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Isaac Stein

Founder and President, Waverley Associates (Retired)

Isaac Stein joined SRI’s Board of Directors in February 2017.  He is the retired founder and president of Waverley Associates, Inc. a private investment firm that he formed in 1983, which led groups that owned the Dorchester Hotel in London and developed the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. 

Stein serves as Chairman of the Board on the American Balanced Fund, Inc.; International Growth and Income Fund, Inc.; and The Income Fund of America, Inc. (all affiliated with The Capital Group Companies). He is also a director of The James Irvine Foundation.

Stein served as a trustee of Stanford University from 1994 to 2016 and was the chair of the Stanford Presidential Search Committee in 2016. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University and was Chairman of both Stanford Health Services and UCSF/Stanford Health Care. While at Stanford, he also served as a director of Stanford Management Company, a director of Stanford University Hospital, chair of its Finance Committee, and was a member of the Haas Center for Public Service National Advisory Board.

Prior to founding Waverley Associates, Stein was vice president, secretary and treasurer of Raychem Corporation, where he also served as both chief financial officer and general counsel. Previously, he was a partner at the San Francisco law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, where he specialized in corporate and securities matters.

Stein’s past public board experience includes ALZA Corporation, Alexza, Maxygen Corporation, Symyx Technologies, the American Century Group of mutual funds, CV Therapeutics, Inc., Raychem Corporation, Micro Mask, Inc. and Up-Right, Inc. He was also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs Foundation and was a member of the International Advisory Council of the Economic Development Board of Singapore. 

Stein graduated from Stanford Business School and Stanford Law School, and holds a B.A. degree in economics and mathematics from Colgate University.