Robert F. Greenhill

Founder & Chairman Emeritus


Robert F. Greenhill founded our firm in 1996 and currently serves as Chairman Emeritus.  He served as Chairman from 1996 until 2019. In addition, he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1996 until 2007. Mr. Greenhill has been a director of Greenhill & Co., Inc. since its incorporation in March 2004.

Prior to founding Greenhill, Mr. Greenhill was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Barney and a member of the board of directors of the predecessor to the present Travelers Corporation (the parent of Smith Barney) from 1993 to 1996.

Prior to Smith Barney, Mr. Greenhill served as President of Morgan Stanley from 1991 to 1993, and as Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley from 1989 to 1991. Mr. Greenhill joined Morgan Stanley in 1962, became a partner in 1970 and directed Morgan Stanley's newly-formed mergers and acquisitions department in 1972. In 1980, Mr. Greenhill was named director of Morgan Stanley's investment banking division, with responsibility for domestic and international corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, merchant banking, capital markets services and real estate. Also in 1980, Mr. Greenhill became a member of Morgan Stanley's management committee.

Mr. Greenhill holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.