Derek O. Zaba joins CamberView Partners as Principal
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CamberView Partners, LLC, the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for public companies on shareholder activism and engagement, announced today that Derek O. Zaba has joined the firm as a Principal. Mr. Zaba brings to his new role at CamberView years of experience investing in and advising public companies. He was most recently a Partner at Voce Capital Management LLC, a value-driven, governance-focused investor that regularly engages in public activism.
“Derek’s diverse background is the perfect complement to the CamberView team,” said Abe Friedman, Managing Partner. “As CamberView continues to close the gap between investors and companies, Derek brings deep insight and practical experience as an activist investor and merger arbitrageur to help companies understand how activists think and stay ahead of challenges from them. His investor perspective combined with his experience advising boards and management teams on contested M&A transactions, will be particularly helpful to our clients in complex contested situations and corporate governance matters.”
As a Partner at Voce, Mr. Zaba was a key contributor across a wide variety of activities, including evaluating and selecting investment opportunities; identifying problematic governance practices; engaging with portfolio companies; and developing and executing contested campaigns. Prior to joining Voce, Mr. Zaba was a Senior Associate at Scoggin Capital Management LLC, where he invested in companies undergoing significant corporate change, such as those involved in contested M&A and shareholder activism situations. Prior to Scoggin, Mr. Zaba was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he counseled companies on a variety of matters including contested mergers & acquisitions transactions, proxy contests, and corporate governance.
Mr. Zaba received a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he graduated Order of the Coif. He received an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Systems Science and Mathematics, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Zaba is a member of the State Bar of New York.
“In a short time period, CamberView has emerged as the preeminent advisor to public companies on shareholder activism, shareholder engagement and corporate governance,” said Mr. Zaba. “CamberView’s rapid growth is a testament to the unique and impressive collection of investor-based perspectives assembled at the firm. I am thrilled to join the team and look forward to adding another dimension to CamberView’s investor perspectives.”
About CamberView Partners, LLC
CamberView Partners is the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for management and boards of public companies on how to succeed with investors. CamberView helps clients interact with investors from a position of strength and stay ahead of potential issues. When faced with a challenge, CamberView develops the playbook clients use to win contested situations and difficult shareholder votes. CamberView designs specific engagement strategies tailored to each investor and proxy advisor; crafts proxy materials that build shareholder support; develops messaging that resonates with critical decision-makers; instructs companies on how to avoid common mistakes; and coordinates among clients’ advisors to deliver success.