Frank Zarb

Senior Advisor

Frank is a Senior Advisor at Hellman & Friedman. His primary area of focus is the financial services industry.

Frank currently serves as a Non-Executive Chairman of the Promontory Financial Group as well as an Executive in Residence Columbia University. Frank also serves on the Council of Economic and Fiscal Advisors chaired by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Prior to joining H&F in 2002, Frank was Chairman and CEO of NASD, Inc. and Nasdaq Stock Market LLC. Previously, he was Chairman, CEO and President of insurance brokerage firm Alexander & Alexander Services, Inc., Vice Chairman and Group Chief Executive of The Travelers, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of Smith Barney. Before joining Smith Barney, he served as a Senior Partner at Lazard Frères & Co. and a General Partner at Goodbody and Co. He has also served in various capacities in the Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations. He has served on thirteen Board of Directors including as Interim Chair of AIG from 2005-2006.


Hofstra University
Hofstra University, MBA, Honorary Doctor of Law degree