Meet Ed Hajim, author of On The Road Less Traveled: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom via Zoom

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Meet Ed Hajim, author of On The Road Less Traveled: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom.

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In a memoir filled with human drama, wisdom and timeless life lessons, On the Road Less Traveled is the improbable story of how Hajim bounced from foster homes and orphanages to living the American dream as an accomplished Wall Street executive, philanthropist and model family man.The memoir is packed with anecdotes of how Hajim used his ingenuity to achieve his goals and also provides insight into what he learned from some of the defining moments of his life.

Ed Hajim, the son of a Syrian immigrant, is a seasoned Wall Street executive with more than 50 years of investment experience. He has held senior management positions with the Capital Group, E.F. Hutton and Lehman Brothers before becoming chairman and CEO of Furman Selz. In 2008, after 20 years as a trustee of the University of Rochester, Hajim began an eight-year tenure as chairman of the university’s board. Upon assuming that office, he gave the school the largest single donation in its history to support scholarships and endow the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Through the Hajim Family Foundation, he has donated to organizations that promote education, health care, arts, culture and conservation. In 2015, he received the Horatio Alger Award, given to Americans who exemplify the values of initiative, leadership and commitment to excellence and who have succeeded despite personal adversities.