Christopher O'Brien, Managing Partner, Wynnchurch Capital

Christopher P. O’Brien

Managing Partner

Chris 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 leaving the firm to earn his MBA from the University of Chicago and was later promoted to Managing Director, Partner and then Managing Partner. Chris began his career as a consultant at Deloitte and IPC Group (CRA).


Chris has more than 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.


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).