Investment Team

Ira M. Lubert

  • Founding Partner of Quaker Partners
  • Chairman and co-founder of Independence Capital Partners (ICP), an umbrella organization including Quaker Partners and five other private equity and real estate funds.
  • Previously: Began his venture career with Safeguard Scientifics. In 1986, he founded Radnor Venture Partners, the first venture fund managed by Safeguard. From 1986 to 1997, he was Managing Director of the subsequent funds - TL Ventures. He also served as Chairman and President of CompuCom Systems. While at IBM, Mr. Lubert earned numerous distinctions and awards, including his selection as President of IBM's "100% Club."
  • Other: Serves on the board of directors of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) and on the board of trustees for The Pennsylvania State University, The Franklin Institute, the National Constitution Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Past member of the Board of Trustees, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and past Chairman of the United Way Campaign of Philadelphia.
  • Education: B.S. from Pennsylvania State University