Jeffrey Walker is the former Chairman and 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.
Jeff has also worked in the Investment Banking and Finance Divisions of Chemical Bank and the Audit and Consulting Divisions of Arthur Young & Co. 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.
He is currently 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.