John A. Griffin is the president of Blue Ridge Capital, an investment partnership that he founded in 1996.
Griffin began his career as a financial analyst for Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking Group before moving on to Tiger Management, where he became president in 1993. Griffin received his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and his BS in finance from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.
He is an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School, visiting professor at the University of Virginia, founder of iMentor.org, founder and director of the Blue Ridge Foundation, trustee of the Animal Medical Center of New York, and member of the board of trustees of the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and Monticello in Charlottesville, Va.
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