Mr. Parzick is Chairman of Torque Capital Group and has spent the past 30 years in the private equity business as an investor and advisor. Prior to co-founding Torque, Mr. Parzick was a Managing Director and Partner of The Cypress Group, the manager of two private equity funds totaling $3.5 billion, which he joined in early 2003. While at Cypress, Mr. Parzick was a member of the Investment and Management committees and Chairman of the Portfolio Management and Exit committees. Previously, Mr. Parzick was a senior investment professional at EXOR America Inc., a merchant banking affiliate of Italy’s Agnelli Group, and a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Sponsor Group. He started his career at Lehman Brothers Inc., where he was a Managing Director. Mr. Parzick received a bachelors degree from The University of Virginia and an MBA in Management and Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.