Kevin Kenealey

Senior Managing Director

As a Senior Managing Director of the Mason Wells Buyout Funds, Mr. Kenealey is responsible for initiating investment opportunities, negotiating transactions, supervising due diligence, serving on the Boards of Directors of portfolio companies, and working with portfolio company management teams.  Mr. Kenealey is a member of the investment committee of each Mason Wells Buyout Fund.

Mr. Kenealey has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry.  Prior to joining Mason Wells in 1999, he was an attorney in the private equity group of Kirkland & Ellis, a Chicago-based law firm with a national private equity practice.  Mr. Kenealey has been involved in more than 50 private equity transactions, including leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, venture capital financings, and private equity fund formations.  He joined Mason Wells shortly after the formation of the firm.

Mr. Kenealey is a member of the Board of Directors of Industrial Labels Holdings (Reliance Label & IDENTCO), RJW Logistics Group, Inc., and SWAT Group, Inc.  He previously served on the Board of Directors of A&R Logistics, iNc., HyperEdge Corp., NGI Holdings Corp., The Oilgear Company, Paragon Development Systems, Inc., Paris Presents Incorporated, Prime Distribution Services, Inc., and Qualus Power Services Corp. 

Mr. Kenealey has a Juris Doctorate degree from the Northwestern University School of Law, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Minnesota.

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Tom Smith

Executive Managing Director and Chairman of the Board

Jim Domach

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Myers

Senior Managing Director

Kevin Kenealey

Senior Managing Director

Jay Radtke

Senior Managing Director

Ben Holbrook

Senior Managing Director

Chris Pummill

Managing Director

Chris Markgraf


Mike Wirth


Damon Thome


Michael Graves


Dan Shanahan

Vice President

Jacob Simons


Samuel Koehler


Brady Walsh

Business Development Manager

Jeff Davidson

Director of Research

Debbie Figueroa

Office Manager & Fund Administrator

Jon Gladieux

Director of IT & Accounting Administrator

Lisa Bredeson

Executive Administrator 

Mara Delgado

Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

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