Prior to joining Strategic Value Partners, Mr. Zaizen served as a Director and head of Transaction and Structuring Group at Aetos Japan, LLC, where he was involved in most of Aetos’ $3.6 billion of Japanese investments and played a leading role in Aetos’ JPY180 Billion acquisition of Matsushita Investment and Development.
Before Aetos, Mr. Zaizen worked for Nasdaq Japan as a manager of finance, raising JPY7 Billion in two private placements. He began his career at Fuji Bank (Mizuho Financial Group) in various positions, mainly in the corporate credit area.
He received a B.A. in Finance from Waseda University and an M.B.A. in Finance from William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester. Mr. Zaizen is a CPA and a CFA Charterholder.