Jerome A. Chazen
  Jerome A. Chazen

Jerome A. Chazen - Founder and Chairman
Jerome A. Chazen is Founder and Chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, a private investment firm. Mr. Chazen is also Chairman Emeritus of Liz Claiborne, Inc., and is one of the four founding partners who established the Company in 1976. He was largely responsible for the innovative sales, marketing, distribution and licensing programs that are an integral part of Liz Claiborne, Inc.'s success.

To Mr. Chazen, thinking globally and remaining abreast of worldwide issues and events is the only way for a consumer driven company to exist in today's environment. Thus, he believes that a company's greatest challenge is the preservation and perpetuation of its philosophy and ideals both within America and abroad, as expansion into international markets continues in the future.

Prior to joining the venture that would become Liz Claiborne, Inc., Mr. Chazen worked as an analyst on Wall Street and spent the following 16 years in retailing.

Mr. Chazen is involved with a number of organizations. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School, as well as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Museum of Arts and Design. Additionally, Mr. Chazen is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the New York City Investment Fund, Board of Directors of Taubman Centers, Inc., the 92nd Street Y, the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund, the Shenkar College American Committee and is a Partner of the New York City Partnership.

He is the Founder and Benefactor of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, the focal point of all international programs at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and a Trustee of the National Jewish Center of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine. Mr. Chazen is also on the Advisory Board of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives at Queens College in Flushing, New York.

Mr. Chazen and his wife, Simona, have three children and seven grandchildren and live in New York City. He is an avid art collector and jazz enthusiast.

David F. Chazen
  David F. Chazen

David F. Chazen - Managing Director
David has started, built, and sold several companies in the consumer sales and marketing sector, and until 2013 served as President of The Good Stuff Company. David is also Principal of JLB Capital Partners and Manager of Strategic Government Partners (SGP) a real estate concern solely focused on Strategic Government Properties. He has extensive experience working with high net worth investors in a variety of asset classes and has most recently consulted to GenSpring Family Offices, a $16 billion multi-family office. David began his career at Goldman, Sachs working with private and institutional clients. David received his BS from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and his MBA from Columbia Business School. David is on the Board of the Chazen Institute at Columbia Business School, the Board of Jazz Aspen, and is a founding member of Young President's Organization. His interests include Snowboarding and Marathon Running.

Sid Banon
  Sid Banon

Sid Banon - Managing Director
Sid is a managing director of Chazen Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment partnership providing equity capital for growth opportunities in a wide variety of companies with a concentration in consumer product oriented businesses. Prior to Chazen Capital, Sid was a co-founder of The Good Stuff Company, a manufacturer of licensed toys and games. Sid was also a co-founder of Win Stuff, a national operator of skill vending machines. Additionally Sid has been both an active and passive investor in a variety of commercial real estate ventures over the past 20 years. Sid held various corporate positions in audit, finance and accounting at Sony Corp. of America, Gulf & Western, and Citicorp. Sid received his BS in Accounting at the State University of New York at Albany, and is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant.