Jeff Armbrister

Jeff Armbrister

Jeff is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Direct Equity Investments at Hamilton Lane where he is responsible for direction and oversight of the firm’s Direct Equity / Co-Investment platform. Jeff has over 20 years of private equity and public market investing experience and has served on the board of directors of several portfolio companies and non-profit organizations.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2018, Jeff was a Managing Director at Versa Capital Management, where he focused on making control-oriented, special situations, debt and equity investments in middle market companies across a variety of industries. While at Versa, Jeff participated in all major investment functions and his responsibilities included origination, underwriting, transaction execution and portfolio company development. Prior to joining Versa in 2003, Jeff was an Equity Research analyst at Oppenheimer + Close. He has also held private equity, venture capital, corporate development and investment banking positions at Berwind Financial Group, Redleaf Group, ICG Commerce and Wheat First Butcher Singer, respectively.