Stephen Bittel is a successful businessman who has amassed over two hundred million dollars during his career. Moreover, he remains at the forefront of international investment and banking sectors while attending to his duties as Chairman. Mr. Bittel also owns a private equity company offering investment management services and a global-renowned hedge fund. As if that needed to be more, he serves on many corporate boards. When not engaged in business or fulfilling civic responsibilities, he invests in real estate. He is Chairman of the Miami Dade College Foundation Board of Trustees and president of John S.
Over the last decade, Bittel has been featured in the “Who’s Who In American Business” as well as being named one of the most influential individuals in South Florida.
Mr. Bittel is among only a few people to have achieved the rank of vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The publication “Wall Street & Technology” reported that he was considered for vice chairman because he was supposed to be a practical, independent, and tough investor.
He is a member of numerous prestigious organizations and has received multiple awards for outstanding achievements at all age levels:  National Award-Executive Club, National Award-George E. Roberts Award;  National Award-Chief Executive Officer of the Year, National Award-Best Young Business Leader;  New York State Business Leadership, Young Leaders;  Dade County Club, Golden Key International Honor Society.
Bittel is also an active civic leader. In June 2016, he was honored by the United States Department of Treasury for his outstanding contributions in helping to establish and implement a national strategy for U.S.-Portugal economic relations through the World Trade Organization and bilateral links between the U.S. and Portugal. He was presented with the Department of Treasury’s Certificate of Appreciation.
Mr. Bittel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, was a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, serves as a board member and Chairman of the Beacon Council, and is an active supporter of the Committed Volunteers Organization. He has been honored with the “President’s Award” by Miami Dade College Foundation and received an award for outstanding achievement in commerce and industry from the United States House of Representatives.