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Investors-in-Residence

Investors-in-Residence

Investors-in-Residence

The Investor-in-Residence program provides mentorship and coaching to University of Chicago Booth students interested in learning about and pursuing careers in private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurship through acquisition. Successful Chicago-based investors are available to meet one-on-one with students throughout the academic year and host regular small group sessions and workshops.

Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Investor-in-Residence

Focus: Private equity, fundraising, team building/management, decision making, crisis management, and entrepreneurship
Program involvement: Student Lunch and Learns

Tim is founder of TKelly Consulting and a former partner at Adams Street Partners. At Adams Street, he was a member of the leveraged buyouts, growth capital, and special situations teams within the primary investments team. Previously, he served as a managing director in the equity investment team at GE Commercial Finance. While at the company, Kelly was responsible for managing a team of 15 private equity professionals and a portfolio that consisted of approximately $1.8B in private direct and fund equity investments and an actively managed portfolio of publicly-traded equity securities received from portfolio distributions.

Chris McGowan

Chris McGowan

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth; and Investor-in-Residence, Svider Private Equity Program

Focus: Private Equity, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Finance
Program involvement: Co-teaches Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab; Faculty Advisor, Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge; Faculty Advisor, Oxford Chicago Global Private Equity Challenge; Private Equity Workshops with Career Services; New Venture Challenge; Student seminars; Student Lunch and Learns

Chris has been a venture capital and private equity investor for 24 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.     

Guy Turner, MBA '10

Guy Turner, MBA '10

Investor-in-Residence

Focus: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
Program involvement: New Venture Challenge, Venture Capital Investment Competition, SeedCon, Venture Capital Workshops with Career Services, Student Lunch and Learns

Guy Turner, MBA ’10, cofounded Hyde Park Venture Partners in 2011 from Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on corporate strategy across a variety of industries. He spent his early career as a mechanical engineer with Raytheon and General Electric.

Kim Vender Moffat

Kim Vender Moffat

Investor-in-Residence

Focus: Private Equity
Program involvement: Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge, Student seminars; Student Lunch and Learns

Kim Vender Moffat has spent the majority of the past two decades as a private equity investor, board member and advisor to early-stage, small and middle market- growth companies. Most recently, she was 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 led the Firm’s Investor Relations, Business Development and Firm Strategy functions. Kim also worked at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant after graduate school prior to returning to Sterling.

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