Pres. & CEO Blackhawk Partners

Ziad K. Abdelnour is a Wall Street Financier, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Lobbyist, Oil & Gas Trader & President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a New York based private equity “family office” that focuses on originating, structuring, advising and acting as ... more

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Looking For VC Funding Today? Time To Face Reality
With the exception of startup investment in a few select industries, VC’s are holding on to their money pretty tightly these days.
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The $1.95 Billion Deal With Pfizer For A COVID-19 Vaccine That Likely Won't Exist
Has The World Officially Gone Crazy? People are excited at the US’s $1.95 billion deal with Pfizer for 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. A vaccine which statistically won’t ever exist.
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Open Letter To Trump On Lebanon's Latest Tragedy
My open letter to President Trump regarding the latest economic and humanitarian disaster in my beloved homeland - Lebanon.
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E How Venture Capitalists Think: The Drive For Investing Decisions
For an entrepreneur to build a decent relationship with a VC, they need to understand just how different the two of them really are.
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E Ego Is Not An Inherently Bad Thing
By definition and in practice, ego is not an inherently bad thing. We all have an ego. It’s what drives our confidence, gives us optimism, and fuels ambition.
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Foundation You Need To Start Your Capitalistic Journey
Make no mistake about it; money is first and foremost about freedom.
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Open Letter To Trump On Lebanon's Latest Tragedy
1 month ago

Lebanese people were never for Hezbollah in the first place but against them. You clearly need a lesson in geopolitics

Open Letter To Trump On Lebanon's Latest Tragedy
1 month ago

Of course it was set up intentionally. You clearly have a lot to learn about Lebanese and middle East politics

The Truth About The Medical System
1 month ago

Never promote conspiracy theories. All facts which most people dont want to face

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I Forewarned You Months Ago - Now CDC Agrees...
This week, the CDC stealthily changed the stats on its website regarding COVID-19 deaths
An Attempt To Push Out Capitalism?
Earlier this year, if you were that you’d lose your job or your business would be shut down, you’d be sentenced to isolation within your home and you’d be left struggling to find a way to support your family, you'd think it were a joke.
The Masquerade Of The Decade
According to a ‘survey’ conducted by sexual wellness brand Royal, 88% of adult women in the U.S. find men who wear a face mask in public during the COVID-19 pandemic sexier than those who do not.
Trusting Bill Gates And Dr. Fauci? You Decide
In an interview with CBS News on 22 July, Bill Gates said that people will probably need multiple doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine to immunize themselves from the coronavirus.
The Truth About The Medical System
The WHO recently reminded us that Tuberculosis the still the deadliest disease in the world. And yet after 138 years, we still have no vaccine. So how likely are we to develop one for COVID-19 in a matter of months?
Time For A Reset...
During these tough days of COVID-19, riots, and economic turmoil, it is time for a reset to turn things around.

Work Experience

Founder & Chairman of the Board
Financial Policy Council
July 2010 - Present (10 years 4 months)

The Financial Policy Council is designed to give its select group of supporters the opportunity to have direct face-to-face dialogue with the nation's quintessential powerbrokers and policymakers along with members of the media at large while educating both as to the implications of the actions being currently taken by the Obama Administration and proposing alternative solutions designed to influence the decision making process when it comes to overall fiscal policy.

Founder, President & CEO
Blackhawk Partners, Inc.
January 2008 - Present (12 years 11 months)

Blackhawk Partners LLC is a private “family office” that is in the business of originating, structuring and acting as equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings, and trading key physical commodities.

Founder and President
U.S Committee for a Free Lebanon
July 1997 - Present (23 years 7 months)

USCFL is a coalition of Americans of all faiths, established for the purpose of educating the public as to Lebanon's strategic and moral significance as an ally of the United States and an outpost of Western values in the Middle East. 

Mission is to empower Lebanese to lead the Lebanon of tomorrow away from the traditional power structures and protect and promote America's interests in the region.

Member of the Board of Governors
Middle East Forum
January 1995 - Present (26 years 1 month)

The Middle East Forum is a Philadelphia-based think tank that seeks to define and promote American interests in the Middle East and protect the Constitutional order from Middle Eastern influences. 

It does this in several ways. The Middle East Quarterly provides in-depth analyses. Campus Watch critiques Middle East studies in North America. Islamist Watch focuses on the lawful promotion of radical Islam. 

Education

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
MBA,
1983 / 1984
Financial Engineering
American University of Beirut
BS
1978 / 1982
Economics

Publications

Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics
Ziad K. Abdelnour
Wiley
12/07/2011

New insights for investors and business people looking to create wealth in the turbulent post-crisis world In a no holds barred expose of the 2008 financial meltdown from the inside, Ziad K. Abdelnour argues that the political and financial elites have done nothing to fix the structural problems and instead have worsened the situation. By creating more market bubbles, they are actually waging a war on the most productive members of society.