Taseer Badar ’95 | Chairman & CEO of ZT Corporate
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Taseer Badar was born with the DNA of an entrepreneur. An immigrant himself, from an early age, Taseer pursued the American Dream. He began several small businesses in high school and college, where he learned how to build trust and exercise financial discipline.
After finishing his B.A. in entrepreneurship and finance from Texas A&M, he joined Morgan Stanley in New York. His clients trusted him because he was deeply passionate about their success and had a big picture focus. During this time, he realized building an owner-operator private equity firm that could yield higher returns, especially a firm that embodied his key values, including strong passion for the customer, constant innovation, winning selfless attitude, and sharp focus on execution.
Taseer formed ZT Corporate in 1997 to offer unique investor-owner opportunities to clients. The company has a diverse investment portfolio that its owns and operates including its flagship operations, Altus Healthcare, a multi-disciplinary Healthcare services provider, ZT Financial Services, ZT Motors, ZT Restaurants, and more. ZT Corporate has grown into a $600+ million business adding 50 plus new individual businesses to its portfolio.
Taseer has also helped raise funds and made significant contributions to advance his passion for healthcare through the Altus Foundation, which provides millions in free healthcare for local communities.