Mr. Seth Zalkin is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at The Astor Group. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Matter Unlimited. He also serves as Board Member at Creative State. He provides strategic and financial advice to Matter, drawing on his deep experience advising some of the world's leading businesses and brands on mergers, acquisitions, sales and capital raises. Seth has also served as CEO of, and successfully sold, venture-backed food and beverage, technology and media companies to both public and private companies and has been widely quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, Inc. Magazine and Venture Equity Latin America. Seth began his professional career as a corporate attorney with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison where he executed mergers and acquisitions and negotiated private equity transactions for clients such as the New York Yankees, Warner Music, Soros Fund Management, Sirius Satellite Radio, the New Jersey Nets and Playtex Products. Prior to working at Paul, Weiss, Seth was recruited by American Management Systems to help build a strategic consulting practice. Seth serves on numerous corporate boards and was admitted to the New York bar. Additionally, Seth serves on the board of directors of Developing Minds Foundation, a foundation that builds schools and supports education programs in communities affected by violence and poverty in North and South America. Seth received a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania School of Law and a B.A. from Duke University with honors.