David ScopellitiGlobal Head of Private Debt at Mercer
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 U.S... Prior, he was a Principal at GarMark Partners, leading debt & equity transactions in North American 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 and improved governance. 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.