Daniel Zwirn is Managing Partner of D.B. Zwirn & Co., a $4.2 billion global alternative asset management firm he founded in October 2001. He also serves as Senior Advisor to Highbridge Capital Management ("Highbridge"), an $8 billion hedge fund manager, and Strategic Advisory Board member of Corbin Capital Partners, a $1.7 billion fund-of-hedge funds manager.
In addition, through December 2003, he served as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Special Opportunities Group of Highbridge. During 2000 and 2001, he founded and managed the Special Opportunities Group of MSD Capital, the private investment firm of Michael Dell. From 1997 through early 2000, Mr. Zwirn was employed at Davidson Kempner Partners, where he initiated the firm's focus on direct debt investments as well as international merger arbitrage, for which he was given a mandate to open the firm's London office. Prior to attending business school, he served as an analyst in media and communications mergers and private equity investments at Lazard Freres & Co. and Madison Dearborn Partners, respectively.
Mr. Zwirn received an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School in 1998, a B.S. in Economics with a triple concentration in Accounting, Finance and Corporate Control (self-designed), cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1993, and a B.A.S. in Computer Science, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering in 1993.