John Blondel Jr. serves as a Managing Director in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in New York. He joined the firm in 1983 in the Fixed Income Division as an investment banker.
John Blondel is on the board and executive committee of the Friends of the High Line and has been involved with the High Line since its early days when it was an idea and dream. He has served as chairs of both the development and investment committees for the Friends of the High Line.
John Blondel is on the board, chancellors and finance committees and chairs the committee on the board of the Academy of American Poets.
John is a director emeritus of the Jackie Robinson Foundation where he served on the board and chaired the investment committee.
Mr. Blondel graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in History with honors and Harvard University with a Masters of Business Administration. John Blondel served as a reporter the Harvard Crimson and was on the Track team. John Blondel is currently a co-chair of his class for the Harvard College Fund. He serves on the Committee on University Resources as well. He chaired and been a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers Committee to Visit the Memorial Church and also was chair of the National Committee for Memorial Church for the Church’s Capital campaign.
John was raised in Montclair, NJ, graduating from Montclair Academy where he won the Klein award for excellence as a scholar-athlete and co-edited the Montclair News