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Management Team

Christopher Zook

Christopher Zook

Chairman & Chief Investment Officer

Christopher Zook is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of CAZ Investments. He has more than 30 years of experience investing in both traditional and alternative asset classes. Christopher was recently honored with the Texas Alternative Investments Association’s (TAIA) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution and sustained support of the industry in Texas. He is a regular contributor to major media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. Prior to starting CAZ Investments in 2001, Christopher served in senior leadership positions with Oppenheimer, Prudential Securities, Lehman Brothers, and Paine Webber.

Christopher is actively involved in public policy and frequently serves as a resource to state and local officials. In 2019, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Christopher to the State of Texas Pension Review Board, where he serves as Chair of the Investments Committee. He also recently served two terms as a member of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Committee and is a past President of the “C” Club of Houston.

Christopher is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he was honored as a Distinguished Alumni. A lifelong Houstonian, he is a former Vice-Chairman of the Deacons and serves on the Finance Committee at Second Baptist Church. He has held leadership positions on a variety of charitable boards, including his current role on the board of Elizabeth Ruth’s Home, an organization helping adults with autism. Christopher previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of Avondale House and President of The Children’s Fund. He is a proud father to Christopher, Jr. (and daughter-in-law, Cecelia Zook, and grandson “Tripp”) and husband to his high school sweetheart, Lisa.

Jayne Rice

Jayne Rice

Chief Strategy Officer

Jayne serves as Chief Strategy Officer of CAZ Investments. She is responsible for driving strategic initiatives that create growth, motivating and leading our Business Development Team to achieve the goals of the firm, and for the delivery of a world-class Investor Relations experience to our partners.  She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Jayne has more than 30 years of experience in the private equity, real estate, hedge fund and finance industries.  Most recently, Jayne served as Partner, Managing Director, and Director of Institutional Sales, Marketing and Investor Relations for Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC, a Massachusetts-based private equity firm.  While there, she created a global institutional practice for Brookwood and founded and launched Yesway, a gas station and convenience store business with over 400 locations across nine states.  She led marketing, PR, branding and human resources during the launch and growth of both Brookwood and Yesway.

She is a Director of North Shore Bank in Peabody, MA, a member of The Boston Club, and has held leadership positions on several charitable and non-profit boards, including the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Girls, Inc. of Lynn, Endicott College, and the Commonwealth Institute.  In 2019, Jayne was recognized as a Top 10 Women of the Year by Boston Real Estate Times and a Top Woman in Convenience by Convenience Store News Woman of the Year.

Jayne graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History where she was a four-year member and Captain of the Yale Women’s varsity gymnastics team.  She lives in Manchester by-the-Sea, MA and is the proud mother of three children, Alexandra, Jackson, and Sam.

Investments & Operations

Mark Wehrman

Mark Wehrman

Senior Vice President
Investment Strategies

Mark serves as Senior Vice President – Investment Strategies. He is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment themes as well as monitoring existing investments. Mark also facilitates the ability of outside investors including family offices, registered investment advisors, and institutions to co-invest with the firm and our principals & shareholders.

Mark has over 15 years of alternative asset management and investment banking experience across asset class, strategy, and geography. He began his career at Bear Stearns & Co. in the Equity Sales & Trading group covering institutional and hedge fund accounts. Mark also worked at Renaissance Technologies as a member of the Institutional Sales and Consultant Relations team. Previously he worked at Institutional Global Investors (IGI), an alternative investment platform dedicated to Private Market and Hedge Fund strategies in China and Emerging Asia, as well as alongside Princeton Economist Dr. Burton G. Malkiel creating more intelligent exposure to the region. Most recently, Mark served as Senior Vice President in the Capital Advisory Group at Lazard Ltd. in San Francisco. While there, Mark was responsible for business development, strategic relationships, and capital raising activities with family office and institutional investors.

Mark graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly, SLO) with a B.A. in Business/Organizational Communications and Finance. Mark is a former Investment & Endowment Committee Board Member of The Olympic Club in San Francisco, and Advisory Board Member of Always Dream Foundation. Currently he is a Member of The Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle (YLC). Mark is a lifelong San Francisco Bay Area native and calls the east bay community of Diablo home. Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, fly fishing, golf, skiing, and travel.

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