Paul E. Tierney, Jr.
Partner, Development Capital Partners, LLC
Paul E. Tierney, Jr. is Managing Member of Development Capital Partners and a General Partner of Aperture Venture Partners, two private investment vehicles specializing respectively in emerging markets (emphasis on Africa) and early stage health care ventures. Paul served as Chairman of TechnoServe for 27 years, overseeing the organization's greatest period of growth and transformation. He was the Co-Founder and Co-General Partner of Coniston Partners and several other large investment partnerships. Previously, Paul served for many years as the Managing Director of Gollust, Tierney and Oliver, an investment capital management company. He was Chairman of the Board of TW Services Corp. and D.C. United, a professional MLS soccer team. He has also been a Director of United Airlines Corp., Liz Claiborne Inc., The Argentine Investment Fund, Prosperity Voskhod Fund, EarthColor Inc., St. John's College, Nina McLemore Inc., The Protective Group and Trilantic Capital Partners. Paul was a Co-Founder, Chairman and Investment Committee Member of Fidus Mezzanine Fund. He serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Paul is a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Chile), a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (magna cum laude) and the Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar). He was an Adjunct Professor of Emerging Markets at Columbia University, and resides in Darien, Connecticut, and Forte dei Marmi, Italy.