Mr. Zak is the COO and a Founding Principal of Xtellus Capital Partners. In his current role, Mr. Zak is responsible for broker-dealer licensing and operations, regulatory processes, and 15a6 chaperoning as well as overseeing Finance, Operations and Compliance. Previously, Mr. Zak was the COO of the US operations of VTB Capital. Before joining VTB Capital, Mr. Zak was appointed as the COO of Global Equities at Cowen and Company. Mr. Zak's earlier career included various senior positions in Boston and New York with Leerink Swann & Company and Adams, Harkness & Hill, BT Alex Brown, Nomura Securities and the SEC. Mr. Zak is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Economics and a minor in Business Administration.