Jeffry S. Pfeffer :: Managing Partner
In 1999, Jeff co-founded CapX and is the firm’s Managing Partner. His responsibilities include firm management, leading new business development, and serving as CFO for CapX.
Jeff has over three decades of small to midsize business finance experience focusing on delivering superior risk-adjusted returns to CapX’s investors. He co-founded the firm during an investment vintage when alternative secured financing strategies were deemed not “sexy.” He and his partners raised over $450 million of total capital in four funds and were instrumental in creating a new investment strategy for the SBIC Debenture Program. In 2017, Jeff and his partners merged CapX into a new permanent capital platform funded by Accord Financial Corporation, a Toronto based public specialty finance business whereby CapX manages the U.S. and Canadian focused middle market equipment finance strategy.
Prior to CapX, Jeff was a First Vice President/Regional Manager, responsible for a three-state region for Banc One Leasing Corporation. His career in investment management began as a credit analyst and commercial banker. In 1995, he started his equipment leasing career by helping create American National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago's (ANB) equipment leasing business.
Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Brandeis University and a master's degree in finance from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Jeff is a member of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA) and supports Link Unlimited as a member of its Private Equity Council. He is proud to be Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. A golf and culinary enthusiast, Jeff lives in Deerfield, Illinois with his wife and two children.