Outstanding Contribution Award
Six decades into his career and still going strong, Steven Shulman has impacted several industries with his strategic expertise in investment banking and private equity.
After a post-college stint with investment bank Burnham & Co., in 1970 Mr. Shulman became the senior vice president of corporate development at Wheelabrator-Frye and its successor, the Signal Companies. Serving for fourteen years, he steered numerous mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings, including refinancings and spin-offs.
Since 1984, Mr. Shulman has been president of the Hampton Group, his wholly owned company, through which he has been an investor, executive and board member of several diverse firms throughout the United States, including Ermanco, a material handling company; CyTerra, a manufacturer of land mine detection equipment; Beacon Partners, a commercial real estate group; Terrace Food Group, a large produce supplier; Universal Aerospace, a manufacturer of airplane parts; and two medical device manufacturers, GeNO and Sure Touch. Currently, he is a director of Ark Restaurants, a publically traded holding company that operates over two dozen unique eateries in New York, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Florida and Alabama.
From his base in New England, Mr. Shulman advises several private equity firms, including Trimaran Capital Partners, AUA Private Equity Partners, and Solace Capital Partners. In July 2016, he joined Shipston Equity Holdings, an industrial holding company that is a leading manufacturer of automotive parts. He serves as a managing director and chairman of the firm’s acquisitions and capital allocation committee. Mr. Shulman helps the company pursue diverse investment opportunities in both the Americas and China, as well as develop long-term strategic plans.
At Stevens, Mr. Shulman was an active student. He served as the Class of 1962 treasurer and president of Chi Psi, was a member of Khoda and Gear & Triangle, and played on the varsity lacrosse and squash teams. Mr. Shulman has served his alma mater as a trustee, including as vice chairman of the entire board and as chairman of the search committee that recruited President Nariman Farvardin in 2011. In 1990, he received the Stevens Honor Award. He continues to be interested in the Stevens School of Business.
Mr. Shulman is the father of three sons and one daughter, as well as grandfather to six grandchildren. He and his wife, Annabelle, split their time between New Hampshire and Los Angeles, where Mrs. Shulman is a senior partner of a movie production company. In 2007, Mr. Shulman honored his late wife by establishing the Pamela Shulman Professor of European and Holocaust Studies at the University of New Hampshire.