Daniel Zwirn, Managing Partner/Founder of D.B. Zwirn & Co., founded the business of DBZ & Co. in October 2001. He is Managing Member of Zwirn Holdings, a Senior Advisor of Highbridge Capital Management and JCK Partners, and also serves on the Strategic Advisory Board of Corbin Capital Partners. In addition, through December 2003, he served as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Special Opportunities Group of Highbridge Capital Management. Prior to that, Mr. Zwirn served as Founder/Portfolio Manager of the Special Opportunities Group of MSD Capital, L.P., 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, Mr. Zwirn served as an analyst in media and communications mergers and private equity investments at Lazard Frères & 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. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations (Term) and The Young Presidents Organization. He also serves on the Advisory Council of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, the Leadership Council of the Robin Hood Foundation and the Board of Trustees of New York’s Public Theater.