John G. Quigley is a longtime principal investor. As a founder and managing partner of Nassau Capital, established in the mid-90s as the sole manager of the Princeton endowment’s alternative assets, Mr. Quigley has invested across the spectrum of private equity, venture capital, real estate and energy, both in funds and directly. Nassau Capital’s investment performance during the decade following its launch fueled a period of extraordinary growth by the Princeton endowment.
Mr. Quigley was a partner of one of the pioneering leveraged buyout investment firms during the 1980s. Thereafter he was co-founder of the merchant banking arm of a major international bank. He began his career as an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. Mr. Quigley has served as a director of companies in a wide range of industries, and as an advisory board member of several private equity funds.
Mr. Quigley is a graduate of Georgetown (A.B., summa cum laude), Stanford (J.D., M.B.A.) and Columbia (M.Phil.). He has taught on private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurial finance at Princeton, Columbia, NYU and Stanford.