Warren Lichtenstein

Warren Lichtenstein

Formal First Name
1965 - present

Warren Lichtenstein is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Steel Partners Holdings. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a private investment fund with two employees and assets of $600,000 to a company that employs 13,500 people with combined revenue of more than $3.6 billion. During his career, Lichtenstein has served as a director of more than 30 public and private companies worldwide. His diverse career and personal pursuits have yielded achievements in business and philanthropy.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Lichtenstein began his career as an analyst with Para Partners, which invests in risk arbitrage and related situations.
  • He was part of the Ballantrae Partners team that completed the $320 million acquisition of Damon Corporation.
  • He founded Steel Partners in 1990 at the age of 24.


  • Executive Chairman of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings
  • Executive Chairman of ModusLink Global Solutions
  • Co-Founder and Board Member of Our Kids First Foundation
  • Co-Founder of Steel Partners II LP


  • Lichtenstein is passionate about furthering charitable causes that benefit children, education, and youth sports.
  • He is an executive producer of Sister, a 2014 film that raises awareness for children with ADHD.