As a Managing 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 developing new sector playbooks, cultivating business owner and referral source relationships, initiating and executing new investment opportunities, and working with management teams to develop and execute value-creation strategies.
Mr. Markgraf has over 25 years of private equity investing experience. Before 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 the origination, analysis, due diligence, and execution of private equity investments in middle-market companies. Mr. Markgraf began his career in Oppenheimer & Co.’s Investment Banking Group based in New York.
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.