Derek A. McDowell

Managing Partner

Derek founded Boyne to create a firm that helps entrepreneurs and business owners to build great companies. He manages the operations of the firm as well as being responsible for all investment vehicles. Derek is involved in all phases of the investment process and portfolio management at Boyne. He has a deep understanding of the needs of owners and managers of mid-sized companies. He invests for the long-term and believes in maximizing value by focusing on business fundamentals. With over twenty years of private equity experience, Derek has significant experience in structuring and leading recapitalizations of privately held businesses, corporate divestitures and restructurings. His industry expertise includes financial services, business and consumer services, healthcare, building products, consumer products and aerospace.

Prior to founding Boyne, Derek began his career working with private equity and management consulting firms, including: Trivest Partners, HIG Capital Management, Continental Illinois Venture Corporation and Corporate Value Associates.

Derek received his AB from Dartmouth College and MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.