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Stephen McCarthy

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Stephen McCarthy is a Partner/Executive Producer at Quixotic Endeavors (QE) where, along with Clive Gershon, he is responsible for managing QE’s business activities – including marketing/ distribution/investor relations – and directly involved in producing the firm’s slate of movies To date, he has been an EP on five QE films – Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf, Crazy About Tiffany’s, Harry Benson: Shoot First, Always at The Carlyle and Alan Pakula: Going For Truth.

Steve is the Managing Director of KCG Capital Advisors, a family investment office/foundation administration venture that he co-founded with his late father, John M. “Jack” McCarthy, a former Co-Managing Partner/CIO of Lord Abbett ($185 billion AUM partnership est. 1929). He has forty-five years of diversified professional experience in the fields of investment/philanthropy/ entrepreneurship/theater and has held senior executive positions in the strategic planning, credit/risk management, business consulting, capital markets and retail brokerage arenas at UBS/PaineWebber, BOA/Security Pacific, Deloitte, Citibank and Pru-Bache respectively.

An honors graduate of Chaminade HS, Mr. McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in dual majors – Economics and Government – from Wesleyan University, was granted a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and completed an EE Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship/ Venture Capital Investing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Stephen is trustee of his family’s 33-year-old private foundation, represented his clan as a long-time member of the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), is a founding member/original trustee of The Greenwich Roundtable (GR) and a cofounder of The Gotham Triangle (TGT). In addition, he is President of Shaking The Tree (STT) Interactive Productions ( He and his wife Kathleen live in Rye, NY and have two adult children.