Mr. Schell is a co-founder of Aether Investment Partners and is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investments. Immediately prior to forming Aether Investment Partners, Mr. Schell served as a Director and portfolio manager for BlackRock Alternative Advisors (“BAA”) following the acquisition of Quellos Group’s fund of funds business by BlackRock in October, 2007. Mr. Schell joined Quellos Private Capital Markets, L.P. (“QPCM”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quellos Group, in July of 2002. During his tenure with QPCM and BAA, Mr. Schell was involved in the formation, launch, marketing and portfolio management of Quellos Real Assets, L.P. and Quellos Real Assets II, L.P. He also was responsible for conducting and leading due diligence of underlying real assets funds, served as QPCM and BAA’s representative on various advisory committees associated with underlying fund investments and supervised QPCM and BAA’s analysts and associates.
Prior to joining QPCM, Mr. Schell was employed by Jeffrey Slocum & Associates, where he served as Director of Domestic Equity Manager Research. Mr. Schell earned a BSBA with majors in Economics and Finance from Creighton University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and earned the distinction of Dean’s Scholar. Mr. Schell is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.