Mr. Schiff has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2004. He also currently serves as Managing Partner of Northwood Ventures LLC and Northwood Capital Partners LLC, a venture capital firm, which he founded in 1983. Prior to founding Northwood Ventures LLC, Mr. Schiff worked in the private equity division of E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co., and previously had been an officer in the corporate division of Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase & Co.). He serves as a director of many of Northwood’s portfolio companies. Mr. Schiff graduated from Lake Forest College and received an M.B.A. from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. In 2009, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the Lake Forest College after serving as a trustee for 16 years, culminating in being its Chairman. Northwood Ventures was an early investor in several enterprise focused carriers including Nextel Communications, Dispatch Communications, NeoWorld and TeleCorp.
Peter is a member of the Advisory Board for the North Shore Land Alliance and is a trustee of Hofstra University where he serves as Vice Chairman as well as being a member of the Board of Overseers for its new medical school: Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.