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Cornellians in Private Equity

David Zalaznick

B.A. '76

Managing Principal
The Jordan Company (St. Peter Port, Guernsey)


Mr. Zalaznick co-founded The Jordan Company in 1982 and is a Managing Principal of the firm and a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to founding TJC, Mr. Zalaznick was a partner in the Carl Marks Leveraged Buyout Group. He serves on the boards of directors of several TJC portfolio companies including Cebridge Connections Holdings, LLC, Sensus, Ltd., TAL International Group, Inc., TJCC Holdings, LLC and Wound Care Holdings, LLC. Mr. Zalaznick is also Chairman of Jordan/Zalaznick Advisers, the investment adviser to JZ Equity Partners PLC, a publicly traded closed-end fund. He is a Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Board of Cornell University and serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Private Equity Committee Board of Overseers for Columbia Business School Prior to founding the Jordan Company, L.P. in 1982, Mr. Zalaznick served as a Vice President at Carl Marks & Company and as a Partner in the Carl Marks Leveraged Buyout Group. Prior to this, he worked as an Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch White Weld Capital Markets Group, from 1978 to 1980.


Mr. Zalaznick holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

Board Affiliations

Mr. Zalaznick also serves as a Director of Cequel Communications, LLC, Great American Cookie Company, Cebridge Connections Holdings, LLCApparel Ventures, Inc, Emerson Telecommunications Products Inc, Motors and Gears Holdings Inc., TJCC Holdings, and Wound Care Solutions, LLC. Mr. Zalaznick serves as Director of Sensus USA Inc since December 2003; GFSI Holding Inc since February 1997; Jordan Industries Inc since January 1988; and Jackson Products Inc since 1995. He serves as Director at Marisa Christina Inc. Mr. Zalaznick serves as Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Board at Cornell University. He also serves on the Board of Overseers for Columbia Business School. Mr. Zalaznick was a Director at Safety Insurance Group Inc, Gear for Sports Inc., American Safety Razor Co., and Ameriking Corporation. Mr. Zalaznick served as a Director at TAL International Group, Inc since November 2004. He served as a Director at Carmike Cinemas Inc since April 1982. Mr. Zalaznick also served as a Director at W-H Energy Services since August 1997.