CIP taps Cozza as operating partner

Corsair Infrastructure Partners has named Paul J. Cozza as an operating partner.

Corsair Infrastructure Partners has named Paul J. Cozza as an operating partner. Cozza is the departing CEO and executive director of the North Carolina Ports Authority.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corsair Infrastructure Partners (“CIP”), the global infrastructure investment business of Corsair Capital (“Corsair”), today announced that Paul J. Cozza, departing Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the North Carolina Ports Authority, has joined CIP as an Operating Partner. In this role, Mr. Cozza will work closely with CIP’s transportation platform companies to design, develop, and execute operational initiatives to drive value in both existing and new investments.

Mr. Cozza has over 30 years of senior operating experience in transportation infrastructure and a proven track record of enhancing asset performance metrics in multiple industry sub-sectors. In his role as leader of North Carolina’s terminals, he was responsible for the successful implementation of a major operational turnaround and capital improvement plan that significantly increased market penetration and profitability.

“We are thrilled to welcome an executive of Paul’s caliber to CIP, and are confident that his deep industry experience will support growth and value creation across our portfolio,” said Hari R. Rajan, Partner of Corsair and Head of CIP. “Paul’s appointment fortifies CIP’s differentiated approach to infrastructure investing, which deploys capital through industry-leading platform companies and applies a distinct operational lens to identifying, acquiring, and managing high-quality assets.”

“I am excited to join the CIP team, and I look forward to applying my expertise in a new setting,” said Mr. Cozza. “I was attracted to CIP’s unique infrastructure investing model, which employs a platform approach and emphasizes operational value creation as a key generator of investment returns.”

Prior to leading the North Carolina Ports Authority, Mr. Cozza held a number of executive positions at international transportation and logistics businesses, including Maersk Line and CSX Corporation’s Sea-Land Service. Mr. Cozza is a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of West Point.

About Corsair Infrastructure Partners
Established in 2015, Corsair Infrastructure Partners is the global infrastructure equity sponsorship and investment management business of Corsair Capital. CIP currently manages $3.4 billion of investments in infrastructure assets around the world, including through transportation platform companies in the airport, toll road, and container terminal sectors. More information on Corsair Infrastructure Partners can be found at