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Mr. James J. Zenni Jr.

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree , economics
    Xavier University
  • Xavier University Graduate School of Business
  • University of Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration
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Web References
CedarBridge Advisory Board
cedar-bridge.com, 2 Feb 2015 [cached]
James Zenni Founder, Z Capital & Black Diamond Capital
Affinity Gaming - Board of Directors
ir.affinitygaming.com, 20 Oct 2014 [cached]
James J. Zenni, Jr. Director
Mr. Zenni is President and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. ("Z Capital"), and is responsible for all portfolio management and business operations. Z Capital is a private equity firm with approximately $1.7 billion dollars of committed capital. Mr. Zenni is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, LLC, RealMex Restaurants, and MSDP Group, LLC, and is a Board member of Affinity Gaming, Neways Holdings, Ltd., and was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Automotive Aftermarket Group, LLC, Bayou Steel Corporation, Smarte Carte Corporation and Sun World International, LLC, all of which were or are portfolio companies.
Prior to founding Z Capital, Mr. Zenni was President and Managing Partner of Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C. ("BDCM") which he founded 1995. Mr. Zenni was jointly responsible for all portfolio management and business operations at BDCM.
Prior to founding BDCM, Mr. Zenni was a Managing Director and senior member of the Fixed Income/Capital Markets Department of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc., formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Capital Corporation.
Mr. Zenni is a graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and attended Xavier University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Zenni is also a member of the advisory board of Cedar Bridge Partners, a Cairo, Egypt and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia based private equity firm which focuses its investment strategy in the Middle East.
UNC AIC - AIC Team
www.uncaic.com, 22 Sept 2012 [cached]
Jim Zenni Z Capital Partners Mr. Zenni is President and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. ("Z Capital") Lake Forest, IL and is responsible for all portfolio management and business operations.  Over the last sixteen years, Mr. Zenni has had substantial success investing in the distressed private equity strategy.  Mr. Zenni is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, LLC and Neways Holdings, Ltd. and was previously a member of the board of directors of Automotive Aftermarket Group, LLC, Bayou Steel Corporation, Smarte Carte Corporation and Sun World International, LLC, all of which were or are portfolio companies. Mr. Zenni has managed numerous distressed debt/private equity transactions including ARI Holdings, Inc., Bayou Steel Corporation, Diamond Brands Operating Corp., Euro Disneyland S.N.C., Exide Technologies, Inc., Imperial Sugar Company, Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, Neways Holdings, Ltd., New World Pasta Company, PTC Alliance Corp., Real Mex Restaurants, Smarte Carte Corporation, Sun World International, Inc., Thomas Nelson, Inc. and Venture Holdings Company LLC. Prior to founding Z Capital, Mr. Zenni was the founder, President and Managing Partner and fifty percent equity owner of Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C. ("BDCM") which was established in 1995. Mr. Zenni was jointly responsible for all portfolio management and business operations at BDCM. Mr. Zenni divested his interest in BDCM in an employee-led leveraged buyout in October 2006 which at the time had $9B AUM including credit hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations ("CLO's") and distressed private equity funds.  During Mr. Zenni's ownership of BDCM he was responsible for the success, growth and management of its funds. Prior to founding BDCM, Mr. Zenni was a Managing Director and senior member of the Fixed Income/Capital Markets Department of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc. ("Kidder"), formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Capital Corporation. Mr. Zenni had a distinguished career while at Kidder and played a significant role in its growth and success and gained significant experience in financial asset engineering, acquisitions, distressed mortgages and real estate. Mr. Zenni was the only non-management/department head in the firm to hold the title of Managing Director. Mr. Zenni is a graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and attended Xavier University Graduate School of Business and University of Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Zenni is also a member of the advisory board of Cedar Bridge Partners, a Cairo, Egypt and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia based private equity firm which focuses its investment strategy in the Middle East. In addition, Mr. Zenni served on the Board of Trustees and was Chairman of the Investment Committees of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and Lake Forest Country Day School.
James J. Zenni, ...
www.zappsystems.com, 21 Dec 2013 [cached]
James J. Zenni, Jr.
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James J. Zenni, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Zenni is President and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. (“Z Capitalâ€) and is responsible for all portfolio management and business operations. Over the last sixteen years, Mr. Zenni has had substantial success investing in private equity distressed-for-control and related credit strategies. Mr. Zenni is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mrs. Fields Famous Brands ,LLC, and RealMex Restaurants and a Board member of Neways Holdings, Ltd., and was previously a member of the board of directors of Automotive Aftermarket Group, LLC, Bayou Steel Corporation, Smarte Carte Corporation and Sun World International, LLC, all of which were or are portfolio companies. Mr. Zenni is also a member of the Board of Directors of MEFIC-Z Capital Special Situations Fund, a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia based investment fund. Mr. Zenni has managed numerous distressed debt/private equity transactions including ARI Holdings, Inc., Bayou Steel Corporation, Diamond Brands Operating Corp., Euro Disneyland S.N.C., Exide Technologies, Inc., Imperial Sugar Company, Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, Neways Holdings, Ltd., New World Pasta Company, PTC Alliance Corp., Real Mex Restaurants, Smarte Carte Corporation, Sun World International, Inc., Thomas Nelson, Inc. and Venture Holdings Company LLC. Prior to founding Z Capital, Mr. Zenni was President and Managing Partner and fifty percent equity owner of Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C. ("BDCM") which he founded 1995. Mr. Zenni was jointly responsible for all portfolio management and business operations at BDCM. Mr. Zenni divested his interest in BDCM in an employee-led buyout which led to the formation of Z Capital. BDCM managed funds including credit hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations (“CLO’sâ€) and distressed-for-control private equity funds. Prior to founding BDCM, Mr. Zenni was a Managing Director and senior member of the Fixed Income/Capital Markets Department of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc. ("Kidder"), formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Capital Corporation. Mr. Zenni had a distinguished career while at Kidder and played a significant role in its growth and success and gained significant experience in financial asset engineering, acquisitions, distressed mortgages and real estate. Mr. Zenni was the only non-management/department head in the firm to hold the title of Managing Director. Mr. Zenni is a graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and attended Xavier University Graduate School of Business and University of Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Zenni is also a member of the advisory board of Cedar Bridge Partners, a Cairo, Egypt and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia based private equity firm which focuses its investment strategy in the Middle East. Mr. Zenni holds a gaming license in Nevada, Iowa, Colorado and Missouri. In addition, Mr. Zenni served on the Board of Trustees and was Chairman of the Investment Committees of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and Lake Forest Country Day School.
"ACCEL is a natural fit for ...
www.racingservicesinc.com, 1 Jan 2015 [cached]
"ACCEL is a natural fit for MSDP and a valuable addition to the Company's product portfolio," said James Zenni, Chairman of MSDP and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. ("Z Capital") "Since making our investment in December 2013, MSDP has experienced significant growth, as well as enhanced its product innovation, brand marketing and distribution strategies.
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