Alan Sheriff has worked on Wall Street for thirty years in a variety of senior positions. He initially spent nine years at Salomon Brothers Inc. and in January 1992, accepted a position as a Director at The First Boston Corporation (later Credit Suisse) in Equity Capital Markets. In February 1994, he was promoted to Managing Director.
During his tenure at Credit Suisse, Alan managed several units in Equity Capital Markets, including convertible securities and restricted stock. In 1997 Alan was named Co-Head Equity Capital Markets for the Americas.
Since co-founding Solebury Capital Group in 2005, Alan has worked on numerous marquee IPO’s such as HD Supply, Hertz, Dunkin Brands, Burlington Coat Factory, Bombarder Recreational Products, The Carlyle Group, West Corp and Bright Horizons. Alan has also worked on many secondary monetizations for some of the world’s leading private equity firms such as Bain Capital, TH Lee, The Carlyle Group, Apax Partners and KKR.
Alan is co-Chairman of the Rosemont-Solebury Co-Invest Fund, a private equity fund that invests alongside some of the top private equity firms such as KKR, Blackstone, Carlyle and Ziff Media. Alan is also Chairman of Solebury Second Career Partners, which invests in Dunkin Donuts franchises.
Alan graduated with a BA in Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Rochester in 1981 and with a Masters in Public Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 1983. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Alan is currently a Fellow at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. Alan is founder and Executive Director of Teach2Serve, a nonprofit designed to educate and train select high school students for careers in public policy and nonprofit work. Alan is on the Board of Advisors of DNA4Africa, a nonprofit promoting the use of DNA to track genocidal violence, child trafficking and sexual violence. In January 2011 Alan served as a delegate for the U.S. State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program in Egypt in an effort to promote and spur entrepreneurship around the world. This program was inspired by President Obama's June 2009 speech in Cairo calling for better relations with Muslims around the world. Alan also teaches at the Solebury School, an independent school in Pennsylvania, where he is a Trustee. His courses include Genocide and War and Children. Alan lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.