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Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Elects Thomas R. Ellis and Brian Robinson to Board of Trustees


Thomas R. Ellis and Brian Robinson were elected as members of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation at the February 2021 meeting of the Board.

In a joint statement, William L. Mack, chair, and Wendy Fisher, president, said “Brian and Tom share an expertise in international finance and a strong interest in philanthropy. These abilities together with Brian’s commitment to mentoring young business leaders and Tom’s support of the performing arts make them each a valuable addition to the Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees. We look forward to working closely with Tom and Brian to advance the mission and strategic objectives of the Guggenheim.”

Thomas R. Ellis

Tom Ellis is a cofounder of Cantillon Capital Management, an asset management firm based in New York and London. Earlier in his career, Tom worked at Lazard Asset Management and Credit Suisse First Boston. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he has, over the course of his professional life, lived and worked in New York, London, and Singapore. Tom serves on the board of the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center; he is currently the school’s treasurer and chair of their Investment Committee, and he chaired their Budget, Audit, and Compensation Committee. Tom graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a BA in economics, and holds an MBA from Stanford University.

Brian Robinson

Currently a partner at Goldman Sachs, Brian Robinson is head of Prime Brokerage Sales, Americas. Brian is the Americas Global Markets sponsor for the Black Analyst and Associate Initiative at Goldman Sachs. Previously, as a partner at Renaissance Capital, Brian served as chief executive officer of their US business. His career began at Citi, where he spent 13 years, and was the Managing Director and Global Head of Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America Sales. Brian is a graduate of Radford University and the corporate finance program at the London Business School. He was a member of the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the United Kingdom from 2017 to 2019 and named to the Powerlist Top 100 of influential Black Britons in 2019.

About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The international constellation of museums comprises the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. An architectural icon and “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is among a group of eight Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the United States recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. To learn more about the museum and the Guggenheim’s activities around the world, visit

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