Co-founder & Managing Partner, Carleton McKenna & Co, Cleveland, OH
Board Member: Elected 2021
BA, Economics, Dartmouth
MBA Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Christopher McKenna is co-founder and Managing Partner at Carleton McKenna & Co, a boutique investment bank serving lower middle market, specialty manufacturing, service and technology companies. Chris previously acquired a Cleveland manufacturing business where he was President and CEO From 2000 to 2005. From 1995 to 2000 Chris was Director of Financial Analysis with MacLean-Fogg Company in Chicago helping execute financial transactions and acquisitions and also managed a business unit.
Chris received his BA in Economics from Dartmouth and his MBA with High Distinction from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan (including Tauber Institute for Global Operations, a joint venture with the College of Engineering). Chris currently serves on the Executive Committee for The Center for Health Affairs and as Board Chair for their for-profit subsidiary CHAMPS, as well as being Board Chair for the Holimont Ski Resort. Chris and his wife Laura are avid skiers and have passed that love on to their four children.