Chris Jones, Managing Partner
Chris Jones is one of the co-founders of Align Capital Partners, a growth oriented private equity firm founded in 2016 based in Cleveland, Ohio, and Dallas, Texas. ACP is currently investing out of a $325 million inaugural fund. Chris serves on the board of directors of Alliance Source Testing, ACP’s first platform investment.
Prior to founding ACP, Chris was a Partner at The Riverside Company. During his more than 13 years at Riverside, Chris participated in 45 acquisitions and sale transactions totaling $2.8 billion of value. 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 in 2011. As a Partner, Chris led Riverside’s investments in five platform companies representing $1.0 billion of enterprise value.
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.