Wayne Carpenter is a managing partner of Lake Pacific Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm primarily focusing on food, beverage, consumer products, business and consumer services, distribution, packaging and related industries.
Mr. Carpenter has over 20 years of private equity and consulting experience. Prior to joining Lake Pacific, Mr. Carpenter was an executive director at an $500 million private equity firm, and prior thereto, was a senior investment professional at Thoma Cressey Equity Partners. He has served as a director for a number of companies and led transactions representing over $1 billion in areas of consumer products, business services and industrial goods. Mr. Carpenter is a former board member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association.
Mr. Carpenter served as a director of Gladson, a business services firm and Mercer Foods, an industrial dehydration company.
Mr. Carpenter was also a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and Price Waterhouse, where he consulted over 30 Fortune 500 companies in the areas of corporate strategy, post merger integration and operational efficiency.
Mr. Carpenter received an MBA degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.