Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Prior to being named one of Forbes’ 20 most successful CEOs under 40 in 2012, Barry Zyskind graduated from the New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He then started this leg of his career as an investment banker at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in New York.
From there, Mr. Zyskind was involved in the founding of AmTrust Financial, at which he held multiple senior management positions, and where today he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President. He also stands as the Officer and Director of many of AmTrust’s wholly-owned subsidiaries. Mr. Zyskind most notably serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of the insurance holding company, Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
His successes at these positions have allowed him to achieve recognition for both himself as well as AmTrust Financial. In 2012, AmTrust was featured in Forbes’ Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list under the leadership of Mr. Zyskind. In 2014, Mr. Zyskind was again featured in Forbes when they listed AmTrust Financial in that year’s Best Managed Companies list.
In 2016, Mr. Zyskind was appointed the non-executive Chairman of the Board of directors of National General Holdings Corp. He also has been a Director of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, and has served on the board at Leap Tide Capital Management, Inc.