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 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.