Brian Klein is a founding partner of WPR Development Company based in Salt Lake City, UT. WPR is developing Wasatch Peaks Ranch, a 12,600-acre private ski and golf club. He remains a partner and was a former Managing Member/Founder of Steelhead Partners, a Seattle-based investment firm.
Prior to founding Steelhead Partners, Mr. Klein was an Executive Director/Vice President for the international investment bank Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked five years in the equities division, both in Europe and in the U.S., continuing five more years as an advisor to the firm. Before joining Goldman, Mr. Klein spent 3 1⁄2 years at the Bayerische Vereinsbank in Munich, Germany.
He serves on the Boards of the VOK Family Office (Nashville, TN) and the North Forty Family Office (Seattle, WA). Philanthropically, Mr. Klein is a Board member of the American Council on Germany and the U.S. Soccer Foundation. He is a former Board member and member of the ownership group of AS Roma, a leading professional soccer team in Italy’s Serie A. He is a former Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Up With People International, America Scores, Seattle World Affairs Council, the Lake Washington Soccer Association, Rainier Scholars, and the Bush School.
Mr. Klein was educated at Texas Christian University (BA in history) and Southern Methodist University (MBA in finance). He is married to Victoria Owen Klein and has one son, Alexander, born in 1990. He splits his time between Salt Lake City, Dana Point, CA, and Indian Wells, CA. He was a Young Leader in 1989.