David P. Scopelliti
Global Head of Private Debt, Mercer
David Scopelliti is a recognized leader and investor specializing in the alternative investments, specifically Private Debt & Private Equity with 30 years of experience. He is currently Global Head of Private Debt for Mercer, the world’s largest outsourced asset manager with over US$300 billion outsourced assets under management (“OCIO”) and trillions under advisement - Mercer is a subsidiary of Marsh McLennan. David is responsible for a global team that both manages client capital and advises clients on alternative investments.
Prior, David was Chief Executive Officer and board member of Alcentra Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: “ABDC”) an affiliate of Alcentra with over $40 billion in AUM; Alcentra was a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, the world’s largest custodian bank and securities services company. At Alcentra he focused on ABDC’s corporate renewal while managing the US private debt & equity investment portfolio. Prior, he was a Partner at GarMark Partners, a leading US private debt & private equity asset manager focused on capital solutions for middle market businesses.
Prior to that, he was appointed by the Connecticut State Treasurer to turnaround and restructure the $37 billion pension plan’s alternative 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 board of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (“ILPA”), setting the foundation for ILPA today. Earlier in his career, Mr. Scopelliti led direct private debt and private 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 has also served as an Operating Partner to several private equity firms. David charitable work has included serving on the board of Fairfield College Preparatory School and serving as a mentor to various young professionals. He is also a member of National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Scopelliti earned his BBA in Finance and Accounting from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.