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Seth Zalkin is an active investor, advisor, and entrepreneur who is widely quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, and Venture Equity Latin America.
After a successful career working with public and private companies, in 2004 Seth Zalkin founded Astor Group, a leading advisor on mergers and acquisitions, private placements and the development of cross border strategies. The following year, Seth founded Astor Group Capital, an investor in early stage and growth companies.
As Managing Partner, Seth has executed complex transactions, negotiated agreements for a wide range of clients and portfolio companies, and created a myriad of innovative growth strategies. Seth is widely recognized for his knowledge of the Brazil market and of the consumer, telecom, media and technology sectors.
Prior to founding Astor Group, Seth served as CEO of, and successfully sold, venture-backed internet, technology and professional services companies. As CEO, Seth led the sale of businesses to both public and private companies and successfully cultivated client relationships with Time Warner, IBM, Bacardi, Sony Music and Perrier.
Previously, Seth was a corporate attorney with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison where he executed mergers and acquisitions and negotiated private equity transactions for clients such as the New York Yankees, Warner Music, Soros Fund Management, Sirius Satellite Radio, the New Jersey Nets and Playtex Products. Prior to working at Paul, Weiss, Seth was recruited by American Management Systems to help build a strategic consulting practice.
Seth serves on numerous boards of directors and is admitted to the New York bar. He is currently active in the Association for Corporate Growth and the National Business Incubator Association and serves on the board of directors of Developing Minds Foundation, a NGO that builds schools and supports education programs in areas affected by violence and poverty throughout the Americas.
Seth received a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania School of Law and a B.A. from Duke University with honors.
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Prior to joining the Astor Group, Mickey served as Vice President of Business Development and Licensing and Vice President of the Menswear Division of Elie Tahari and helped the company triple in size during his time there.
Before Elie Tahari, Mickey worked at Paine Webber in the retail brokerage division. During this employment, Mickey identified an important need for his clients and co-founded an investment services firm that he later sold to a public company. After founding several consumer products and technology companies, Mickey joined Elie Tahari in 2002.
Mickey's diverse background and network enable him to connect clients to partners and people around the world. Mickey serves on numerous boards of directors, is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and The Turnaround Management Association, and is frequently quoted regarding the consumer goods and luxury sectors.