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October 25 - 26, 2021
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Charles Harper
Managing Director at Portfolio Advisors


Charles Harper is a Managing Director of Portfolio Advisors, Co-Head of the Mezzanine Team and Co-Chair of the Fund’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Portfolio Advisors in 2013, he was Co-Head of DLJ Investment Partners at Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to the DLJ and Credit Suisse merger, Chuck was a Vice President in the Investment Banking division at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette from 1997-1999 Prior to DLJ, Chuck worked as a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Group of First Chicago. Chuck has served as a board observer or director of eleven portfolio companies including Caribbean Restaurants, CB Richard Ellis, Deffenbaugh Industries, Driven Brands, Harlan Labs, Neff Corp, PSSI, Vencore Inc., USS Corp, Wastequip, and WorkflowOne. Chuck holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois.