President and Chief Operating Officer
Martin Zorn currently serves as Kamakura's president and chief operating officer. In this role he oversees all day-to-day operations serving Kamakura risk management clients in 37 countries. He joined Kamakura in January 2011 as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer.
Mr. Zorn is a twenty-one year veteran of Wachovia Bank. Mr. Zorn’s early years with Wachovia were in the systems and marketing departments before transitioning to corporate banking and capital markets. He later became the regional executive for Northern Virginia and Washington DC markets. Mr. Zorn has been involved in financial advisory engagements including structuring and arranging growth capital, financing mergers and acquisitions and hedging interest rate risk. He created an emerging growth and technology practice while he was in the Research Triangle. His clients have ranged from global leaders such as Exxon, Shell, American Airlines and USAA to early stage technology start-ups.
Most recently he was with two community banks. He served as a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Indiana where he was an instructor in investments and business finance.
Mr. Zorn is a 1977 graduate of Vanderbilt University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He pursued studies at the masters level in finance at the University of Texas at Dallas and received his executive management certification in 1998 from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.