Dr. Craig A. Zabala
Managing Director & Registered Representative
Dr. Zabala is also the Founder, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Concorde Group Holdings, Inc. since 2015; The Concorde Group, Inc. since 1998; Blackhawk Capital Group BDC, Inc., since 2004; Concorde Europe Limited (United Kingdom), since 2001; DBL Holdings LLC (dba Drexel Burnham Lambert), since 2000; and Co-Founder and President of Concorde Investment Managers since 2000.
From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Zabala was also a Registered Representative at Torsiello Securities, Inc.
From 2010 - 2011, he was Managing Director of Merchant Banking at 787 Capital Group LLC, a privately-held merchant banking firm in New York City, under a joint venture with The Concorde Group, Inc.
Additionally, Dr. Zabala was on the editorial board of Global Focus, an academic journal on international business, economics, and social policy at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York.
From 2002 to 2003, he was a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisor with Brean Murray & Co., Inc. in New York City.
From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Zabala was Senior Vice President of Merchant Banking and Investment Advisor with Trautman, Wasserman & Company, a merchant bank and broker dealer in New York City under a joint venture with Concorde Group.
From 1998 to 2002, he was Scholar in Residence and Visiting Lecturer at the Zicklin School of Business and the Department of Finance, Graduate School, Baruch College, CUNY, where he taught an MBA course on Entrepreneurial Strategy and a course on Special Topics in Investment Banking for the M.S. degree in Finance.
Prior to this, from 1997 to 1998, Dr. Zabala was Vice President and Investment Advisor, Private Client Group, Merrill Lynch & Co., New York City.
From 1996 to 1997, Dr. Zabala was an investment banker at Baird Patrick & Company, Inc., New York City.
Prior to this, from 1994 to 1995, Dr. Zabala was an Acting Chief Financial Officer for portfolio companies and Investment Banker at Gilman Securities, Inc. in New York City.
From 1992 through April 1996, Dr. Zabala was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Golf Reservations of America, Inc., Sherman Oaks, California.
From 1991 to 1993, Dr. Zabala was Visiting Scholar and Visiting Lecturer, teaching the following courses, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Applied Finance, at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
From 1990 to 1991, he was Visiting Fellow at the School of Industrial and Business Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, England.
From 1989 to 1990, he was Assistant of the President and Investment Banker and Vice President of Corporate Finance at D.H. Blair and Company, an investment bank and broker dealer in New York City.
From 1986 to 1990, he served as Assistant Professor of Management at the School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York.
Dr. Zabala was a Doctoral Fellow conferred by the U.S. Senate (1979 to 1981) and an Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor (1979 to 1982) and an Economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce (1982 to 1986) in Washington, D.C.
He was also a full-time autoworker from 1976 to 1983 at the General Motors Assembly Division, General Motors Corporation, Van Nuys, California, where he worked and also performed doctoral research on production relations in the U.S. automobile industry.
Dr. Zabala received his A.B., magna cum laude, Pi Gamma Mu and Phi Beta Kappa, in 1974, and Chancellor Fellow conferred by the Graduate Division (1974 to 1983) leading to the M.A. in 1977 and Chancellor Fellow and Doctoral Fellow, conferred by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Department of Labor (1979-1981), for the Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
was Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA
pursued postgraduate studies in production theory and econometrics in the Department of Economics, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
, from 1980 to 1984.
He is currently completing a MSc in Finance with a focus on globalization and central banking at the Center for Financial and Management Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, degree expected 2016.
is also a Ph.D. candidate in Finance at École des Hautes Études Commerciales du Nord, a Grande école, EDHEC-Risk Institute
, Nice, France, with a concentration in stochastic calculus and continuous-time financial models, degree expected 2018.
has published widely in academic books and journals in the fields of business, economics, finance, industrial relations, management, sociology, and federal government and financial services industry publications.
holds the General Securities Registered Representative (Series 7), Uniform State Securities Agent (Series 63), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65), Limited Securities Representative-Investment Banking (Series 79) and Operational Professional (Series 99) securities licenses.