• About Us

    Mathers’ recipe for success is unique in a sea of sameness. The multitude of ways in which we differentiate from others in our field include not just the degree to which we engage with and study new opportunities, but also the kinds of partnerships we establish, the balance of company we keep, and the degree to which we care. After all, this is our personal family investment money too! Here are just a few of the strategies we use to build value and mitigate risk:

    • Traditional Private Equity
    • Co-investing
    • Secondary and Tertiary purchasing of Private Equity Funds
  • Elliot Zeelander
    Managing Partner

    Elliot is a seasoned investment manager with over 30 years of professional experience. Before re-joining Mathers Associates as co-Managing Partner, he spent 1995–2006 as a stock broker with Ryan Beck, Morgan Stanley, and Crowell Weedon holding Series 7 and 63 licenses.

    Elliot takes great pride in nurturing Mathers’ stable of portfolio companies and serving as a trusted financial advisor to family
    and friends. He attended the George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration and serves
    on the board of five portfolio companies.

  • Jack Bellopede
    Chief Operating Officer

    With over 30 years of professional experience, of which over 20 have been with Mathers, Jack is an integral member of the team. He built and manages the financial and operational backbone of Mathers. On the investments side, Jack conducts analysis and modeling for existing and new investments. Jack has earned the trust of Mathers’ investors and investment partners with his dedication, down to earth nature, and work ethic. Before joining Mathers, Jack built his career at JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank.

    Jack received a B.S. in Accounting from Neumann University.

  • Andrew Chan
    Chief Financial Officer

    Andrew has worked in finance and investment for more than two decades. He is an experienced asset management professional with a diverse background in investment management, investor reporting, investment operations, compliance, auditing, and consulting. Prior to joining Mathers in 2020, Andrew was a Vice President at BlackRock.

    Andrew received a B.A. in Economics-Accounting from Claremont McKenna College and is a licensed CPA (active) in the State of California.

  • Karen Moreno
    Fund Administrator

    Karen has over 25 years of Investment Operations and Sales Assistant experience. Her primary responsibilities include oversight of daily operations. Prior to joining Mathers in 2019, Karen worked for UBOC Investment Services Inc., The Seidler Companies, and Crowell, Weedon & Co./D.A. Davidson & Company. During her employment as a Licensed Sales Assistant at Crowell, Weedon & Co., she was introduced to Mathers and assisted Jack with the operations of Mathers’ IRA accounts.

    Karen received a B.A. in Film Studies from UC Berkeley. She has held Series 7 and 63 licenses.

  • Norbert Zeelander - in memorium
    Founding Partner

    Norbert founded Mathers Associates out of his carriage house in Ambler, PA in 1991. By the time of his passing in 2014, Mathers' assets under management (AUM) had grown from $1M to over $60M. Having started his career in the fledgling computer industry, he helped develop companies in the computer hardware and communications industries. With a successful IPO of Communications Group Inc (CGI), Norbert saw the need to set up Mathers, not just to manage his own assets but also those of friends and family. Norbert believed that the best way to succeed was by investing money together, having all of his skin in the game and only getting paid if everyone else made money.

    Norbert earned his B.A. from Queens College and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.