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Cornellians in Private Equity

Dennis Scharf


Hamilton Lane (New York, NY)


Mr. Dennis C. Scharf is a Principal of Secondary Team at Hamilton Lane Advisors based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Scharf is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, and execution of secondary investments. Earlier in his career at Hamilton Lane, he assisted in the diligence of direct investment opportunities on behalf of Hamilton Lane’s co-investment products. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2004, Mr. Scharf served as an Associate within the Debt Capital Markets department at Bear Stearns, where he focused on structuring and marketing secondary debt transactions on behalf of high yield and emerging market issuers. Mr. Scharf began his career as an Investment Analyst at MetLife, Inc., supporting the management of over $4 billion in fixed income assets.


Mr. Scharf graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Applied Economics and Business Management.