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Craig Dupper

Partner, Solis Capital Partners

Craig Dupper is a partner at Solis Capital Partners. He joined Solis in 2002, shortly after it was founded. With 25 years of operational, investment and management experience, Dupper manages Solis’ operations while sourcing, structuring and supporting the firm’s investments. He came to Solis from the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co, where he managed more than $8 billion in financing. Before that, he was at Bear Stearns, where he completed transactions valued at more than $1.6 billion. He serves as chairman or director on the boards of several private companies and is a member and past chairman of the Young Presidents Organization.

Alma mater: University of California, Los Angeles (undergraduate), Yale University (MBA, Finance)

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: YPO San Diego, Private Equity Council of the Association for Corporate Growth

HOBBY: Parenting two teenagers and a pre-teen.

FUN FACT: Regularly plays live at The Kraken in Cardiff.