ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. Hires Gregory Barrett As Head Of Client Relations And Business Development

Feb 01, 2016, 11:30 ET from ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc.

RED BANK, N.J., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) ("ZAIS") today announced the appointment of Gregory Barrett as Head of Client Relations and Business Development, effective immediately. Barrett reports to Michael Szymanski, Chief Executive Officer, and is based out of Red Bank.

As the Head of Client Relations and Business Development, Barrett will work with the firm's Client Relations team, portfolio managers, and Chief Investment Officer, Christian Zugel, to lead and create distribution strategies for ZAIS. In addition to developing the strategy, he will be responsible for client service to our investors.

Barrett joins ZAIS with 23 years of industry experience, including capital formation, capital introduction, and entrepreneurial start-ups.  Prior to joining ZAIS, Barrett was a Managing Director and a senior member of Dyal Capital Partners, where he co-headed Dyal's Business Services platform.  Previously, he was a senior member of Barclays Capital Prime Services Group from 2008 to 2012.  During his tenure at Barclays, he was Global Head of the Capital Solutions Group and subsequently responsible for key account coverage and supporting oversight of the Capital Solutions Group.

"We are pleased that Greg has joined the team to lead our distribution and client service efforts," said Michael Szymanski.  "His strong understanding of investors, allocators, and consultants in the alternative investment industry and his business development experience make him exceptionally well suited for this role.  He has made a very successful career out of helping to build businesses, which we look forward to leveraging in creating and growing new business opportunities."


ZAIS (NASDAQ: ZAIS) owns a majority interest in, and is the managing member of ZAIS Group Parent, LLC ("ZGP"). ZGP is the sole member of ZAIS Group, LLC ("ZAIS Group") an investment advisory and asset management firm focused on specialized credit strategies with approximately $4.2 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2015. Based in Red Bank, New Jersey with operations in London, ZAIS Group employs professionals across investment management, client relations, information technology, analytics, finance, law, compliance, risk management and operations. To learn more, visit


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