Aequitas Capital beefs up advisory board with new addition

Aequitas Capital has appointed Bob Zukis to its advisory board. Zukis worked for almost 30 years at PwC where his positions included lead partner of IT strategy & operations and managing partner of global human resource services – Asia Pacific.


LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Bob Zukis, a global technology advisor and leader with more than 30 years’ experience in the field, has joined the Advisory Board of Aequitas Capital to help define and execute the firm’s business strategies.

Mr. Zukis has held executive roles, including those of CEO and Senior Director, at several venture capital and private equity-backed SaaS companies. He spent nearly 30 years at PwC helping clients find their future with new technologies and in emerging markets, holding a number of key positions in 20 countries across the globe, including lead partner of IT Strategy & Operations and Managing Partner of Global Human Resource Services – Asia Pacific. During his time there, he advised a diverse collection of Fortune 1000 companies on the competitive impact of information technology, business strategy, operations, and new markets.

“Aequitas Capital helps its portfolio companies and strategic partners make critical advances with technology infrastructure, and Mr. Zukis’ extensive experience and knowledge in the global technology sector will help us further that goal,” said Bob Jesenik, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Aequitas Capital. “We welcome his expertise as a firm that has developed proprietary technology capabilities in our healthcare, education and financial services specialties, and rooted itself in high-tech and software development.”

Mr. Zukis, a recognized speaker and advisor on IT governance and cyber-security, was named to the Financial Times’ “The Agenda Digital 50: Board Candidates with Skills in New Technologies” in 2013. He serves on the boards of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the University of California, Irvine’s Center for Digital Transformation. He is the author of Social Inc. – Why Business Is the Next Social Opportunity Worth Trillions, focusing on the role of disruptive technologies on businesses.

“As a board member, I hope to play a vital role in discovering new opportunities for the firm through the business relationships I’ve cultivated over the years,” said Mr. Zukis. “Aequitas Capital has long been dedicated to innovative technology in the alternative space, and I hope my practical knowledge of business strategy, disruptive technology and other areas will lead to new insights for the firm in this evolving digital environment.”

Mr. Zukis holds a Master of Business Administration with Honors from the University of Chicago, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University, and is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Zukis, appointed to the board’s Advisory, Audit and Conflict Committees, joins seven other business and industry leaders on the board.

About Aequitas Capital
Founded in 1993, Aequitas Capital is a diversified financial services company that creates alternative investments including private equity, private credit and specialty finance. The firm leverages its network and team of industry specialists to uncover opportunities in the traditionally underserved sectors of healthcare, education and financial services. Aequitas helps its portfolio companies and strategic partners reach their goals by providing management expertise, technology infrastructure and a network of support services.

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