AJ has been with Charter Capital Partners since he started as an intern in 2016. In his current role as Senior Associate, he focuses on due diligence, deal execution, portfolio monitoring, and fund management activities for the Charter Growth Capital Fund, the Michigan Accelerator Fund, and Charter's numerous other venture capital and private equity investments. He also contributes as a deal team member for Charter's mergers and acquisitions practice, having worked on deals across the manufacturing, industrials, technology, and consumer sectors. He also leads internal technology and software initiatives for the firm.
AJ is currently pursuing his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the weekend program with concentrations in Finance, Economics, and Entrepreneurship. AJ graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2017 with a BBA in Finance and Business Economics and was a graduate of the Frederik Meijer Honors College.
AJ resides in downtown Grand Rapids but can be found most weekends on the Amtrak on the way to class in Chicago or at his parent's lakeside tiki bar enjoying time in the sun with family and friends. In his free time, he enjoys homebrewing beer, making wine, playing golf and tennis, and running.
- BBA with Honors in Finance and Business Economics, Grand Valley State University
- MBA Candidate, University of Chicago Booth