Pioneer was formed in late 2008 to build a new market leading franchise in Europe. The founding partners have worked together for many years at their prior firms and have a combined private equity experience over 60 years and 50 deals led or supported across Europe. The partners have built an excellent track record and have invaluable experience in supporting entrepreneurs navigate issues and realise various forms of value.

Terrence Tehranian
Sam Abboud
Giuseppe Curatolo
Rupert Shaw
Investment Professionals
Edoardo Luciani
Sebastian Miller
Andreas Schuler
Julius McGillivray
Miguel Arbizu
Finance and Operations
Wendy Greenbury
Susie Woodford
Florence Jawo

Sam has 21 years of private equity experience. Sam joined Englefield Capital, a European mid-market private equity firm, as a non founding partner in 2003 along with four other colleagues from Morgan Stanley. At Englefield, Sam pioneered investments in the wind farm, energy and environment sectors until he left to pursue what is now Pioneer Point Partners in 2008.

Sam was previously with Morgan Stanley Private Equity in London, from 1999 to 2003, where he worked with Giuseppe Curatolo and was Vice President and member of the Global Investment Committee. Prior to business school, Sam was an Associate with Freeman Spogli, a leading US mid-market private equity firm, and an investment banking Analyst with Salomon Brothers.

Sam was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, where he received his MBA, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, where he received a BS in Business Administration.

He was until recently the Chairman of Young Presidents’ Organization’s (YPO) London Westminster Chapter.