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Joseph Parzick

Managing Partner

Joe Parzick is the Managing Partner of Torque Capital. Joe has spent the past 25 years in the private equity business as an investor and advisor. Before founding Torque in 2011, Joe was a Managing Director and Partner of The Cypress Group, the manager of two private equity funds totaling $3.5 billion, which he joined in early 2003. At Cypress, Joe was a member of the Investment and Management committees and Chairman of the Portfolio Management and Exit committees.

Joe was also a senior investment professional and Managing Director of EXOR America Inc., a New York-based merchant banking affiliate of Italy’s Agnelli Group, where his responsibilities included origination, execution, portfolio monitoring and capital markets.

As an advisor, Joe spent four years as a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley's Financial Sponsor Group, where he was a senior relationship manager leading teams advising some of the firm’s largest private equity clients.

Joe began his career at Lehman Brothers Inc., where he was a Managing Director and where he held various positions over his 12 years with the firm, including founder and co-head of the Financial Sponsor’s Group, co-head of Global Associate recruiting, a member of the Investment Banking Management Committee, Head of Leverage Finance and manager of the firm’s bridge loan business.

Joe is a member of the Boards of Directors of Brake Parts Inc. (automotive parts manufacturing), J-Pac Medical (medical outsourced manufacturing),  Q.bel Foods LLC (consumer packaged goods), and Remy Power Products (automotive parts manufacturing).

Joe's prior Board experience includes Triax Turbine Components (turbine parts manufacturer), Affinia Group Inc. (manufacturer of aftermarket auto-parts), Republic National Cabinet Corporation (manufacturer of building products), Financial Guarantee Insurance Corporation (FGIC), Danka Business Systems, Plc (imaging equipment distribution and service), Riverwood International (manufacturer of packaging solutions), The Meow Mix Company (manufacturer of pet food), Stone Canyon Entertainment (mobile amusement operator) and Duo-Tang Inc. (manufacturer of office supplies).

Joe received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Virginia and an MBA in Management and Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Joe lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and four children. He is an avid skier, golfer and jazz musician.