Advisory Council

Steven Zausner

Steve is a Founding Partner at invest advisory firm WhiteLabel.

Steve has more than 25-years of broad corporate finance, C-level operational, and start-up investing experience.

During his career, he helped to build and run three asset management firms, developed four research businesses on three different continents and restructured and turned around a multi-billion-dollar division of a major bank, post a major scandal.

As a portfolio manager at several large funds, he sourced, analyzed, structured, and successfully exited more than $10 billion in investments across all sectors and stages of companies, most asset classes and in more than 60 countries (an avid traveler, he has explored another 20). As a venture investor, he has invested in several unicorns and has had four portfolio companies IPO.

As an on-demand executive, Steve has worked with dozens of companies, across many different industries, helping them solve their most vexing problems around finance, operations, and strategy.

In international development, Steve has successfully led high-profile projects around capital market development, public financial management, entrepreneurship, access to finance, economic growth, and attracting private sector capital. He has structured many significant, and several benchmark, innovative financial transactions and helped launch several initiatives to solve complex social problems. Clients have included large, multinational companies, government agencies, development finance institutions, foundations, non-profits and NGOs.

Steve began his professional career as a journalist, working as a staffer at Forbes and The Associated Press. His writing/commentary on economics, finance, entrepreneurship, and, uh, hockey, has appeared in many publications including: The Economist, The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Hockey Digest.

Steve is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he teaches Financing Social Impact.

Steve has a Master’s Degree in International Finance and Business from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, where he was an International Fellow and Dean’s Scholar, and a BA, with High Honors, from New York University where he was a Founder’s Day Award Winner and University Scholar.