Robert Rosenthal Named Director of Information Technology


Carnegie Corporation of New York welcomes Robert Rosenthal, who will join the foundation as Director of Information Technology on August 15, 2016.

Rosenthal brings over 30 years of experience in information management and systems, having worked in a range of industries, including banking, newspaper publishing, and philanthropy. Most recently he was Chief Information Officer at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, responsible for strategic and operational leadership of all aspects of IT, including: selection and deployment of new applications; oversight and upgrades of systems; infrastructure enhancements; digital asset management; support of the design and implementation of a new website and intranet; and management and development of a nine-person IT staff.

Previously, Rosenthal worked at Newsday for 16 years, ending his tenure there as Chief Technology Officer. Introduced to philanthropy as a volunteer member of Newsday’s charity committee, he decided to steer his career to the philanthropic sector, ultimately landing at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

After earning a BBA in business administration from Hofstra University, Rosenthal began his career as a CPA at Price Waterhouse. As an auditor for Price Waterhouse, he was assigned to an IBM audit, an experience that sparked a keen interest in information technology, and eventually led him to pursue a career in IT. To that end, Rosenthal enrolled in graduate school at Hofstra, earning an MBA with a concentration in business computer information systems.

Rosenthal succeeds IT Director Loretta Harris, who is retiring after 35 years of service to the Corporation.