Eric Zinterhofer

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Eric Zinterhofer
Eric Louis Zinterhofer

August 1971 (age 52)
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Occupationprivate equity financier
Titlefounding partner, Searchlight Capital Partners
(m. 1996)
Children2 sons

Eric Louis Zinterhofer (born August 1971) is an American private equity financier, and a founding partner of Searchlight Capital Partners.

Early life[edit]

Eric Zinterhofer was born in August 1971.[1] He is the son of Dr Louis J. M. Zinterhofer and Susan A. Zinterhofer of Rumson, New Jersey.[2] He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.[2]


In 1998, he took a job under Leon Black at Apollo Global Management.[3] In 2010, he co-founded Searchlight Capital with Oliver Haarmann and Erol Uzumeri.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

In June 1996, Zinterhofer married billionaire heiress Aerin Lauder, the daughter of Ronald Lauder in his home at Wainscott, Long Island, New York, with Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein presiding.[2] They have two sons.[6]

They live in New York City[7] and have homes in Easthampton, New York,[8][9][6] and Aspen, Colorado.[10]


  1. ^ "Eric ZINTERHOFER - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Aerin R. Lauder, Eric Zinterhofer". The New York Times. 2 June 1996. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ Guglielmo, Connie (March 23, 2014). "Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg And The Rise Of Women Billionaires". Forbes.
  4. ^ "Company Overview of Searchlight Capital Partners". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Searchlight Capital nears $1 bln first close - PE Hub". 6 July 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b Mulligan, Kimberly (21 July 2013). "Aerin Lauder Invites Us Into Her Home; Dishes On Parenting & That Gorgeous New Lifestyle Brand". Elizabeth Street. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  7. ^ Parnass, Alexandra (1 June 2007). "Aerin Lauder's Closet Confidential". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  8. ^ Stewart Ward, Kristina (25 June 2009). "At Home with Stylesetter Aerin Lauder". Elle Decor. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  9. ^ "From the Archives: Aerin Lauder's Wainscott Home". Vogue. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Mountain High: Aerin Lauder's Aspen Home". Vogue. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2016.