Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Mr. Schapiro is a managing director and the portfolio manager for Oaktree’s GFI Energy Group, which executes the Power Opportunities investment strategy. Additionally, he leads and is a co-portfolio manager of the firm’s Infrastructure Investing strategy following Oaktree’s acquisition of the Highstar Capital team. Mr. Schapiro co-founded GFI Energy Ventures, the predecessor to the GFI Energy Group, which became part of Oaktree in 2009. He presently serves on the boards of Contract Land Staff, Remedial Construction Services (RECON) and Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives LLC. Mr. Schapiro previously served on the boards of directors of Solomon Holdings Corp.; Osmose Holdings, Inc.; Integrated Pipeline Services; Elgin National Industries, Inc.; NORESCO; Trans-Elect, Inc.; Smart Systems International, Inc.; LPPI Holdings LLC; UtiliQuest, LLC; Trace Technology; Xantrex Technology Inc.; InfraSource Inc.; Elgar Holdings, Inc. and Cherokee International Corporation. Prior to founding GFI Energy Ventures in 1995, Mr. Schapiro was a Partner of utility consulting firm Venture Associates and of Arthur Anderson & Co. following that firm’s acquisition of Venture Associates. Previously, Mr. Schapiro was the Chief Financial Officer of a technology company and a commercial banker focused on the energy sector. Mr. Schapiro received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
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