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Denis A. Bovin is Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Stone Key Partners LLC, a strategic and financial advisory investment bank. Prior to forming Stone Key Partners, Mr. Bovin was Vice Chairman – Investment Banking, Senior Managing Director and Chairman of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group at Bear Stearns & Co. He was a member of the team that directed Bear Stearns’ Investment Banking activities and had direct responsibility for a wide variety of the Firm’s key domestic and international investment banking clients.
Mr. Bovin had previously spent more than two decades at Salomon Brothers Inc. and headed that firm’s Investment Banking Corporate Coverage and Capital Markets Divisions. He also led the firm’s Communications and Technology Group which covered computer, defense, telecommunications, electronics and media companies. In 1985, Mr. Bovin was selected by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the country’s twelve most outstanding investment bankers under age 40.
Mr. Bovin received his B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School. He has more than 30 years of experience with the strategic and financial concerns of domestic and international companies and government agencies and has initiated or been involved with financings and business combinations aggregating in excess of $250 billion.
In addition to serving on the MIT Executive Committee, he is an elected Life Member of the MIT Corporation; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and was previously Chairman of the Overlook Hospital Foundation in Summit, New Jersey. He is Vice Chairman of Business Executives for National Security, Inc. (“BENS”), and a Vice Chairman of the Intrepid Foundation. Mr. Bovin is listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.
In 2006, Mr. Bovin was sworn in as a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. He is a consultant to the Defense Science Board (“DSB”), which advises the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was a member of the DSB from 1998 until 2004. DSB members are selected based on their preeminence in science, technology and the military acquisition process. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Defense Business Board, which advises senior defense executives on strategies for adopting best business practices, and has served as a representative to the Defense Policy Board.
Mr. Bovin has been awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest honor that can be conferred on a civilian, for his “dedication and commitment to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces” and for his “vital and lasting contributions to the Department of Defense.” He is a recipient of the Intrepid Salute Award; the BENS’ Eisenhower Award; The Leatherneck Award from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for “demonstrating the qualities that characterize Marines”; and several awards and honors from MIT, including its highest honor for alumni. He is a contributor to the book: Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future and helped create and teach the course “Business and National Security” at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
In 1998 Defense Daily named Mr. Bovin as one of the world’s 40 most influential people in global defense, aerospace and national security.
Mr. Bovin resides in New York City, with his wife, Terry, a songwriter and musician. His daughter, Michelle, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology.