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David W. Zalaznick
David W. Zalaznick ’78
Founding and Managing Principal, The Jordan Company LP, Chairman, Jordan/Zalaznick Advisers, Inc., New York
David Zalaznick, 55, is a founding and managing principal of the Jordan Company LP, a New York private equity firm. He is also chairman of Jordan/Zalaznick Advisers, Inc., and JZ International LLC, an investment firm based in London.
Mr. Zalaznick is on the boards of directors of Cequel Communications, LLC, TAL International Group, Inc., Sensus Metering Systems, Inc., Freedom Finance Holdings Limited, Previnet SpA, Jordan Industries, Inc., and Wound Care Solutions, LLC. In addition, he serves on many of the boards of the private companies in which he and his partners have investments.
Mr. Zalaznick received a BA in economics from Cornell University in 1976 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1978. Upon graduating from Columbia, he pursued a career as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch. In 1980, Mr. Zalaznick joined Carl Marks & Co., where he became a vice president and partner in the Carl Marks leveraged buyout group. In January 1982, he and Jay Jordan left Carl Marks to found their present firm and investment partnerships.
During the course of his career, Mr. Zalaznick and his partners have been involved in more than 250 acquisitions. He is also the investment advisor to JZ Equity Partners plc, a London-based investment trust dedicated to investing in mezzanine and equity securities.
Mr. Zalaznick is a vice chairman of Cornell University’s board of trustees. He serves on the executive committee and is chairman of the finance committee.
He and his wife, Barbara, live in New York City with their three children.
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