Kristian M. Whalen

Managing Director

Kris Whalen joined Platte River Equity as a Managing Director in 2013 and focuses on the firm’s investments in Industrial & Energy Products & Services, Chemicals and Minerals. Mr. Whalen has been a private equity investor in numerous industrial and service-based operating companies for more than 15 years.

Prior to joining Platte River Equity, Mr. Whalen was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Diversified Industries in the New York office of Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm that has raised over $7 billion across six funds. Previously, Mr. Whalen was an analyst with the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Paine Webber.

Mr. Whalen is on the Board of Directors of the Parent-Child Home Program, a non-profit organization focused on early childhood literacy.

Mr. Whalen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A., with honors, from Brown University. Originally from Toronto, Canada, he and his wife live in Denver with their three children.