The Family Stewardship Council (FSC) at Fordham Gabelli draws upon both academic knowledge and generational wisdom to achieve its mission.

It is our pleasure to introduce some of the contributors to FSC here:

Stewardship Team

Benjamin M. Cole, Ph.D.
Managing Director, FSC

Ben Cole

Benjamin Cole, Ph.D. is a professor of strategy & statistics and holds the William J. Loschert Endowed Chair of Technology Entrepreneurship at the Gabelli School of Business. Cole is an inducted Fellow of the British Blockchain Association, a member of CNBC Disruptor 50 advisory council, and was named by Poets & Quants a “Top 40 Undergraduate Business Professor” in 2018 and a “Favorite Business Professor by the Class of 2022.” During his 15 years at the Gabelli School, he has been selected by seven different graduating classes for recognition—earning the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (three times), the Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence (three times), the Stanley Fuchs Award, and the Faculty Cura Personalis Award. Cole has also been the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (three times), the Dean’s Award for Impact (twice), and the inaugural DEI Achievement in Belonging: Faculty Curriculum & Teaching Award. He is the former director of both the Full-time and Professional MBA Programs, and serves as special faculty advisor to the dean on innovation.

Paul Gray
Advisor, FSC

Paul Gray

Paul Gray is the chief executive officer of Ironhold Capital and is responsible for managing company operations and fund development. Gray is a G3 at Broadway Stages, a family firm that specializes in real estate. He brings over a decade of asset management experience after overseeing a family real estate portfolio while also working in product development at Morgan Stanley and in corporate credit at Société Générale. Gray also is a global board of director at the Hedge Fund Association, a nonpartisan lobbying organization for the hedge fund industry, and the host of “Leaders in Business and Investing,” a financial show featuring some of the top business leaders in the United States. Furthermore, Gray is a proud advisor to the Family Stewardship Council at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, which serves as a private forum for family offices in New York. He also holds an Executive MBA from the School.