Daniel L. Doctoroff
Daniel L. Doctoroff recently stepped down as Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s pioneering urban innovation company that provides products and services that integrate smart design with cutting edge technology to radically improve urban life, upon discovering that he has ALS. He founded Sidewalk Labs in 2014 with Google founder Larry Page. With that diagnosis, his focus will shift to scaling up Target ALS, the organization that he founded in 2010 which has pioneered a new, collaborative approach to ALS research. Target ALS funds research by cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral teams to discover promising approaches to accelerate scientific progress into clinical trials. It also funds research tools that lower the barriers to entry for researchers. From 2008 to 2014, Dan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of news and information to the global financial community. Prior to joining Bloomberg L.P., Dan served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, he led the city’s dramatic economic resurgence after 9/11, spearheading the effort to reverse New York’s fiscal crisis through a comprehensive five-borough economic development strategy. In that role, Dan oversaw the creation of PlaNYC, New York’s pathbreaking sustainability plan. His memoir-manifesto, Greater than Ever: New York’s Big Comeback, chronicled his experience in City Hall. It was recently named by The Economist as one of the four essential books to read to understand New York. Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, Dan was Managing Partner of the private equity investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. While at Oak Hill, Dan founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city. Dan serves on the Boards of several of the companies created by Sidewalk Labs, the University of Chicago and Bloomberg Philanthropies. He is a founding chair of The Shed, an innovative new cultural institution on Manhattan’s Far West Side. Dan is a graduate of Harvard College and The Law School at the University of Chicago. A native of Michigan, Dan has lived in New York for the past 39 years with his wife Alisa. They have three children, all of whom are proud New Yorkers.