Charles HarperCo-Head, Direct Junior Debt Investing at Portfolio Advisors
Charles Harper is Co-Head of the Portfolio Advisors’ Direct Junior Debt business. The team manages approximately $2 billion of committed capital focused on junior debt opportunities in middle market buyouts. Prior to joining Portfolio Advisors in 2014, he was Co-Head of the DLJ Investment Partners Direct Debt Funds at Credit Suisse and its predecessor Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (“DLJ”). The DLJ Funds invested approximately $2.5 billion into direct mezzanine investments in middle market companies over 3 independent institutional funds. Prior to joining the direct investment business, Chuck was a Vice President in the Investment Banking division at DLJ. Earlier, Chuck worked in the Leveraged Finance Group of First Chicago. Chuck has served as a board observer or director of fourteen portfolio companies. Chuck holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois.