Ms. Zimmerman has been managing Litespeed since October 1, 2000. Prior to founding Litespeed, Ms. Zimmerman was Head of Research for a risk arbitrage/special situations portfolio at Toronto-Dominion Bank from 1997 to 2000.
From 1990 to 1997, she was a member of the distressed debt department of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. She had the dual responsibilities of researching investment opportunities for the Oppenheimer Horizon Fund, while selling investment ideas to other hedge fund investors. During her last two years at Oppenheimer, she managed a proprietary account which invested in post-reorganization equities.
From 1988 to 1990, she was a member of Dillion Reach & Co., Inc.’s risk arbitrage group where she was responsible for the portfolio’s investments in the distressed arena and helped research merger arbitrage opportunities.
Prior to joining Dillon Read, she was an Analyst in L.F. Rothschild & Co., Inc.’s risk arbitrage department.
Ms. Zimmerman began her career as an attorney. She clerked from 1984 to 1985 for the Honorable Howard C. Buschmann III, a Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge in the Southern District of New York and was a Second Year Associate at LeBoeuf Lamb Leiby & MacRae in 1986.
Ms. Zimmerman received a B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1981.
Ms. Zimmerman received both a J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School and a Masters in English Literature from the University of Michigan’s Horace Rachkam Graduate School in 1984.
Ms. Zimmerman is a Corporation Member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute where she is a Member of the Ocean and Climate Institute Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Achilles International.