Who's Who of Top Executives

Randolph M. Selig

Title: 1) Founder and Chief Executive Officer; 2) Published Author
Company: 1) The Selig Capital Group
Location: Mill Valley, California, United States

Randolph M. Selig, published author and founder and chief executive officer at The Selig Capital Group, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance and investment banking.

With over five decades of experience to his credit, Mr. Selig has excelled in the field of finance and investment banking. He is the published author of “Thriving! How to Create a Healthier, Happier, and More Prosperous Life” and serves as the founder and chief executive officer at The Selig Capital Group since 1987. His firm specializes in providing investment banking services for middle-market and emerging growth companies, as well as clients in the entrepreneurial and environmental sectors. In this role, he has implemented innovative structures in investment banking, contributing significantly to the firm’s reputation and success.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Selig served as the director of corporate finance at Bear Stearns in San Francisco from 1984 to 1987. Additionally, he held the position of managing director at Bankers Trust International – Asia in Tokyo from 1981 to 1984. During his tenure in Tokyo, he gained recognition as one of the three individuals worldwide who designed the long-term currency swap market.

Mr. Selig also served as vice president in the corporate finance department at Bankers Trust Company in New York City from 1978 to 1981. During this time, he created and managed the tax-exempt private placement group, arranged the first-ever geothermal financing using federal loan guarantees, and created a shelf registration form of private placement worth half a billion dollars, among other accomplishments. He began his career as an associate in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers, where he worked between 1976 and 1978. During his investment banking career, Mr. Selig has notably completed over 250 transactions in mergers and acquisitions, swaps, and private placements.

Embarking on his literary journey, in 2023 Mr. Selig published his first book, “Thriving! How to Create a Healthier, Happier, and More Prosperous Life.” This book shares his wisdom and reflects his profound commitment to improving lives and our precious environment by addressing practical aspects of life, transitions, and new beginnings. The goal of the book is to inspire and encourage people in all stages of life to unleash their power to make choices that will lead to enhanced vitality, a greater sense of purpose and meaning, and even reach their full potential. He has been actively engaged as a guest on podcasts, speaking engagements at educational institutions, and presentations to various professional and community groups.

Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Selig pursued an education at the University of Bridgeport, earning a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and psychology, summa cum laude, in 1974. He continued his academic pursuit at Stanford University, where he concluded his studies with a Master of Business Administration in 1976.

Mr. Selig is deeply committed to civic and environmental causes, dedicating significant time and resources to a variety of initiatives. Mr. Selig also supports education, the environment, arts, and culture through a donor-advised fund. He engages in pro bono work and has a strong focus on environmental conservation. As a mentor, scoutmaster, and Little League coach, he has invested in the development of young adults and youth.

Mr. Selig served as a trustee for the California Wildlife Center and as vice president of the Old Mill School Site Council. Working alongside The Nature Conservancy, he contributed to the formation of the first two national parks in Jamaica. He also created the plan for the Xhosa Cultural Village at the Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa.

Additionally, Mr. Selig advised the State of the World Forum and The Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University. He has also held positions as a board member and chair of the investment committee of On Lok and as president of the Stanford Club of Marin. He actively participates as an environmental steward at Bothin Marsh in Mill Valley and with Marin Open Space.

While he has assisted numerous clients globally and undertaken many pro bono projects, Mr. Selig considers his most significant achievement to be the positive impact he has had on people’s lives. Mr. Selig firmly believes that the true measure of success is carving his name on people’s hearts, not on a tombstone. His dedication to helping others and making the world a better place is evident both in his professional endeavors with his company, in his community and environmental service, and in his written works.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Mr. Selig has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was recognized when Wealth & Finance International awarded The Selig Capital Group the Best Sustainable Investment Banking Firm for the San Francisco Bay Area in 2024. He also received the Volunteer of the Year County Award for his contributions to Bothin Marsh, a wetland in Marin County, California. Mr. Selig attributes his professional and personal success to being relentlessly positive, having grit and resilience, to his dedication to self-improvement, and to his unwavering commitment to making the world a better place.

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