Jeff Baker Joins Lazard as a Managing Director in Technology & Services, Financial Advisory

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April 07, 2022

NEW YORK, April 7, 2022 – Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that Jeff Baker has joined the Technology & Services Group in Financial Advisory, effective immediately. He is based in New York.

“Jeff brings more than 15 years of investment banking experience, advising clients on M&A and other strategic financial matters,” said Bob Frost, CEO of Private Market Advisory. “We welcome Jeff to our team and expect that he will deliver tremendous value to clients in the technology services sector.”

Mr. Baker joins Lazard from Drake Star, where he was Managing Partner, leading their IT services practice. During his tenure there, he built a practice in IT managed services, where he advised many of the leading private companies in the segment. Mr. Baker was one of the earliest advisors focused on the shift from private to public cloud and has been a key advisor in notable public cloud consulting transactions over the last five years. Previous experience includes Avendus Capital as well as Berkery, Noyes and Capstone Partners, where he executed M&A, focused on technology and technology-enabled business services companies.

Mr. Baker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Tufts University and an MBA in Corporate Finance and Strategy from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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