Mr. Scura is a founder and Managing Partner of Scura Partners. Prior to forming Scura Partners, Mr. Scura held a series of positions with Prudential Securities from 1986 to 2000 including, Executive Vice President and head of global investment banking (1994-2000) and Vice Chairman and head of the firm’s private equity investment activities. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Scura was Co-Head of Prudential’s Mortgage and Asset-Backed Securities Group which included sales, trading, structuring, research and banking for all collateralized securities and financial institutions. Mr. Scura was a member of the firm’s Operating Council. He was a voting member of the Investment Committee of four separate private equity funds and Prudential Securities’ merchant banking fund, Prudential Bache Inter-funding. Mr. Scura began his professional career with J.P. Morgan & Co. in 1975 where he spent 11 years in both New York and London.
Mr. Scura received an A.B. degree in Economics from Villanova University and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Scura is a trustee of the Seton Hall Preparatory School, sat on the Business School’s Advisory Board at Villanova University and was an elected member of the Board of Education in Essex Fells, New Jersey. Mr. Scura also started and was the CEO of a successful specialty finance company, Plymouth Financial Company, Inc. which was sold to Bear Stearns and Company in 2006. He presently sits on several private company boards.