Hamish Maxwell, who steered Philip Morris Cos. in its 1985 purchase of General Foods Corp. and 1988 takeover of Kraft Inc., milestones in transforming the tobacco company into a consumer products conglomerate, has died. He was 87.
The reason Gus Christensen looks like an investment banker is that he was one until four months ago. A handshake reveals a shirt monogram over the wrist, an Omega watch and lapis cuff links he got on a JPMorgan Chase & Co. trip to Chile.
Since Douglas Steiner transformed the Brooklyn Navy Yard into Hollywood-style studios in 2004, productions from “American Gangster” to “Boardwalk Empire” have been filmed there. The New Jersey native says he’d have been better off if he’d focused instead on buying and building properties in New York’s most populous borough.
Ted Shen , a New York investment banker turned Medici of experimental musicals, took a midday Delta Air Lines shuttle last week to Washington for the opening of “Sycamore Trees” at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.