Shahan Zafar ’04

Family: Shahan is married and lives with his two daughters and wife in Newton, MA.

Career: Shahan is vice president at Riverside Partners, a private equity firm based out of Boston. At Riverside, Shahan is responsible for all aspects of private equity investing – sourcing, diligence, execution, and post-close portfolio management. Before joining Riverside, Shahan was an investment professional at Vector Capital. At Vector, he was heavily involved in executing private equity transactions in the technology sector. Prior to Vector Capital, Shahan was an Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s IT Services M&A group.

Volunteer involvements: Shahan is part of senior leadership at Association for Development of Pakistan, a fast-growing impact-investing non-profit focused on under-developed sectors in Pakistan such as healthcare and education.

Education: Shahan graduated Middlebury with a major in economics and minor in Maths & Computer Science. Subsequently, Shahan earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Why I volunteer for Middlebury: Middlebury was instrumental in my personal growth, expanding my horizons and perspectives and preparing me for life beyond. By volunteering for Middlebury, I hope to open opportunities for others and pay-it-back to the institution that is a big part of my life.

Why I support financial aid for international students: Quality education should be a right for all those who deserve it. Many international students come from underprivileged backgrounds, and by contributing to their financial assistance, I can play my minor part in helping them achieve their true potential.