Friends of Zara's Center
Board of Directors
BOARD CHAIR, FRIENDS OF ZARA'S CENTER
CO-FOUNDER, ZARA'S CENTER
Lesley Goldwasser and her family own and operate The Betsy-South Beach (thebetsyhotel.com), a boutique luxury hotel located in Miami Beach, known for its community-based philanthropic work and a deep commitment to arts and culture. Goldwasser is also co-president of the Plutzik Goldwasser Family Foundation (pgfamilyfoundation.com), which supports wide-ranging causes, including education, African Relief, Literature, and Jewish communal causes.
She is on the Board of Directors of the Miami Music Festival and Liquid Telecom. A Veteran Wall Street Executive, Lesley is a managing partner of GreensLedge, an investment banking firm headquartered in New York City with offices in London, Tokyo, and Seoul. She has over 25 years of investment banking experience, including previous executive positions at Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns. She currently serves as lead independent director of Tiptree Financial. Born in Zimbabwe, Lesley is a graduate of the University of Cape Town.
Lesley founded Zara's Center with her family in 2007.
INVESTMENT BANKER AND PHILANTHROPIST
Barry Patterson is the President and CEO of Central Park Financial. He brings over 20 years of experience as a turnaround professional, real estate developer and entrepreneur. Barry lives in Orange County, California with his son.
Barry is actively engaged in promoting education for the underprivileged in Southern Africa and the United States. He was born in South Africa and obtained a B.A. from Natal University in Durban, South Africa in 1988 and an L.L.B. in 1990.
VICE CHAIRMAN, CREDIT SUISSE
Frederick O. Terrell is Vice Chairman of the Investment Banking Department, based in New York. Prior to rejoining Credit Suisse, Mr. Terrell was Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Provender Capital Group, LLC, a private equity investment firm based in New York City that he co-founded in 1998.
During his career, Mr. Terrell has also held a number of significant positions in the corporate governance arena. In addition to being a member of the University Council of Yale University and former member of the Board of Advisors at the Yale School of Management, Mr. Terrell was recently a Senior Advisor to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), established by Congress to study the causes of the recent financial disaster. Mr. Terrell holds a B.A. degree from La Verne College, an M.A. Degree from Occidental College, and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. He was also a Coro Foundation Fellow in Public Affairs.