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Martin Zimmerman ’61
President and CEO, LFC Capital, Inc., Illinois
Martin Zimmerman is president and chief executive officer of LFC Capital, Inc., a private investment firm specializing in the healthcare industry. From 1975 to 1999, he was chairman and chief executive officer of LINC Capital, Inc., which engaged in the leasing of high-technology and medical equipment, as well as the distribution and rental of analytical instruments.
From 1994 to 1996, he was chief executive officer of LINC Anthem, following the acquisition of LINC’s equipment leasing business by Anthem Insurance (now Wellpoint), a leading Blue Cross carrier. In 1996, he rejoined LINC to manage that company’s other businesses. In total, LINC and LINC Anthem completed more than $2 billion in equipment financing.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Zimmerman was founder and president of Telco Marketing Services, Inc., which was a pioneer in the hospital equipment leasing field. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959 and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School in 1961. At Columbia, he was a McKinsey scholar and a Kennecott Copper fellow.
Mr. Zimmerman is a trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and a member of its finance and exhibition committees. In addition, he also serves on the Council for the Arts at MIT.
He is a past director of the Equipment Leasing Association, and he was a past trustee of Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center, where he was chair of the hospital’s finance committee.
Mr. Zimmerman is a collector of contemporary art and is an avid fly fisherman and skier. He is married and has two daughters, as well as a daughter and a son from a previous marriage.
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