Daily News: January 3, 2014

Former Sen. Lieberman Joins Victory Park as Executive Board Chairman

Victory Park Capital announced that former U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman joined as chairman of the firm’s executive board.

The former Connecticut senator, who served four terms, was the Democratic candidate for U.S. vice president in 2000. He spent 40 years in elected office, including 24 years in the United States Senate, helping shape public policy in nearly every sector, before retiring in January. He chaired the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and served on the Environment and Public Works and Small Business Committees. Previously, he spent 10 years in the Connecticut State Senate, including three terms as majority leader and five years as Connecticut’s Attorney General.

“While in the U.S. Senate, I fought for policies that would allow small businesses to thrive,” said Sen. Lieberman. “I look forward to a long-term partnership with Victory Park Capital that will position the firm for continued growth.”

“I am honored to welcome Sen. Lieberman,” said Brendan Carroll, partner and co-founder. “His wealth of experience will bring tremendous value and his appointment serves as a testament to the growth of our firm.”

“Sen. Lieberman’s business acumen and deep policy background will be critical as we position for future growth,” said Richard Levy, VPC managing partner and founder. “In today’s heightened regulatory environment, his extensive legislative knowledge will help us navigate an increasingly complex marketplace.”

Sen. Lieberman serves as senior counsel at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman and also serves as co-chair of the American Enterprise Institute’s American Internationalism Project, a bipartisan initiative to rebuild and reshape a bipartisan consensus around American global leadership and engagement.