Founding Member & Managing Partner
Mr. Conaton is a founding member of Cyprium Partners. Prior to forming Cyprium, he was a partner at Key Principal Partners (KPP). Prior to joining the Greenwich office of KPP in 2000, Mr. Conaton was a manager of alternative assets and direct investments for a private family office in San Francisco. Activities included direct equity and mezzanine investing in middle market businesses in the U.S., Asia and Europe. During his tenure, Mr. Conaton was a co-founder of a Small Business Investment Company (“SBIC”), under license by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He had previously enjoyed a long career in many roles at The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., including as a Vice President focusing on Leveraged Buyout activity in the bank’s Corporate Finance Group in New York. He received a B.A. with a double major in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University.