75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street

Derek Jones

Managing Director, Asset Management Division
Credit Suisse

Jones is a partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group within Credit Suisse Private Equity. He sits on CFIG’s Investment Committee, responsible for helping shape the company’s investment philosophy and strategies. He also serves as co-head of the group’s co-investment practice. Jones has built a successful career in private equity since joining the firm in 2007, having also been a founding partner at former be 100s company Provender Capital.


Terry L. Jones

Managing Partner
Syncom Venture Partners

Jones has participated in more than 125 investments during his tenure with Syncom Venture Partners (No. 7 on the be private equity firms list with $410 million in capital under management) and its affiliates. Among those investments were interests in BET, Radio One, and TV One. A hallmark deal for the firm was the acquisition of the Iridium Satellite system for $25 million that later sold for $436 million. In the deal, Syncom also retained an interest in Iridium’s successor after it went public.


Vernon E. Jordan Jr.

Senior Managing Director
Lazard Frères & Co. L.L.C.
Lazard Ltd.

An attorney and Washington powerbroker, Jordan sits on the board for Lazard Ltd., a financial advisory and asset management firm, operating in 42 cities across 27 countries with $161.6 billion in assets under management. Jordan also sits on the board of directors of Asbury Automotive Group and serves as senior adviser to the board of directors for American Express Co. and Xerox Corp.

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