Steve Oyer is a Managing Director of i(x) investments. Oyer leads the Family Impact platform and serves on the firm’s investment committee. Oyer brings 35 years of business and investment experience to i(x). He most recently was a Senior Vice President at Lazard Asset Management where he led their Global Family Office Advisory Group. Prior to Lazard, he served as a senior member of the Private Funds Group of Brookfield Asset Management focused on “Real Assets and Renewable Investments”.
Oyer’s broad investment experience includes his roles as a Senior Advisory Partner at Grail Partners LLC, a boutique investment bank, where his focus was building their platform to help family offices collaborate on direct deals; a Managing Director of Family Office Exchange (FOX), where he worked with CIO’s of family offices helping them collaborate on investment themes and opportunities; and as a founding member of Harris Bank’s Custom Clients Group, where he served US and International family offices. Oyer subsequently served as Managing Director of Global Business Development for Standard and Poor’s, leading the advisory services business, derivatives licensing and distribution of the S&P Hedge Fund Index.
His leadership roles include serving as the interim CEO and leading the restructuring of Saflink Corporation, a NASDAQ listed biometric software company. He was also a board member of Salton, Inc. (NYSE: SFP), a designer, marketer, manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of branded small appliances like the George Foreman Grill.
He was a founding member of the non-commercial family office councils at NYU, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University where he continues to play a leadership role.
Oyer also serves as an advisor to Quake Capital, an Accelerator that fosters early stage ventures led by student and faculty entrepreneurs from university ecosystems, a member of the investment committee for the Florida Atlantic University’s Foundation and on the Board of Directors and the investment committee of The Truth Initiative, America’s largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past.