Chris Markgraf


As a Director of Mason Wells Buyout Funds, Mr. Markgraf is primarily responsible for supporting the investment activities of those funds.  In this capacity, Mr. Markgraf is responsible for initiating investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, negotiating purchase and equity agreements, serving on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies and working with portfolio company management teams.

Mr. Markgraf has over 20 years of private equity investing experience.  Prior to joining Mason Wells in 2016, Mr. Markgraf worked for Stark Investments as the Director of Private Equity.  Before Stark Investments, Mr. Markgraf was a Vice President at Summit Partners responsible for origination, analysis, due diligence, and execution of private equity investments in middle market companies.  Mr. Markgraf began his career in Oppenheimer & Co.’s New York office where he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Private Placement group.

Mr. Markgraf is currently a member of the Board of Directors of RJW Logistics Group, Inc., SWAT Group, Inc., and Whitehall Specialties, Inc.  He previously served on the Board of Directors of A&R Logistics, Inc. 

A native of Wisconsin, Mr. Markgraf received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College.

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