Samuel N. Porat is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and is a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee. Mr. Porat serves as Head of Royalty and Alternative Income Investments at Neuberger Berman and in that capacity he is responsible for all Neuberger Berman-led operations and activities related to Athyrium investments. Additionally, he is a Co-Founder and member of the Board of Managers for Marquee Brands, a strategy focused on acquiring brand royalties and licensing. Prior to joining NB Alternatives in 2004, Mr. Porat worked in Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division in New York from 1997–1999 where he focused on corporate financings and strategic advisory across several industries. In addition, Mr. Porat was the Director of Strategic Planning at a venture-backed startup company based in New York from 1999–2001. Mr. Porat holds an M.B.A. (with honors) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. (with distinction) from Yale University.