Zabbal, Christian

Managing Director
Black Coral Capital

Christian Zabbal is the Managing Director of Black Coral Capital. Christian helped set up the fund in late 2008; prior to that, he was a partner at ghSmart, a management consulting firm specialized in talent assessment and development for the private equity industry. At ghSmart, Christian grew and managed several offices for the firm, including the California, Canadian practices.

The Team at Black Coral CapitalPrior to ghSmart, Christian was a junior partner at McKinsey & company, a management consulting firm. He was a leader in the media practice and worked in the New York, Amsterdam and Montreal office. Christian also published several thought-leadership articles on broadband deployment and the evolution of new media while at McKinsey, and occasionally still speaks at various events on these topics.

Christian started his career as a cancer researcher, developing new types of cancer therapy. He founded and then sold a small research company before doing an MBA and joining McKinsey & Company.