Jerome A. Chazen – Founder and Chairman
Jerome A. Chazen is Founder and Chairman of Chazen Capital Partners. 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 were 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.
Mr. Chazen 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. He is the Founder and Benefactor of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of Global Business, the focal point of all international programs at Columbia Business School, 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 – Managing Director
David Chazen has founded, 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 a co-founder of Strategic Government Properties, a real estate company focused on the ownership of mission-critical government buildings across the United States. 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 High Jump Chicago the Board of Theatre Aspen , and is a founding member of the Aspen Chapter of Young President’s Organization. He has run 25 New York City Marathons and counting.
Sid Banon – Managing Director
Sid Banon is the CEO of Tigapo, a cloud-based digital payment platform focusing on the coin-operated machine market. Previously, 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 and residential 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.
Eric Chan – Controller
Eric Chan has served as the controller for Chazen Capital Partners since 1997. He has extensive experience in accounting, taxation and portfolio management. Eric has worked in both his native Hong Kong and the U.S. for a wide variety of industries including construction, film and entertainment, luxury retail, food distribution, garment manufacturing, and electronic manufacturing. He worked as an assistant accounting manager for GlaxoSmithKline in Hong Kong and worked as an accountant for Tyco Toy Inc (now owned by Mattel) in NYC. Eric transferred his accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to the US to obtain his BA in Accounting at Queens College and passed his American CPA examination in 1995. In his spare time, he is an avid tennis player and occasionally plays tournaments on the weekend.