Mr. Zanelli has had over 30 years of experience transacting mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raising and private equity investing. With a specialty in financial institutions, insurance and healthcare, Mr. Zanelli has completed hundreds of deals and offerings as well as served on the Boards of several companies and provided strategic guidance to many more companies. Mr. Zanelli represented one of the buyers in the Executive Life rehabilitation transaction and led a team that raised more public equity for Bermuda domiciled insurance companies during the 2001-20004 timeframe than any other investment bank.
He has served on the Boards of Direct General Corporation, Benefit Technologies and ABRA Auto Body Collision Centers. In addition, he worked to raise over $100 million for a sponsored financial services private equity investment fund from JP Morgan Chase, Dresdner Bank, ING, and Gerling Global. He also was named Managing Director of Firemark Group to lead the effort to restructure their private equity sub-funds invested on behalf of American International Group (“AIG”).
Mr. Zanelli holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Hobart College.