In 2001, Bassem and Steve Rosen co-founded Resilience Capital Partners. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s operations, including investment decisions, portfolio company oversight, and investor relations.
Since 1994, he has been involved in principal investing, leveraged buyouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings, and other mergers and acquisitions. Prior to founding Resilience, he was an investment banker with McDonald Investments.
He is a member of the Cleveland Chapter of Young Presidents Organization as well as several professional organizations, and is a frequent speaker on private equity and distressed investing.
Bassem serves on the board of directors for numerous Resilience portfolio companies. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Hathaway Brown School, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He is a former Trustee of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton.