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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. He has successfully invested in start-ups, small and mid-sized companies and multi-billion-dollar enterprises throughout his career. He has acquired an in-depth understanding 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 focuses on investing in new brands in the restaurant industry that show great growth potential.

Before establishing TriSpan, Elan served as MP at Quilvest, where he was pivotal in steering the success of its global private equity, real estate and private credit business. 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 this, Elan co-founded SG Capital Partners, a $500 million private equity fund that invested across numerous sectors, from venture capital to buyouts, and achieved top decile investment performance for its vintage. He started his career at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where he helped set up DLJ Merchant Banking and contributed significantly to driving the success of the private equity division.

Elan attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained a BA with honors, and he holds 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’s Newsfeed

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

TriSpan LLP, a lower middle-market private equity firm, announced the completion of its strategic investment in 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."


Elan’s Background

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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Current Board Positions

Brightwood Capital Advisors
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
Established in 2010, Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC is a relationship-based firm focused on supporting growing small- and medium-sized businesses through a range of flexible capital solutions. Brightwood primarily works across five verticals: healthcare services, business services, transportation & logistics, technology & communications, and franchising.

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.


Featured GP Q&A: TriSpan
Apr 2021
Elan is featured in an interview on the TritonLake blog, discussing his career, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and prospects for the future of the industry as a GP.
CentriLogic Secures Strategic Equity Investment from TriSpan Opportunities Fund and Long Point Capital
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, explains why CentriLogic is well-placed for sustainable growth given its wide range of services, distinguished leadership and high-profile client base.
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Charitable Interests

The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund
New York, NY, USA
The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund is a charitable organization that is set up to help the loved ones of first responders who have lost their lives while on duty.

Elan’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