Daniel Balzora

Daniel Balzora is the Managing Partner of Macellum Private Capital.  He has over 20 years of private investing, investment banking, and operating experience across the consumer products/services, tech-enabled business services, retail/multi-unit, and healthcare sectors.

Most recently, he was a Principal and Senior Investment Team Member at TZP Group, a $2 billion multi-strategy private investment firm where he led control and non-control investments in small cap consumer and tech-enabled business services companies. Prior to TZP, he was an investor at Pouschine Cook Capital, a $250 million private equity firm making investments in small cap consumer, industrial, and healthcare industries.  Daniel’s career as an investor, board director, and strategic advisor has focused on supporting founder- and family-owned businesses efficiently scale by developing and strengthening strategic plans, human capital, operations, and technology.

Before beginning his career in private investing, Daniel was an M&A investment banker at Jefferies Group covering the technology, media, and e-commerce industries and a financial analyst at General Mills. During his tenure at General Mills, he worked within the supply chain operations groups of the Pillsbury and Small Planet Foods business units, where he provided financial analysis for strategic and operational initiatives such as integration planning, M&A synergies, new products, SKU rationalization, and capital investments.

Daniel is an investor and/or advisory board director of several early-stage consumer-facing businesses across the e-commerce, healthcare, and experiential sectors.  He has been an alumni interviewer for the Yale Alumni Schools Committee for the past five years and is the former Board Chairman of Career Gear, a national non-profit providing social services and professional attire to disadvantaged men seeking employment.

Daniel received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.