Michael B. Rothfeld

  • Columbia, B.A., 1969
  • Columbia, M.B.A., 1971
  • Columbia, M.S., 1971

A theatrical producer and private equity investor, Mr. Rothfeld is managing member of Eagle Productions LLC and of Redfields LLC.  He has been an associate editor of Fortune, assistant to the chairman and CEO of Time Inc., a managing director in the investment banking division of The First Boston Corporation, and, through private corporations, a general partner of private equity firms Bessemer Capital Partners, LP and Bessemer Holdings, LP. He has served as a director of The Overhead Door Corporation, Graphic Controls Corporation (nonexecutive chair), and Kelly Oil & Gas.

Mr. Rothfeld, a Columbia University Trustee, is a 1969 graduate of Columbia College, received M.B.A. and M.S. degrees in 1971 from the University’s graduate schools of Business and Journalism, and was a 1970–1971 International Fellow at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.  He has served as chair of the Board of Visitors of Columbia College and a member of the advisory board of the Graduate School of Journalism’s Knight-Bagehot Program in business and financial journalism.

Mr. Rothfeld was a member in 1979 of the first cultural delegation from the United States to the People’s Republic of China. He received the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and was nominated for a Tony for the revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Eagle Productions LLC received the Lucille Lortel Award for the New York revival of Our Town. He serves currently as a director of The Jed Foundation.