John W. Hyland, Jr. (Jack) born in Detroit in 1938. Lived in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Philadelphia before moving to New York City where he has been since 1961, with the exception of four years living in Paris and London. Graduated high school in 1955 (The Haverford School, outside Philadelphia), Williams College (1959, majoring in theoretical physics) and receiving a master’s degree from Harvard Business School, 1961.
His career has been in investment banking with Morgan Stanley & Co for 18 years (partner after eight years) followed by Warburg Paribas Becker (vice chairman), and PaineWebber (vice chairman) for ten years and the balance spent in a boutique investment banking firm (McFarland Dewey & Co.) until the last four years with Media Advisory Partners (founding partner) (www.mediaadvisorypartners.com)
Besides The Moses Virus, he wrote a biography, Evangelism’s First Modern Media Star, The Life of Reverend Bill Stidger (www.stidger.com) as well as articles syndicated by Hearst and The New York Times on his travels in India, Libya and Bhutan. He also has written articles in “Fine Gardening” magazine on his garden at his weekend house in Millerton, NY.
Not-for-profit activities have included being Chairman (now Chairman Emeritus) of the American Academy in Rome; Vice Chairman of Teachers College, Columbia University (the first and largest school of education in the country); Director of the College Art Association (national organization representing artists and art historians); and Trustee of the Clark Art institute (a museum and scholarly center in Williamstown, MA).
He has a partner, Larry Wente, and three children, Liza, married with three children, living in Rye, NY; Jonathan, a PhD in psychology, teaching in Salt Lake City and online; Susannah, director of a counseling center in Brooklyn, NY.