Monday, 19 August 2013

Geoff McKay Biography

Vulcan Capital, the private investment group of Vulcan Inc., publically welcomed Geoff McKay to the firm’s private equity group as a Managing Director. In this position, McKay works alongside DavidCapobianco(also Managing Director), in reporting to Vulcan Capital’s President, Lance Conn. Together, McKay and Capobianco oversee new investment opportunities for the group. Specifically, McKay’s portfolio includes financial services, energy along with natural resources and infrastructure.

With over a decade of relevant private equity and investment banking experience, Geoff is able to bring his expertise in finding, managing and exiting investments which have generated excellent returns to the company. According to Conn, McKay’s addition has greatly strengthened the team that Vulcan began building in 2004.

Prior to his current position, McKay was a general partner at Forstmann Little & Co., a New York-based private equity firm that made over 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. During his tenure, McKay was involved with acquisition and oversight. He also served on the board of directors for several Forstmann Little companies, including: IGM Worldwide, 24 Hour Fitness and ENK International.

Before joining Forstmann Little in 2000, McKay was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Working in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, he both advised and helped execute strategic alternatives for private and public companies.
McKay received a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Economics from the University of Victoria in Canada and an MBA with distinction from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.