Numerous newspapers have published obituaries of Jim Wolfensohn, largely focusing on his time as President of the World Bank. He was my mentor,
Marshall Sonenshine is Managing Partner and Founder of Sonenshine Partners. Prior to Founding Sonenshine Partners, Mr. Sonenshine was the head of Media and Aerospace M&A at BT Wolfensohn (the M&A division of Bankers Trust) and its successor, Deutsche Bank, where he was asked to serve as the Co-Head of global M&A. Prior to Bankers Trust, Mr. Sonenshine was one of nine partners at Wolfensohn & Company, a boutique investment bank whose partners included former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker and former World Bank President James Wolfensohn. Mr. Sonenshine was part of the leadership team that sold Wolfensohn & Co. to Bankers Trust and that would oversee M&A at Bankers Trust, Alex Brown and ultimately Deutsche Bank.
For the past 30 years, Mr. Sonenshine has counseled hundreds of corporations globally on complex mergers, restructuring and strategic issues. He is a veteran adviser on countless flagship deals globally over the past quarter century involving companies as diverse as AIG, Bankers Trust, 1-800 Contacts, Dassault Systemes, Disney, Essilor, General Electric, International Lease Finance Corporation, KKR, Luxottica SpA, Madison Dearborn, The New York Times, Nokia Siemens, Proquest, Siemens, Sony, United States Shoe Corporation, Walgreens, and Wellpoint.