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Lazar Finker

Executive Leadership & Philanthropy

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Dr. Lazar Finker is a businessman, entrepreneur, blogger and philanthropist based in Jacksonville, Florida. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the Kazan Academy of Culture, a Ph.D. in Juvenile Delinquency from the Academy of Pedagogical Science and a Master of Law degree from Kazan State University.

In 1991, Dr. Finker was invited to teach as a visiting international professor at Florida Community College at Jacksonville, and moved to the United States with his wife, Dr. Raissa Frenkel. After a successful first semester, the college asked Dr. Finker to stay on full time.

Eventually, the family made the decision to permanently relocate to Jacksonville.

In 1994, Dr. Finker joined his wife in starting an international energy company where he served as Vice President. In 2012, the couple sold their equity stake in the business to turn their focus towards domestic investments.

Today, Dr. Finker and Dr. Frenkel own and operate Forum Capital Group, a private equity firm that specializes in real estate and seafood.

Inspired by their own success to give back to the international community, in 2013, the couple established the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to causes such as medical research, education, religious development and children’s welfare 

Dr. Finker writes about music, philanthropy, business and education on his blog.


Learn more about the Forum Capital Group and Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation by visiting the links below
Finker-frenkel Legacy Foundation

Recent blog posts

Bringing Hope to Families Around the Country with Project: Cold Case

Ten years ago, Ryan Backmann’s life changed forever. At 12:20 p.m. on October 10, 2009, his father, Cliff Backmann, was murdered. A construction worker by trade, Ryan’s father had accepted side jobs on the weekends to help pay for his wife’s cancer treatment. Police...

Building a Business That Matters

Everyone wants to have their business at the top. However, there’s a difference between having a business and having a business that matters. When people look at your business, what do they see? Do they see another service out to make a quick buck, or do they see...

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