Northwood Team

Peter
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Paul
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Jamie
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PETER SCHIFF Managing Partner & Founder

Peter founded Northwood Ventures in 1983 after working in private equity at Warburg Pincus and in the corporate division of what is now JPMorgan Chase. As founder, Peter set the high standards of integrity and collaboration that define Northwood’s relationships with portfolio companies and investment partners. He has served on the boards of dozens of Northwood portfolio companies and seen many transactions through to successful outcomes for all participants.

Peter’s ability as advisor is in demand beyond Northwood. He was until recently a trustee of Hofstra University, where he served as Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Overseers for the Zucker School of Medicine and remains a member of the university’s Investment Committee. Peter was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Lake Forest College after long service as a trustee and chairman of its board. And he has served as an advisor and board member for numerous regional and community organizations.

Peter has three grown children and lives primarily in Florida with his wife. He enjoys fly fishing, bird hunting, golf, travel and family time, especially with his 11 grandchildren.

BOARD POSITIONS

Celebration Restaurant Group
JVC Media

PREVIOUS BOARDS

Anterix (ATEX)
Gogo (GOGO)
Orbcomm (ORBC)
Zevia (ZVIA)

EDUCATION

M.B.A., Univ. of Chicago Booth School of Business
B.A., Politics and International Relations, Lake Forest College

PAUL HOMER Partner

Paul joined Northwood in 1999 after serving as financial analyst for a venture capital-financed retailer with more than 80 stores. Paul brought expertise in evaluating capital-raising alternatives for a variety of business types and developing financial reporting that is valuable to company managers. Paul sources and reviews new investment opportunities and serves as advisor to a variety of Northwood portfolio companies.

Outside of Northwood, Paul served as an advisory board member for the Center for Entrepreneurship at Hofstra University and as a director of the Long Island Capital Alliance, which matches investors to businesses seeking venture capital and angel funding. Paul is an active contributor to his community, serving several years as president of the board of directors of Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School and, previously, a director of Long Island Lutheran Day School.

Paul lives in Orlando with his wife and two sons. He is active in his church, is an avid bowler, and enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

BOARD POSITIONS

Hybrid Apparel
Integrity Express Logistics (Board Observer)
JVC Media
Point Dedicated Services
Traffic Mobility Consultants

EDUCATION

M.B.A., with distinction, Hofstra Univ. Zarb School of Business
B.S., Finance, magna cum laude, Bentley College

JAMIE SCHIFF Partner

Jamie joined Northwood in 2011 after working at the merchant banking firm Groton Partners, where he focused on investments in financial institutions and distressed real estate. At Northwood, Jamie sources new investment opportunities and serves on the boards of a variety of portfolio companies.

Jamie lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children and enjoys golf, skiing, running and Youth sports.

BOARD POSITIONS

Access Youth Academy (Advisory Board)
Certascan Technologies
LOFT (Board Observer)
Traffic Mobility Consultants (Board Observer)

EDUCATION

Masters in Real Estate, Columbia Univ.
B.A., History, Trinity College

TEDDY SCHIFF Partner

Teddy joined Northwood in 2021 and was previously a partner at Arel Capital, a real estate investment firm, where he managed a portfolio of equity and debt investments. Prior to Arel, Teddy founded an asset-based lending business focused on the beverage alcohol industry and founded a real estate development and investment partnership that focused on opportunistic urban infill properties. Teddy began his career at Lehman Brothers where he traded corporate bonds and credit derivatives.

Teddy lives in Connecticut and enjoys bird hunting, tennis, hockey, and outdoor cooking.

BOARD POSITIONS

DK2 (Board Observer)
Due North (Board Observer)
Heartland Paving Partners
Impress (Board Observer)
Lane Health

EDUCATION

Masters in Real Estate, Columbia Univ.
B.A., Economics, Trinity College