Scott Zoellner

Head of Capital Markets and Partner

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New York
Small Business Private Equity
Years with AEA

Scott is Head of Capital Markets and a Partner on AEA’s Small Business Private Equity team. In his role, Scott leads the expansion of AEA’s lender relationships, assisting the Small Business Private Equity team execute debt financings and furthering the connectivity between agents and lenders that both the equity funds and debt funds share as relationships. Previously, Scott served as Group Head of the AEA Private Debt Group. Scott joined AEA in 2004 as a founding Partner of AEA’s private debt investing effort, serving as a member of the Investment Committees for all AEA Private Debt Funds and Chief Operating Officer of the AEA Private Debt Funds.

Prior to joining AEA, Scott was a principal in the New York office of Allied Capital, a NYSE-traded business development company (acquired by Ares). While at Allied Capital, he was responsible for originating, executing and monitoring privately negotiated debt and equity investments in both sponsored and non-sponsored 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.