Kevin Charlton

Kevin has spent more than twenty years in private equity with JPMorgan, Investcorp, and Macquarie.

He has developed strong relationships with management teams, deal sources, co-investors, and due diligence providers through extensive transaction and asset management experience.

Kevin has served on more than twenty-five Boards of Directors in all relevant roles, and in almost all cases as Chairman or Lead Director on behalf of the majority owner; he has a strong reputation working in partnership with management to develop and execute a strategic agenda. He is currently on the Boards of Dancing Deer Baking Company and Macro Energy. He is also on the Boards of Daseke (NASDAQ: DSKE), a heavy haul trucking company that he took public in February 2017; Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corporation III (NYSE: HCAC), a special purpose acquisition corporation that he took public in June 2017 and Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE: SRC), a triple net commercial REIT that he took public in 2012.

Kevin has successfully sold to strategic and financial investors, maximized value through the staged exit to separate buyers, and taken companies public.  This includes companies in aerospace, automotive, playground manufacturing, sporting goods, housewares, gourmet goods, industrial fabric, water infrastructure, petroleum drilling tools, bunkering and heavy duty trucks parts distribution.

Additional experience includes four years at McKinsey and three years in the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Kevin received his BSE Cum Laude from Princeton University, his MSE with Distinction from the University of Michigan, and his MBA with Honors from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

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