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Lazar Finker

Executive Leadership & Philanthropy

about lazar finker

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

The Finker-Frenkel World Leadership Forum Hosts the Former President of Mexico

Last month, the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation hosted a sold-out event with former Mexican president Felipe Calderón at the University of Miami Business School. As part of the foundation’s World Leadership Forum, the event reflected a common goal shared by the...

Pitching Your Business Idea

The time has finally come for you to pitch your business idea. You’ve poured your heart and soul into this idea, have likely had many late nights and early mornings, and now you need to convince someone else that your idea is both good and profitable.

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