Steven Koch is a Vice Chairman and Co-Chairman of Credit Suisse's Mergers and Acquisitions Group, based in Chicago. He is a member of the Americas Advisory Council, the Chairman's Board of the Investment Banking division and the Investment Banking Committee.
Mr. Koch joined the Bank in 1985 and was named a Managing Director in 1989, Co-Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group in 1993 and Co-Chairman of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group in 2000. He has advised clients in all major financial markets in a wide variety of industries.
Mr. Koch received his B.A. from Hampshire College, his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School. He was a Henry Luce Scholar and served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. Mr. Koch is a Presidential appointee to the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. He served as Co-Chairman of the 2011 Chicago Mayoral Transition Team. Mr. Koch helped organize, and teaches in, the Director's Consortium, a semi-annual seminar sponsored by the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Law School. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sinai Health System in Chicago and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. He is also a member of the Green Ribbon Committee of the Chicago Climate Action Plan and the Board of Trustees of Francis W. Parker School.