Scott Zoellner

Head of Private Debt Funds and Partner

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New York
Private Debt
Years with AEA

Scott is Head of AEA’s Private Debt Funds and a Partner on the Private Debt team. Scott joined AEA in 2004 as a Partner to help implement AEA’s private debt investing effort. In 2020, Scott became Group Head of the AEA Private Debt group. He is a member of the Investment Committees of the mezzanine and senior loan funds.

Prior to joining AEA, Scott was a principal in the New York office of Allied Capital, a NYSE-traded business development company. While at Allied Capital, he was responsible for originating, executing and monitoring privately negotiated debt and equity investments in both sponsored and nonsponsored middle market companies, and he served as a director of Callidus Capital Corporation and a member of the management committee of Callidus Capital Management LLC. Prior to joining Allied Capital, Scott served as a consultant to the Carlyle Group and a managing director in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston where he spent 12 years after joining the firm in 1990. During his tenure at Credit Suisse First Boston, he was a member of the leveraged finance group and the global industrial and services group where he originated and executed debt and equity financings in the public and private markets in both the United States and Europe.

Scott earned a B.A. in economics and political science from Trinity College, and an M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business.