Peter A. Joseph
Peter A. Joseph is the Chairman of the Trenton Biogas LLC (TBL), a company that is developing the first commercial-scale food waste recycling facility in the New York metropolitan area. Based in Trenton, New Jersey, TBL will provide a cost-effective, sustainable approach to address the pervasive problem of managing organic waste streams. It will represent an integrated recycling solution that harnesses the latent energy potential contained in the millions of tons of organic waste discarded in landfills each year.
Mr. Joseph was in the institutional private equity investment business for over twenty-five years having been the founder of Joseph Littlejohn & Levy in 1985 and Palladium Equity Partners in 1998. Each of these firms has assets under management well in excess of $1 billion. His professional investing experience spans a wide variety of industries including healthcare, energy, chemicals, basic manufacturing, media and financial services. Since 2011, Mr. Joseph has been engaged exclusively in the pre-development phase of Trenton Biogas LLC and in managing his own capital.
Mr. Joseph combines his investment activities with a significant commitment of time and resources to areas of public policy. He has been a member of the Board of the New York City Citizens Budget Commission for more than twenty years and of the Third Way (a DC-based public policy research institute). Mr. Joseph also has served as a member of the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.
Mr. Joseph is Chairman Emeritus of the Israel Policy Forum, a policy and advocacy organization that serves as a convener for mainstream members of the American Jewish community to support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A founder of the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, Joseph is also on the Board of Trustees of the Shalom Hartman Institute, and is a former trustee of the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
Mr. Joseph holds an A.B. degree in European history from Cornell University and J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law. He practiced law in New York and London with two major law firms before entering the private equity business. Mr. Joseph lives in New York with his wife, Elizabeth Scheuer, and has four adult children.