Christopher J. BirosakPartner & Investment Committee Member
Christopher Birosak has over 30 years of Leveraged Finance, Private Equity, and Investment Banking experience. His distinguished career includes former Managing Partner of North Cove Partners (formerly BAML Capital Partners, the internal private equity group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch) where he oversaw approximately $6 billion of private equity investments and former Managing Director at Merrill Lynch where he led the underwriting of over $15 billion in financings.
Mr. Birosak was a member of the Investment Committee at BAML Capital Partners, served on multiple boards of portfolio companies and also served as an advisor to the group on leveraged financings for portfolio investments. Across his career, Mr. Birosak has worked with early-stage businesses, middle-market companies as well as Fortune 500 firms and completed over 150 transactions.
Previously, he was Managing Director of Leveraged Finance at Merrill Lynch where he originated, structured, and syndicated leveraged loans and high yield bond financings representing over $15 billion in transactions. He also co-founded the Loan Syndications Group at Merrill Lynch. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he was Managing Director at Chemical Bank (Predecessor bank to JP Morgan Chase) where he was a founding member of the Syndicated Loan Group.
Mr. Birosak previously served on a number of other Boards of Directors including: (i) HCA, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), where he was the chair of the Audit Committee, (ii) NPC International, where he was the Chair of the Compensation Committee, (iii) Euromedic International Group, where he was the Chair of the Compensation Committee, and (iv) Atrium Corporation.
In addition to his corporate board experience, Mr. Birosak has extensive experience in the non-profit sector and currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Summit Area YMCA and the Catholic Charities of New York. He was also formerly President and Board of Trustees member for Summit Educational Foundation.