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Hi ZNKMA, I reverted your unexplained deletion of material quated from an interview transcript. The protocol at Sourcewatch is to post a brief explanatory note on the talk page (accessed by clicking the discussion tab) setting out the reasons for deletions or substantive changes. --Bob Burton 03:56, 11 June 2007 (EDT)

Hi again ZNKMA. Once more I reverted your changes which involved, the deleted of referenced material and the addition of unreferenced material. Most of the material you added could be merged into the page with proper referencing. Our referencing style is to require the referencing to be placed in the text immediately following the point it supports. (See Help:referencing for more information). (I have posted the material you added below along with the bio notes - but I'm not sure which bio notes are supposed to support which points).--Bob Burton 16:30, 24 September 2009 (EDT)

once referred to by the New York Times as one of the 100 most creative and fiercest investment bankers on Wall Street, is a dealmaker, trader and financier with over 20 year experience in merchant banking, private equity, alternative investments and physical commodities trading. Since 1985, Abdelnour has been involved in over 125 transactions totaling over $30 billion in the investment banking, high yield bond and distressed debt markets and has been widely recognized for playing an integral role in those three key market sectors.
Before founding Blackhawk Partners, Inc. in 2005; a New York based private equity ”family office” that focuses on originating, structuring and acting as equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations, buildups, and growth capital financings mainly in the global energy and technology sectors, Abdelnour held numerous senior positions at European American Advisors; Inc.; THCG Inc .(formerly Hambro America Securities); Ladenburg Thalmann and Drexel Burnham Lambert High Yield Bond Department where his responsibilities included investing, financing and restructuring over 100 companies spanning the industrial, logistics, consumer and manufacturing industries both in the US as well as in emerging markets.
Since 2001, Abdelnour has been a trusted advisor to a number of the largest family offices in the United States, Europe and the Middle East and a turnaround investor in a number of companies where Ziad’s corporate capital commitment through Blackhawk came either through acquiring those and other companies through their distressed debt or through the chapter 11 process.
Ziad Abdelnour has extensive connections with the Washington political, government and intelligence establishments having served since 1994 as a friend and advisor to a number of agencies and organizations associated with such entities in various capacities; especially when dealing with fiscal and foreign policy matters.
On a more personal level, Abdelnour is Founder and President of the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon, Former President of the Arab Bankers Association of North America, Member of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Forum, a regular panelist and speaker on private equity and venture capital topics at industry conferences nationwide and a business angel investor in over a dozen ventures; both in the US and abroad. He is also the son of Lebanese industrialist and former MP Khalil Abdelnour (1992-2000) and the nephew of former Lebanese financier and MP Salem Abdelnour (1960-1964 and 1972-1992).[1]
Abdelnour enjoys an American and Lebanese dual citizenship and holds a M.B.A in financial engineering from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in economics, Summa Cum Laude, from the American University of Beirut.

Ziad_K__Abdelnour_an_advocate_of_creating_a_democratic_Middle_East.htm Bridging the US Middle East Divide]

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Hi again, ZNKMA. You are testing my patience. I have deleted your attempt to create a new unreferenced page in parallel to the existing page on Abdelnour. See [here]. If you can't meet our referencing standards, please don't try to change pages. Please note that I can blocak users from making changes to SourceWatch if they persistently breach our not too onerous policies and protocols.--Bob Burton 05:58, 25 September 2009 (EDT)


You had a number of facts and figures missing in Abdelnour's bio which you insist on not adding up....still don;t know the reasin why. How can we work together instead of against each other to make sure we have a complete and accurate bio for Mr. Abdelnour.

For example:

1. Mr. Abdelnour is no longer associated with Terra Nova Capital Partners but is currently President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc which does not figure anywhere in your proposed bio

2. In the Affiliations Section, both Middle East Intelligence Bulletin - Co-Publisher (with Daniel Pipes) and TechCapital Access, LLC are non-existing entities....Don;t know why they are in there while Mr. Abdelnour more prominent affilation with the Arab Bankers Association of North America which he was President of and as in here (on the right column) does not even figure.....Wonder why.

3. Same thing with your Biographical Notes which are all broken Links; namely: ^ Biography of Ziad K. Abdelnour Peaceworks, "Our Board of Advisors", accessed April 2007. Terra Nova Capital Partners, Inc, "Team", accessed April 2007.

Why can't they be replaced with current Links that at least work such as the ones below:

Thanks much for your consideration