Martin J. Gross '72


Founder and President, Sandalwood Securities
Elected 2009
Alumni Term Trustee, 2004–08

Martin Gross is founder and president of Sandalwood Securities, a firm that identifies, analyzes, invests in and monitors niche alternative investment strategies and leading hedge fund managers implementing such strategies. He began his career in fund management in 1983, and founded Sandalwood in 1990.

Prior to his investment management career, Gross was a tax and corporate lawyer in New York City. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars, and is author of numerous articles for The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Foreign Affairs and other financial publications.

Gross is president of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the New York Historical Society. He served on the Committee on Research Libraries of the New York Public Library where he established, and continues to endow, the Martin J. Gross Collection of Voltaire, one of the world’s most important collections of the great writer’s works, as well as on the Dean’s Council of New York University Law School.

At Brandeis, Gross is a member of the Board of Overseers of the International Business School. He received the Louis D. Brandeis Award in 2004.

Gross received his B.A. summa cum laude at Brandeis University and his M.A. at Brasenose College, Oxford University in 1974. He later received his J.D. at the University of Chicago Law School in 1977 and his LL.M. at New York University Law School in 1981.