Christopher K. Jones, Managing Partner
Prior to founding Align Capital Partners, Chris Jones spent 13 years at The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm with more than $4 billion of capital under management, where he participated in 45 acquisitions and sale transactions totaling $2.8 billion of value for Riverside’s Capital Appreciation Fund (RCAF). Chris joined Riverside in 2003 and his strong performance at the firm earned him a series of promotions, culminating in his rise to Partner in the firm at the age of 34 – one of the youngest partners ever at the firm. As a Partner, Chris led Riverside’s investments in five platform companies representing $1.0 billion of enterprise value. Chris is known for his positive attitude and partnership style, his ability to analyze and identify growth opportunities, and for his strategic acumen to drive value creation in small businesses.
Prior to Riverside, Chris worked for Chicago-based private equity firm Keystone Capital, and prior to that obtained early mergers and acquisitions experience in National City Corporation’s Investment Banking Group and as a CPA at Ernst & Young. He holds a BS in Finance and Accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Mandee and their four daughters. When he’s not running around airports to visit a new company, Chris is an avid runner who’s completed many marathons and half marathons and he enjoys coaching the sports teams of his kids.