Dan co-leads portfolio management and assists in the overall management of the firm. He is responsible for development of investment theses, origination of new investment opportunities, due diligence, deal structuring, negotiations, transaction execution, and portfolio management.
Prior to founding May River Capital, Dan was a Principal at Valor Equity Partners, a Chicago based, operationally active private equity firm, from 1998 to 2010. In his prior role, Dan participated in numerous investment platforms and add-on acquisitions across a variety of industries including industrials, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, materials, and energy. Dan’s responsibilities spanned traditional and non-traditional roles including origination, selection, analysis, structuring, and execution of equity investments. In addition, Dan was involved broadly in operational activities including the development of internal infrastructure and fund operations as well as traditional board and interim management roles within the portfolio. Immediately prior to founding May River Capital, Dan served as Operations Officer for Corporate Risk Solutions, a boutique risk management advisory firm serving the alternative asset community, from 2010 to 2012.
Dan is a member of the board of directors of Pride Engineering, Hunt Valve, BJM Pumps, and The Dickson Company. Dan is formerly a Captain with the 110th Fighter Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. He is an Eagle Scout and is active in his community through the Guild Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, a 100-year- old institution serving the city’s youth through after school programs at clubs citywide. Dan lives with his wife and three children in downtown Chicago.
Dan holds a B.E. from Vanderbilt University.