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Elan Schultz

Founding Partner - New York

Elan has over 25 years of private equity experience having participated in over US$1.5Bn of transactions in over 100 investments. During his career he has invested in a wide range of sectors from basic manufacturing to technology companies. These investments have spanned from start-ups to multi-billion enterprises.

During his 10 years at Quilvest Private Equity, Elan co-led the private equity arm as well as being a member of its Board of Directors. He was a committee member on all of Quilvest’s private equity and real estate investment programs and a board member on the majority of the USA control private equity investments.

Prior to Quilvest, Elan was a founding member of SG Capital Partners, a c.US$450M private equity fund. The fund invested across a wide range of sectors from venture capital to buy-outs and achieved top decile investment performance for its vintage. He was an investment committee member and was responsible for investing approximately 40% of the fund’s capital.

Elan started his career at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette. He was a founding member of DLJ Merchant Banking, one of the most successful private equity firms of its era. He was responsible for numerous investments in both DLJ’s first fund of US$1Bn and its second fund of US$3Bn.

Elan received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated in the top 1% of his class. He also received his MBA from Stanford University.

Other Team Members

Axelle Strain

Senior Advisor - London

Prior to working with Trispan, Axelle spent twelve years at Quilvest Private Equity, where she was Managing Partner, Head of Europe. Axelle oversaw and led…

Brandon Stephens

Advisory Partner - London

Brandon is the founder of Tortilla Mexican Grill, the second largest fast-casual Mexican chain outside the United States, with 36 restaurants in the UK and…

Robin Rowland

Operating Partner - London

Prior to working with TriSpan, Robin spent 35 years in the restaurant / F&B sectors, where he held several senior management roles with leading casual…

Nadine Koniski-Ziadé

Senior Advisor - London

Nadine has 22 years of experience in finance in both private equity and investment banking. Starting 2016, Nadine founded Stakeholder Advisors and joined TriSpan Group…

Said Freiha

Partner - London

Said is a Partner and Relationship Manager with the TriSpan Group. Prior to TriSpan, Said spent more than 9 years at Credit Suisse in investment…

Jamal Al Husseini

Partner

Jamal is a Partner and a Relationship Manager covering the Middle East with the TriSpan Group. Jamal started his career as a corporate banker, spending…

Gregor Lanz

Partner - London

Gregor is a Partner, Member of the Executive Committee and Global Head of Investor Relations & Client Relationship Management with the TriSpan Group. Prior to…

Anna Hogarth

Director - London

Anna is a Director of Finance and Operations with the TriSpan Group. Prior to joining TriSpan, Anna spent 10 years at Goldman Sachs. Anna was…

David Allan

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer - London

Dave Allan is TriSpan’s group COO and CFO and is a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining TriSpan, Dave spent more than 10…

Massimo Galli

Analyst - London

Massimo is an Analyst with the TriSpan Group. Prior to joining Trispan, Massimo worked as a management consulting intern at Accenture in Milan. During his…

Stefano Introzzi

Vice President - London

Prior to joining TriSpan, Stefano worked for 4 years as an Investment Banking Analyst and Associate at Credit Suisse in London. During his period at…

Thomas Plaquet

Associate - London

Prior to joining TriSpan, Thomas worked for 2 years as a private equity analyst at SIP Agriculture in London and Luxembourg. At SIP, he worked…

Jeffrey Ackerman

Associate - New York

Jeffrey previously worked in Chicago as an Associate at Victory Park Capital Advisors where he was responsible for the evaluation, execution and monitoring of investment…

Joseph Patrick Dib

Partner - London

Prior to joining TriSpan, JP worked at Quilvest & Partners, where he was engaged in private equity and advisory activities primarily in the Middle East…

Baudoin Lorans

Partner - New York

Baudoin is a Partner with the Trispan Group and part of Trispan’s U.S. private equity team. Prior to joining Trispan, Baudoin co-led the direct private…

Samir Philippe Heneine

Operating Partner - London

Samir is an Operating Partner with the TriSpan Group. Prior to working with TriSpan, Samir was a senior Executive Director at IBM France and Europe,…

Turki Alrashed

Analyst - New York

Prior to joining TriSpan, Turki was an investment analyst in the consumer and retail team at Birch Grove Capital in New York where he worked…

Adrien de Schompré

Advisory Partner - London

Adrien is an Advisory Partner for the Rising Stars Fund with the TriSpan Group. Adrien also currently acts as General Manager for Sushi Shop at the AmRest Group.…

Ben Butler

Operating Partner - New York

Ben’s career as an executive, advisor, and investor in the F&B sector spans 30 years in North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. …

Anthony Freijy

Partner - New York

Anthony is a Partner with the TriSpan Group and Co-Head of the Rising Stars fund in the US. Prior to joining TriSpan in 2019, Anthony…

Dimitri Pateras

Intern - London

Prior to joining Trispan, Dimitri worked as a finance analyst at Aegeus Shipping S.A. in Greece for 4 years. During his time there he was…

Andrea Issa El Khoury

Intern - London

Born and raised in Lebanon, Andrea went to King’s College London in the UK to pursue an undergraduate degree in Economics and Management. During her…

Benjamin Shaw

Associate - London

Prior to joining TriSpan, Ben worked in investment banking with the consumer and retail team of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) in London. At…

Pericles Mazarakis

Managing Partner - New York

Prior to working with TriSpan, Pericles was a Senior Operating Partner and Head of Portfolio Support at CDPQ’s Private Equity division that has $25B under…

Fady Michel Abouchalache

Founding Partner - London

Prior to founding TriSpan, Fady Michel was the CEO of the Quilvest Group, CEO of Quilvest Private Equity, Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors,…