Chris McGowan

General Partner at CJM Ventures LLC

Chris McGowan

Chris McGowan

General Partner at CJM Ventures LLC

Overview
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496

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

1972

Age

46

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Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Managing Director at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Forest Products Holdings LLC

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President at Gilead Connecticut, Inc.

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Managing Director at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Magnetic Media Online, Inc.

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Member at Hyde Park Angels LLC

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Member at Hyde Park Angels LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Boise Cascade Co.

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Managing Director at Hyde Park Angels LLC

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Chris McGowan
General Partner at CJM Ventures LLC
Education
MBA

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Memberships
Member
Current

Hyde Park Angels (HPA)is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology, healthcare, business and financial services, and consumer and industrial products. It prefers to invest in businesses primarily in the Midwest

Career History
General Partner
2014 - Current

CJM Ventures LLC provides business consulting services. The company is headquartered in Five Points, AL.

Professional
Prior - 2004

AEA Investors primarily focuses on three investment strategies: Buyouts of middle-market companies, Buyouts of companies at the smaller end of the middle-market and Private Debt (mezzanine & senior debt) investments.The AEA middle-market team makes controlling investments in businesses headquartered in North America and Europe with enterprise values between $200 million and $2 billion. They focus on well-defined sectors include: value-added industrial products, specialty chemicals, consumer/retail and services.The AEA small business team focuses on making leveraged buyout investments in businesses with enterprise values between $250 million and $2500 million. They focus on companies with EBITDA ranging from $25 million to $250 million and invest up to $50 million.The AEA Private Debt team invests capital across two middle market strategies - mezzanine and senior debt. AEA Mezzanine Funds invest in mezzanine debt and make equity co-investments in companies across a wide range of industries and transactions including leveraged and management buyouts, acquisitions, refinancings and growth opportunities. They focus on companies with minimum EBITDA of $10 million and make minimum investment of $10 million. The AEA Middle Market Debt Funds invest primarily in first lien senior secured debt in companies across a wide range of industries and transactions. They look to partner with lead arrangers of senior secured financings and private equity sponsors to help finance transactions. They focus on companies with minimum EBITDA of $10 million and make investment in the range of $10 million to $35 million.

Managing Director
1999 - 2011

Madison Dearborn Partners is an active manager invests in MBO and growth equity transactions. The sectors in which they invest include basic industries, business & government software and services, financial & transactions services, health care and telecom, media & technology services. The firm targets middle and upper-middle market companies located primarily in the United States. They acquire both control and minority positions.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2013 - Current

Boise Cascade Co. manufactures and distributes vertically-integrated wood products and building materials. It operates through the following segments: Wood Products, and Building Materials Distribution. The Wood Products segment manufactures and sells engineered wood products, plywood, particleboard, studs and ponderosa pine lumber. The Building Materials Distribution segment distributes and sells broad line of building materials, including engineered wood products, oriented strand board, plywood, lumber and general line items such as siding, metal products, insulation, roofing, and composite decking. The company was founded on October 29, 2004 and is headquartered in Boise, ID.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Forest Products Holdings LLC manufactures paper and forest products. The company's products include lumber, plywood, and particleboard. The firm is located in Boise, ID.

Director
Current

OPTO International, Inc. manufactures and markets display systems to the retailers. Its products include fixture inspiration, freestanding, feature and initiative, tables, counters and wall systems. The firm provides retail space evaluation and space planning, fixture and accessory recommendation, vendor fixture development, and store fixture program development services. The company is headquartered in Wood Dale, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Founded by the renowned educator John Dewey in 1896 and located in Hyde Park, the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools are among the nation’s best. Being part of the University of Chicago means that the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses everything we do across all aspects of our curriculum. Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. All are attracted to a diverse community and an environment that creates and nurtures the habits of expansive thinking and complex problem-solving.

Director
Prior

IVCA works with entrepreneurial organizations in the Midwest to encourage a strong cycle of innovation and business creation leading to superior investment opportunities.The Illinois Venture Capital Association advocates for a strong venture capital and private equity industry in Illinois.

Political Donations
$35.8K
2012

Former President of United States

$2,400
2010

Former Representative from Texas's 11th Congressional District

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