Mr. Pollack is the founder of Centre Partners and has been a Managing Director since 1986. Mr. Pollack was a founding General Partner of Odyssey Partners from 1982 to 1986. Prior to that he was General Partner and Vice President of Oppenheimer & Co. and Vice-Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer of United Brands from 1979 to 1981. From 1965 to 1979 he served as Executive Vice President and as a member of the Board of Loews Corporation.
Mr. Pollack is a graduate of Brooklyn College and has a law degree from the New York University School of Law, where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University. Mr. Pollack serves on the Board of Kaz Inc., and is Director Emeritus of U.S. Bancorp. Mr. Pollack previously sat on the Boards of Directors of American Seafoods, L.P., CNA Financial Corporation, Continental Cablevision, Paramount Communications Inc., Parlex Corporation, Polaroid Inc., and Transco Energy.