Patricia Miller Zollar, Head of NorthBound Equity Partners, Managing Director
Patricia Miller Zollar is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a leader of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios practice. She is a member of the Co-Investment, Private Investment Portfolios, and NorthBound Investment Committees. Additionally, Ms. Zollar sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of funds including those managed by Arcadius Capital Partners, Argand Partners, Base10 Ventures, Clearlake Capital, GenNx360 Capital Partners, Linx Partners, Vista Equity Partners and The Vistria Group. Before the management buyout of Neuberger, Ms. Zollar co-headed and co-founded the Lehman Brothers Partnership Solutions Group, a Wall Street business focused on developing strategic opportunities with women- and minority-owned financial services firms. The innovation of the Partnership Solutions Group was chronicled in a case study for the Harvard Business School. Before rejoining Lehman Brothers in 2004, Ms. Zollar was a vice president in the Asset Management Division of Goldman Sachs. Ms. Zollar began her career as a Certified Public Accountant in the Audit Division of Deloitte & Touche. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BS, with highest distinction, from North Carolina A&T State University, where she formerly served as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and which conferred her an honorary Doctorate degree. Ms. Zollar is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and Economic Club of NY. She also serves on the executive board of the National Association of Investment Companies and The Apollo Theater.
David Morse, Global Co-Head of Private Equity Co-Investments, Managing Director
David Morse is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, and is the Global Co-Head of Private Equity Co-Investments. He is also a member of Co-Investment, Private Debt and Private Investment Portfolios Investment Committees. Mr. Morse is currently a Board Observer of Behavioral Health Group, C.H. Guenther, CSC, and ProAmpac, all of which are portfolio companies of our dedicated co-investment funds. Mr. Morse joined Lehman Brothers in 2003 as a Managing Director and principal in the Merchant Banking Group where he helped raise and invest Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners III L.P. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Morse was a founding Partner of Hampshire Equity Partners (and its predecessor entities). Founded in 1993, Hampshire is a middle-market private equity and corporate restructuring firm with $825 million of committed capital over three private equity funds. Prior to Hampshire, Mr. Morse worked in GE Capital’s Corporate Finance Group providing one-stop financings to middle-market buyouts. Mr. Morse began his career in 1984 in Chemical Bank’s middle-market lending group. Mr. Morse holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Hamilton College. Mr. Morse is a member of the M.B.A. Advisory Board of the Tuck School, a member of the Alumni Council of Hamilton College, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Berkshire School.
Joana Rocha Scaff, Head of Europe Private Equity, Managing Director
Joana Rocha Scaff is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Head of Europe Private Equity and a member of the Private Investment Portfolios, Co-Investment, and Secondary Investment Committees. She is also a member of Neuberger Berman’s ESG Advisory Committee. Ms. Rocha Scaff has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, the majority of which in private equity investing and prior to that in investment banking. She has been with the firm since 2005. Prior to NB Private Equity, Ms. Rocha Scaff worked in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, and prior to that at Citigroup Global Markets and Espirito Santo Investment Bank. She advised on corporate transactions including M&A, financial restructurings and public equity and debt offerings in the United States, Europe and Brazil. Ms. Rocha Scaff received her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and her B.A. in Business Management and Administration from the Universidade Catolica of Lisbon. Ms. Rocha Scaff is the current Vice Chair of the LP Committee of the BVCA – British Private Equity Association and a member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of multiple European private equity funds.
Jonathan Shofet, Global Head of Private Investment Portfolios, Managing Director
Jonathan D. Shofet is the Global Head of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios group and is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is also a member of the Private Investment Portfolios/Co-Investment Investment Committee. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2005, Mr. Shofet was a member of the Lehman Brothers Private Equity division, focusing on mid-through late-stage equity investments primarily in the technology, communications and media sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Shofet was a member of the Lehman Brothers Investment Banking division, where he focused on public and private financings, as well as strategic advisory in the real estate, technology and utility sectors. Mr. Shofet has been, or currently sits, on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of funds including those managed by Amulet Capital, Beacon Capital Partners, Castlelake, Cerberus Institutional Partners, Clearlake Capital, ComVest Investment Partners, DFW Capital, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Platinum Equity, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Vector Capital Partners. He has also been a Board Observer for several private companies. Mr. Shofet holds a B.A. from Binghamton University, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.