Alfred Zollar joins Siris Capital Group as Executive Partner
March 6, 2014 – Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris”) announced today that Alfred Zollar has joined the firm as Executive Partner. Mr. Zollar will be working closely with Siris investment professionals and other Executive Partners to identify and diligence potential technology and telecom investment opportunities, and assist in the execution of Siris’ post acquisition business plan for portfolio companies.
Mr. Zollar was a senior operating executive of IBM Corporation, with a 34-year career. Mr. Zollar most recently served as General Manager of IBM Tivoli Software, a multi-billion dollar provider of infrastructure management software. Mr. Zollar also held executive positions including General Manager of IBM iSeries (formerly AS/400) and General Manager of IBM Lotus Software. Previously within IBM, Mr. Zollar held several senior management positions in IBM’s enterprise software businesses, including information management, application development, networking, operating systems, and security. He is a Harvard Fellow from the 2011 cohort of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University and holds a U.S. patent covering “trust and identity in secure calendar sharing collaboration.” Mr. Zollar is a board member of The Chubb Corporation, Carnegie Speech Corporation, and PSEG Incorporated. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, and a lifetime member of the National Society of Black Engineers.
About Siris Capital Group
Siris is a leading private equity firm focused on making control investments in data, telecommunications, technology and technology-enabled business service companies in North America. Siris, coupled with its active limited partner co-investment program, targets complex, special situations from $250 million to $1 billion. Integral to Siris’ investment approach is its partnership with exceptional senior operating executives (“Executive Partners”), who work exclusively with Siris to identify, validate and operate investment opportunities. Their significant involvement allows Siris to focus on complex, special situations; typically businesses caught in the midst of a technology transition, which creates operational, strategic, and financial challenges. www.siriscapital.com