Management Team

management team


David C. Lee

President & CEO
646.723.4282 office
201.316.4100 cell

Joined January 1, 2012 to build a leading diversified specialty finance company.

  • Over 24 years of investment management and investment banking experience
  • Former President of D.B. Zwirn & Co., a $6.5 billion AUM alternative asset manager
    • Appointed President after its well-publicized issues surfaced
    • Navigated firm through a crisis period and eventual merger integration into Fortress
    • As a portfolio manager, originated ~$325 million in loans generating ~17% IRR
  • Former Founding Managing Partner of Saturn Ventures (VC) and former Partner of Sandler Capital (private equity)
  • Former Lazard Partner with over $50 billion in M&A transactions

Leigh Cohen

Senior Vice President
646.723.4285 office
617.281.8407 cell

Joined October 2012 to help lead the execution of new strategic initiatives and support the growth of current operating subsidiaries.

  • Previously an analyst at Warburg Pincus
    • Member of Warburg Pincus’ Financial Services Investment team
    • Focused on transactions in specialty finance, asset management, and insurance industries
  • Associate at Irving Place Capital (private equity) focusing on investments in the financial services industry
  • Analyst at JPMorgan in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group