Richard Jenrette was one the founders of the Wall Street firm, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). Jenrette was instrumental in taking DLJ public in 1970, making it the first publicly traded investment firm in the United States. Taking the helm of DLJ in 1973, Jenrette successfully shepherded the firm through a recession and a later sale to worldwide insurance leader, The Equitable, where he served as Chairman and CEO from 1990 until 1996. Today, Jenrette restores historic old homes. His published works include “Jenrette: The Contrarian Manager” and “Adventures With Old Houses”.