Chris Pummill

Managing Director
(414) 727-6428

Biography

As a Managing Director of Mason Wells Buyout Funds, Mr. Pummill is primarily responsible for supporting the funds’ investment activities. In this capacity, Mr. Pummill 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. Pummill has over 15 years of mergers & acquisitions and private equity experience. Prior to joining Mason Wells in 2011, Mr. Pummill served as an Associate Intern at Thoma Bravo in Chicago, Illinois, where he was responsible for the origination, analysis, and due diligence of buyout investments in middle-market business services, distribution, and technology companies. Prior to Thoma Bravo, Mr. Pummill was an Associate at Western Reserve Partners (n.k.a. Citizens M&A Advisory), a middle-market investment bank in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Pummill received a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business, cum laude, from Miami University (Ohio).

Active Board Memberships

Consumer Packaged Goods
Buffalo Games, LLC
Buffalo, NY
Current
Buffalo Games is a manufacturer, innovator, and marketer of puzzles, board games, and other indoor/outdoor games for adults, children, and families in the retail and e-commerce channels. In January 2023, Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC, a former Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV portfolio company was merged into Buffalo Games, LLC.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV
Packaging Materials and Converting
Industrial Labels Holdings Corp.
Ingleside, IL
Current

Platform Acquisitions

Packaging Materials and Converting
Industrial Labels Holdings Corp.
Ingleside, IL
Current
Industrial Labels Holdings Corp. is the buy-and-build investment platform in the durable industrial labels industry, consisting of IDENTCO International Company, LLC and Reliance Label Solutions, LLC.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund V
Packaging Materials and Converting
Reliance Label Solutions, LLC
Paola, KS
Current
Reliance Label Solutions, LLC designs and manufactures industrial labels for hazardous chemical containers, warehouse management, and other asset-tracking applications. The Company’s products are mandated and regulated by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standards which require labels to accurately disclose hazardous chemical content. Since its foundation in 2003, Reliance Label Solutions, LLC exceeds quality and service thresholds through the Company’s material science knowledge, precision manufacturing, and digital ordering tools.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund V

Prior Board Memberships

Packaging Materials and Converting
AWT Labels & Packaging
Minneapolis, MN
Former
AWT is a narrow and wide-web converter of labels and flexible packaging for a diverse set of markets including healthcare, food and beverage, personal care, household, specialty and industrial/OEM. AWT's customer base includes many blue chip leaders in the medical device, clinical pharmaceutical, medical supplies, food and beverage, personal care, household, specialty and industrial/OEM markets. AWT maintains a variety of certifications including ISO 9001:2008, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Great Printer, and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
Mason Wells Buyout Fund III
Consumer Packaged Goods
EastPoint Sports Ltd., LLC
Succasunna, NJ
Former
EastPoint Sports Ltd., LLC is a designer and importer of branded and licensed indoor and outdoor home recreational sporting goods sold through major retailers and e-commerce channels. In January 2023, Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC, was merged into Buffalo Games, LLC, a current Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV portfolio company.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV
Consumer Packaged Goods
Pacon Corporation
Appleton, WI
Former
Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, and founded in 1951, Pacon is the leading North American designer, manufacturer, and marketer of K-6 Educational arts and crafts and Fine Art products. In both the Education and Fine Art markets, Pacon's mission is to engage, inspire and empower teachers, students and artists to be their best by providing them with superior educational and art products. Key product categories include classroom papers, classroom décor, teaching aids, and fine art papers. With five converting operations located in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Pacon sells branded and private-label products to distributors and wholesalers, mass and specialty retailers, and online retailers. Pacon has a stable of well-known brands including Tru-Ray®, Fadeless®, Creativity Street®, and Strathmore Artist Paper™.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund III