Ezra Zask is Managing Director and Research Manager for Berkshire Capital Corporation, specializing in M&A activities. He is also President and founder of Zask Associates, which handles asset allocation programs, hedge fund and CTA activities, and risk management. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Mellon Bank and a managing director at Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Fordham and Columbia universities. Mr. Zask is quoted in such financial publications as The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg; he has been profiled in Forbes, Euromoney, and Derivatives Strategy. He also speaks at industry and professional conferences on derivatives, currencies, and risk management.