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Lazar Finker

Lazar Finker

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Forum Capital Group

Lazar Finker is a business executive, philanthropist, and educator who has created a number of authoritative organizations in his fields of expertise. He is a founder of Forum Capital, a private equity group specializing in real estate and seafood. He also runs the Finker Frenkel Legacy Foundation with his wife, Raissa.




"Education is the mother of leadership."

Lazar Finker's Professional Overview

Learn about Lazar Finker's career and life accomplishments here!

Kazan State University

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.), Education

Lazar Finker attended Kazan State University in Russia, where he first fostered his love for education. His time at the University inspired him to found Russia's first community college, which led to him moving to the United States to teach.

Forum Capital Group

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Founded in 2012, Forum Capital Group is a global private equity firm focused predominantly on investments for select high net worth individuals into promising business entities with an emphasis in real estate and food. We focus on unique investment opportunities obtained through our proprietary source network. Because we work with both the buy-side and the sell-side, we are afforded unique access to industry leaders, market intelligence, and top talent. We are dedicated to providing our partners with high-quality, differentiated opportunities in our selected areas of emphasis.

Finker Frenkel Legacy Foundation


The mission of the Finker Frenkel Foundation is to be a family run legacy of like-minded philanthropists joined in the commitment to fund the research, treatment and eventual eradication of neurological diseases. We are dedicated to the aid of the individuals and families affected, and seek to raise public understanding and awareness of these conditions. The Foundation supports a wide array of organizations near and far in the goal of community empowerment through education, culture, and philanthropy. Please visit our website at to find out more and contact us regarding partnering with us, receiving grants, or general questions.