Chris Jones is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ACP. He sits on the firm’s investment committee and is actively involved in all aspects of the firm’s strategic and investment objectives. Over the past twenty years of his private equity career, Chris has completed more than 55 private equity transactions for more than $3 billion in value.

Prior to founding ACP, Chris was a Partner at The Riverside Company. During his 13 years at Riverside, Chris led five platform company investments and was a leader in the firm’s Business Services specialization.

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.


BS in Finance and Accounting from the University of Dayton.

MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and their four daughters. When he’s not running around airports to visit a new company, Chris is an avid runner and he enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams.

Current Boards

Marco Rubber Plastics
SEAM Group
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Past Boards

Barrow-Agee Laboratories
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Chris Jones

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Cleveland, OH