Matt Shafer

Managing Director, Global Head of Direct Private Equity

Matt leads the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s direct and structured private equity investments. Matt also leads Northleaf’s New York office, and actively participates in investment activities across Northleaf’s broader private equity program. He serves on the boards for a number of investments within Northleaf’s portfolio.

Prior to joining Northleaf in 2018, Matt was a Partner and served as Head of the Americas business for Vision Capital, a global investment firm, where he led the sourcing, analysis and execution of private equity and structured capital investments. Previously, Matt was a Managing Director at Nomura International (formerly Lehman Brothers) in London. He began his career at CIBC World Markets. Matt has served on several corporate boards for private equity-backed companies across the consumer, industrial and business services sectors.

Matt received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.