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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 healing power of music

Supporting the Healing Power of Music

As a musician myself, I have long believed in the transformational power of music. Throughout my life I have found music to be a light in dark times and a way to connect with others across otherwise insurmountable barriers. No matter our political views, our...
Lazar Finker—Teach Your Employees to Fish

Teach Your Employees To Fish

Talent rises to the surface! If you’re an expert at what you do, it’s only natural to want to leverage your skills in the workplace. This goes double for anyone in a leadership role. Leaders can and should feel encouraged to support their teams when they need help....

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