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Christopher P. O'Brien

Christopher P. O'Brien
Partner
Background

Mr. O'Brien originally joined Wynnchurch in 2000 as an Associate shortly after the firm’s founding.  He rejoined Wynnchurch in 2005 as a Vice President after earning his MBA from the University of Chicago and was later promoted to Managing Director and then Partner.  Mr. O’Brien began his career as a consultant at Deloitte and IPC Group (CRA).

Transactions

Mr. O’Brien has over 20 years of private equity investing and corporate advisory experience.  He plays a significant role in the ongoing management of Wynnchurch and in all facets of the firm’s investment activities.  His transaction experience includes a substantial number of Wynnchurch’s investments during his close to sixteen years with the firm, including: SafeWorks, Webex, NSC Minerals, US Pipe, Pro-Fab, Humanetics, US Manufacturing, Wolverine Advanced Materials and Latham International.  In 2013, Mr. O’Brien was part of the Wynnchurch team recognized by the TMA for their work on U.S. Pipe as a recipient of the Large Turnaround of the Year.

Industries

Focuses on manufacturing and general industrial businesses.

Directorships

Previous and current directorships include: SafeWorks, Webex, NSC Minerals, US Pipe, Pro-Fab, Humanetics, US Manufacturing, Wolverine Advanced Materials and Latham International.  Mr. O’Brien also served as a board member of Horizons for Youth, a Chicago based volunteer organization whose mission is to enable students from low-resource neighborhoods to become the first in their families to graduate from college. 

Education

B.B.A., Finance, with honors, University of Notre Dame; M.B.A., with honors, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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