Stephen Dizard is a special counselor to the Center for Financial
Stability, focusing on bond markets, exchanges, and global liquidity.
Outside his role at the CFS, Mr. Dizard is the managing partner of
Wood Capital Partners. He founded Wood Capital Partners in 2006,
which was contracted to Elliott Management Corporation, a New York
based hedge fund, where his focus was on catastrophe insurance and
reinsurance. Stephen co-headed the Citigroup Special Situations Group
from 1999-2006, managing proprietary positions in distressed
In 1984, he joined Salomon Brothers corporate bond department,
co-founding the firm’s emerging markets global sales, trading, and
research efforts, which included its banks in Brazil, Chile and
Argentina. Prior to Salomon, he worked in Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb’s
corporate finance group, advising governments on debt restructurings.
Mr. Dizard has served as a guest scholar and staff member in the
Brookings Institution’s foreign policy group. He holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree from The University of Michigan Honors College and did his
graduate work on national security at Columbia University and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.