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.
David Stonberg, Global Co-Head of Private Equity Co-Investments, Managing Director
David Stonberg is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and is the Global Co-Head of Private Equity CoInvestments. He is also a member of the Co-Investment, Private Investment Portfolios, Renaissance, Secondary and
Real Estate Secondary Investment Committees. Before joining Neuberger Berman in 2002, Mr. Stonberg held several
positions within Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division including providing traditional corporate and advisory
services to clients as well as leading internal strategic and organizational initiatives for Lehman Brothers. Mr. Stonberg
began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Lazard Frères. Mr. Stonberg holds an MBA from the Stern
School of New York University and a BSE. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth Traxler, Managing Director
Elizabeth Traxler is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a senior member of the Firm’s Private Investment
Portfolios group where she invests in private equity funds and directly co-invests equity into sponsor-owned portfolio
companies. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Ms. Traxler was at Wachovia Capital Partners (now known as Pamlico
Capital), where she focused on making growth equity and buyout investments across a broad range of industries. Ms.
Traxler also worked at Wachovia Securities in the Leveraged Capital Group, which provided senior and mezzanine debt
in “one-stop” financings for private equity-backed transactions. She is currently a Board Observer for several private
companies and Advisory Board member for a number of private equity funds. Ms. Traxler received an MBA from the
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA, cum laude, in Economics from Vanderbilt
Peter von Lehe, Head of Investment Solutions and Strategy, Managing Director
Peter von Lehe, JD, is the Head of Investment Solutions and Strategy and is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is also a member of the Athyrium, Co-Investment, Private Investment Portfolios, Marquee Brands and Renaissance Investment Committees, as well as a member of the NB Insurance-Linked Strategies Underwriting Committee and a Chairman of NB Reinsurance Ltd. Mr. von Lehe sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of investment relationships globally on behalf of Neuberger Berman funds. Previously, Mr. von Lehe was a Managing Director and Deputy Head of the Private Equity Fund of Funds unit of Swiss Reinsurance Company. At Swiss Re, Mr. von Lehe was responsible for investment analysis and product structuring and worked in both New York and Zurich. Before that, he was an attorney with the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York focusing on corporate finance and private equity transactions. He began his career as a financial analyst for a utility company, where he was responsible for econometric modeling. Mr. von Lehe received a BS with Honors in Economics from the University of Iowa and a JD with High Distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar.