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Seth Zalkin is an advisor, investor and entrepreneur who is widely quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, and Venture Equity Latin America.
After a successful career that intertwined operating and advising consumer and technology businesses, in 2004 Seth founded the Astor Group. The following year, Seth founded Astor 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 recognized for his work in the food and beverage, telecom, media and technology sectors and for his knowledge of, and relationships throughout, Latin America.
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 businesses such as 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 corporate boards of directors and is admitted to the New York bar. He is a member of 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.