Chief Marketing Officer/Head of Investor Relations
Mr. Zales joined the Orion team in March 2020 to lead the firm’s investor relations and business development activities. Prior to joining Orion, Mr. Zales was a Managing Director at Kimmeridge Energy, where he held a similar role. Earlier in his career, Mr. Zales was a member of the Investor Relations Group at Och-Ziff Capital Management, focused on energy and a Vice President at the private equity firm Pine Brook, where he directed investor relations, fundraising and the firm’s co-investment program for six years. Mr. Zales began his private equity investor relations and fundraising career in the Alternatives Advisory and Placement Group at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Zales holds a B.S. in Applied Economics (Summa Cum Laude) from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.