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 10 grandchildren.
Celebration Restaurant Group
M.B.A., Univ. of Chicago Booth School of Business
B.A., Politics and International Relations, Lake Forest College
PAUL HOMER Managing Director
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 truly useful 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 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 on Long Island 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.
Audiobyte (Board Observer)
Point Dedicated Services
Rarebreed Veterinary Partners
Stone-Goff Partners (Advisory Board Member)
M.B.A, with distinction, Hofstra Univ. Zarb School of Business
B.S., Finance, magna cum laude, Bentley College
JAMIE SCHIFF Managing Director
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 spending time with his family.
Rarebreed Veterinary Partners (Board Observer)
Soludos (Board Observer)
Masters in Real Estate, Columbia Univ.
B.A., History, Trinity College