Mr. Van Raalte is a co-founder of Corinthian Capital and oversees and directs the investment activities of the firm, including transaction sourcing, structuring, operational strategy, and managing relationships with limited partners. Currently Mr. Van Raalte serves as Chairman of the Board of GroupAero, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., Ltd., and Best Lighting Holding Company, Inc. and previously served as Chairman of Sabre Industries, Inc., Audio and Video Labs Holdings, Inc., and Wolf-Gordon Holdings, Inc. Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., Ltd. was awarded an M&A Advisors Award for Equity Financing Deal of the Year in 2013. Mr. Van Raalte has overseen the growth and successful realization of numerous private equity investments for over two decades.
Prior to co-founding Corinthian Capital, Mr. Van Raalte was a co-founder, Senior Managing Director and member of the investment committee at Lincolnshire Management for over 19 years where he led the deal origination group and participated in transaction financing, due diligence, and portfolio management. Previously, Mr. Van Raalte was an officer in the Special Buyout Finance Division of Manufacturers Hanover Trust, with the responsibility of underwriting leveraged loans for leading private equity firms.
Mr. Van Raalte holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A in Finance from New York University.
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