Jeffrey C. Walker
Jeff was the founder and former CEO of CCMP Capital (CCMP), a $12 billion global private equity group with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. CCMP is the successor firm to JPMorgan Partners, which Jeff co-founded in 1984. His personal expertise is retail, consumer, media/entertainment and financial services sectors. He also served as Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of the JPMorgan Foundation.
JPMorgan Partners was named to the Private Equity Hall of Fame by the Private Equity Analyst publication. He personally received the 1998 Award for Excellence in Growth Capital Investing from the University of Michigan Business School. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Harvard Business School
Jeff is an Executive-In-Resident at the Harvard Business School doing research social entrepreneurship and philanthropy with a special emphasis on creating partnerships and scale for non-profit organizations. In 2009 and again in 2010 he taught a graduate seminar at the Center for Leadership at the Kennedy School at Harvard on “Active Value Creation” which identified how lessons from private equity investing can be applied to not-for-profit and social enterprises.
He is the former Chair of Millennium Promise, which supports the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals set by the UN to reduce by half extreme poverty in Africa by 2015. Its major initiatives include:
- Millennium Villages. 80 rural villages in 10 African countries are being developed as prototypes for locally led sustainable, model communities.
- Malaria No More
Jeff has served on numerous other corporate boards and is currently a Director of 1-800-Flowers (Nasdaq-FLWS); Co-Chair of the Quincy Jones Music Consortium, the Berklee College of Music, and the Morgan Library, New Profit, Inc. the Lincoln Center Film Society, and a Member of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the National Association of Small Business Investment Corporations, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, and the New York Investment Fund.