Investment committee

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.