Mr. Samuel Zell is a Chairman at Equity Commonwealth, a Co-Founder at Technology Opportunity Partners LP, a Chairman at Covanta Energy Corp., a Chairman at Equity International Management LLC, a Non-Executive Chairman at Covanta Holding Corp., a Chairman at Equity Residential, a Chairman at Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc., a Chairman at Anixter International, Inc., a Chairman at Anixter, Inc., a Founder & Chairman at Equity Group Investments LLC, a Chairman at ERP Operating LP, a Chairman at MSW Energy Holdings LLC, a Chairman of the Board & Owner at Chai Trust Co LLC and a President at SZ Investments LLC.
He is on the Board of Directors at Anixter France SARL.
He also serves on Equity International’s Investment Committee.
He specializes in identifying market anomalies and emerging trends, and has a long track record in turning around troubled companies and assets, leading industry consolidations, and bringing companies to the public markets. The majority of his investment portfolio is in energy, logistics, transportation, manufacturing, communications, healthcare, and real estate.
Mr. Zell was previously employed as a Chairman by Tribune Co., a Chairman by Rewards Network, Inc., a Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer by Danielson Holding Corp., a Chairman by Capital Trust, Inc., a Chairman by Equity Office Properties Trust, a Beneficial Owner by AM-CH, Inc., and a Chairman by tronc, Inc.
He also served on the board at The Associated Press, Inc. and Mobile Home Communities, Inc.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, a graduate degree from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree from The University of Michigan Law School.