“He knew going into it that it may be inconceivable,” Judy Gluckstern said in a phone interview. “He was frustrated, but he didn’t let any grass grow. He moved on to the subsequent thing.”
Mr. Gluckstern’s next ventures included being a founder and owner of a latest independent minor league baseball team, the Chicago Dogs, in 2018, and helping to start out element6 Dynamics, a hemp business, in Latest Mexico, also in 2018
Steven Mark Gluckstern was born on May 1, 1951, in Latest Haven, Conn. His mother, Norma (Block) Gluckstern, was a psychologist who within the Eighties was the director of the utmost security Patuxent Institution in Maryland; his father, Robert, was a nuclear physicist and chancellor of the University of Maryland.
Two years after graduating from Amherst College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and natural sciences in 1972, Mr. Gluckstern earned a doctorate in organizational change on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
That yr, he founded an alternate educational program for seventh and eighth graders at a junior highschool in Scarsdale, N.Y., where he taught math and science. He then served as principal of an elementary school in Tehran and was an academic consultant and the superintendent of colleges in Telluride, Colo., in the course of the 1980-81 school yr.
With a growing interest in business, he received an M.B.A. from Stanford University, which led to an entry-level investment banking job at Lehman Brothers. Two years later, he was named chief financial officer of Healthco, a dental products company that Lehman had taken public.