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Susan Schnabel
Co-Managing Partner at Apriori Capital Partners


Susan C. Schnabel is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of aPriori Capital Partners, an independent leveraged buyout fund advisor created in connection with the spin-off of DLJ M e r c h a n t Banking Partners ("DLJMBP") from Credit Suisse ("CS") in 2014. Prior to forming aPriori Capital, Ms. Schnabel worked at Credit Suisse as a Managing Director in the Asset Management Division and Co-Head of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. She was responsible for originating new investments, monitoring existing investments and served on its Investment Committee. Ms. Schnabel joined Credit Suisse in November 2000 through the merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where she was a Managing Director. Prior to the merger with Credit Suisse, Ms. Schnabel spent three years at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, and was responsible for directing DLJ’s principal investing activities in the Los Angeles office. Prior to that Ms. Schnabel served as Chief Financial Officer of PETsMART (PETM). Previously, Ms. Schnabel worked at DLJ starting in 1990 and has held various positions in their investment banking operations, specializing in public and private high yield debt and equity financings and mergers and acquisitions advisory for a variety of industries including retail and consumer, energy, telecommunications and technology. In 1988 she worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Beverly Hills as an associate. Ms. Schnabel currently serves as a Director of Enduring Resources, Laramie   Energy,   Summit   Gas   Resources  and  Versu m   Materials ( NYSE: VSM). She formerly has served on the boards of Neiman Marcus, STR Holdings (NYSE:STRI), Rockwood Specialties (NYSE:ROC) and Shoppers Drug Mart (TO: SDM) Ms. Schnabel serves on t h e  H a rvard  Business  School  Alumni Advisory Board, the Cornell University Trustee Council, President’s Council of Cornell Women, California Institute of Technology – Investment Committee, the Board of Directors of the US Olympic & Paralympic Foundation and the Los Angeles Music Center Foundation. Susan is a member of the Leadership Council of International Medical Corporation (IMC), C200 and The Pacific Council.

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