Board of Directors
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.