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Philip Erdoes

2021 Hall of Fame

B.S. Biology/Biomedicine '85


Philip Erdoes (OSU ’85) is CEO of the New Traditionalists, a US furniture manufacturer, as well as Chairman and CEO of Bear Cognition, a data analytics company.  He is also managing partner of Last Rodeo Studios, a film production and investment entity, and Bear Ventures, which invests in a broad range of industries, including tech, manufacturing, design, media, analytics, and logistics.

He serves on the Board of Directors of AlefEdge (an MEC company), the National Board of TEDx and the Dean's Advisory Board for Harvard Business School. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The Erdoes family regulary contributes to children's charities, including Fabretto Children's Foundation, UNICEF, and New York City-based anti-poverty organization Robin Hood. Importantly, the family has established an ongoing scholarship fund for the OSU-OKC President's Leadership Council.

He received a B.S. in Biology/Biomedicine from OSU, a J.D. with Honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

He and his wife Mary, CEO of JPMorgan Asset and Wealth Management, live in New York City with their three daughters, Mia (18), Morgan (17), and Mason (14). His brother Peter (OSU ’81, loud dude at the game) and his wife Kim (should have gone to OSU) serve on the OSU Board of Governors.


His niece (Erin) and nephew (Dirk) currently attend OSU.  Go Pokes!

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