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Chris Stadler

Managing Partner

CVC

New York, NY, USA

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Chris’ Biography

Chris Stadler is a Managing Partner at CVC, a leading player in the global private equity market. Based in New York City, he established and oversees the firm’s private equity interests in North America.

Led by its Managing Partners and majority owned by its employees, CVC is a prominent private equity and investment advisory firm that manages finances for investors across the globe. Its excellence is driven by expert teams with profound knowledge of the specialized corporate settings in which they operate. As head of CVC’s US office, Chris has played a key role in finding and executing major investments such as Pilot Flying J, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Petco, AlixPartners, Bruin Sports Capital, and Authentic Brands Group.

Prior to joining CVC in 2007, Chris worked for another leading private equity firm, Investcorp, as Head of Private Equity in North America after joining the firm as Managing Director in 1996. Earlier in his career, he was a Director in Corporate Finance for Credit Suisse First Boston, and spent a decade at Bankers Trust International where he held several positions,...
Chris Stadler is a Managing Partner at CVC, a leading player in the global private equity market. Based in New York City, he established and oversees the firm’s private equity interests in North America.

Led by its Managing Partners and majority owned by its employees, CVC is a prominent private equity and investment advisory firm that manages finances for investors across the globe. Its excellence is driven by expert teams with profound knowledge of the specialized corporate settings in which they operate. As head of CVC’s US office, Chris has played a key role in finding and executing major investments such as Pilot Flying J, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Petco, AlixPartners, Bruin Sports Capital, and Authentic Brands Group.

Prior to joining CVC in 2007, Chris worked for another leading private equity firm, Investcorp, as Head of Private Equity in North America after joining the firm as Managing Director in 1996. Earlier in his career, he was a Director in Corporate Finance for Credit Suisse First Boston, and spent a decade at Bankers Trust International where he held several positions, including that of Managing Director.

Chris Co-Chairs CVC's Europe/North America Private Equity Board and their ESG Committee. He currently also sits on the Boards of several prominent companies, including Authentic Brands Group, Petco, Asplundh, and Mediaocean. Previously, he served on the Boards of Univar, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Leslie’s Holdings, among others.

Outside of business, Chris is involved in various charitable organizations. He Co-Chairs the Board of Global Citizen, an advocacy group dedicated to alleviating poverty, and is former Chair and current Board member at Jumpstart, a US-based non-profit organization committed to supporting and promoting early learning for children from low-income families.

Chris holds a BA degree in Economics from Drew University, New Jersey, and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.
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Chris’ Newsfeed

New impact funds aim to help end extreme global poverty

Global Citizen and NPX has launched the Global Citizen Impact Funds, calling on philanthropists, impact investors and the private sector to commit to ending extreme poverty.  Chris Stadler, who co-chairs the organisation's Board, says the funds increase impact and accountability, improve performance, and change behaviour.

Global Citizen calls on various sectors to make financial commitments and end extreme poverty

Chris Stadler, Managing Partner of CVC and Co-Chair of the Global Citizen Board of Directors, was quoted in an article in Third Sector magazine.

Chris’ Background

CVC
Managing Partner
2007 - Present
New York, NY, USA
CVC Capital Partners is a global leader in credit and private equity. Established in 1981, it has 25 local offices across the globe, 16 in the Americas and across Europe, and nine in the Asia Pacific region.
Investcorp
Head of Private Equity: North America
1996 - 2007
New York, NY, USA
Investcorp is a leading alternative investment product provider and manager serving high-net-worth private and institutional clients.
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Chris’ Gallery

Current Board Positions

Radwell
Board Member
Apr 2022 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Radwell International supplies a parts and repairs service for electronic control and industrial automation equipment. Headquartered in New Jersey, Radwell has branches across the US and in the UK, Germany and Canada.
Authentic Brands Group
Board Member
Dec 2021 - Present
New York, NY, USA
ABG is a US brand management firm based in New York City. Its assets include several athletics, apparel, and entertainment brands. It partners with other businesses to merchandise and license its brands. Its portfolio includes Forever 21, Nine West, Reebok and Sports Illustrated.
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Previous Board Positions

ConvergeOne
Board Member
2019 - Mar 2022
Bloomington, MN, USA
ConvergeOne is a prominent IT service provider. Founded in 1993, the company offers technology and collaboration solutions to medium and large businesses across the globe.
Vitech
Board Member
2019 - Mar 2022
New York, NY, USA
Vitech provides cloud-native investment and benefit administration software to businesses the world over. Vitech’s investment, retirement and insurance clients use its software to expand their capabilities and offerings, simplify operations, improve engagement models, and gain analytical insights.
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Current Advisory Roles

No Labels
Advisory Board
2017 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
No Labels is a non-partisan national movement made up of Republicans, Democrats and Independents working as one to bring US leaders together to solve the country's toughest problems.

Previous Advisory Roles

Tuxedo Park School
Trustee
Tuxedo Park, NY, USA
Tuxedo Park School offers a curriculum that is traditional in its foundations but contemporary in its approach, with the goal of igniting intellectual curiosity while developing confident young leaders ready to meet the challenges they will encounter as 21st-century citizens.

Philanthropy

Global Citizen
Global Board Co-Chair
Sep 2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Global Citizen is a global education and advocacy group dedicated to accelerating the fight against severe poverty.
Jumpstart
Co-Chair
2007 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Jumpstart is a non-profit organization based in the United States that strives to ensure that every child in America has the best chance of succeeding in kindergarten. The organization promotes quality early learning by providing literacy, language, and social-emotional support to children from low-income families.

Media

Working at CVC - Chris Stadler
Feature
New York, NY, USA
Chris talks about his experience of working at CVC, and about building the company's presence in the US.

Publications

Charitable Giving Is Broken—Here’s An Easy Way To Fix It
Contributor
Mar 2021
New York, NY, USA
In his role as Co-Chair of Global Citizen's Global Board, Chris asserts the need to assist grassroots charitable organizations with resources to effectively and speedily assist the most vulnerable in society.
2020’s Greatest Lesson In Philanthropic Leadership
Contributor
Sep 2020
New York, NY, USA
Chris promotes the "Give While You Live" Global Citizen initiative, encouraging Americans to support and assist where they can and with what they can.

Memberships

Forbes
Leadership Strategy Contributor
New York, NY, USA
Forbes is a business magazine published in the United States that covers stories on finance, technology, communications, industry, investment, science, politics, law, and marketing.

Speaking Engagements

Milken Institute Summer Series
Speaker
Jun 2020
New York, NY, USA
The Milken Institute Summer Series brought together thought leaders from the fields of finance, health, philanthropy and politics to address a world in flux. Leaders gathered to reflect on our shared position, share ideas with a network of peers, and prepare for life and business post Covid-19, as the pandemic has impacted all aspects of life around the world.
The Milken Institute - The Next Decade: How to Manage Disruption
Panelist
Oct 2020
New York, NY, USA
Chris was a panelist at the Milken Institute Global Conference, seeking to answer the question, "What does the acceleration of technology and digitization mean for a more equitable society and the way we do business?"

Press Releases

CVC Fund VIII and HPS Investment Partners to acquire stakes in Authentic Brands Group
Quoted
Nov 2021
CVC and other leading PE and investment firms will join ABG's current equity partners to support it in the next stage of its global growth. CVC signed final agreements to purchase substantial equity stakes in ABG from certain current stakeholders. The deal estimates the business at $12.7bn in enterprise value.
Bruin Capital announces strategic partnership with CVC and the Jordan Company
Quoted
Nov 2019
New York, NY, USA
Chris says CVC’s large European network and vast experience in entertainment, media and sports complement Bruin's remarkable existing platform.
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Chris’ Education

Columbia University
Master of Business Administration
Drew University
Bachelor of Arts - Economics