Steve Oyer brings 35 years of business and investment experience as a managing director of i(x) investments, where he leads the Family Impact platform and serves on the firm’s investment committee.
Oyer was most recently a senior vice president at Lazard Asset Management, where he led its Global Family Office Advisory Group. Prior to Lazard, he served as a senior member of the Private Funds Group of Brookfield Asset Management.
His investment experience includes being a senior advisory partner at Grail Partners LLC, a boutique investment bank where he built its platform to help family offices collaborate on direct deals; managing director of Family Office Exchange, where he helped chief information officers of family offices collaborate on investment themes and opportunities; and a founding member of Harris Bank’s Custom Clients Group, where he served U.S. and International family offices. He subsequently served as managing director of global business development for Standard and Poor, leading the advisory services business, derivatives licensing and distribution of the S&P Hedge Fund Index.
Oyer’s leadership roles include being the interim CEO and leading the restructuring of Saflink Corporation, a biometric software company. He was also a board member of Salton, Inc. (NYSE: SFP) and a designer, marketer, manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of branded small appliances like the George Foreman Grill. He was also a founding member of the noncommercial family office councils at New York University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University, where he continues to play a leadership role.
Oyer is an advisor to Quake Capital, an accelerator that fosters early stage ventures led by student and faculty entrepreneurs from university ecosystems, and a member of the investment committee for the Florida Atlantic University’s Foundation.
Oyer has served on the Truth Initiative board of directors since 2019.