John F. Powers has been President and CEO of the Stanford Management Company (SMC) since June 2006. SMC is a division of Stanford University with oversight by a Board of Directors appointed by the University Board of Trustees. It was established in 1991 to manage Stanford's financial and real estate assets. From 2002 until 2006, Powers worked at Offit Hall Capital Management LLC as Managing Director and Director of Research. He was also a member of the firm’s Investment and Management Committees. He holds an A.B. from Cornell University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.