Peter A. Vlachos
Peter A. Vlachos, an innovator and leader for more than 50 years in the financial industry and long-time member of Leadership 100 who has served on its Board of Trustees and chaired its Investment Committee for almost two decades, will be honored as HANAC’S “Man of the Year” at HANAC’S GALA 2014 on October 24, 2014, at The Mandarin Oriental in New York City.
Vlachos began his professional career with the Wall Street firm of Amott Baker, joining the Dreyfus Corporation in 1967, where he became portfolio manager and then the President of the Dreyfus Leverage Fund. In 1980, he joined Neuberger Berman as an investment advisor.
Currently a Managing Director of Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC, an 83-year-old New York investment advisory firm, Vlachos founded Austin Investment Management, Inc. in 1989, which was purchased by the former entity in 2009. During his time as president of Austin, he also served as a corporate board member of Bullhorn, Inc. and VirtualRelocation.com, two innovative technology companies.
A native New Yorker, he attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School. Vlachos graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1958, after serving in the 93rd Bomb Wing of the Air Force Strategic Air command and flying with the 328th Bomb Squadron as a radar bombing and navigational technician during the Korean War.
A lifelong supporter of the arts, religious, environmental and humanitarian causes and education, Vlachos has served on the boards and investment committees of Colby College, Outward Bound, Scenic Hudson, Metropolitan Montessori School, and The School for Strings. He has served on the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as well as being Treasurer of Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy & Hellenism, Vice President of the American Associates of the Saint Catherine Foundation, and an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He served on the Board of directors of HANAC, Inc. for more than two decades.
Vlachos is a resident of New York City and Martha’s Vineyard with his wife, Dr. Susan Deakins. The couple has one daughter, Zoe Vlachos Young Yang, also a member of Leadership 100, a son, Dimitri Vlachos, three granddaughters and one grandson.