Dennis A. Murphy

Chief Compliance Officer at Peninsula Capital Partners, LLC

Dennis A. Murphy

Dennis A. Murphy

Chief Compliance Officer at Peninsula Capital Partners, LLC

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DENNIS A. MURPHY, CPA, CFA
Partner and Director, Reporting & Compliance

Dennis has over twenty years of experience primarily in corporate development and planning in a variety of industries. His background also includes consulting experience in business valuations and economic analysis as well as audit experience.

Prior to joining Peninsula Capital Partners, Mr. Murphy managed the activities of a corporate investment firm focused on transactions in the marketing and hospitality industries. His responsibilities included all phases of the investment process, including sourcing, analysis, due diligence, transaction structuring, deal negotiation, and post-investment monitoring and reporting. Before that, Mr. Murphy was a financial and valuation consultant providing forensic accounting and litigation support to privately held companies. Prior to that, he spent several years in the corporate development group of Ford Motor Company where he was responsible for merger, acquisition, divestiture, joint venture, and carve-out transactions. He also served as a board member or advisor to several portfolio companies of Ford. Mr. Murphy started his career on the audit staff of Deloitte & Touche.

Mr. Murphy earned a BA degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the CFA Institute. His interests include spending time with his family and golf.

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Dennis A. Murphy
Chief Compliance Officer at Peninsula Capital Partners, LLC
Education
BA Degree

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States and is the first land-grant institution that was created to serve as a model for future land-grant colleges in the country under the 1862 Morrill Act. Michigan State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members.

MBA

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago runs two programs that invests in UChicago-affiliated teams: the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) program and the Polsky Center Accelerator Program. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit: http://chicagonvc.com or http://polskycenter.com/accelerator/

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The Mission of the CFA Institute is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.

Career History
Chief Compliance Officer
2011 - Current

Peninsula Capital Partners (PCP) specializes in subordinated debt and structured equity investments in superior middle-market companies. The firm seeks to invest companies requiring capital for growth or other special situations. They look for companies with: (1) a history of profitable operations (2) margins that meet or exceed industry averages (3) a financially motivated, experienced and successful management team and (4) a sustainable competitive advantage related to in market share, cost structure, distribution channels or product/service quality. PCP prefers to invest in companies in the manufacturing, industrial service, distribution, media, consumer products and applied technology sectors. They avoid investments in real estate, emerging technology, natural resources or professional service firms and they do not invest in financially distressed companies or hostile situations

Professional
Prior

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment engages in developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing of Ford cars, Lincoln vehicles. The Mobility segment includes Ford Smart Mobility LLC and autonomous vehicles business. The Ford Credit segment comprises Ford Credit business on a consolidated basis, which is primarily vehicle-related financing and leasing activities. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

Professional
Prior

Deloitte & Touche LLP engages in the provision of audit, advisory, financial advisory, tax, and consulting services. The company was founded on March 7, 1995 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Awards & Honors
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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