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IIR Workshop: How to Build a Strong Investment Thesis with Chris McGowan and Kim Vender Moffat

Join Polsky Center’s Private Equity Investors-in-Residence (IIR), Chris McGowan and Kim Vender Moffat, for a lunch-n-learn focused on building a strong investment thesis.

Chris McGowan has been a venture capital and private equity investor for 25 years and is the general partner of CJM Ventures, a private equity firm focused on buyouts, growth equity and venture capital investments in companies located near Chicago. In 2011, Chris retired as a managing director from Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), where he co-headed their basic industries practice for the last five years of his 12-year career there and oversaw equity investments totaling over $2.0 billion.

Kim Vender Moffat has spent the majority of the past two decades in private equity as an investor, board member and advisor to early-stage, small and middle market- growth companies. She recently founded Rosa Partners through which she advises and partners with founders and management of private companies, investment firms and family offices. She is a Board and Investment Committee member at Impact Engine and a co-founder of the First Women’s Bank of Chicago.  She was formerly a partner at Sterling Partners, a small-middle market firm based in Chicago, where she focused on healthcare and education services companies. During part of her time at Sterling, she also built and led the firm’s Investor Relations, Business Development and Firm Strategy functions. Kim worked at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant after graduate school prior to returning to Sterling.

This event is open to current Booth students only.

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