John Zoraian, CPA Principal


John Zoraian is a Principal in Grassi’s Financial Services practice, where he provides expert fund administration, compliance and advisory services to hedge and private equity funds, funds of funds, master-feeders, investment advisors, broker-dealers, family offices, fintech entities and more.

John draws from more than 35 years of experience in the hedge fund business. Prior to joining Grassi, he established S&Z Fund Services, a division of Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP, and grew the business to become a leading provider of fund administration, tax, back-office and investor services for hedge funds.

In addition to his fund administration expertise, John has extensive experience working within hedge fund entities and has been involved with funds ranging from $650 million to billions of dollars in assets. He has served as CFO of a risk arbitrage hedge fund, where he later became a partner and ran the equity trading desk. His experience also includes the role of senior managing director at an event-driven hedge fund.

After returning to S&Z Fund Services in 2009, John continued to grow the practice and was part of the leadership team that successfully merged the firm into Grassi in 2021.

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Hofstra University. He is a certified public accountant licensed in New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).