Lawrence Levy was hired at Pixar by Steve Jobs in 1994. As CFO and member of the Office of the President, he was responsible for Pixar’s transformation from a money-losing graphics company into a multibillion-dollar entertainment studio. He orchestrated Pixar’s IPO and later joined Pixar’s board of directors where he was instrumental in the sale of Pixar to The Walt Disney Company.
Mr. Levy is the author of To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History. Described by the New York Times as “enchanting”, the book is An Amazon Best Book of 2016 in Business and Leadership and still an Amazon bestseller. Mr. Levy’s has also appeared in Harvard Business Review for his work on collaboration.
Mr. Levy left Pixar to study Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation and their relevance to modern life, and later cofounded Juniper Foundation to pursue this work. He continues to dedicate much of his time to practicing and writing in this field, and to exploring the intersections between prosperity and mental stress. Originally from London, England, Mr. Levy earned degrees from Indiana University and Harvard Law School. He lives with his wife, Hillary, also a Juniper Foundation cofounder, in Palo Alto, California.