner at Jasper Ridge Partners, where he co-led the private equity team and focused on the firm’s direct and co-investment activities. He also served as the firm’s chief operating officer. Prior to that, George was a general partner and managing director at Apax Partners (previously Patricof & Co. Ventures), a global venture capital and private equity firm.

He currently serves as a trustee of NOLS (previously the National Outdoor Leadership School) and is a member of the national council of the Environmental Defense Fund. He is a former member of the advisory council of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and a former trustee of The Thacher School.

George earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in economics from Harvard College.