Testimonials

“Blackhawk Partners is the quintessential emerging physical commodities trading/private equity house in the market. Gets the job done no matter what and keeps you happy. Just make sure you are as straight with them as an arrow. Highly recommended.”

– Jeff Abernathy, Financier on 18 Sep 2013

“Ziad K Abdelnour is special. He is a leader. He is smart. He is direct. He is a model. It’s hard to describe a man like him, I could use the word “genius” but Ziad is better than a genius. He is simply the best. I respect and admire him. Ziad has my highest recommendations.”

– Matteo Lagreca, Fund Manager at Ares Quant on 12 Sep 2013

“Ziad K Abdelnour and Blackhawk Partners are focused investors, who treat stakeholders with respect. They are also straight forward and do not waste people’s time. They also always provide reasons for saying no to an investment and provide excellent guidance, which is rare in that industry. Excellent.”

– Nicolas Photiades, General Manager at Gulf Finance & Investment Company (GFIC) on 29 Aug 2013

“Blackhawk Partners are a Powerhouse of Knowledge, incredibly proficient not only in their Energy and Trading Sectors, but also in the areas of Global Economic Progression. Straight to the point, will not waste your time, and will leave you understanding that which you are about to engage in. Don’t…”

– Brandon Mushlin, Redefining how you get Privately Funded. on 19 Feb 2013

“Ziad K Abdelnour is brilliant, ethical, and a success story weaved from hard work, passion & pure intellect. What makes him different is he not only cares but he doesn’t rely on his talent, but uses that along with hard work. An image of what someone aspires to be & and a no brainer to invest.”

– Mark Hamade on 31 Aug 2012

“How refreshing to meet a Wall Street insider who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is and is a catalyst for the true reform this country needs to regain its status as the world’s leading nation. Ziad K Abdelnour is super-sharp, accomplished and bold, and he truly cares about our country’s future.”

– Steve Sipress, Founder and Dean at SSSMarketingUniversity.com on 05 Aug 2012

“A role model in the world of global investing with his own unique, stylish methods of high finance, Ziad K Abdelnour needs no introduction. He is not only a great thinker, but a doer, mover and shaker. Unwilling to accept the status quo, Ziad brings a wealth of knowledge to the table on many levels.”

– Kristine Farra on 10 Jul 2012

“Ziad K Abdelnour is the epitome of class and character. His financial acumen, political insight, and leadership style create an environment for success and healthy business interactions, which are free of internal politics. He is not only a financial genius but also an authentic individual.”

– George R Jensen Jr, President of New Business at Lloyd Bancaire on 03 Jul 2012

“Leader, enthusiastic, passionate and judicious. An expert in wealth management and economics, patriotic and taking on any challenge. I’ve worked with Ziad K Abdelnour on some projects at Blackhawk Partners. He’s a key role player in the worlds’ most active markets and have what it takes to dri…”

– Guy K. Bitar, Pepsi Beverages Account Handler in KSA on 23 Jan 2012

“What echo does a voice resonate without a viewpoint? In Ziad K Abdelnour we have a tongue that will neither be stayed nor unheard. He has something to say and through his writing he offers the opportunity for others to give reverberation to his words.”

– Jay Lifton, Investment Executive on 04 Jan 2012

“Ziad K Abdelnour is a leader in global investing. He is very informed and astute. No doubt his new book “Economic Warfare” will be a best seller.”

– David Kruth, VP, Goldman Sachs Asset Management on 07 Dec 2011

“Ziad K Abdelnour is one of the most insightful individuals I have ever met. He is able to look through the noise and see the critical pieces to any situation. Ziad can clearly articulate key elements and highlight the necessary decisions to make when action is required.”

– Bruce Smith, Chief Strategic Officer, Answers.com on 06 Dec 2011

“I’ve had the opportunity to come to know Ziad K Abdelnour and in the short while I’ve known him, I’ve found him to be an extremely trustworthy and knowledgeable source of the financial services industry. He’s an example of everything that makes this country great and it shows in his new book Economic Warfare.”

– Larry Farnsworth, Communications Director for Representative Lee Terry on 05 Dec 2011

“Ziad K Abdelnour is a one-of-a-kind action oriented professional. He has a unique ability to get the job done whether its managing his family offices assets, doing a private equity deal or writing a book. Ziad gets it done and well! I highly recommend Blackhawk Partners and its founder, Ziad K Abdelnour.”

– April Rudin, Founder and CEO, The Rudin Group on 30 Nov 2011

“Ziad K Abdelnour is a super smart, fearless and charismatic financier and business leader. He thinks out of the box, values innovation and achievement and is a great mentor and contributor to the business community at large. To know him is a pleasure and honor.”

– T Mehta, Director / Senior Trader, Traderina on 30 Nov 2011

“Bold, persistent, decisive and with laser like focus, Ziad K Abdelnour knows how to get what he wants. He strives for excellence and aims high, earning him respect as a colleague and business partner.’

– Abe Inkidar, Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Commitee at Academy of Strategi on 21 Nov 2011

“I have known Ziad K Abdelnour since the Wharton School days. Even then, you always knew where he stood. Like or not, his position on all matters was crystal clear. No ambiguities. Ziad K Abdelnour had, and has, a compass and he follows it faithfully wearing his heart on his sleeve.”

– Ron Stocknopf Ben-Zeev, Strategy – Business Development – Startups – Co-Organizer Orlando Startup We on 21 Nov 2011

“Ziad K Abdelnour’s shrewd, stylish, unique judiciousness, traverses the worlds of high finance, Politics, and now literature. Rather like the black panther, he moves stealthily to achieve his goals, demanding nothing but the best from those who are fortunate to encounter him.”

– Caroline f Kennedy, Fundraiser/Organizer/Consultant, Foundation for Smoke Free America on 20 Nov 2011

“Blackhawk Partners is a highly skilled professional in their field – financial sector. Always responsive, kind, quick, sharp thought and ready to give sound advise. Highly recommended!!!.”

– Hristo Gaydarski, Business Owner | Visionary Entrepreneur | Human on 05 Oct 2011

“I have known Ziad K Abdelnour since our days at Drexel, over 25 years ago. He is the real deal, authentic. He continues to be very efficient, honest, and smart. The man fully understands business warfare on a global scale, and knows how to create and preserve real wealth.”

– Tom Blinten, Financier on 01 Jun 2011