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Dennis Zaslavsky, Partner
Mr. Zaslavsky founded Waveland in 2000. Before founding the firm, Mr. Zaslavsky was the Chief Operating Officer of Urban Shopping Centers, Inc., a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:URB). Prior to joining Urban and its predecessor, JMB Realty Corporation, Mr. Zaslavsky was a corporate attorney at Katten, Muchin & Zavis (now Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP) in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Zaslavsky received his J.D. from Stanford University and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Zaslavsky is a member of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Alumni Board of Governors. Mr. Zaslavsky is a Certified Public Accountant.
dzas@wavelandinvestments.com
312-506-6460



Meghan Otis, Partner
Ms. Otis joined Waveland in 2000. Ms. Otis previously worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the fixed income division and at LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle), an institutional real estate investment and services company. Ms. Otis received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Northwestern University.
motis@wavelandinvestments.com
312-506-6470






Cristina Lasko
Ms. Lasko joined the accounting team at Waveland in 2009. Ms. Lasko previously worked for thirteen years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, including management positions in Internal Audit and the Office of the Secretary to the Board of Directors. In addition, Ms. Lasko worked for the nation-wide Federal Reserve System in executive leadership development, as well as business development and marketing communications for wholesale payments. Ms. Lasko began her career as a systems analyst and consultant for Arthur Andersen (now Accenture). Ms. Lasko received her B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin — Madison.
clasko@wavelandinvestments.com
312-506-6485




Lisa Woo
Ms. Woo joined the accounting team at Waveland in 2014. Ms. Woo previously worked at Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm, and at Deloitte & Touche, LLP in the Audit and Enterprise Risk Services Group. Ms. Woo began her career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen. Ms. Woo received her M.S. in accountancy from DePaul University and her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois — Chicago
lwoo@wavelandinvestments.com
312-506-6475



Phil Calian, Operating Partner
Mr. Calian joined Waveland in 2003. He currently serves as an Operating Partner and is actively involved in the management of several portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Calian was the founder and Managing Partner of Kingsbury Partners, a private equity and consulting firm focused on providing capital and ownership skills to middle market distressed businesses. Prior to founding Kingsbury Partners in 2002, Mr. Calian worked with Chicago investor and entrepreneur Mr. Sam Zell since 1990 where he successfully oversaw and executed business turnarounds and restructurings at American Classic Voyages Co., a travel and leisure company, and CFI Industries Inc., a plastic packaging company. Mr. Calian has been CEO of publicly traded companies from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Calian received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Brown University and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
pcalian@wavelandinvestments.com
312-506-6490