George W. Morriss
Mr. Morriss joined Berkshire Capital as an Advisory Director in 2009 and will support the firm’s asset management industry practice. He will assist Berkshire Capital’s transaction execution and business development efforts across the firm’s practice areas. George was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at People’s Bank, Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was responsible for all accounting, treasury, investment portfolio and capital market activities. Additionally, he managed mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and asset and liability functions.
George began his career in 1970 with Girard Bank in Philadelphia as a portfolio manager in the Trust Department. In 1975, he moved to Girard’s investment management subsidiary, Studley Shupert, where he was responsible for portfolio management activities. In 1979, he joined Connecticut National Bank as the senior trust investment officer.
He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Temple University. George is a director/trustee of the Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds. He chairs the closed-end fund committee, is the vice-chair of the audit committee and is a member of the portfolio pricing and transaction committee. He is also a member of the board of managers of the Old Mutual funds of hedge funds. He was a member of the NASDAQ Issuers’ Affairs Committee and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Hartford CFA Society.