Craig Howard Schiffer



Day and Time of Service: Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Location of Service: Congregation Ohr Shalom, The Summit Jewish Community Center
67 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit, N.J. 07901
Interment: Private

Donations: To the charity of your choice.

Shiva: At the family residence, 40 Beekman Terrace, Summit, N.J. 07901 Sunday to Wednesday
from 6:30 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. with minyan services at 8:00 p.m..

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Craig Howard Schiffer of Summit, N.J. died on December 23, 2014 after being caught in an avalanche while skiing in Grenoble, France with several of his children.  He was 58.  Born in Cleveland OH. he lived in Denver, CO., San Francisco, CA., London, England and New York City, before moving to Summit, N.J. and Talloires, France many years ago.  He earned a B.A. from the University of Santa Cruz in history.  Mr. Schiffer held several global leadership positions in his 35 year career in the financial industry.  From 1978 to 1996 he held positions with Lehman Brothers as Global Head of Equity Derivatives, Global Head of Fixed-Income Derivatives and head of High-yield Sales.  He went on from Lehman to run the Proprietary Arbitrage Group at Japan-based Nomura Holdings.  He was also part of their Debt division.  He later left Nomura and went to the London office of Dresdner Kleinwort (then called Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein) as managing director.  From 2003-2006 he served as head of North American Capital Markets and as the New York based Chief Executive for the Americas for Dresdner Kleinwort.  In 2009 Schiffer opened Sevara Partners, a New York based advisor to investors and companies and in 2013 he joined the Cowen Group where he was working to develop an alternate investing platform.  He was a member of the Kent Place School’s Board of Trustees of Summit, N.J., the New York Stock Exchange, The Strategy and Advisory Board of the University of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. and Congregation Ohr Shalom, the Summit Jewish Community Center, Summit N.J..  He is survived by his wife, Amy (nee Redling) 5 children, Zachary, Jessica, Zoe, Annie, and Gabe, all of Summit, N.J., a brother Michael Schiffer, of Breckenridge, CO.  a sister, Leslie (John) McGinn of Colorado Springs, CO.and his parents, Carol Polinsky of Marco Island, FL. and Charles Schiffer of Santa Fe, NM.