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Elan Schultz

Co-Founder of TriSpan LLP

New York, NY, USA

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Elan Schultz’s Biography

Elan A. Schultz is a Founding Partner at TriSpan, LLP, an alternative asset management and private equity firm.

Elan has more than 25 years of global experience in private equity, real estate and private credit. Over his career, he has invested in start-ups, small and mid-sized companies and multi-billion-dollar enterprises. He has cultivated a deep knowledge of investing in a range of sectors, including but not limited to manufacturing, technology, professional services, multi-unit healthcare and restaurants.

TriSpan focuses on investments in high-growth companies in North America, Europe and the UK. It features two innovative private equity platforms. Its Opportunities Fund serves a broad range of industries, focusing on buy and build strategies in healthcare, business services and specialty manufacturing sectors. The Rising Stars fund is a dedicated restaurant program, primarily investing in emerging brands showing signs of significant growth.

Prior to founding TriSpan, Elan helped lead Quilvest as Managing Partner and was integral in the success of its global private equity, real estate and private credit programs. He dedicated a decade of his career to Quilvest and served on its Board of Directors, investment committees and the boards of its US-based private equity investments.

Prior to Quilvest, Elan was a founding member of SG Capital Partners, a $500 million private equity fund that invested in North America across a wide range of sectors, from venture capital to buyouts, and achieved top decile investment performance for its vintage. His career began with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), and he was a founding member of DLJ Merchant Banking where he helped establish its thriving private equity business.

Elan holds a BA with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Stanford Business School. He spends some of his free time rock climbing, flying planes as a licensed pilot, and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Elan Schultz’s Newsfeed

Business Wire
TriSpan LLP provides strategic investment to Prestige PEO Holdings LLC

Elan Schultz, Founding Partner of TriSpan LLC, says “Prestige is an outstanding company operating within a highly fragmented industry, where it has fast emerged a leader."

 

Eater
Meet the Underground Power Brokers of NYC Dining: Restaurant Consultants

Because of the risky nature of construction projects, Andrew Moger takes on new clients “almost entirely” based on referrals, often from private equity shops...The relationship goes both ways — private equity investors listen to Moger when deciding whether or not to put money into a restaurant. Moger’s “an expert” at things like real estate, build-out, and leases that are necessary to prevent “an absolute disaster,” says Elan Schultz, a founding partner of TriSpan, a new private equity firm based in New York that’s focused on investing in smaller restaurant chains...

Elan Schultz’s Background

TriSpan
Founding Partner
Feb 2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
TriSpan is a highly reputable private equity firm and supports companies in the lower middle market.
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Quilvest Capital Partners
Managing Partner
2005 - 2014
New York, NY, USA
Quilvest is an independent private equity investor and wealth manager focused on wealth generation.
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Previous Board Positions

Quilvest Capital Partners
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
During his time as Managing Partner at Quilvest Capital Partners, Elan also served on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors ensures that the interests of the company and its shareholders are served and protected.

Media

CentriLogic Secures Strategic Equity Investment from TriSpan Opportunities Fund and Long Point Capital
Quoted
Jun 2018
New York, NY, USA
Commenting on Trispan's investment in Centrilogic, a global provider of managed IT solutions, Elan Schultz, Founding Partner of Trispan, says “CentriLogic is well-positioned for long-term growth given its breadth of services and solutions, its strong leadership team, and impressive roster of existing clients."
TriSpan acquired majority stake in Rosa's Thai Cafe
Article
Jun 2018
London, UK
Through its Rising Stars restaurant private equity platform, TriSpan acquired a majority stake in Thai Restaurant chain, Rosa's Thai Cafe.

Charitable Interests

The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund
Supporter
New York, NY, USA
The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund is a charitable organization supporting the families of NYC police officers, firefighters, port authority police officers, and EMS personnel killed in the line of duty.

Elan Schultz’s Education

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
1988 - 1990
University of Texas at Austin
BA in Accounting and Finance
1979 - 1985