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Frederick Terrell

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Banker
Private Equity Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Cream Corn
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
California
Favorite Quote:
I Get It.

Birthplace

Born:
11/29/1954
Birth Location:
Hamtramck, Michigan

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Banker
Private Equity Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Cream Corn
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
California
Favorite Quote:
I Get It.

Birthplace

Born:
11/29/1954
Birth Location:
Hamtramck
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Biography

Investment banker Frederick O. Terrell was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1952. He was raised in La Puente, California. Terrell graduated with his B.A. degree from La Verne University in 1976; after graduation, he was selected by the Coro Foundation for its public affairs fellowship program for 1977. Terrell attended Occidental College, where he earned his M.A. degree in urban studies before enrolling in the Yale School of Management, where he received his M.B.A. in 1982.

Prior to rejoining Credit Suisse in June 2010, Terrell was managing partner and chief executive officer of Provender Capital Group, LLC, a private equity investment and advisory firm based in New York and focused on investments in financial services, consumer and retail products, business services and media. Prior to founding Provender in 1998, Terrell was a managing director with Credit Suisse First Boston, where he began his career as an associate in 1983. In addition to serving as head of the Mortgage Finance department, he gained broad interdisciplinary experience at senior levels within investment banking and fixed income.

Terrell is a former member of the board of directors for the New York Life Insurance Company, where he served as chairman of the Investment Committee and as a member of both the Compensation and Operations committees. He is also a former member of the board of directors of Wellchoice prior to its sale to Wellpoint in 2005, and Carver Bancorp, Inc. where he served as chairman of the board. He is currently a member of the University Council of Yale University, and is a member of the board of advisors of the Yale School of Management, at which he gave the commencement address in 2002. Terrell is a past chairman of the board of the Coro New York Leadership Center, a national leadership training institute. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for the City of New York, New York City Investment Fund and Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York. In 2011, Terrell was re-named as one of Black Enterprise magazine’s “75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street,” and in 2012 named as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” by Savoy magazine.

Frederick O. Terrell was interviewed for The HistoryMakers on July 14, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Frederick Terrell lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Frederick Terrell describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Frederick Terrell remembers his mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Frederick Terrell talks about his mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Frederick Terrell recalls lessons from his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Frederick Terrell describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Frederick Terrell talks about his parents' marriage
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Frederick Terrell recalls his family's frequent moves
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Frederick Terrell describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Frederick Terrell remembers the effects of white flight in La Puente, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Frederick Terrell recalls his experiences of police brutality in La Puente, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Frederick Terrell remembers his family's political discussions
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Frederick Terrell recalls his family's road trips to the South
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Frederick Terrell remembers lessons from his father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Frederick Terrell describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Frederick Terrell talks about his high school band
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Frederick Terrell describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Frederick Terrell talks about his schooling in La Puente, California, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Frederick Terrell talks about his schooling in La Puente, California, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Frederick Terrell remembers La Puente High School in La Puente, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Frederick Terrell talks about the influence of the Black Power movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Frederick Terrell remembers being diagnosed with scoliosis
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Frederick Terrell talks about his brother, Emmett Terrell, Jr., pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Frederick Terrell talks about his brother Emmett Terrell, Jr., pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Frederick Terrell remembers his father's death, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Frederick Terrell remembers his father's death, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Frederick Terrell remembers La Verne College in La Verne, California
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Frederick Terrell recalls his internship in the City of West Covina, California
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Frederick Terrell describes his experiences of discrimination in the City of West Covina, California
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Frederick Terrell recalls his fellowship from Coro Foundation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Frederick Terrell remembers working for Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Frederick Terrell remembers working for President Jimmy Carter's administration
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Frederick Terrell recalls lessons from his time in politics
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Frederick Terrell recalls his admission to the Yale School of Organization and Management in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Frederick Terrell remembers his summer internship at the First Boston Corporation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Frederick Terrell recalls meeting the CEO of the First Boston Corporation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Frederick Terrell describes how he came to work at the First Boston Corporation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Frederick Terrell remembers the invention of interest rate swaps
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Frederick Terrell talks about the first African Americans on Wall Street
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Frederick Terrell remembers the savings and loan crisis
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Frederick Terrell describes his work in the First Boston Corporation's Federal Finance Group
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Frederick Terrell describes his role in the invention of collateralized mortgage obligations, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Frederick Terrell describes his role in the invention of collateralized mortgage obligations, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Frederick Terrell talks about the merger of Credit Suisse and the First Boston Corporation
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Frederick Terrell talks about his team's revenue at Credit Suisse Group AG
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Frederick Terrell remembers marrying Jonelle Procope
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Frederick Terrell reflects upon his upbringing
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Frederick Terrell remembers his wedding
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Frederick Terrell talks about African American social organizations
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Frederick Terrell remembers integrating the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Frederick Terrell remembers being overlooked for partner at Credit Suisse First Boston, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Frederick Terrell remembers being overlooked for partner at Credit Suisse First Boston, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Frederick Terrell remembers inventing the shifting interest mechanism
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Frederick Terrell recalls his decision to leave Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Frederick Terrell talks about starting his own investment banking firm, Provender Capital Group, LLC
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Frederick Terrell talks about his early investments at Provender Capital Group, LLC
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Frederick Terrell recalls returning to Credit Suisse
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Frederick Terrell talks about his board memberships
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Frederick Terrell remembers becoming vice chairman of Credit Suisse
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Frederick Terrell reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Frederick Terrell talks about his family
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Frederick Terrell shares his advice to future generations, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Frederick Terrell shares his advice to future generations, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Frederick Terrell reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Frederick Terrell describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Frederick Terrell reflects upon the legacy of his generation
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Frederick Terrell reflects upon his legacy