Jeffrey C. Neal
Founding Partner and Chairman of Investment Committee
Jeffrey C. Neal is a Founding Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Horizon Capital from 2006. Prior to this, Mr. Neal served as Chairman of the Global Investment Banking Group of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. Mr. Neal has been with Merril Lynch and a predecessor firm since 1973. Previously, he served from 1969 to 1973 as an Assistant Director of the Bureau of Budget, State of Illinois.
Mr. Neal, a native of Peoria, Illinois, earned his B.A. in 1967 from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1969. Mr. Neal is Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of Western NIS Enterprise Fund since its inception in 1994. Mr. Neal is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He is a Member of the Dean's International Council, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago and participates in the Mentor Program. He is a Life Trustee at Lake Forest Academy.