Zack Niebolt is a Senior Analyst at ArkMalibu who leverages his background in commercial real estate underwriting and negotiation to support senior bankers across all stages of the M&A process and ensure that clients receive maximum return for their company. His responsibilities include connecting with clients regularly to ensure that their needs are being met, preforming market research, building financial models, and drafting pitch materials for prospective buyers.
Zack graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hillsdale College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Spanish, earning departmental honors in both disciplines. As a member of Hillsdale’s Honors College, Zack wrote, defended, and is working to publish two academic theses, one on the political thought of Nietzsche and Machiavelli, and the other on the relation between Nietzschean philosophy and the narratives of Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges. During undergrad, he founded and served as president for both the Love Inc volunteer program and the Hillsdale Club Hockey Team, while also occupying several other leadership positions across campus. Zack was awarded the Duffy Award, the Jim Drawbridge Scholarship, and the David S. Harman Scholarship for outstanding leadership, the Wardie Award for community service, the Melendy-Dow Award for excellence in Spanish, and the Gayle B. Gartner Scholarship for overall academic excellence.
He began working in finance as an intern on Axos Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Specialty Lending team, responsible for underwriting and performing due diligence checks on proposed development loans before building an investment thesis and pitching the deal to the bank’s senior management. After impressing the bank’s executive officers, Zack was asked to work with an in-house consulting team to restructure the bank’s compliance department, granting him consulting experience as well.
When he isn’t working, Zack enjoys cooking, exercising, reading philosophy, learning new languages, and playing hockey. As a native Californian, he loves spending time in the sun while hiking on the weekends.