Sophocles Zoullas, Zenith Shipping

Zenith Shipping

Sophocles Zoullas, Zenith Shipping

Sophocles N. Zoullas has been involved in the shipping industry for over 30 years with experience in strategic, commercial and operational aspects of the business, in both private and public companies. He is currently the founder, chairman and CEO of Zenith Shipping, an owner of crude tankers, product tankers and drybulk vessels. Zoullas is also a principal of Delphin Shipping, an investment vehicle in drybulk shipping. In 2005, he founded and was Chairman and CEO of Eagle Bulk Shipping, a Nasdaq listed 45-vessel shipping company.

In the span of his career, he has been a principal in over 100 shipping transactions, ordered and constructed over 40 newbuilds vessels. In the capital markets, he has raised over $600 million in primary and secondary issues, PIPES, bought deals, ATMs and an IPO. He has also raised over $500 million of equity in the non-public institutional markets and over $2 billion in the bank markets.

He was an honors graduate from Harvard College and received his MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Business Boards: Chairman Lloyds Register North American Advisory Committee, Board member, London Steamship P&I Insurance, and lifetime member and former director, North American Marine Environment Protection Association

Tom Zucosky, Discovery Capital

Discovery Capital

Thomas Zucosky – Principal/CIO, Member of Investment Committee

In addition to operating Discovery Capital’s business, Mr. Zucosky oversees manager selection and portfolio management for the Investment Adviser. Previously, as Senior Vice President in charge of alternative investments for InvestorForce (Philadelphia), he oversaw all institutional searches for hedge funds done through the firm’s on-line RFP platform (clients included CalPERS and Citigroup). As Head of Marketable Alternative Strategies for Strategic Investment Group (Washington, DC), he analyzed and managed portfolios for institutional investors (World Bank and Mars Inc). In 1994 Tom partnered with fund-of-funds Olympia Capital Management (Paris), where he oversaw all US-based due diligence. In 1985, he co-founded Aegis Capital, a hedge fund/registered investment adviser. Mr. Zucosky graduated with a M.A. (honors) from Montclair State University and a B.S. (Business) from The College of New Jersey.