Who We Are
Carlton B. Klapper, Senior Managing Director
Before founding KLS in 1989, Mr. Klapper spent six years as an Investment Banker in the Asset Management, Private Client, and Corporate Finance Groups at Shearson Lehman Brothers, rising to the position of Senior Vice President. Prior to 1983, Mr. Klapper was an attorney with the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in the areas of general corporate law and litigation. He received his B.A. degree with highest honors from the University of Michigan in 1973, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1976. Mr. Klapper is a Senior Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee of KLS.