Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Eric Hatzimemos is the founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Hatzimemos / Libby, a strategy and venture firm based in New York City. Founded in 2009, H/L is dedicated to accelerating companies, focusing on high-growth businesses that add value to society. H/L is a new kind of venture firm; its unique Growth Catalyst model is designed to help portfolio companies and their leaders achieve the next stage of their success through active and regular engagement by H/L partners and their network.
Mr. Hatzimemos is also a founding member of Giuliani Partners LLC, a global management consulting firm founded by former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in 2002. Mr. Hatzimemos has served as Partner & Managing Director of Giuliani Partners since 2003. Mr. Hatzimemos is also a Senior Director at Greenberg Traurig, advising the Executive Chairman with respect to the firm's strategic security practice.
In 2007-2008, Mr. Hatzimemos served as volunteer Director of Energy Policy for the Giuliani for President Campaign. During that time, he met with a large advisory group of thought leaders in the energy sector, including business executives, academic experts, policy and media analysts, and government personnel. This process culminated in the drafting of a comprehensive national energy policy for the United States of America. Mr. Hatzimemos has traveled extensively, both with Mayor Giuliani and representing Giuliani Partners, visiting heads of state, businesses, and public and private sector leaders in over twenty nations on six continents.
Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Hatzimemos served as Assistant Counsel to Mayor Giuliani, including serving as the Mayor’s representative on the Board of Trustees of the New York City Police and Fire Pension Funds and the Employees Deferred Compensation Fund, which combined to hold over $50 billion in assets at the time. In addition, Mr. Hatzimemos was involved in making general policy for all the New York City pension funds, which combined to hold over $100 billion. As Assistant Counsel to the Mayor, he was also called upon to represent the City in critical negotiations with corporate leaders.
From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Hatzimemos served as Assistant Criminal Justice Coordinator in the Mayor’s Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator. Prior to that, he was an associate at the Manhattan Law firm of Weg & Myers, P.C. From 1992 to 1996 he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the borough of Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Hatzimemos received his law degree from New York Law School in 1992, and he currently sits on the advisory board of New York Law School’s Center for New York City Law. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Resolution Project, Inc., a global youth leadership development non-profit. He also completed executive-level coursework in private equity, pension management, and investment management at the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School.