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Michael Pollack

Michael  Pollack

Joined Stern 2016

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-148
New York, NY 10012



Michael Pollack joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Business and Society in September 2016, after having been an adjunct professor at the School since 2010.

Professor Pollack teaches courses in Professional Responsibility and Leadership.

Professor Pollack runs his family investment firm, Pollack Holdings, which has interests in a broad array of both public and private securities. Additionally, he established and now runs his private family foundation, SCA Charitable Foundation. SCA is active in venture philanthropy, primarily in India, where it collaborates with social entrepreneurs to scale their business models.

Before joining NYU Stern, Professor Pollack was one of two general partners at Glenhill Capital, a long/short public equities investment firm, from 2001-2008. Before leaving Glenhill to form SCA and Pollack Holdings, he helped grow Glenhill into a global investment business with more than $2.5 billion under management.

He received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Venture philanthropy

Courses Taught

  • Professional Responsibility and Leadership

Academic Background

B.S., Economics, 1998
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise


  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital/Financing


  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


  • Private Equity Funds


  • Family Businesses