David Scopelliti is a highly experienced leader and investor specializing in the alternative investments – Private Credit & Private Equity with a track record in direct, co-investment and fund investing. He is also a proponent of (“ESG”) principles. He is currently Global Head of Private Debt for Mercer Alternatives. Prior, he was Chief Executive Officer of Alcentra Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: ABDC) focused on corporate renewal and direct debt & equity investments in the North America. Prior, he was a Principal at GarMark Partners, leading debt & equity transactions in US middle market businesses.
Prior to that, he was appointed by the Connecticut State Treasurer to turnaround and restructure the $37 billion pension plan’s private investment program. Under his leadership, the program generated above-market performance, improved governance and expanded its investment scope. He was also elected Vice Chairman of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, (“ILPA”).
Earlier in his career, Mr. Scopelliti led direct debt and equity co-investments at ING Capital with a focus on transportation, homeland security, defense & aerospace, consumer, and environmental services. He has served on multiple public and private company boards in the Financial Services, FinTech, Media and Transportation industries. He is a current member of the National Association of Corporate directors. Mr. Scopelliti earned his BBA in Finance and Accounting from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.