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Chris Baldwin

Managing Partner

CVC

New York, NY, USA

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Chris Baldwin’s Biography

Chris Baldwin is a Managing Partner at CVC.

CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm that manages funds for investors all over the world. It is led by its Managing Partners and is majority owned by its employees. Expert teams with in-depth insight into local business environments drive the company's success.

Chris is based in New York and worked with CVC on several key projects before joining the company in 2020, including serving on the Boards of Petco, PDC Brands and BJ’s Wholesale Club, and successfully leading BJ’s as CEO.

Chris has a consistent track record of increasing shareholder value and operating performance at Fortune 100 companies, with extensive experience in leading complex businesses, mergers and acquisitions, post-merger integrations, and turnarounds.

Prior to BJ’s, Chris held a range of executive positions in the food and beverage sector. He held leadership roles at Kraft Heinz, P&G and Nabisco. He also served as CEO of energy company Hess Corporation and was Senior Vice President of Hess Corporation.

He currently sits on the boards...
Chris Baldwin is a Managing Partner at CVC.

CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm that manages funds for investors all over the world. It is led by its Managing Partners and is majority owned by its employees. Expert teams with in-depth insight into local business environments drive the company's success.

Chris is based in New York and worked with CVC on several key projects before joining the company in 2020, including serving on the Boards of Petco, PDC Brands and BJ’s Wholesale Club, and successfully leading BJ’s as CEO.

Chris has a consistent track record of increasing shareholder value and operating performance at Fortune 100 companies, with extensive experience in leading complex businesses, mergers and acquisitions, post-merger integrations, and turnarounds.

Prior to BJ’s, Chris held a range of executive positions in the food and beverage sector. He held leadership roles at Kraft Heinz, P&G and Nabisco. He also served as CEO of energy company Hess Corporation and was Senior Vice President of Hess Corporation.

He currently sits on the boards of several companies, including Authentic Brands Group, a brand management firm that is the owner of Reebok and holds the image rights of many high-profile figures such as David Beckham; Mediaocean, a leading advertising technology company; and ExamWorks, an independent medical exams provider. He also serves as Executive Chairman of PDC Brands, a wellness and personal care company.

Active in his community, Chris is an Executive Board Member of Harlem Lacrosse, a sports education organization, and served as Chairman of both the National Retail Federation and Morristown Medical Center, which he still supports as a donor.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Siena College in Loudonville, New York.
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Chris Baldwin’s Background

CVC
Managing Partner
Aug 2020 - Present
New York, NY, USA
CVC Capital Partners is a global finance and private equity organization. It was established in 1981 and today has 25 offices around the world.
BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Sep 2015 - Aug 2020
Westborough, MA, USA
BJ's Wholesale Club is an exclusive members-only grocery and home product provider operating on the East Coast of the United States. Chris was named COO/President/Director in September 2015 and CEO in January 2016.
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Current Board Positions

Authentic Brands Group
Board Member
Dec 2021 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Authentic Brands Group LLC, based in New York City, is an American brand management firm. Its holdings include a variety of fashion, athletics and entertainment brands, which it licences and merchandises in collaboration with other firms. In 2021, CVC and HPS Investment Partners acquired stakes in Authentic Brands Group, valuing the company at $12.7 billion in enterprise value.
Mediaocean
Board Member
Dec 2021 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Mediaocean is one of the world’s leading advertising technology companies. The company assists the world's top agencies and advertisers in managing more than $200 billion in annualised media expenditure. In 2021 CVC and TA partnered with Mediaocean to grow its omnichannel platform, which serves as an industry system of record for media management, finance and intelligence.
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Previous Board Positions

National Retail Federation
Chairman
2018 - 2020
Washington, DC, USA
The National Retail Federation is the world's biggest retail trade organization. It is dedicated to promoting the people, policies and ideas that enable retail to succeed.
Petco Health & Wellness Co
Board Member
2016 - 2018
San Diego, CA, USA
Petco is a pet retailer based in the United States that sells pet products, food and related services. It was sold to CVC in 2016.

Philanthropy

Harlem Lacrosse
Board Member
2012 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Founded in 2008, Harlem Lacrosse helps young people change their lives by providing daily wrap-around academic support, lacrosse instruction, leadership training, college readiness career exploration, mentoring and admissions counseling. Having started with just a single team, they now serve over 1200 students from low income communities in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and LA.
Foundation for Morristown Medical Center
Chairman & Donor
2015 - 2018
Morristown, NJ, USA
Morristown Medical Center is a non-profit research and academic medical center in Morristown, New Jersey. The Foundation seeks to inspire community philanthropy to further the already exceptional healthcare given to patients at the hospital. Chris served as the Foundation's Board Chairman.

Awards & Endorsements

The Power 50: Christopher Baldwin
Honoree
Jul 2018
Worcester, MA, USA
Chris is featured as part of the Worcester Business Journal Power 50, highlighting prominent business people from various sectors.

Press Releases

CVC and TA to partner with Mediaocean and grow its omnichannel advertising platform
Quoted
Aug 2021
CVC Managing Partner Chris Baldwin says the firm believes helping marketers and agencies navigate the intricate digital advertising landscape is crucial to success. CVC looks forward to helping Mediaocean achieve this.
CVC Fund VIII and HPS Investment Partners to acquire stakes in Authentic Brands Group
Quoted
Nov 2021
Chris Baldwin, Managing Partner at CVC, says the firm plans to work closely with ABG's management team to help carry out their strategic priorities, especially concerning international expansion.
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Chris Baldwin’s Education

Siena College
Bachelor of Science – Economics
1981 - 1985