Keith R. O'Donnell
As one of Castle Crow's two founders, Keith has been responsible for all operational functions of the firm including transaction sourcing, structuring, negotiating, working with portfolio companies and maintaining relations with institutional investors. Keith has participated in direct investment transactions across a wide variety of industries including plastics and packaging, paint and coatings, engineering and machinery, oil and gas, flavors and fragrances, precision components manufacturing, telecommunications, and recreational services.
Keith has over 30 years of investment banking, private equity and venture capital experience. Prior to co-founding Castle Crow in 2001, Keith played an integral role in the growth and success of the Arch Group, a private equity merchant banking firm in Northern California.
Keith also spent over six years with Graham Partners (formerly Viking Graham), the Philadelphia based Private Equity, M&A and Corporate Finance arm of the privately held Graham Group, a global organization whose legacy industrial businesses collectively operated in more than 90 locations worldwide and generated approximately $3.5 billion in annual revenues. While at Graham, Keith worked extensively with the group's operating companies and was an integral member of the transaction teams for numerous domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and financings whose combined values exceeded $2 billion. In addition, Keith was intimately involved in Graham's private equity and venture capital investment activities.
Keith is currently a member of the Villanova University Finance Department Advisory Council, a board member of Stuhlmuller Vineyards & Winery, a former trustee of Lake Tahoe School, and is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Business.