Founder and Managing Partner
Prior to founding Five Crowns Capital in 2003, Mr. Schaffer was the Managing Director of Private Equity for The United Company, a privately-held Virginia-based corporation founded in 1970. The diverse, multi-billion dollar portfolio included companies in energy, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceuticals, real estate, financial services and golf. As an executive officer, Jeff served on the company’s Operating and Investment Committees and was President of Scratch Golf Company. Prior to joining The United Company in early 1999, Jeff was a principal at Marwit Capital, a Southern California based private investment fund with a forty-year history focusing on equity and subordinated debt investments in closely-held companies. He has also held senior positions at Price Waterhouse Coopers and the H.J. Heinz food company. Mr. Schaffer is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in California. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Verrex LLC, and serves on the boards of Cosmetic Design Group, LLC and Mob Scene, LLC, was previously the Chairman of the Board and CEO of American Sand & Gravel, Ltd., and has been a director on numerous other boards. He earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and an M.B.A. with a dual major in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.