Jeffrey D. Serkes
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Serkes joined Palisade in February 2007 as the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the Firm’s Investment Policy and Private Equity
Investment Committees. Mr. Serkes also oversees the Private Equity Department and serves on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies owned by private equity funds managed by the Firm: Glenmount Global Solutions (Chair), Nth Degree Technologies Worldwide, Inc., Opticare Health Systems, Inc., Shoe Sensation, Inc. (Chair), and SWN Communications, Inc. Prior to joining Palisade, he was Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Allegheny Energy, Inc. from 2003 to 2006. From 1994 through 2002, Mr. Serkes was at IBM Corporation, where he served as Vice President & Treasurer and Vice President, Finance, Sales & Distribution. Prior to IBM, he worked in a variety of treasury and finance positions with RJR Nabisco, Inc. and The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Mr. Serkes received his B.B.A. in Accounting from The George Washington University and his M.B.A. in Finance from the Rutgers Graduate School of Business where he currently serves on the Board of Advisers.