Since 2015 Daniel Zwirn has been Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Arena Investors LP, a $1.7 billion global investment firm with offices in New York, London, San Francisco, Dublin, and Jacksonville focusing on global special situations asset and credit investments in corporates, real estate, structured finance, and corporate securities.
From 2009 through 2015, he founded and/or led several specialty finance enterprises including Applied Data Finance (a consumer finance company), North Mill Capital (an asset-based lender), North Mill Equipment (an equipment lessor), and Lantern Endowment Partners (an investment fund).
From 2001 through 2009, he founded and served as Managing Partner of D.B. Zwirn & Co., a $6 billion global special situations firm originally co-founded by, and spun off from, Highbridge Capital Management, for which he also served as Managing Director and founder of the Special Opportunities Group. During 2000 and 2001, he founded and created the Special Opportunities Group of MSD Capital, the private investment firm of Michael Dell.
He currently serves as Senior Trustee of the Brookings Institution, Executive Board Member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, and on the Board of Overseers for the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served on the Leadership Council of the Robin Hood Foundation, the Board of Trustees of Barnard College of Columbia University, and the Board of Trustees of the New York Public Theater.
He has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School (1998) as well as a B.S. Econ. and a B.A.S. (C.S.) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business (1993) and Moore School of Electrical Engineering (1993), respectively.